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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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.
Queen Silver Star Excellence Program Presents the Proclamation of Queen and Princess Silver Star 60
OSO Diamond Anniversary
A workshop with Sean Ling Allen where we take a deep dive in conversation about contemporary dance and pedestrian movement. Please wear comfortable clothes. The evening ending with complimentary wine and cheese
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.
Love Songs of Broadway
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
Enjoy a full night of "OUTLAW COUNTRY" as David James and Big River bring you North America's #1 tribute to Johnny Cash & Waylon Jennings.
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
On Friday the 13th, join us and our local talent in support of NONA Child Development Centre. The NONA Talent Show is the 1st annual fundraiser for children with special needs in the North Okanagan. Local talent will take the stage in an entertaining night with MC Gabrial Neuman, creator of the Ghost Tours in Vernon.
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.
In 1960, Jane Goodall walked into the forests of Tanzania to begin her groundbreaking research on chimpanzees. Her observations revolutionized the field of primatology. Join Dr. Goodall as she shares stories from her extraordinary life and how we can all work together to live in harmony with nature.
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.
This entertaining and engaging Stage Show will take you through a journey of Elton John and Billy Joel's biggest hits. Backed by a full live band and dancers, Ryan Langevin as Elton John and Billy Joel, will have you singing and dancing in your seats!
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.
In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took America by storm. Over the next 50 years, this legendary band accumulated over 65 million record sales and a following of loyal fans that are the envy of rock bands worldwide! This band was Jethro Tull. Martin Barre is celebrating the history of Jethro Tull, with a ‘Tour of Tours’...
Legendary Rock Live!, featuring The Gary Cable Project. Canada's finest musicians performing the songs that defined a generation and continue to be the benchmark!
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
Tapestry…. World Renowned Musical Tribute to Carole King Coming to Vernon May 27/2020
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!
Back by popular demand with an updated show with new singers, new songs, new arrangements and more fun.
“Rock Opera Musical Concert with a Broadway feel with Live Band, Singers, Dancers, Tributes, Video and Trivia” A one of a kind show that takes the audience through Music History, Trivia & Memories of the 50’s & 60’s.