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

SOUNDTRACK SOUNDTRACK

SOUNDTRACK

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Jun 20, 2019 - 6:30pm

Performers from Center Stage will present solos, duets and group numbers to the music from your favorite movie soundtracks from the 1980's to present. Our performers range in ages from 5 years old to adult. Please come and enjoy Center Stages final 2nd semester performance June 20th, 2019

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Public Launch of the SPOTLIGHT 2019/20 Season

Public Launch of the SPOTLIGHT 2019/20 Season

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Mon, Jun 24, 2019 - 7:30pm

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society invites the public to attend the first ever Public Launch of the 2019/20 SPOTLIGHT Presentation Series on Monday, June 24 at 7:30pm. The Public launch event will include a reveal of the new SPOTLIGHT Presentation 2019/20 Season with a video featuring highlights of the upcoming Dance, Theatre, Special Presentations, Kids and First Stages Series.

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The Enchanted Princess Ball The Enchanted Princess Ball

The Enchanted Princess Ball

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Jun 30, 2019 - 2:00pm

This amazing show includes 12 of your favourite Princesses (plus a few Princes and even a Snowman!) It is sure to make every child’s dream come true! Come see what everyone is talking about!!!

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Missoula Children's Theatre Camp - The Snow Queen Missoula Children's Theatre Camp - The Snow Queen

Missoula Children's Theatre Camp - The Snow Queen

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Mon, Jul 8, 2019 - 10:00am

Registration begins March 25, 2019 - 9:00 am

Although set in a “land of coloured ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins.

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The Snow Queen The Snow Queen

The Snow Queen

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Jul 13, 2019 - 3:30pm
Sat, Jul 13, 2019 - 5:30pm

Although set in a “land of coloured ice,” this classic tale will warm your heart in its illustrative retelling by a group of fun-loving, imaginative hobgoblins.

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Edith Piaf - Under Paris Skies Edith Piaf - Under Paris Skies

Edith Piaf - Under Paris Skies

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Sep 15, 2019 - 7:00pm

Award winning chanteuse Edie Daponte brings Edith Piaf to life for an unforgettable evening of music and entertainment inspired by Paris! Performed, in both French and English expect surprise numbers and dramatic costume changes. Come along and feel yourself sink under the spell of the Parisian and the sounds they inspire.

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ABRA Cadabra ABRA Cadabra

ABRA Cadabra

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Sep 19, 2019 - 7:30pm

The music of ABBA returns to Vernon, BC on Thursday, Sept 19, 2019 with world renowned ABBA Tribute ABRA Cadabra! Featuring a live band & powerful vocals performing your favourite ABBA songs including Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Take A Chance, SOS, Waterloo & more!

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Buffy Sainte-Marie Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Mon, Sep 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

On Sale Friday, June 14th

In this rare solo performance, Buffy Sainte-Marie, an Academy Award-winning singer-songwriter, reflects on her artistry, advocacy efforts, and Indigenous leadership, which have made her a unique force in the music industry.

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The Canadian Superstars The Canadian Superstars

The Canadian Superstars

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Oct 3, 2019 - 7:30pm

'The Canadian Superstars’ come to Vernon on Oct 3, 2019 to celebrate two of Canada’s biggest Stars, Celine Dion & Michael Buble’! The show stars the charismatic Adam Lucas as Michael Buble’ and powerhouse vocalist Tiffany Desrosiers as Celine Dion. Together with a full live band & dancers the cast takes you on a journey through all of your favourite Celine Dion & Michael Buble' hits!

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Saguenay and Lafayette String Quartets Saguenay and Lafayette String Quartets

Saguenay and Lafayette String Quartets

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Oct 26, 2019 - 7:30pm

Saguenay and Lafayette String Quartets - These two internationally acclaimed quartets amalgamate to perform three sophisticated and sparkling string octets by Danish Niels Gade, Canadian Airat Ichmouratov, and Felix Mendelssohn’s masterful String Octet in E Flat Major. This is musical dialogue and communication at its most sensitive and compelling.

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The Debaters Live on Tour Holiday Special The Debaters Live on Tour Holiday Special

The Debaters Live on Tour Holiday Special

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Nov 23, 2019 - 7:30pm

The Debaters Live is coming live to Vernon on November 23rd with host Steve Patterson and guests Graham Chittenden and DeAnne Smith! Tickets on sale this Friday at 10 AM!

The Debaters Live Holiday Tour is the comedy stage show where comics go mistletoe to toe in a battle of laughs and logic and the audience picks the winner. This festive special features host Steve Patterson and two of Canada’s top headlining comics performing stand-up and two hilarious debates in everyone’s favourite comedy debate format.

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Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio

Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Dec 1, 2019 - 7:30pm

Sords-Severn-Duvall Trio - Andrew Sords (violin), Luke Severn (cello), and Cheryl Duvall (piano)

This truly international trio (US, Australian, Canadian) in their BC debut present ‘An Evening Celebrating Beethoven’. They will be performing Beethoven, including the Archduke trio, and works by Brahms, Ravel, and Severn. Old, new, varied, timeless, stellar!

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Messiah Messiah

Messiah

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Dec 22, 2019 - 2:00pm

Handel’s Messiah, with beautiful arias, brilliant choruses and imaginative orchestrations, has stood the test of time as one of the most popular works in the classical repertoire. With a quartet of stunning soloists, our own Okanagan Symphony Chorus and your OSO, this is a Christmas tradition you won’t want to miss.

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Orchestral Rock Odyssey Orchestral Rock Odyssey

Orchestral Rock Odyssey

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Jan 19, 2020 - 7:00pm

With the popularity of recent biopic movies about Freddie Mercury and Elton John, it is clear that rock and roll will never die. The OSO is excited to perform with The Gary Cable Project to bring the greatest hits of 60s, 70s, and 80s timeless rock music to our stages, featuring some of Canada’s greatest musicians alongside our orchestra. We will, we will rock you!

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Charles Richard-Hamelin Charles Richard-Hamelin

Charles Richard-Hamelin

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Feb 29, 2020 - 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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Il Violoncello Italiano! Il Violoncello Italiano!

Il Violoncello Italiano!

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sat, Mar 28, 2020 - 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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Bach’s Playlist

Bach’s Playlist

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Thu, Apr 2, 2020 - 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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Buzz Brass Buzz Brass

Buzz Brass

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, Apr 26, 2020 - 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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Ode to Joy

Ode to Joy

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Sun, May 10, 2020 - 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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