8to12 Program

8to12 Program

The 8to12 Program makes the best of live arts performances accessible to High School students. Select tickets are available at incredible prices. Sign up now online and all you'll need is your valid Student ID to buy your tickets in person. You'll enjoy:

  • Tickets as low as $5 to your favourite live performances
  • Email alerts for exclusive Student RUSH deal
  • No restrictions on seating sections (choose from best available at time of purchase)

Tickets must be purchased in person at the Ticket Seller Box Office with a limit of 1 ticket per 8-12 membership per show while quantities last. Please note: You'll need to present your valid Student ID to buy the ticket.

Your email address will be signed up for our bi-weekly e-newsletter and the Box Office may also send you exclusive offers including Student RUSH and special event invitations. (your email address will not be shared with any third party).

Sign up for 8to12 today and start maximizing your cultural experiences while it's so ridiculously affordable!

Participating Events

A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Dec 15, 2019 At 2:00pm

A SPOTLIGHT Kids Series show! Take a magical journey through past, present and future to discover the true meaning of the holiday season with Dufflebag Theatre’s exuberant version of the Charles Dickens’ yuletide classic, where audience members fill the lead roles!

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OSO Messiah OSO Messiah

OSO Messiah

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Dec 22, 2019 At 2:00pm

Handel’s Messiah, with beautiful arias, brilliant choruses and imaginative orchestrations, has stood the test of time as one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire. With a quartet of stunning soloists, our own Okanagan Symphony Chorus and your OSO, this is a Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss.

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OSO Orchestral Rock Odyssey OSO Orchestral Rock Odyssey

OSO Orchestral Rock Odyssey

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Jan 19, 2020 At 7:00pm

With the popularity of recent biopic movies about Freddie Mercury and Elton John, it is clear that rock and roll will never die. The OSO is excited to perform with The Gary Cable Project to bring the greatest hits of 60s, 70s, and 80s timeless rock music to our stages, featuring some of Canada’s greatest musicians alongside our orchestra. We will, we will rock you!

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Infinity Infinity

Infinity

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Jan 22, 2020 At 7:30pm

Infinity by Hannah Moscovitch

A SPOTLIGHT Theatre show! Three brilliant minds—a musician, a mathematician, and a theoretical physicist—collide like particles, learning that love and time are connected in ways they couldn’t have imagined in this shocking and revelatory play. Vernon's own Jonathon Young stars as Elliot, a brilliant theoretical physicist.

WARNING: Course language and mature subject matter

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Samajam Samajam

Samajam

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Jan 25, 2020 At 2:00pm

A SPOTLIGHT Kids Series show! The Samajam Rythmo2! Show is a fully participatory, fun and energetic show, where each audience member receives a bag full of musical instruments to become the performing musicians of the show!

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Tlakentli Tlakentli

Tlakentli

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Jan 30, 2020 At 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Special Presentation! In the heart of America, the language of the bodies follows a tortuous path. In a performance midway between dance and theatre, two Indigenous artists from Mexico, of Nahua and Mixteco descent, share with us their quest for identity by drawing on their cultures and the history of their ancestors. The duo present scenes of their metamorphoses through time, revealing the upheavals and constantly driven by the hope of finding themselves.

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Even More NOYSE Even More NOYSE

Even More NOYSE

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 1, 2020 At 2:00pm

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association is pleased to present our third NOYSE (North Okanagan Youth Showcase of Excellence) concert for young musicians of the North Okanagan. This gala performance at the Performing Arts Centre is open to any non-professional young talent embracing music in any of its diverse forms: any solo or small ensemble acoustic instrument(s), song, or dance.

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Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet

Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Feb 2, 2020 At 7:00pm

A SPOTLIGHT Dance Series show! Based on the beloved Canadian novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables – The Ballet™ follows the adventures of Anne Shirley, an orphan girl sent to live on a farm in the fictional town of Avonlea, Prince Edward Island in this brand-new classical ballet.

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The New Canadian Curling Club The New Canadian Curling Club

The New Canadian Curling Club

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tue, Feb 4, 2020 At 7:30pm

The New Canadian Curling Club, written by Mark Crawford

A SPOTLIGHT Theatre show! Comedy abounds when 4 new(ish) Canadians sign up for a free “Learn to Curl” program. What follows is the hilarious and inspiring story of a group of unlikely athletes who face off against local prejudice and become a true team.

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Epilogos Epilogos

Epilogos

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 22, 2020 At 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Dance Series show! Epilogos is a dance theatre work that explores the five canons of rhetoric, the “art of persuasion,” and the seven values of Bushido, the honour code of the samurai.

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Hands and Feet Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Feb 23, 2020 At 11:00am
Sun, Feb 23, 2020 At 3:00pm

A SPOTLIGHT First Stages show! All the way from Germany, Theatre Wrede’s Hands and Feet follows a dancer and a musician who go on a journey to explore the beauty of childlike experimentation and discovery.

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Charles Richard-Hamelin Charles Richard-Hamelin

Charles Richard-Hamelin

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 29, 2020 At 7:30pm

Charles Richard-Hamelin - Impressively credentialed, award winning Quebec-born pianist returns, bringing the sheer beauty of his playing, mesmerizing audiences with passion, sensitivity and dynamic performances. “Playing of this insight and maturity is rare. The pianist always displays sterling technique and agility.” Geoffrey Newman

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OSO Old Friends OSO Old Friends

OSO Old Friends

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Mar 8, 2020 At 7:00pm

Guest Artist Ian Parker - Piano

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Dino-Light Dino-Light

Dino-Light

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Mar 22, 2020 At 2:00pm

A SPOTLIGHT Kids Series show! Semi-finalists on America's Got Talent, Light Wire Theatre returns with an all new show! In this original storyline, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life. When the dinosaur wanders away from home, he discovers a wonderful world full of creatures that light up the darkness and help him find the true meaning of love.

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Il Violoncello Italiano! Il Violoncello Italiano!

Il Violoncello Italiano!

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Mar 28, 2020 At 7:30pm

Il Violoncello Italiano! Bathe in the delights of Baroque and beyond. Renowned cellist Elinor Frey joins forces with harpsichordist Christina Hutten and archlutist Lucas Harris to present an evening highlighting the remarkable lyricism and brilliant virtuosity of the cello, coloured and enlivened by the accompaniment of the harpsichord and archlute.

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Birthday Present for Myself Birthday Present for Myself

Birthday Present for Myself

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Apr 1, 2020 At 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Theatre Series show! Accomplished dancer-choreographer-actor, Hiromoto Ida, skillfully merges dance, theatre, live chamber music and voice to tell the story of an old man’s celebration and reverence on his last birthday.

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OSO Bach’s Playlist OSO Bach’s Playlist

OSO Bach’s Playlist

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Apr 2, 2020 At 7:00pm

Renowned baroque specialist Ivars Taurins leads the OSO in an eclectic program that celebrates the music of this historic era. Performing music from Bach’s own fascinating library of scores as well as pieces he performed in Leipzig, Maestro Taurins of Tafelmusik fame will tie this music all together with an insightful and entertaining narrative.

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Afrique en Cirque Afrique en Cirque

Afrique en Cirque

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Apr 22, 2020 At 7:00pm

A SPOTLIGHT Special Presentation! A group of amazing acrobats, along with their live musicians, run authentic choreography on the frantic rhythms of djembes from Guinea, radiating the diversity of traditional African arts combined with the virtuosity of the North American modern circus performance.

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Buzz Brass Buzz Brass

Buzz Brass

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Apr 26, 2020 At 7:30pm

Buzz Brass - What’s the Buzz? “Exceptional musicianship”, that’s what! Hear how a quintet can sound like an orchestra! In little more than fifteen years Buzz Brass has become world renowned for their energy, their musical transcriptions and their ability to communicate with the audience. Five amazing musicians blending and bending the sound of brass as never before.

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Ben Hur Ben Hur

Ben Hur

 Powerhouse Theatre

Ben Hur follows a hilariously ambitious amateur theater troupe of four actors as they produce the massive tale of Jewish prince and merchant Judah Ben Hur.

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OSO Ode to Joy OSO Ode to Joy

OSO Ode to Joy

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, May 10, 2020 At 7:00pm

Symphonic masterpieces take us on an epic journey from darkness to light that shines a spotlight on our musicians. Strauss’ thrilling tone poem whets the appetite for Beethoven’s final symphony. Moving from musical chaos to the Ode to Joy with a message of love and unity, the OSO, Chorus and soloists bring our sixtieth season to a thrilling close.

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