Bard on the Beach Summer 2015

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There’s something very special about going to the theatre in Vancouver and something even more spectacular happens when that theatre experience takes place seaside, at sunset, on a gloriously warm summer night. Bard on the Beach Summer 2015 returns this summer, with the white tents at Vanier Park hosting the award-winning Shakespeare Festival from June 4th until September 26th.

Photo courtesy of Bard on the Beach 2015.

Bard on the Beach Summer 2015

Bard on the Beach presents is a summer long celebration of Shakespeare with timeless tragedies presented with a twist, such as a Victorian steampunk style The Comedy of Errors and a 1920s Chicago feel Love’s Labour’s Lost, complete with jazz music.

Play run dates and Special Events for 2015 are:
The Comedy of Errors: June 4th to September 26th (BMO Mainstage)
Opening Night Saturday, June 13

King Lear: June 18th to September 20th (BMO Mainstage)
Opening Night Thursday, June 25th

Love’s Labour’s Lost: June 19th to September 20th (Howard Family Stage)
Opening Night Friday, June 26th

Shakespeare’s Rebel: July 2nd to September 19th (Howard Family Stage)
Opening Night Sunday, July 12th

Bard-B-Q & Fireworks: Saturday, July 25th, Wednesday July 29th and Saturday, August 1st
Includes a play, dinner, on-site entertainment & exclusive fireworks viewing.
New start time: 5:00pm. Tickets from $95.

Chor Leoni:
Manely Canadian: Monday, June 22nd and Monday, June 29th at 3:00pm and 8:00pm.
Tickets $15 to $37.

Wine Wednesdays: July 15th, August 12th and September 9th at 6:00pm.
$20 (must purchase play ticket for the same evening).

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra: Live At Bard
Mondays, July 13th and July 20th at 7:30pm.

Opera & Arias: Gilbert & Sullivan!:
Monday, August 24th and Monday, August 31st at 2:00pm and 7:30pm.

Discovering Shakespeare Talks:
Saturdays, June 20th and June 27th, July 18th* & August 8th at 11:30am.
A lively look at each play with Bard’s Education Director, Mary Hartman.
(*guest lecturer: Shakespeare’s Rebel playwright C.C. Humphreys)

Exploring Shakespeare Talks:
Mondays, July 13th and July 20th, August 10th* and August 31st at 7:30pm.
Delve deeper into each play with SFU’s Paul Budra.
(*guest lecturer: Shakespeare’s Rebel playwright C.C. Humphreys)

Family Nights at Bard: Tuesday, June 30th & Thursday, August 6th
Family package pricing available.

Ben Elliott (Antipholus), Dawn Petten (Dromio). THE COMEDY OF ERRORS, 2015. Photo & Image Design: David Cooper & Emily Cooper

Ticket prices for 2015 include all applicable fees and taxes and begin at $26. Early booking is recommended for best seat selection; note many performances sell out in advance. Full pricing information, the performance schedule and full site and event details are on the Bard website. To book tickets, call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559 or (toll free) 1-877-739-0559 or order online through the Bard website. Follow Bard on the Beach on Facebook and Twitter.

Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Established in 1990, Bard is an annual summer festival with a mission to perform, explore and celebrate the genius of William Shakespeare surrounded by the natural beauty of Vancouver, British Columbia. Play performances run Tuesday through Sunday with matinees on selected weekends and weekdays. All evening performances start at 7:30pm.

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