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

Samajam Samajam

Samajam

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Jan 25, 2020 At 2:00pm

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!

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Tlakentli Tlakentli

Tlakentli

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Jan 30, 2020 At 7:30pm

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.

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Even More NOYSE Even More NOYSE

Even More NOYSE

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 1, 2020 At 2:00pm

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.

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Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet™ Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet™

Anne of Green Gables - The Ballet™

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Feb 2, 2020 At 7:00pm

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.

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The New Canadian Curling Club The New Canadian Curling Club

The New Canadian Curling Club

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tue, Feb 4, 2020 At 7:30pm

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.

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Snowed in Comedy Tour 2020 Snowed in Comedy Tour 2020

Snowed in Comedy Tour 2020

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Feb 14, 2020 At 8:00pm

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.

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Epilogos Epilogos

Epilogos

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 22, 2020 At 7:30pm

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.

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Hands and Feet Hands and Feet

Hands and Feet

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Feb 23, 2020 At 11:00am
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.

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KINDA KENNY- A Kenny Rogers Tribute KINDA KENNY- A Kenny Rogers Tribute

KINDA KENNY- A Kenny Rogers Tribute

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Feb 28, 2020 At 7:00pm

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.

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Charles Richard-Hamelin Charles Richard-Hamelin

Charles Richard-Hamelin

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 29, 2020 At 7:30pm

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

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OUTLAW COUNTRY OUTLAW COUNTRY

OUTLAW COUNTRY

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Mar 5, 2020 At 7:00pm

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.

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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 Fri, Mar 6, 2020 At 7:30pm

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!

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The NONA Talent Show The NONA Talent Show

The NONA Talent Show

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Mar 13, 2020 At 6:30pm

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.

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Big Little Lions Big Little Lions

Big Little Lions

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Mar 14, 2020 At 7:30pm
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.

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Dino-Light Dino-Light

Dino-Light

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Mar 22, 2020 At 2:00pm

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.

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An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

An Evening with Dr. Jane Goodall

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tue, Mar 24, 2020 At 7:00pm

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.

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FRED PENNER FRED PENNER

FRED PENNER

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Mar 27, 2020 At 6:00pm

On Sale Friday, Nov 8th

Calling all Fred Heads! Fred Penner announces his cross-Canada The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour.

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Il Violoncello Italiano! Il Violoncello Italiano!

Il Violoncello Italiano!

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Mar 28, 2020 At 7:30pm

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.

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Birthday Present for Myself Birthday Present for Myself

Birthday Present for Myself

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Apr 1, 2020 At 7:30pm

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.

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OSO Bach’s Playlist OSO Bach’s Playlist

OSO Bach’s Playlist

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Apr 2, 2020 At 7:00pm

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.

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The Rocket Man - Tribute to Elton John The Rocket Man - Tribute to Elton John

The Rocket Man - Tribute to Elton John

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Tue, Apr 7, 2020 At 7:30pm

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!

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Afrique en Cirque Afrique en Cirque

Afrique en Cirque

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Wed, Apr 22, 2020 At 7:00pm

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.

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Buzz Brass Buzz Brass

Buzz Brass

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Apr 26, 2020 At 7:30pm

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.

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Martin Barre Performs Classic JethroTull Martin Barre Performs Classic JethroTull

Martin Barre Performs Classic JethroTull

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Mon, Apr 27, 2020 At 7:30pm

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’...

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OSO Ode to Joy OSO Ode to Joy

OSO Ode to Joy

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, May 10, 2020 At 7:00pm

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.

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Queen: It's a Kinda Magic Queen: It's a Kinda Magic

Queen: It's a Kinda Magic

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Jul 3, 2020 At 8:00pm

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!

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RELIVE the Music 50s & 60s Rock N’ Roll SHOW RELIVE the Music 50s & 60s Rock N’ Roll SHOW

RELIVE the Music 50s & 60s Rock N’ Roll SHOW

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Sep 25, 2020 At 7:30pm

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.

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