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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Center Stage Performing Arts Academy JUNIOR COMPANY Presents Elf Jr.
What do you get when you cross Ebeneezer Scrooge with the Wild West? You’ll find out at the Cowboy Christmas Carol. Vancouver actor Dave Longworth puts a western twist on this Dickens tale as Jeb, a calloused old cowboy, is transformed on Christmas eve.
Cowboy singer/songwriter Rob Dinwoodie and his western band Open Range will tastefully perform original and traditional songs as this classic story is portrayed in a unique way. Together with Ken Mather, author, poet and historian, they will take you back to a simpler time, when Christmas was marked by horse-drawn sleighs, family gatherings, and country dances.
Everyone is welcome to this night of magical Christmas songs and special guests including popular local harpist Aaron Ord.
Join all the "Whos down in Whoville" for this heartwarming show which brings classic holiday stories to life. Canadian baritone, Garry Gable will sing and narrate A Child's Christmas in Wales and The Grinch with 100 backup singers from the Okanagan Symphony Youth Chorus. Bring the whole familyto experience the wonder, delight and discovery of these well loved Yuletide tales.
Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups! London's 3-time IMPRESARIO award winning comedians James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy.
Vernon Search and Rescue Society presents their annual "Best of Banff Mountain Film Festival" in this, the group's 27th year of presenting these shows.
Tickets are still available by calling Ticket Seller at 250-549-7469
Melody in the hands of Mozart knows no equal. His prolific gift for spinning a tune of simplicity and perfection is legendary. 250 years after his death he still inspires through his own music and through contemporary composers like Michael Colgrass. We celebrate Mozart’s genius with two of his latest works: his final symphony and his final concerto written for a brand new instrument of his day, the clarinet, performed by our own principal, Erin Fung. Both of these works showcase Mozart’s mercurial ability to portray gorgeous lyricism and absolute joy!
A high energy tribute to the music of early AC/DC
The Snowed in Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story. Celebrating it’s tenth year.
When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, having sold over 100 million records, collected six Grammy’s, and enjoyed six #1 albums, Hotel California began a pioneering journey through their history-making music that has taken them around the globe and thrilled hundreds of thousands of Eagles fans.
The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society proudly presents On Stage Concert: La Force on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at 7:00pm at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre as part of the SPOTLIGHT On Stage Concert Series. ONE NIGHT ONLY!
The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents the piano duo of Marie-Christine Poirier and Amelie Fortin blends hard-driving rhythm with sweet nostalgia for an unforgettable evening.
A SPOTLIGHT Kids' Show! We know moldy bread gave us penicillin, Newton had a penchant for apples… now what? Join a Rockstar scientist and her clumsy assistant as we learn that the next amazing scientific discovery could be just around the corner!
The stage will be brimming with energy as we present our annual Side by Side performance with the Okanagan Symphony Youth Orchestra. The French composers we have chosen for this concert are renowned for bringing stories to life in brilliant colour. Inspired by Greek Myth, German Fairy tale and the grandeur of the European ballroom, this music will sparkle one moment and leave you breathless the next. The Okanagan’s own Jaeden Izik Dzurko fresh from his Julliard studies will bring two piano concerti to life: Penticton composer Ernst Schneider’s sumptuous Romantic Concerto and Chopin’s glorious Grande polonaise. Joie indeed!
Directed by Tanya Laing Gahr
Canada's finest tribute to Pink Floyd: A must-see for true Pink Floyd fans! Come prepared for almost 3 hours of flawlessly played music, lights, state of the art lasers and visuals.
A brand new one of a kind show, that takes the audience through chronological Music History, Trivia & Memories of the 50’s & 60’s. You will likely learn many things you never knew about these artists.
A SPOTLIGHT Special Presentation! What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with the funniest female comics around! A beloved annual tradition, I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff brings a selection of professional stand-up comedians together for a night of female empowerment. Get the girls together for this annual ritual, and revel in the joys of being a woman! Featuring Martha Chaves.
From sweeping dramas to Hollywood classics, movies and their music are linked forever in our memories. Join us as we celebrate the winning songs and scores from decades of Academy Awards. From Somewhere Over the Rainbow to Skyfall, audience darling Melina Moore will bring all of your favourites to life. Hear the brilliance of iconic composers including Ennio Morricone, John Williams and the contemporary voice of Alexandre Desplat as we bring to life the musical magic of the movies.
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - 4:00pm
Join us for an evening with one of Canada's #1 funny man, and the Creator of Corner Gas, BRENT BUTT, with special guest Jamie Hutchinson.
Back by popular demand, Lara St. John returns to light up our stage in one of the most exhilarating concertos written for the violin. Lara studied this work in St. Petersburg and her indescribable energy will blaze through this tour de force. This Concerto and the Festive Overture by Shostakovich show off this Russian master at his most resplendent. We pair these works with the well-loved Firebird Suite for a musical evening of colour and radiance.
The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents ...
The Bergmann Duo combines forces with Sarah Hagen for an exceptional 1 piano 6 hands acrobatic musical spectacle.
The Hilarious Celebration of Women & The Change!
The North Okanagan Community Concert Association presents ...
Victoria’s premier chamber choir, 24 singers ranging from advanced students to professional musicians
We celebrate Asian heritage month with music of exceptional power and beauty. The classical western orchestra blends with musical traditions and instruments of Asia to create a fusion of sound that is new and exciting. The erhu (Chinese violin) is at the heart of the beautiful and haunting music created by Tan Dun for Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon which will soar in the hands of Nicole Ge Li. Tokara Taiko from Japan fuses with the OSO for music that is percussive and powerful.