Bard on the Beach 2016 Season June 3 - Sept 24

Bard on the Beach  (MAP)

Bard on the Beach VancouverBard 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 special events in two performance tents

When is Bard on the Beach 

June 3 - Sept 24 2016
With open-air tents in Vanier Park, set against a natural backdrop of sea, sky and mountains, visitors and locals can enjoy the Bard's performances this summer:

Bard on the Beach 2016 Shows

Bard on the Beach 2016 Shows

Bard on the Beach 2016 Shows



Bard on the Beach Location

1695 Whyte Avenue, Vanier Park AT Kits Point at the Foot of Whyte Avenue, Vancouver BC

Bard on the Beach Contact

Bard on the Beach Tickets


About Bard on the Beach 

Bard on the Beach is a registered not-for-profit society with a mandate to present the works of William Shakespeare professionally and with integrity in an annual Festival that is both affordable and accessible to a wide audience, and to nurture and promote a passion and enthusiasm for Shakespeare's work.

Helpful Hints When Attending Bard on the Beach 

The Bard site and performance tents will both open 40 minutes before curtain.

Seating is by General Admission, so arrive early to ‘select and sticker’ your seat.

Site is wheelchair accessible. Special seating must be requested at time of booking.

Dress casually and warmly (bring a sweater or jacket) as the temperature drops after sunset.

Please exit quietly as a courtesy to local residents.

Directions to Bard on the Beach 

From West and North Vancouver:

Over Lions' Gate Bridge (becomes Georgia St.)
Continue down West Georgia
Turn right at Burrard
Continue over Burrard Street Bridge
Right Hand Lane runs into Cornwall Ave.
Take first Right after bridge on to Chestnut
If you miss Chestnut, turn right at Cypress
Turn right on to Whyte Avenue

From the South:

Oak Street (continuation of main highway from White Rock and the Canada / USA border)
Left on to Broadway
Right on to Burrard till just before the bridge
Take left lane feed to Cornwall
Take first right off Cornwall on to Chestnut
If you miss Chestnut, turn right at Cypress
Turn right on to Whyte Avenue

Concessions at Bard on the Beach 

The Concession, Bar and Bard Boutique are located on site in the Bard Village. They are open for 40 minutes before every performance and during intermission, with the exception of the Bar, which is closed during weekday matinees. Cash and credit card only accepted on site.

The Concession offers a selection of hot and cold drinks, light snacks, popcorn, candy, and cookies.

The Bar offers red and white wine plus draft beer. Please note, only alcohol purchased at Bard may be consumed on site.

The Bard Boutique offers a wide selection of Shakespearean books, scripts, mementos, and clothing.

Parking at Bard on the Beach

There are several lots adjacent to the site at the Vancouver Museum , H.R. MacMillan Space Centre , Academy of Music and Boat Launch. Some lots require coin operated ticketing. A limited number of Handicap spots are located in the Archives parking lot. Please note, there is no parking in the neighbouring residential area. 
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Map to Bard on the Beach at Vanier Park in Vancouver