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Rare Bottle Benefits Bard

Rare Bottle Benefits Bard

How often do you get the chance to purchase a rare bottle of Armagnac that not only allows you to have a taste of history, but helps support a vibrant, modern theatre experience?

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Spotlight: Sam Snobelen, Bard Benefactor

Spotlight: Sam Snobelen, Bard Benefactor

I’m the youngest member of the Bard Benefactor donor group – and I’m often left wondering where my fellow Millennial-era, Young Professionals are. To inspire more young people to give, I’d like to share the three main reasons why I support Bard on the Beach:

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4 Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare

4 Ways to Celebrate Shakespeare

You've no doubt heard that this year is the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s passing on April 23, 1616. His legacy and the timeless quality of his works is being celebrated around the world, and so of course it’s a special year for us at Bard. Read on for some of our favourite ways to honour William Shakespeare - this Saturday and always…

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Donor Stories: Dedicating a Chair

Donor Stories: Dedicating a Chair

Our patrons support Bard on the Beach in many different ways - from buying tickets, to volunteering, to becoming a Member. We are grateful that so many have made Bard a part of their lives.  A tangible way of supporting Bard is to dedicate a chair in one of our theatres, affixed with a plaque engraved with a special message on the selected chair.  Patrons choose to dedicate their chairs for many reasons - remembering a loved one, celebrating an anniversary or honouring a specific person.

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Alison Knight talks Riotous Youth and Coming Home

Alison Knight talks Riotous Youth and Coming Home

This year marks my 10th season with Bard on the Beach education programs. I did my first Young Shakespeareans Workshop in 2005 when I was 12, taught by Andrew Wheeler. We performed Romeo and Juliet and I played the Nurse. I participated in 10 workshops over the next six years, until I aged out of the program.

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Spotlight: Ben Elliott

Spotlight: Ben Elliott

Ben Elliott is a man of many talents. Not only has he acted with us for five seasons, but once again, he has taken on the role of Musical Director - this time for Daryl Cloran's adaptation of Love's Labour's Lost.

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Get to Know BuenoStyle

Get to Know BuenoStyle

If you’ve visited us in Vanier Park before, you know that the Bard Boutique in the Village is home to a collection of unique items – Shakespearean themed and not – including beautiful handmade jewellery from local designers. New to the Bard Boutique this year is a line of jewellery from BuenoStyle.

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Spotlight: Josh Epstein

Spotlight: Josh Epstein

This season we're lucky to have a fantastic Company of actors, both returning and new. Bard is a unique experience for any actor, as both casts perform two shows at the same time - not to mention it all happens to be outside in a tent!

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It Takes a Village

It Takes a Village

With just over a week to go until we open our 26th Season, things are in full swing down in Vanier Park. If you’ve been in the area lately, you’ve likely seen our signature red and white tents popping up in preparation. It takes a whole team of people to put the Festival together, and many months of work are involved to create the finished product that you see when you come to enjoy our productions.

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Bard on the Beach Hits the Water!

Bard on the Beach Hits the Water!

Excitement flooded the theatre community today when Bard on the Beach unveiled its plans to construct a new stage in the Burrard Inlet. Now in its 26th year, the Shakespeare Festival has become an iconic summer tradition, bringing in a record 100,000 patrons over its 2014 season. Rising attendance has indicated a need for expansion but the site, bounded by water on two sides, is limited by its geographical location.

“At first we joked about it,” laughs Artistic Director Christopher Gaze. “We’d say the only place to expand was to go into the water – literally!”

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The Scoop on Steampunk

The Scoop on Steampunk

Shakespeare's plays can be seen performed around the world, and there are so many different interpretations of his work - that's part of what makes his plays so enjoyable! At Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival we've been known to have some new interpretations of our own, and this season, Scott Bellis will be directing a reimagining* of his successful production of The Comedy of Errors done in steampunk style. What is steampunk, you ask?

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8 Reasons to Bring your Sweetie to Bard

8 Reasons to Bring your Sweetie to Bard

With Valentine’s Day approaching, we're starting to feel the love in the air (and we may have already indulged in the chocolate that comes along with it). This rainy weather has us daydreaming about the summer months and the thrill of a new season at Bard on the Beach. From experience, we know that a trip to a tent in the park can be the perfect opportunity for romance. Here are eight reasons to bring that special someone to Bard...

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