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

Buffy Sainte-Marie Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Mon, Sep 23, 2019 At 7:30pm

In this rare solo performance, Buffy Sainte-Marie, an Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter, reflects on her artistry, advocacy efforts, and Indigenous leadership, which have made her a unique force in the music industry.

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Vox Humana Chamber Choir Vox Humana Chamber Choir

Vox Humana Chamber Choir

 Trinity United Church Sat, Sep 28, 2019 At 7:30pm

The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents ...

Victoria’s premier chamber choir, 24 singers ranging from advanced students to professional musicians

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Michael Kaeshammer Michael Kaeshammer

Michael Kaeshammer

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Sep 28, 2019 At 7:30pm

Celebrating our 18th year, the annual Birthday Bash celebration event features Michael Kaeshammer, Canada’s triple-threat combo of piano virtuosity, vocal ability and charisma.

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Charlotte Diamond Charlotte Diamond

Charlotte Diamond

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Oct 6, 2019 At 3:00pm

The Canadian children’s music legend Charlotte Diamond brings her family-friendly hits like I Am A Pizza, Four Hugs A Day, and many more.

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Trace Trace

Trace

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Oct 17, 2019 At 7:30pm

At the forefront of contemporary Indigenous performance in Canada and the world, Red Sky Performance’s Trace is a highly kinetic dance that maps Anishinaabe sky and star stories and offers a glimpse into our origin and our future evolution.

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Diwali in Vernon Festival Diwali in Vernon Festival

Diwali in Vernon Festival

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Oct 19, 2019 At 7:00pm

Our highly popular Diwali in Vernon Festival is back!

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Legends Legends

Legends

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Oct 20, 2019 At 7:00pm

Legends - Guest Artist Bryan Cheng - Cello

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The Troll Grandfather The Troll Grandfather

The Troll Grandfather

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Oct 27, 2019 At 2:00pm

The Troll Grandfather is an epic adventure of a 9-year old girl who, after discovering her grandfather is a troll, sets out on a dangerous journey to learn more about her family and past.

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Backbone Backbone

Backbone

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Nov 2, 2019 At 7:00pm

Staged with a deceptively DIY aesthetic and dispensing of trickery and distraction, this Australian troupe tests the limits of physical and emotional strength as young gravity-defying artists break the limits of the human body.

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Aspen Santa Fe Ballet Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Nov 10, 2019 At 7:30pm

Aspen Santa Fe Ballet's bold vision – top global choreographers, distinctive ground-breaking works, and virtuoso dancers – has fostered a jewel of a dance company in the American West.

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Bed & Breakfast Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tue, Nov 12, 2019 At 7:30pm

Bed & Breakfast, a play by Mark Crawford. When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B. With dozens of hilarious characters all portrayed by two actors, it’s a heartfelt comedy about “being out,” skeletons in the closet, and finding a place to call home.

AUDIENCE WARNING: Contains mature themes and strong language

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Paper Playground Paper Playground

Paper Playground

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Nov 17, 2019 At 9:00am
Sun, Nov 17, 2019 At 11:00am
Sun, Nov 17, 2019 At 1:00pm

A stimulating experience set on a large paper carpet, created especially for young children that is full of dancing, drawing, live music and projections. It’s fully immersive and welcomes children as true creative collaborators as they become an essential part of the performance.

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Themes & Innovations Themes & Innovations

Themes & Innovations

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Nov 24, 2019 At 7:00pm

Themes & Innovations

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A Christmas Carol A Christmas Carol

A Christmas Carol

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

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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Messiah Messiah

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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Orchestral Rock Odyssey Orchestral Rock Odyssey

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.

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Samajam Samajam

Samajam

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

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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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

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

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

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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Old Friends Old Friends

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

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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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

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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Bach’s Playlist

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 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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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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Ode to Joy

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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