What’s casual, funny, sometimes sad, frequently sexy and always terrific? Shakespeare performed al fresco at Vanier Park in Vancouver throughout the summer. Play venues are on Vancouver’s waterfront, in open-ended tents against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky. The Mainstage Tent seats 520 patrons and offers two productions staged in repertory from end of May through September. The 240-seat Douglas Campbell Studio Stage was added in 1999 as a venue for the lesser-known plays in Shakespeare’s canon or innovative stagings of his greater works. In addition to its Shakespeare productions, Bard offers many complimentary cultural activities including opera concerts and specialty workshops and forums. The tented ‘Bard Village’ offers a range of guest services including concessions, bar and boutique. Tickets go fast so be sure to visit Bard on the Beach as soon as possible for a complete list of plays. This season’s offerings include Much Ado About Nothing, Anthony and Cleopatra, Falstaff and Henry V.
Plays were a bit delayed in starting due to some tent troubles, but are up and running now and continue through September 25. Vancouver has so much to offer but Bard on the Beach is certainly one of it’s most enchanting attractions. For an enchanting Vancouver accommodation be sure to book a great BC B&B too!