Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

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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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Upcoming Events

A Cowboy Christmas Carol A Cowboy Christmas Carol

A Cowboy Christmas Carol

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Dec 15, 2018 - 7:30pm

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.

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Hear The Music Christmas Hear The Music Christmas

Hear The Music Christmas

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Dec 16, 2018 - 7:00pm

Everyone is welcome to this night of magical Christmas songs and special guests including popular local harpist Aaron Ord.

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Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Yuletide Tales Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Yuletide Tales

Okanagan Symphony Orchestra presents Yuletide Tales

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Dec 20, 2018 - 7:00pm

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.

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O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Dec 22, 2018 - 7:30pm

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.

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BANFF CENTRE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL BANFF CENTRE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

BANFF CENTRE MOUNTAIN FILM FESTIVAL

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Dec 29, 2018 to Sun, Dec 30, 2018 - 7:00pm

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

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Amadeus

Amadeus

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Jan 27, 2019 - 7:00pm

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!

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Hotel California Hotel California

Hotel California

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 9, 2019 - 7:30pm

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.

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La Force La Force

La Force

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Feb 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

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!

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Duo Fortin-Poirier Duo Fortin-Poirier

Duo Fortin-Poirier

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Feb 14, 2019 - 7:30pm

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.

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Joie De Vivre!

Joie De Vivre!

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Feb 17, 2019 - 7:00pm

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!

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Coppélia Coppélia

Coppélia

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Feb 20, 2019 - 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Dance Show! Ballet Jörgen takes us into the mysterious and magical world of toy makers and dancing dolls with their full-length comedic story ballet, Coppélia.

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Prisoner of Tehran Prisoner of Tehran

Prisoner of Tehran

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Feb 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Theatre Show! Based on the bestselling memoir by Marina Nemat, this piece combines spoken word, movement, video and music to tell Marina’s story of being imprisoned and tortured as a teenage girl in Tehran, Iran.

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I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff! I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff!

I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff!

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Mar 9, 2019 - 7:30pm

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.

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OSO at the Oscars

OSO at the Oscars

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Mar 10, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.

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Children of God Children of God

Children of God

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Mar 13, 2019 - 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Theatre show! A powerful musical about an Oji-Cree family whose children are taken away to a residential school. A thrilling blend of ancient traditions and contemporary realities, celebrating the resilience and power of the Indigenous cultural spirit.

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Cuba Vibra! Cuba Vibra!

Cuba Vibra!

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Mar 15, 2019 - 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Dance show! Straight from the island, Lizt Alfonso Dance Cuba brings the irresistible Havana heat with their twenty-dance ensemble and a flavourful fusion of cha-cha, rumba, conga and mambo, accompanied by a scintillating seven-piece live band.

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Peter and the Wolf Peter and the Wolf

Peter and the Wolf

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - 2:00pm
Sun, Mar 17, 2019 - 4:00pm

A SPOTLIGHT Kids' show! The national puppeteer of Iceland brings hand-carved wooden puppets to life, complemented by Prokofiev's timeless score Peter and the Wolf.

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Festive Fire

Festive Fire

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Apr 7, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.

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Vic's Mix Vic's Mix

Vic's Mix

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tue, Apr 16, 2019 - 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Dance show! Crossing boundaries between classical ballet and hip hop, Victor Quijada’s theatrical choreography reflects the freedom and openness of the Montreal dance scene and exemplifies the highly athletic RUBBERBANDance Group.

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Glory Glory

Glory

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Apr 18, 2019 - 7:30pm

A SPOTLIGHT Theatre show! A thrilling hockey story that proves a woman’s place is on home ice! Inspired by a true Canadian story, watch the all female team battle through personal upheaval and the political tension of the 1930’s and forge a path to glory.

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Asian Fusion

Asian Fusion

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, May 12, 2019 - 7:00pm

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.

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