Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

  • Vanier Park
  • Vancouver, BC V5Y 1R3
  • Phone: 604.739.0559

We’re delighted to share the lineup for our Festival’s 34th Season, which will run from June 8 to September 30, 2023 at Sen̓áḵw/Vanier Park.

Bard’s 2018 blockbuster As You Like It (June 8-September 30)brimming with Beatles hits, is back on the BMO Mainstage after delighting sold-out houses across Western Canada and the USA. It will play in repertory with Shakespeare’s thrilling political drama, Julius Caesar (June 15-24). On the Howard Family Stage, there are two contrasting productions: Henry V (June 28-August 13), the inspiring and timely history play, followed by the hilariously interactive Goblin:Macbeth (August 19-September 17), created by a team of acclaimed Canadian theatre-makers.

“Our 34th Season is the full package, with dynamic productions for theatre lovers of every stripe,” says Christopher Gaze, Bard Founding Artistic Director. “There’s a wealth of romance, music, high-spirited comedy and compelling drama – something just for you, whether you’re a committed Shakespeare lover or have never been to Bard before.”

Tickets for our 2023 Season are now available. Visit our ticketing page to purchase yours today!

For more information visit or call 604-739-0559.



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