Win Tickets to Theatre Under the Stars This Summer

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A beloved Vancouver tradition since 1940, Theatre Under the Stars (“TUTS”) returns to Malkin Bowl stage in Stanley Park July 2 to August 27, 2022. Audiences will travel back in time to witness the birth of the world’s first musical and launch into the future for a rock-and-roll fuelled revolution as TUTS presents Something Rotten! and We Will Rock You, running alternate evenings.

Theatre Under the Stars

  • Where: Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park 610 Pipeline Rd. Vancouver, BC
  • Dates: July 2 to August 27, 2022 Performances alternate evenings
    • Previews: July 2-5, 2022
    • Opening Nights: July 7 & 8
  • Times: All shows at 8:00pm, except on Fireworks Nights (July 23, 27 & 30) when shows begin at 7:00pm
  • Tickets: Regular Tickets $30–$65 available online now
TUTS_Something_Rotten by Emily Cooper
Photo by Emily Cooper

Something Rotten!

Set in the streets of Elizabethan England, Something Rotten! is brimming with humorous witticisms, clever lyrics, and colourful song-and-dance numbers that poke fun at everything audiences adore about Broadway, with melodic and choreographic references to such famed musicals as West Side StorySouth Pacific, and Les Misérables. Determined to write a hit show, playwright siblings Nick and Nigel Bottom enlist a mysterious soothsayer, who foresees they can beat Shakespeare’s success by creating a brand new form of theatre… the musical! The whimsical satire will be directed by Rachel Peake, who makes her TUTS debut. A three-time Jessie Richardson Award winner, Peake has directed works for numerous theatre and opera companies, including Vancouver Opera, Citadel Theatre, Gateway Theatre and Persephone Theatre.

TUTS We_Will_Rock_You by Emily Coopery
Photo by Emily Cooper

We Will Rock You

Set 300 years in the future, where the world is ruled by sinister leader Killer Queen, two misfits, Galileo and Scaramouche, rise up in their fight for freedom. We Will Rock You reflects the spectacle that marked Queen’s live performances and earned the band its pinnacle position in rock history. Having thrilled more than 16 million audience members worldwide, the musical features over 20 hits from the band’s iconic songbook including “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” and “Another One Bites the Dust.” Also making her TUTS debut is We Will Rock You director Saccha Dennis, an actor and director, most recently seen on stage in the hit musical Come From Away. Dennis has toured across Canada and the U.S., including the first U.S. national tour of We Will Rock You.

Win Tickets

I have a pair of tickets to give away to each performance. Enter via the contest box and if you’re sharing on social or leaving a comment entry, you can include which show you’d like to see (Something Rotten! or We Will Rock You).

Theatre Under the Stars

Feature Performances

Relaxed Performance Monday, July 25

This year TUTS is proud to partner with the Canucks Autism Network to host a relaxed performance of Something Rotten! A Relaxed Performance is designed for anyone who may need a more casual environment to enjoy the theatre, including (but certainly not limited to) people on the Autism Spectrum, people with sensory or communication disorders, neurological disorders, or people with a learning disability. We will have a more relaxed attitude about how our audience experiences the performance and ask all audience members to be aware of people’s needs to move or make noise.

Pride Night Tuesday, Tuesday, July 26

TUTS is thrilled to host its fourth annual Pride Night, the official kickoff event for this year’s Vancouver Pride Week! Audiences will enjoy all the hard-rocking international phenomenon, “We Will Rock You,” celebrating Queer icon Freddie Mercury and QUEEN’s iconic songbook. Join in for a high-octane feast for the senses! All seat cushion and programme donations from the night will be matched by TUTS in support of Vancouver Pride Society.

We Will Rock You Sing-Along Night Wednesday, August 3

Feeling like “[You] Want to Break Free?” Blending the excitement of a musical with the electricity of a concert, join us for a special We Will Rock You Sing-along Night on August 3 for some fist-pumping, foot-stomping fun. Featuring more than 20 hits from QUEEN’s discography, “We Will Rock You” arrives at the Malkin Bowl having rocked more than 16 million audience members around the globe! Come sing your heart out dressed like your favourite rock stars for this special evening of rock-and-roll. 

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37 Comments  —  Add a Comment Below

  1. MichelleTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 12:43pm PDT

    Thank you for hosting this giveaway! I’ve never been to Theatre Under The Stars so this would be a good opportunity to see it for the first time! The “We Will Rock You” production looks awesome

  2. Kirsten FisherTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 1:51pm PDT

    I would love to win tickets to one of these shows Thanks for the great contest!

  3. Terry BodalyTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 2:24pm PDT

    Hi I have never been to TUTS. I would love to see Something Rotten and take my daughter. We love musicals. Thank you!

  4. RosemarieTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 2:55pm PDT

    Would love to bring my son

  5. NicoleTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 3:25pm PDT

    I will be singin along to We Will Rock You!

  6. TiffTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 3:52pm PDT

    TUTS and We Will Rock You sound amazing! But either show would be so fun!

  7. DianaTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 5:00pm PDT

    I have never been so would be great to win tickets!thanks for the opportunity

  8. JustineTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 8:10pm PDT

    We Will Rock You would be so fun!

  9. ShannonTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 8:35pm PDT

    We will rock you! So fun!

  10. TracyTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 9:39pm PDT

    Would love to attend!

  11. Sunshine HTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 10:50pm PDT

    This would be great! I love taking my daughter to special events like this!

  12. Sunshine HTuesday, June 28th, 2022 — 10:51pm PDT

    Oops, forgot to add, I’d be happy to win tickets for either show! Thanks again for the chance.

  13. SandraWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 4:33am PDT

    Would love to see the shows!

  14. Tabby72Wednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 6:08am PDT

    I’ve never been to TUTS and would love to try it!

  15. LeahWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 7:14am PDT

    would love to see we will rock you!

  16. ms jane jamesWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 7:37am PDT

    liked and following – I like We Will Rock You

  17. CandyWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 11:49am PDT

    Would love to enjoy a show or two with the family. Thank you!

  18. C LauWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 4:25pm PDT

    I went to their shows before. Loves them.

  19. Heidi CWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 4:57pm PDT

    A night out at TUTS is so much fun.

  20. SteveWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 5:35pm PDT

    We love Malkin Bowl and Tuts!

  21. AmyWednesday, June 29th, 2022 — 9:07pm PDT

    Something Rotten sounds like it’ll be a fun production!

  22. wenThursday, June 30th, 2022 — 8:34am PDT

    Thanks for the contest! No preference which show!

  23. Karen CThursday, June 30th, 2022 — 4:22pm PDT

    Love TUTS! Both of these look great, but I’m the most excited about We Will Rock You!

  24. Susan J.Thursday, June 30th, 2022 — 8:52pm PDT

    Something Rotten!

  25. StephFriday, July 1st, 2022 — 12:23am PDT

    Yes! Summer at TUTS is a great time to watch “We Will Rock You”, esp. if I win tickets

  26. AnitaFriday, July 1st, 2022 — 9:55am PDT

    Both would be great! thanks for the opportunity

  27. TaniaFriday, July 1st, 2022 — 12:12pm PDT

    Something rotten would be a great show to see!

  28. Michelle WFriday, July 1st, 2022 — 6:14pm PDT

    I would love to go to Theatre Under the Stars! This would be great!

  29. MargaretFriday, July 1st, 2022 — 8:46pm PDT

    I would love to win tickets to see TUTS. It’s a perfect summertime event for the whole family.

  30. daneSaturday, July 2nd, 2022 — 1:00pm PDT

    always a good time

  31. DarrenSaturday, July 2nd, 2022 — 5:47pm PDT

    Things are back to normal when TUTS is out in full force.

  32. TracySunday, July 3rd, 2022 — 9:14pm PDT

    Would love to see either show! What a great lineup

  33. LorenaMonday, July 4th, 2022 — 12:30am PDT

    Love the TUTS live musical experience in the natural gem of an oasis: Stanley Park with such an amazing experience to: bike, picnic and jiggle on ones blanket or chair to the wonderful and upbeat energy of these superb performances!

  34. valerieMonday, July 4th, 2022 — 11:41am PDT

    Live so close, but have not been to TUTS in too long! Thanks for the chance..

  35. RoMonday, July 4th, 2022 — 9:29pm PDT

    Something Rotten! Sounds like fun.

  36. RandyTuesday, July 5th, 2022 — 8:55am PDT

    We have not been to TUTS very often but have loved it every time. Winning this would be a great summer treat.

  37. SusanTuesday, July 5th, 2022 — 11:10am PDT

    Would love a night out!

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