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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Fahoo Foray your way into the season with music, storytelling, dance, and a cup of good cheer!
5x Top 10 Singer-Songwriter, Andrew Allen is back with his Annual Christmas Show! His renditions of Christmas Classics and his upbeat originals will surely get you into the Christmas spirit and have you smiling and singing along. The whole family will love it and there's bound to be a surprise or two!
BONES OF CROWS is told through the eyes of Cree Matriarch Aline Spears as she survives a childhood in Canada’s residential school system.
Festive fundraiser supporting the Vernon Christian School 2022 Annual Appeal
Celebrate the festive season as lyric tenor Ken Lavigne charms his way into your hearts!
Feel the joy of the season through dance and this age old tale as you follow young Clara through her
extraordinary dream of an adventure. Child friendly yet entertaining for all generations. A story full of so many characters to enjoy: fun, suspenseful, beautiful, eccentric, kind, ridiculous, mischievous, charming. It is a high-quality production you do not want to miss!
With two completely different shows we are sure to offer something for every adventurer.
Support Vernon Search & Rescue
He’s back! BOOM X is the second of Rick Miller’s trilogy of solo multimedia performances that capture history and pop culture through stunning visuals and mind-blowing impersonations.
Juno-nominated cellist and composer Cris Derksen weaves her classical background, Indigenous ancestry and new school electronics to create genre-defying music.
Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is joined by the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug and 6 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee, Pete Zedlacher. We are proud to announce that Erica Sigurdson with over 70 appearances on the Debaters, will be joining us. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called “Better than the Just for Laughs Tour” and “Delivers a Flurry of Laughs”.
Karima’s Bollywood workshop-style dance show infuses music, breathing, and ideologies from ancient scholars from the Middle East and South Asia. Students of all shapes and sizes will leave inspired to love themselves inside and out, on and off the dance floor!
Ballet Jörgen company dancers will teach local dance students a traditional ballet class, a repertoire class, and a pointe shoe clinic designed to instill professionalism, Teamwork, and dedication to dancers. For local dancers aged 12 and up.
“Not just a happily ever after. [Jörgen] elevates Cinderella’s story to one of female empowerment.” - Winnipeg Free Press
Experience Rachmaninoff’s towering Third Piano Concerto and Jaeden Izik-Dzurko’s prodigious talent.
MARC ATKINSON TRIO WITH CAM WILSON: From classical to jazz to folk to roots to a little rock. ECLECTIC?
He’s baaaaack...! With the energy of ten thousand suns, The Zaniac shines like a comedy beacon as he bounces from one end of the stage to the other like an untamed rubber band. Jaws will drop and eyes will pop as Alex juggles bowling balls, giant knives, and slices vegetables in half with a flying playing card
Extraordinary violinist Adrian Anantawan performs Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto.
It’s said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old – for a b-boy/b-girl, the experience is approaching heroic
Standup comedian Jane Stanton headlines the 18th annual I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff! Featuring comics Amber Harper Young and MC Sharon Mahoney.
Sun, Mar 19, 2023 At 2:00pm
The 2nd Annual North Okanagan Children’s Festival offers toddlers & school aged children live music,theatre, dance, art workshops and interactive play! This year’s festival features the virtuoso clowning of Circus Incognitus and the rhythmic rhymes of RupLoops the Human Radio.
A new soundscape to modern composition
Fri, Mar 24, 2023 At 7:30pm
Prophecy Fog begins with a journey into the Mojave Desert in search of Giant Rock, armed with the question: Can a site still be sacred if it has been desecrated?
The OSO and the Gary Cable Project turn up the volume with an evening of classic rock hits!
Join multi-award-winning artists, Canadians Suzie Vinnick and Charlie A’Court, and Australian Lloyd Spiegel, for a dynamic evening filled with songs, stories and laughs as they take their roots ‘n’ blues kitchen party from coast-to-coast.
Canadian rapper SonReal was born Aaron Hoffmann in Vernon, British Columbia in 1985.
The Irish Rovers return to our stage in 2023 for the ultimate night of Irish Music. Get ready for a rollicking night of hits, and hilarious stories from their life on the road!
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.
Vibrant Canadian duo Amy Hillis (violin) and Meagan Milatz (piano) - passionate, innovative and fearless music-making!
“The new ballet is not only an emotional reckoning, but it’s also a triumph of timing and detail…”
Roger Levesque, Edmonton Journal
A moving, honest but also very amusing show about modern motherhood.
Come for a fun night out and enjoy the incredible talent the Louisiana Hayride Show has to offer. The show is always adding new and fun material to keep you surprised and totally entertained from start to finish! There is no show quite like the Louisiana Hayride!
Our season closes with audience favourite Ariel Barnes, cello, and the OSO Chorus in uplifting and glorious music.
After 10 years of selling out festivals worldwide, the Briefs Boys come to Vernon to air their Dirty Laundry in this brand-new party cabaret you don’t want to miss.