Along with Stanley Park's Theatre Under the Stars and the Enchanted Evenings concert series at the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden, Bard on the Beach is part of Vancouver's summer tradition of outdoor concerts and theatre in gorgeous settings.
For Bard on the Beach--one of Canada's largest, non-profit Shakespeare Festivals--that gorgeous setting is Kitsilano's Vanier Park, overlooking English Bay, the northern mountains and Downtown Vancouver.
With these dramatic natural vistas as their Mainstage backdrop--the Mainstage tent is open-ended, making the sea and sky views part of the show--Bard on the Beach performs four Shakespeare plays a season: two on the Mainstage, two in the smaller Second Stage Tent.
When: June 12 - September 14, 2013
Where: Vanier Park, Vancouver
Getting to Bard on the Beach: The closest street address for Bard on the Beach is 1695 Whyte Avenue. For drivers, there are pay parking lots close to the park.
Bard on the Beach Summer 2013 Season
- Twelfth Night
- Measure for Measure
- Elizabeth Rex by Timothy Findley
There's a lot more going on at Bard on the Beach than just the acclaimed Shakespeare productions. For the 2013 season, there's a Bard-B-Q & Fireworks fundraiser during the Celebration of Light Fireworks Competition, the Celebrating Red & White wine tasting, as well as opera, arias, and a Best of Bard choral performance.