ALERT to Bard patrons – BRIDGE CLOSURE: On Saturday, September 23, the Burrard Bridge will be completely closed to traffic all day, including the periods before and after our performances. Please plan to use an alternate route, and allow some additional time to get to Vanier Park for our 2pm or 7:30pm start times.


Special Access Seating

Our Mainstage Theatre Tent and Douglas Campbell Theatre Tent are both accessible by wheelchair. If you have mobility issues and require special access seating, please contact the Box Office at 604.739.0559 to reserve seats.

If you have any group members with mobility concerns, please ask the Box Office for information about stairs and access at our theatres.


VocalEye described performances will be available for select matinee performances on the BMO Mainstage on July 15 (Much Ado About Nothing) and July 23 (The Winter’s Tale) at 2pm for those who are blind, partially sighted and visually impaired. Performances will be followed by a “Touch Tour”. Please call the Box Office for more information and to book.

Relaxed Performance

NEW this year, we will be offering a Relaxed Performance of Much Ado About Nothing on Sunday, September 10 at 2pm. Relaxed Performances are offered to welcome patrons who may benefit from a more relaxed environment, including (but not limited to) those with intellectual or learning disabilities, autism, sensory and communication processing conditions, or anyone for whom the regular theatre experience can be challenging. There is a relaxed attitude to noise and movement within the auditorium, and some minor production changes may be made to reduce the intensity of light, sound and other potentially startling effects. Please call the Box Office for more information.

Hearing Assistance

If you are attending one of our performances on the BMO Mainstage, we have four assistive listening systems available. The hearing assists are an FM frequency system that will enhance the actors’ speech on stage. Any regular (low impedance mono) earphones, headphones, neckloops and telecoil loops can be plugged into the receiver. Please ask the Audience Services desk for assistance in the Village starting one hour prior to the start of the performance. Hearing assists are loaned out on a first-come; first-served basis. This system is not currently set up for the Howard Family Stage.

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