As we get closer to Christmas, the hustle and bustle on the city’s sidewalks and shops gets even busier. If you’re amongst those who are still looking for the perfect present to slip under the tree why not consider the gift of an experience this year. Tickets or gift certificates to a local Arts groups make a great gift, while supporting the Vancouver Arts scene. As an added bonus, it’s a green gift, creating memories, not garbage.
Here’s some of The Arts to check out:
The Arts Club Theatre Company: With Beauty & The Beast running into the New Year, and Redpatch, Bed & Breakfast, and Matilda The Musical still to come this season there’s plenty for the whole family.
The Cultch: comedy, hip hop, drama, Shakespeare, music and more, The Cultch covers a vast array of options, not including the always fabulous East Van Panto each Christmas.
Vancouver Theatresports: who wouldn’t welcome the gift of laughter, Vancouver Theatresports presents improv games and good time at the Improv Centre on Granville Island.
Gateway Theatre: Richmond’s local theatre company brings a variety of shows to the stage every season that includes something for everyone, with a great Christmas show every year, including this year’s It’s A Wonderful Life
Vancouver Symphony: from the classics to pop, the Vancouver Symphony welcomes guest Bernadette Peters, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in concert, and more to its season.
PuSh International Festival of Performing Arts: each Winter, PuSh Festival curates and amazing variety of theatre, film, music and talk from around the world.
Firehall Arts Centre: cutting edge, inclusive theatre, dance, and the visual arts come to the stage in the historic east side firehall throughout the year.
Vancouver Art Gallery: more than just a gallery, VAG brings unique exhibits and cultural events to the heart of downtown year round.
Bard on the Beach: the 2019 season brings Taming Of The Shrew, Shakespeare In Love, All’s Well That Ends Well, and Coriolanus to the summer Shakespeare festival this season
JFL Northwest: the annual Just For Laughs festival brings the biggest names in comedy to Vancouver, this year’s comedians include; Howie Mandel, Aziz Ansari, Ken Jeong, Whitney Cummings, Michelle Wolf and many more