SPOTLIGHT Special Presentations

From circus to stand-up comedy, music and more, our SPOTLIGHT Special Presentation Series has something for everyone!

Season Events

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings
25th Anniversary Tour with special guests Digging Roots.

Blackie and the Rodeo Kings

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Feb 9, 2022 At 7:30pm

Due to the sudden COVID-related closures of other venues originally part of this tour, VDPAC ticket sales for this show have been temporarily suspended until tour dates have been re-confirmed or re-scheduled by tour management.

Please check Ticketseller.ca often for updates and further announcements.

Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre.

Lantern Celebration!

Lantern Celebration!

Celebrate Lunar New Year with the Rejoicing Team! Enjoy this performance of Traditional Chinese Dance live-streamed to your home.

Livestream link will be available the day of the show!

Afrique en Cirque

Afrique en Cirque

$45 adults

$42 seniors

$40 students

All Ages

PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED


The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents Kalabanté Production’s Afrique en Cirque on Thursday, March 3, 2022 at 7:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre.

Afrique en Cirque is a highly colourful performance featuring a group of daring acrobats, accompanied by their musicians, performing their authentic choreographies on the frantic rhythm of the djembes of Guinea. Set to the melodious sound of the Kora, the company’s Artistic Director, Yamoussa Bangoura, transports us to a place where the diversity of traditional African arts radiates, combined with the virtuosity of modern North American circus.

An immersive journey for the whole family, this show will transport you to mystical places – such as a rainforest in the midst of a sacred dance ceremony around a fire – while listening to the dynamic sounds of live musicians.

Kalabanté Productions was created in 2007 by Bangoura, multidisciplinary artist of Guinean origin who always dreamed of founding a school of circus and have his own multidisciplinary company specialized in African arts. Living in Montreal since the past several years, Bangoura passes on and shares his values and passion by teaching various artistic disciplines he masters in the circus arts, African dance and traditional music of West Africa areas.

iskwē- OnSTAGE Concert

iskwē- OnSTAGE Concert

Event Cancelled
 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Mar 13, 2022 At 7:00pm

Due to the sudden COVID-related closures of other venues originally part of this tour, VDPAC ticket sales for this show have been temporarily suspended until tour dates have been re-confirmed or re-scheduled by tour management.

Please check Ticketseller.ca often for updates and further announcements.
Thank you for your understanding and continued support of the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre.

Big Little Lion- OnSTAGE Concert

Big Little Lion- OnSTAGE Concert

$30 ALL SEATS

* Sold in tables of 2, 4 & 6

PROOF OF FULL VACCINATION WILL BE REQUIRED (2 dose)

Big Little Lions have been described as ‘a blissful marriage of new folk and sophisticated pop’. Prolific songwriting, infectious folk-pop style, and an offbeat, memorable live show. This award winning duo consists of Helen Austin and Paul Otten who, despite living thousands of miles apart, have found a way to connect and create music together. Despite being in two different countries, they have found common ground to share their message. Despite the pull to avoid the hard topics and pretend it’s all ok - they’ve chosen to speak out.

"Their arrangement soars with a full-bodied richness that some might assume would come from a larger band with their sound. Evoking a sort of vigor in the well-mapped harmonies of their melodious work, they certainly live up to the Big Little Lions name.” – PopMatters

"The duo's sound mixes the new school folk of Mumford and Sons with a dance rhythm that keeps the music sounding light and upbeat. It also doesn't hurt that their songs are very catchy and aided by how well Austin and Otten's voices complement each other."-The Examiner