Bard on the Beach celebrates the return of Bard-B-Q & Fireworks

JULY 5, 2022, VANCOUVER, B.C.Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival’s 33rd Season continues in Sen̓ákw/Vanier Park with special events throughout the month of July, highlighted by its signature Bard-B-Q & Fireworks nights. Other special events in July include the all-ages Family Day & Relaxed Performance on July 17 and a Bard Explored forum on July 9.

“We are thrilled to welcome back our audiences to Sen̓ákw/Vanier Park and to once again offer our unique Bard-B-Q & Fireworks event,” said Christopher Gaze, Bard on the Beach Artistic Director. “For all three Celebration of Light nights, we give audiences the opportunity to see our fantastical production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, followed by a delicious meal prepared by Emelle’s Catering. A post-dinner highlight will be a performance by the Coastal Wolf Pack, all leading up to the close-up view of the fireworks display from an enclosed private seating area.”

Regular performances of Shakespeare’s comic masterpiece A Midsummer Night’s Dream continue throughout July and until September 24. The Governor-General’s Award-winning drama Harlem Duet, a powerful story about passion and betrayal with links to Shakespeare’s Othello, continues until July 17.

Special Events for July, 2022 are:

  • Bard-B-Q & Fireworks – July 23, July 27 & July 30 at 5pm – See A Midsummer Night’s Dream, then enjoy a delicious meal from Emelle’s Catering, plus pre-Fireworks entertainment. End the night with a private view of the spectacular Celebration of Light fireworks; this all-inclusive package offers outstanding Fireworks-event value. All-inclusive ticket prices start at $99. Check out the event video
  • Family Days / Relaxed Performances – Sundays, July 17 & August 14 at 2pm – enjoy a special performance of A Midsummer Night’s Dream featuring an open attitude towards audience members moving, making noise, and exiting/entering the auditorium freely. Age restrictions are also relaxed. The perfect Bard experience for families and groups. Family-package ticket pricing available.
  • Bard Explored – July 9 & August 13 at 11am – Simon Fraser University’s Paul Budra leads lively explorations of the Season’s plays (July 9-Dream; August 13-Romeo and Juliet).

Play ticket prices (Regular Adult) include all fees & taxes and start at $27. Prices for special events, group bookings and Youth and Family Package pricing can be found online at – or call the Bard Box Office at 604-739-0559 daily, from 12 noon to 6pm.

Bard on the Beach gratefully acknowledges the corporate sponsors and donors who support and sustain the Festival and its programs. 2022 support comes from the Peter and Joanne Brown Foundation (Season Sponsor), BMO Financial Group (BMO Mainstage) and Paul and Darlene Howard (Howard Family Stage), along with Production Sponsors Lawson Lundell LLP, BlueShore Financial Group and Polygon Homes; Season Media Sponsors The Vancouver Sun and Global BC, as well as many other valued sponsors and partners. Bard also thanks the City of Vancouver Cultural Services Department, the Vancouver Park Board, the Province of British Columbia, the B.C. Arts Council, Canadian Heritage, and the Canada Council for the Arts for their continuing support.   

About Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Bard on the Beach is one of Canada’s largest not-for-profit, professional Shakespeare festivals. Established in 1990, Bard’s mission is to create transformational experiences through exceptional theatre, training and education opportunities that inspire, resonate, and promote the exchange of ideas. As well as its annual summer Festival, Bard offers year-round education and training programs for youth, adults and theatre professionals in its administrative home at the BMO Theatre Centre in Olympic Village as well as in schools and community facilities throughout the Lower Mainland of British Columbia.


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