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

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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My Journey Through Time

My Journey Through Time

 Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Fri, Mar 1, 2019 - 7:00pm

Drew Hayden Taylor: My Journey Through Time

This talk is proudly presented by the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society, The Okanagan Science Centre, and Vernon School District No.22. Drew will take you on a journey through time starting on the shores of Curve Lake First Nations to the four directions of the world and beyond, and how his writing transported him there.

Originally from the Curve Lake First Nations, in Central Ontario, Drew has spent the last two decades traveling the world and writing about it from the Aboriginal perspective. An award-winning playwright, author, columnist, film maker and lecturer, he has managed to bridge the gap between cultures by tickling the funny bone.

Most recently, Douglas & McIntyre published a collection of his Native themed science fiction short stories, titled TAKE US TO YOUR CHIEF AND OTHER STORIES.

Tickets are $10 general admission seating. This event is free for students of Vernon School District No. 22.

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PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd

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

Canada's finest tribute to Pink Floyd: A must-see for true Pink Floyd fans! Come prepared for almost 3 hours of flawlessly played music, lights, state of the art lasers and visuals.

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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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