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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Closed Now: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open today: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mama Mia meets Shakespeare (except with The Beatles tune)

Lots of fun, make sure you get to your seats 15 minutes early to start enjoying the evening. The... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Alison C
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
World class entertainment

Saw As You Like It today.....OMG!!!! We've been attending for years and this was the very best... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Surrey, BC
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Bard on the Beach is one of Canada's largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare Festivals. Presented in a magnificent setting on the waterfront in Vancouver's Vanier Park, the Festival offers Shakespeare plays, related dramas, and several...more
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1695 Whyte Ave | Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 5C3, Canada
Granville Island & Fairview
+1 604-739-0559
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lots of fun, make sure you get to your seats 15 minutes early to start enjoying the evening. The song selections are great and they fit right into the story line. You'll find yourself singing/humming along. And of course there's great choreography. Enough said go...More

Thank Alison C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw As You Like It today.....OMG!!!! We've been attending for years and this was the very best production.....ever! Can fully understand why this production is rumoured tkbe set to travel across the country, it is that good.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just had an unfortunate experience with BOTB. They claim they do not facilitate the transfer of tickets from one person to another but if you want to change the ticket from a youth to an adult ticket after purchasing from someone, they consider it...More

Thank Nicholas W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is one of my favourites of Shakespeare's but I was disappointed in this production. It was OK but lacklustre. I have seen far better productions at Bard on the Beach, which is why I travel from quite a distance outside of the city just...More

Thank movingmaven
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The production we saw of "As You Like It" was excellent. The twist to use all Beatles music and set it in the 60's was awesome. Highly recommended.

Thank Steve C
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We attended the festival and it was a great experience. We saw "As You Like It". We are not avid Shakespeare fans and it was difficult at times to understand the Old English dialogue but it was a great experience. It helped that it was...More

1  Thank Coffeegirl5750
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Full marks for trying to stage Timon of Athens. But a failing grade for the acting. The actors spoke too quickly and swallowed their words. And sudden shouting with no emotional lead up is not dramatic. Everything spoken at a fast pace meant no time...More

Thank toby3330
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed As you like it, Great mix of Beatles classics with the play. Fun evening for sure. Great music and play.

Thank Peter S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad I was in Vancouver and able to attend the performance of Macbeth this summer. What a great production in a great setting. And I was able to take advantage of your partnership with the Boat House Restaurant in Kits Beach. It...More

Thank Tom_Expedia_Travel
Reviewed 16 August 2018

A visual and energetic performance which is captivating from the first to the last word. The intimate setting and minimalist scenery help to bring the story to life. Great cast and an experience well worth the money.

Thank MsKMs
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options, leaving no one bored. The highlight of the
area is the Fisherman's Wharf, where the seagulls
overhead and the smell of the sea invigorate its many
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Susan C
10 September 2018|
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Response from eileenw92 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, no issues with bring items although I would be cautious about something too big the seats are relatively tight and storage space is limited.
4 August 2018|
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We bought far in advance and seating was tough then....
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Response from Sassamatt | Reviewed this property |
It can get chilly when the sun goes down around 9/9:30, especially by the beach. Sweater or shawl will do. I usually don't wear sandals. Don't like walking across the grass in the way out because dew is forming chilly. You... More