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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When Wendell discovers that both his wife and their beloved tree have vanished from the backyard, he must venture into the mysterious Wilds to bring them home. Pixar meets Miyazaki in this fantastical love story that the CBC called “captivating and magical”.
Incorporating beautifully handcrafted puppets and an original pop/rock musical score, Cementland comes to life as two enigmatic garbage collectors tell the story of a very special boy whose singular wish is to find a TREASURE!
Stand-up comedian Elvira Kurt headlines the 19th annual I Am Woman, Hear Me Laff! Comedy Show.
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 honor code of the Samurai.
Shay Kuebler’s newest creation looks at how our digital lives, technologies and shifting values are increasing the prominence of social isolation and loneliness. Momentum of Isolation weaves together contemporary dance, theatre, hip hop, and martial arts into a poignant portrayal of loneliness.
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND
One of a kind “50s & 60s Jukebox Musical Concert with a Broadway feel with Band, Singers, Dancing, Tributes, Video and Trivia” A one of a kind show that takes the audience through Music History, Trivia & Memories.
***91 STANDING OVATIONS in a row across Canada**Sold out Shows***
***Grandma wants to party after watching this show***
DIRECT FROM THE UK! Walk Right Back returns to stages in 2024 by popular demand. This phenomenal production tells the story of the most successful musical duo of all time – The Everly Brothers. Featuring hits such as Bye Bye Love, All I Have To Do Is Dream and Cathy’s Clown, this unique concert-based musical entwines the wonderful, sad yet glorious story of The Everly Brothers.
The inaugural Be Seein' Ya Comedy Tour features some of the top comedians and rising stars from Canada, touring across Beautiful British Columbia. With appearances on Just For Laughs, The Debaters, CBC, Canada’s Got Talent, SiriusXM, and millions of views online, this will be a show not to be missed!
Inspired by the legendary myth of Odysseus, X (Dix) is about the adventure into the unknown and the challenges of finding your way back home. Internationally acclaimed choreographer Guillaume Côté blends classical ballet vocabulary with modern sensibilities to explore this legendary tale.
A pie... A face... How hard can it be? British Comedy darlings James & Jamesy attempt to conquer this classic of comedy. They fail.
Multi-Juno award winner and Platinum Recording star Colin James will be returning to Vernon for a show at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre on April 2nd at 7:30 P.M. James and his new all-star Blues Trio will be on a Western Canadian tour this spring in both B.C. and Alberta.
Come see the hard work of our 2024 competition team dancers, as they perform all their dances for the upcoming 2024 competition season!
Back by popular demand, The Gary Cable Project returns with Legendary Rock Live!, a celebration of the greatest music ever made -- Chicago, Lighthouse, Supertramp, Steely Dan, Toto, Billy Joel, Elton John, Earth Wind & Fire -- and more! With Special Musical Guest, Al Harlow (PRISM)
Gabriel García Márquez’s darkly comic tale brought to the stage for children and adults to share. In a kitchen, in a theatre, two storytellers and their audience ﬁnd something remarkable — a very old man with enormous wings. Using a combination of music, puppetry, and live video projection this magic-realist gem is brought to the stage with beautiful, strange, emotional richness.
Call it prairie noir or Canadiana desert rock: Abigail Lapell sings haunting, gorgeous modern folk songs.
The Toronto songwriter and multi-instrumentalist has won two Canadian Folk Music Awards and reached over 20 million Spotify streams. Her evocative new album, Stolen Time, was released April 2022 on Outside Music.
With twenty-five years spent barrelling down endless strips of asphalt from coast to coast, RON JAMES, our nation's number one road warrior and newly minted senior citizen, is Not Nearly Done Yet!
Guitarists Adam Cicchillitti and Steve Cowan will appear on Tuesday, April 23, 2024. They have worked together enough that they have developed the necessary duo telepathy that allows them to gracefully and effortlessly pass musical ideas back and forth, sometimes completing each other’s thoughts, it seems, other times answering with bold new statements and ideas.
Lightwire Theatre’s glow in the dark adventures are visually stunning and have dazzled audiences all over the world with their cutting edge blend of puppetry, technology and dance. In this original story, a famous scientist with magic powers brings a friendly dinosaur to life.
Their 40-year musical journey has transitioned from '70s pop to influential country success, earning them a unique place in the industry. Hits like "Let Your Love Flow" and "Beautiful Body" propelled them to international stardom, while pioneering the country duo category. Their latest project, '40 Years,' showcases 20 classics and 20 new songs, celebrating their enduring impact on the music world.
The award-winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves, and even quicker wits.
A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY
WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity.
Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 50-year career, he has released 20 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs Farmer’s Song, Down by the Henry Moore, Whispering Rain and Sweeping the Spotlight Away are now considered Canadian standards.
Eleven Time Juno Nominees & Canadian Music Hall of Famers, April Wine, will be at the Vernon at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre on May 8th, 2024. April Wine has released more than 20 albums since 1971 and has sold over 20 million albums worldwide.
Fleetwood Magic, The Authentic Tribute to Fleetwood Mac, transports audiences on a musical journey performing their greatest hits with exacting vocals, vintage costumes and on stage personae. Fleetwood Mac is one of the world’s most iconic rock groups on the planet. It is no “rumour” that Fleetwood Magic is a must see!
We close our season with a Beethoven celebration: Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” with Ian Parker, and Symphony No. 7.
Honeymoon Suite is a Canadian rock band that was formed in 1981 in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The band’s name was inspired by the fact that Niagara Falls is the unofficial honeymoon capital of the world. The band was originally formed by Johnnie Dee (vocals, guitar), Brad Bent (keyboards, vocals) and Mike Lengyell (drums, formerly with The Diodes).
Back by popular demand, The Yellow Brick Road Experience featuring Andrew Johns is returning to Vernon BC
The Louisiana Hayride Show. Always Something New!
The Country Divas is a fun, interactive and entertaining stage show celebrating the most iconic Female artists in the history of Country music such as Patsy Cline, Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire, Shania Twain, Faith Hill, The Chicks and more! Featuring an All Female Band!!!
Prepare to take a musical journey through the Rolling Stones legacy and behold a rock and roll extravaganza with LIPS - The Ultimate Rolling Stones Experience!
Following the huge success of its 2023 Canadian national tour, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is RETURNING IN 2024 by popular demand! See the rock spectacular that everyone RAVED about, bringing their big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes back for a night of non-stop rock anthems.