Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is the premier entertainment venue in the charming city of Vernon, British Columbia. Situated conveniently between Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary Alberta, Vernon is the largest city in the North end of the picturesque Okanagan Valley.
Built in 2001, this facility boasts well-appointed backstage areas, a superb support staff and one of the most comfortable auditoriums in the province. Enjoy superior sound coverage and quality with less reliance on rental gear with the Centre's exceptional Meyer Mina digital sound system installed in 2013.
Performers, presenters and audiences alike regularly comment that this is one of the best facilities they have ever experienced. We encourage you to come and see for yourself!
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From the darkness of winter to the magic of Christmas, Join the dancers of Diversity Dance as they take you through the journey of Winter.
Fri, Dec 6, 2019 At 7:00pm
The Shriners Variety Show will feature Murray Hatfield, awarded "Canada’s Magician of The Year" twice in recent years who will perform amazing illusions and magic together with comedic jugglers and ventriloquist with his friends.
The Shriners Of B.C. & Yukon are raising funds to transport local children to Shrine Hospitals for free care.
Sat, Dec 7, 2019 At 7:00pm
Sun, Dec 8, 2019 At 2:00pm
The Vernon Rotary Carol Festival is a festival of seasonal songs and Christmas Carols performed annually at the Performing Arts Center in Vernon, B.C.
Disney’s world wide sensation is going to take The North Okanagan by snowstorm!
All Hearts Come Home, for many, is the starting point of the holiday season. With Andrew Allen happily guiding his listeners through a musical experience where he performs original versions of favorite Christmas songs, the originals you know him by, and seamlessly weaving in personal stories, special guests and loads of local talent, this annual show is one you don't want to miss!
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!
“The Nutcracker” gifts our Holiday Season with memorable transformations believing in the magic of a dream! Come feel the joy of the season through dance and this age old, classic-tale as you follow young Clara through her extraordinary dream of adventure. It is a high-quality, professional production that you do not want to miss!
From critically acclaimed comedian Mike Delamont comes God Is a Scottish Drag Queen: A Christmas Special!
Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups!
Off-Broadway Comedians and 3-time IMPRESARIO Award-Winners (London) James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy classic O Christmas Tea — an astonishing show that delights thousands of hearts every holiday season.
Join us for a night of magical Christmas songs and special guests. Juno nominee and Christian recording artist Jon Buller and band will lead a night of favorite carols and worship songs sure to inspire you, especially if love to sing along, or simply enjoy the sounds and spirit of Christmas. It's a faith-based environment that is exciting, inspiring and inclusive.
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.
Mon, Dec 30, 2019 At 7:00pm
The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour will exhilarate you with amazing big-screen stories! Be moved. Be inspired. Don’t miss out.
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!
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
OSO Diamond Anniversary
ON SALE October 18th
Now in its twelfth year it has grown to become Canada's biggest comedy tour. Featuring 4 of Canada's best comedians, Pete Zedlacher, Dan Quinn, Paul Myrehaug and Damonde Tschritter.
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.
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.
Community Dental Access Center is a non profit clinic serving low income families, seniors and children in the North Okanagan region. Through this event we hope to build awareness and funds to enable us to continue to offer dental services to those in need.
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
A SPOTLIGHT Special Presentation! Back for the 16th year, I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff celebrates International Women’s Day with popular female comics. It’s one of the biggest stand-up comedy events of the year!
LIVENATION.COM presents Rough Side Out 2020 Canadian Tour With Special Guest Kelly Prescott
Guest Artist Ian Parker - Piano
Sun, Mar 15, 2020 At 7:30pm
A SPOTLIGHT Special Presentation! Big Little Lions turn helpless apprehensions into hopeless optimism with their latest album Alive and Well - a collection of songs that manage to capture this moment in time in a way only a songwriter can.
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.
With his 19th album, Miles to Go (out Sept. 21), Colin James is getting back to the blues.
On Sale Friday, Nov 8th
Calling all Fred Heads! Fred Penner announces his cross-Canada The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour.
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.
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.
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.
Multiple Award Winning ETA Eli Williams authentically recreates Elvis on Tour. LIVE. Big Band, Big Sound, The King as he was!
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.
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.
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.
From the same promoter that brought you "Hotel California" and "RUMOURS The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute", VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present: BEEGEES GOLD, The Ultimate BeeGees Tribute
Direct from Australia, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand this Summer for their first Canadian national tour in two years! The show is set to again immerse fans in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and Freddie Mercury, but with an incredible new star on board things are looking bigger and better than ever! You’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody at the cinemas, now see it all come alive on stage and in concert, with big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes… the REAL ROCK EXPERIENCE!