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Vancouver Theatre for Spring/Summer 2011

Monday, April 11th, 2011 — 9:10am PDT
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The Vancouver theatre scene has always been alive and kicking however this spring and summer it seems it to have attracted a large variety of blockbuster productions.

April 5 – April 10, 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
The Graduate
April 14 – May 14, 2011 at the Granville Island Stage
Fiddler on the Roof
April 29 – May 1, 2011 at the Centre for Performing Arts
June 1 – June 26, 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Mamma Mia
August 16 – August 21, 2011 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
May 12 – June 10 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

I also want to include mention of the 25th anniversary of Ballet BC at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre April 14, 15 and 16, 2011 as well as Bard on the Beach and Theatre Under the Stars that will open up again in June and July.

I have two tickets to give away to The Graduate at The Arts Club on Granville Island which is opening this week.

Mrs. Robinson, Are You Trying to Seduce Me?
“Benjamin Braddock is a little worried about his future. Just out of college, he doesn’t know what he wants from life—but it sure isn’t plastics. Then he meets Elaine. The only problem? She’s Mrs. Robinson’s daughter!”

Adapted for the stage by Terry Johnson and based on the novel by Charles Webb and the screenplay by Calder Willingham and Buck Henry.

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post listing your favourite venue for watching a play in Vancouver and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered to win tickets to The Graduate @TheArtsClub from @miss604

I will draw one winner Friday, April 22, 2011 at 12:00pm. Please also check out year-round productions put together by theatre companies of all sizes throughout the city.

Update The winner is Tiffany – Enjoy the show!

Current contests on


  1. Cameron W. says:

    My favourite is the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, which works out well as I want to watch Wicked there.

  2. Darcy says:

    Queen E ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Sandra says:

    The Stanley Theatre is a great venue!

  4. Anne says:

    Any theatre on Granville Island, Arts Club, Performance Works, etd.

  5. rino says:

    Queen Elizabeth is a great venue!

  6. tania says:

    The Arts Club Theatre is great!

  7. Renn says:

    I like the Stanley!

  8. Erin says:

    The Stanley is my fav.

  9. Danielle Scott says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theater

  10. Kristin says:

    The Main Tent at Bard on the Beach!

  11. Rachel says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre!

  12. nocal says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre!

  13. Robin says:

    It really depends on the show, but I particularly love the Chan Centre’s Telus Studio theatre.

  14. R Book says:

    Would love to see The Graduate at the Arts Club

  15. Monique says:

    Definitely the Queen E Theatre!

  16. Fiona says:

    I LOVE the Arts Club Theater for it’s intimate size. And the Stanley is fabulous too!

  17. vincent says:

    Queen elizabeth for sure

  18. Laura McNaught says:

    The Stanley.

  19. Harjit says:

    Granville Island Stage has such personality ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Ryan says:

    Stanley Theatre is the best!

  21. Michael says:

    Bard on the Beach – any stage!!

  22. Phy says:

    Queen Elizabeth theatre for sure. It’s so classy in there.

  23. Sherie says:

    Stanley Theater is the best

  24. Jacob says:

    Stanley Theatre is my favorite – stadium seating, intimate, and a great neighbourhood to enjoy dinner before the show or a walk after!

  25. Ali Jessa says:

    The QE theatre has always been a favorite! Ive seen concerts, theatre productions and other events there. What a great venue!

  26. Sarah says:

    queen elizibeth!

  27. Eileen says:


  28. John Mah says:

    Queen Elizabeth !

  29. Meghan W says:

    The Stanley is great.

  30. Dilara says:

    I love the Queen Elizabeth theatre!

  31. Tristen says:

    I love the Stanley because of its cool history!

  32. Teresa says:

    Granville Island stages

  33. ds says:

    QE Playhouse gets my vote.

  34. Jessica says:

    There are so many! I have to list three of them: 1) Pacific Theatre, 2) Firehall Arts Centre, and 3) Stanley Theatre.

  35. Kirsten Larsen says:

    Granville Island Stage!

  36. A.J. says:

    I like the Centre for Performing Arts for bigger productions. The Stanley has a great feel to it too. I remember seeing Fantasia there as a kid, before it became a show house!

    My favourite though is the Granville Island Stage at the Arts Club Theater.I like it for the close intimacy factor!

  37. Daniel says:

    Stanley Theatre

  38. Michelle Williamson says:

    I’ve only been to the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage, so this would be a great opportunity to change that!

  39. Gerald says:

    I am very happy that the Stanley Theatre on Granville was preserved. It is a terrific place to be transported to another world, the magic of theatre!

  40. Maryanne says:

    Queen E is wonderful.

  41. maria says:

    I love the Stanley Theatre.

  42. Katie says:

    Stanley Theatre

  43. Alicia says:

    I’ve never been to the Stanley! But would love to

  44. Meghan says:

    The Stanley

  45. Lori says:

    I think the Centre is a great venue.

  46. Jas says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  47. Amy W. says:

    queen e!

  48. Linda says:

    New to the Vancouver play watching scene… have only tried a few… of them… the Stanley.

  49. Tracy says:

    The Stanley!

  50. Rebecca says:

    The Stanley and the QE are both great.

  51. Vanessa says:

    The orpheum!

  52. Tiffany says:

    I like where theatresports is held. Not a traditional play, but the atmosphere is happy, casual and fun.

  53. Sanaz says:

    I like Theatresports and Stanley.

  54. Emma says:

    Fave is the Stanley for sure.

  55. Beni says:

    I’ve only been to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, and loved it! Looking forward to checking out the others!

  56. Anthony says:

    the Stanely Theatre

  57. Anna says:

    i recently saw a play at the theatre in woodwards in gastown and it was a lovely intimate venue.

  58. Rosalind Enktaiya says:

    Never been, would love to go!

  59. Deirdre says:

    The Cultch is great – we also like the QE and the Stanley

  60. would love the see The Graduate as a play!

  61. Julia says:

    Equally, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and the Stanley Theatre.

  62. Betty says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  63. Marissa says:

    I love the Queen Elizabeth Theatre!

  64. Carol says:

    I love the Arts Club Theatre, but really all the theatres are fantastic. We are so lucky to not only have so many wonderful theatres but the talent in this city is incredible.

  65. Andrina says:

    Love the Graduate!

  66. Liam says:

    Awesome~!!!!!!! I would to see this on the stage!

  67. Jim says:

    The Queen Elizabeth Theatre is great.

  68. Lyn says:

    The best venue is Queen E. Theatre.

  69. Lori says:

    I think the QE

  70. lindawwww says:

    I love Bard on the Beach on fireworks night!

  71. Darina says:

    I entered to win tickets to The Graduate @TheArtsClub from @miss604

  72. felicity dunfield says:

    i love the stanley, qe, studio 58, freddy wood, the cultch, the havana, the arts club.

    and most especially Bard on the Beach, which is magical on a fine summer evening.

  73. Nicole Elise says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre ๐Ÿ™‚

  74. Jenny says:

    I love the Stanley theatre as a venue!

  75. Sandra says:

    The main tent at Bard is stunning on a summer’s evening as the sun goes down. A love for theatre AND Vancity all in one venue!

  76. Sandra says:

    Hard to decide. Stanley for some, Arts Club for others, The Cultch for edgy events, Bard for Shakespeare, Queen E for music, Playhouse….

  77. Donna Semenoff says:

    I entered to win tickets to the graduate thank-you

  78. Rosa says:

    The Stanley all the way. Something about those heavy velvet curtains, and nostalgia.

  79. Carol says:

    The Cultch

  80. shaila says:

    The Stanley is is perfect for a night out!

  81. Dee says:

    I love the Stanley, Queen E and Stanley Park when they have musical during the Summer.

  82. Betty L says:

    The Cultch and the Firehall. Both great!

  83. Andrew C. says:

    I have to say the QE is an owesome venue for a play

  84. Rose K. says:

    Just saw Riverdance at the Queen E. Loved Riverdance and love the Queen E. My fav place to be!

  85. Alana van Dam says:

    so many great venues to choose from ! Any of the Arts Club venues – Stanley, The ARts Club and The Revue stage – all great to watch theater!

  86. Camille says:

    I do love the Stanley, some of my favourite local shows have been in that theatre. Fond memories!

  87. Megan says:

    The Metro Theatre =p with the winding staircase.
    Currently we are performing the classic musical 42nd St.
    It is a play that brings you back to old broadway and all the wonderful places that it can take you!
    Come and check it out =)

    This is my first musical theatre production that I am involved in and would love to see, “The Graduate!”

  88. Eugene Gorodetsky says:

    Vancouver East Cultural Centre is my favourite venue.

  89. Pam says:

    I ADORE the Granville Island Stage! Not a bad seat in the house; uniquely Vancouver views at intermission. Charmingly intimate!

  90. Pam says:

    Granville Island Stage is uniquely Vancouver – the views of the inlet at Intermission, and enjoying a drink or dinner below beforehand. Not a bad seat in the house! Charmingly intimate.

  91. Daniel says:

    The Stanley!!

  92. Justine says:

    The QE!

  93. Victoria says:

    I love watching musicals at the Stanley!

  94. Jan says:

    definitely the Granville Island Stage

  95. Sheri says:

    Vancouver Playhouse

  96. Jenna says:

    Stanley Theatre!

  97. RENATA says:

    HELLO! Down Front, hand is raised and waving, pick me pick me!

    I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to see the Graduate at the Arts Club Theatre at Grandville Island. That is my favorite Theatre. Synchronisticaly, I just walked by it the other night.

    Been too long since I have had the pleasure of a night of live theatre. WOW! Uber fun! What an awesome contest.

    ~ I also “TWEETED” this contest (check)
    ~ Prayed to the Arts Club “Godz” that I’m chosen. (check)
    ~ Joined the Arts Club Mafia, (check)

    What else can one do? – whatever it takes I’m all in (he he).

  98. Colleen says:

    Malcom bowl TUTS is my favorite <3

  99. Steven says:

    Any of the tents at Bard on the Beach are my favourite.

  100. Kristyn says:

    Gotta love any outdoor venue, Brad on the Beach has been a favorite of mine for years, I love picnicing in the park before the show!

  101. Wynn says:

    I love the Stanley Theater, its a great venue for all productions.

  102. Wynn says:


  103. Gabriella Schmidt says:

    I love the intimacy of the Granville Island Stage. The QE can be too big at times.

  104. Stacey says:

    Stanley Theatre

  105. Ennie says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  106. Erin says:

    The Stanley or the Cultch.

  107. Tamara says:

    The Stanley!

  108. janis says:

    Hardly anyone mentioned Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park, a yearly tradition in Vancouver for my family.For indoor venues, I love the Arts Club the most, but all live theatre is wonderful!! Would love to see the Graduate!!

  109. Jen H says:

    The Stanley is my favourite!

  110. Rick says:

    I would have to say either the stanley or the orpheum!

  111. Erin says:

    The tents at Bard on the Beach

  112. Tom says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  113. Emily H says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre

  114. Michelle D says:

    The Queen Elizabeth is very fun and a little more upscale – but I LOVE the Arts Club Theatre…it always feels like home to me.

  115. The tents of Bard on the beach for me.

  116. Brad says:

    The Cultch.

  117. Jan van Vianen says:

    I love the Queen Elizabeth!

  118. Katie Pallen says:

    The Granville Island Stage! ๐Ÿ™‚

  119. Linda says:

    Queen E all the way!

  120. Maggie says:

    I like The Stanley!

  121. DeannaG says:

    Queen Elizabeth Theatre!

  122. sharlene von hollen says:

    Love live theatre!

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