National Geographic Live in Vancouver, 2020 Shows

Comments 61 by Rebecca Bollwitt

National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series, and The Orpheum are proud to announce two early 2020 shows that feature Birds of Paradise and the Wild Seas.

In February, go deep into the New Guinea wilderness to meet all 39 species of the birds of paradise—and enjoy their secret lives, bizarre displays, and dazzling courtship antics in breathtaking visuals. March will be all about oceans, perfect for the month’s sustainability focus with Water Awareness Day and Earth Hour taking place around the same time.

Bird of Paradise by Tim Laman
A red bird of paradise adult male performing a practice display. Photo by Tim Laman.

Birds of Paradise with Tim Laman, field biologist and wildlife photojournalist, and Ed Scholes, evolutionary biologist

Where: Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
Tickets: February 4, 2020 at 1:00pm (tickets) and 7:00pm (tickets)

In this stunning presentation tied to their landmark book Birds of Paradise Revealed, these intrepid scientists share remarkable photographs and video to reveal—for the first time—all 39 species, including their colourful plumage, secret lives, bizarre displays, and dazzling courtship antics. Join Tim Laman and Ed Scholes as they recount their wild and hairy adventures in the New Guinea rain forest in search of some of nature’s most extraordinary wonders. And explore the fascinating scientific questions around how such extreme creatures and behaviours could have evolved.

Nat Geo Live Shark and Kayak
Photo by Thomas P. Peschak

Wild Seas, Secret Shores with Thomas Peschak, National Geographic photographer

Where: Orpheum Theatre (601 Smithe St, Vancouver)
Tickets: March 31, 2020 at 1:00pm (tickets) and 7:00pm (tickets)

Thomas Peschak has covered a wide range of subjects for National Geographic, including great white sharks, one-ton manta rays, and massive whale sharks. His photos appeared in “Galapagos: Life in the Balance and Stewards of the Sea” in the June 2017 issue of National Geographic magazine. Peschak has written and photographed seven books and is a multiple winner in the BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year and World Press Photo Awards. He is a Founding/Associate Director of the Manta Trust and a senior fellow of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

Follow Vancouver Civic Theatres on FacebookInstagram and Twitter for more information about this event and many other shows and performances throughout the year.

Win Tickets

I have a 4-pack of tickets to give away to Birds of Paradise in February, here’s how you can enter to win:

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I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 8:00pm on Tuesday, December 17, 2019. UPDATE the winner is Ramona!

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61 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. RamonaTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 12:18pm PST

    Would love to take my dad to this!

  2. Christina KosiancicTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 12:48pm PST

    Would love to visit the tropics, but will settle for this show 😀

  3. Eric ChowTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 12:54pm PST

    Thank you for this great contest! I’d love to go 🙂

  4. Jason BTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 1:31pm PST


  5. Ray CTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 3:56pm PST

    Enjoyable show

  6. bonnie lamTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 4:19pm PST

    Cool. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  7. BerniceTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 7:54pm PST

    Yes please!!!!

  8. FalTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 8:02pm PST

    My son would love this!

  9. Katherine NTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 8:11pm PST

    Have always wanted to see a NatGeoLive show!!

  10. Kirsten FisherTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 8:15pm PST

    This sounds fantastic! I would love to go!

  11. ValerieTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 8:26pm PST

    Xmas gift alert indeed! ?

  12. SarahTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 9:12pm PST

    What a lovely prize

  13. Shelley ButcherTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 9:23pm PST

    I love National Geographic! I would love to take my grandkids to this show!?

  14. RebeccaTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 9:29pm PST

    Would love to take my friend she loves National geographic

  15. TianaTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 9:47pm PST

    So cool!

  16. Courtenay OyhenartTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 10:13pm PST

    Such a great prize!

  17. JadeTuesday, December 10th, 2019 — 11:22pm PST

    So cool! I’d love to go!

  18. AnneWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 8:07am PST

    My kids would love this!

  19. Jodi PerriWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 10:16am PST

    What a fantastic prize
    Thanks for the Opportunity

  20. Jodi PerriWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 10:17am PST

    What a Fantastic Prize.
    Thanks for the Opportunity

  21. JosieWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 10:20am PST

    I’d love to go. I went to my first Nat Geo show this year and now I want to see more!

  22. AlexMWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 11:00am PST

    Sounds great

  23. EileenWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 1:07pm PST


  24. TaniaWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 1:50pm PST

    What a lovely prize!

  25. RinoWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 1:51pm PST

    What a great day that would be!

  26. RobWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 6:30pm PST

    This will be an amazing show.

  27. Sunshine HWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 8:21pm PST

    this would be great – we are getting really interested in different bird species in our house these days.

  28. LindaWednesday, December 11th, 2019 — 11:30pm PST

    This series looks so good!

  29. LucThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 9:03am PST

    I’d like to fly with National Geographic!

  30. JennyThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 12:14pm PST

    So cool!

  31. AmandaThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 7:26pm PST

    This sounds like a fabulous show! 🙂

  32. HershThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 8:18pm PST

    Looks awesome.

  33. ShelleyThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 9:15pm PST

    I will have to buy their book. The photographs look amazing.

  34. GarthThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 9:16pm PST

    Love your website and the chance to win tickets to this amazing event

  35. SusanThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 9:49pm PST

    I’d love to see this!

  36. IanThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 10:10pm PST

    This would be a couple of unusual talks!

  37. Ebony SandfordThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 10:39pm PST

    Would be very interesting to attend this event

  38. RobinThursday, December 12th, 2019 — 11:23pm PST

    Looks like an amazing programme!

  39. Susan J.Friday, December 13th, 2019 — 12:04am PST

    Thanks for the giveaway.

  40. Garth ManningFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 7:00am PST

    Awesome event

  41. daneFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 8:22am PST


  42. Kristyn SFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 9:25am PST

    This looks like a cool show!

  43. LyNdAFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 9:29am PST

    Looks fascinating !!! Love your site and all the info you provide ~ keep up the good work 🙂

  44. TEDFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 9:33am PST

    On my “to do” list for 2020 … would love to win !

  45. Sandra NomotoFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 10:51am PST

    Would love to take my niece to this.

  46. Helen MFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 12:40pm PST

    Exciting show to see.

  47. wenFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 2:48pm PST

    This will be a great event to attend!

  48. CheukFriday, December 13th, 2019 — 4:28pm PST


  49. Jax BaileySaturday, December 14th, 2019 — 1:17pm PST

    This would be very cool to attend

  50. Sarah StewartSaturday, December 14th, 2019 — 4:51pm PST

    Would love to see this!

  51. KirstenSaturday, December 14th, 2019 — 5:05pm PST

    I would love to see this!

  52. TanmaySunday, December 15th, 2019 — 9:51pm PST

    Such an opportunity – Valentine month 🙂

  53. EdMonday, December 16th, 2019 — 12:25pm PST

    Me please!

  54. Ariel CTuesday, December 17th, 2019 — 12:04am PST

    would love to see this show!

  55. Adam STuesday, December 17th, 2019 — 12:05am PST

    thx for the chance, would love to go!

  56. Noah JTuesday, December 17th, 2019 — 1:55am PST

    This would be a Christmas miracle to get

  57. LeaneWednesday, December 18th, 2019 — 6:37am PST

    This would be amazing to see

  58. AlexWednesday, December 18th, 2019 — 6:38am PST

    I would love to see this

  59. DickWednesday, December 18th, 2019 — 6:38am PST

    I hope I win

  60. bonnie lamWednesday, December 18th, 2019 — 8:24am PST

    Bet it will be beautiful. Good luck to you all. Huggies.

  61. CheukFriday, January 3rd, 2020 — 2:50pm PST

    love great white sharks, one-ton manta rays, and massive whale sharks.

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