Looking for a gift for the Shakespeare fan in your life? Make your holiday shopping easier with our 12 Days of Bard gift round-up!
With gift ideas ranging from Boutique items to Bard Education classes – and even the chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime experience – it’s never been easier to give the gift of Bard.
Click the red item titles to follow the links to purchase each of the items in our gifting guide.
Cozy up this winter with this sleek Bard on the Beach ceramic mug! The perfect companion for everything from your morning coffee to a steaming hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.
Price: $20 CAD
Permission to play starts here! Bard for Life is the chance to meet with people of varying levels of experience and receive instruction from theatre professionals while bringing Shakespeare’s text to life. The Winter Bard for Life: A Most Rare Vision sessions run for 12 weeks (January 10 – March 17) and culminates in a casual showcase of excerpts from A Midsummer Night’s Dream that the ensemble prepare together.
Price: $340 CAD
Celebrate Coast Salish culture and storytelling with our To Learn merchandise line, featuring a design created collaboratively by artists Chase Gray (Musqueam), Ocean Hyland (Tsleil-Waututh), and Aaron Nelson-Moody (Squamish).
Proceeds from sales of To Learn totes and mugs will go to the artists who designed the piece and the funds raised from the orange shirts will go towards the Urban Native Youth Association.
Learn more about the design here.
Price: Starting at $20 CAD
The gift of live theatre is one that keeps giving! Purchasing a 2024 Flex or Season Pack provides savings on tickets and options on how to experience Bard’s 2024 Season. For the completionist, the Season Pack provides the opportunity to see all four of the productions from the best seats in the house, while the Flex Pack is the perfect fit for anyone who values flexibility.
Price: Starting at $176 CAD
This holiday season, all you need is love – and this As You Like It t-shirt! Be transported to sunnier days in the wild Okanagan Forest with this playful design, inspired by the Beatles-infused production that broke Bard’s box office records. This design is available in a fitted or loose cut, children’s sizes, and even baby onesies!
Price: Starting at $30 CAD
Cooking doesn’t need to be as messy as Caesar’s meeting with the Senate! Protect yourself from spills and stains this holiday season with an apron featuring one of Shakespeare’s most iconic lines. Plus: there are pockets!
Price: $40 CAD
The 2024 Vancouver International Wine Fest’s Bacchanalia Gala Raffle is your one-in-two-hundred chance to win a pair of Delta One® tickets to the European destination of your choice! Each raffle ticket is $100.
RAFFLE TICKETS WILL BE MADE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE MID-DECEMBER
Bard on the Beach is the charitable beneficiary of the Vancouver International Wine Festival, Canada’s premier food and wine event. Funds raised through the Bacchanalia Gala Raffle support Bard’s year-round Education programs and activities.
Price: $100 CAD per raffle ticket
Go hands free while keeping your essentials close! With a lightweight, minimalistic design and plenty of room for your wallet, phone, and keys, a Bard on the Beach fanny pack is the perfect fit for a busy, on-the-go lifestyle.
Price: $17 CAD
A perfect 16oz size to put your choice of liquid into while showing off your love for Bard. Double walled stainless steel with copper insulation with a cork base to help prevent slips and tips! Suitable for both hot and cold beverages to keep them at just the right temperature.
Price: $50 CAD
An adorable accessory for your best friend! Suitable for small to mid-sized pets, this bandana features the quip “methinks / I am marvelous hairy about the face” (Act 4, Scene 4) from A Midsummer Night’s Dream on a background of Bard’s iconic tent outline.
Price: $17 CAD
Written and carefully prepared by Dr. Jayne Seagrave, All the World’s a Stage is a fabulous gift for the Bard enthusiast. Tracing Founding Artistic Director Christopher Gaze’s pre-Bard life and the origins of the Festival, this book is a delightful journey through the history of Bard, accompanied by archival images spanning 30 years of productions. All the World’s a Stage is a trove of inside knowledge for the people who love everything Bard that also gets to the heart of what makes the Festival so compelling – the people involved.
Price: $15 CAD
A gift to fit your budget, whatever it is! Bard’s 2024 Season Gift Vouchers can carry the value of your choice and are valid toward the purchase of any Pack or ticket for the 2024 Season.
Price: Starting at $1 CAD
View all of these items and more at our Official Online Boutique*!
While delivery times are not guaranteed, we recommend items purchased for local delivery be placed before December 13 to allow for delivery prior to December 22. Orders can also be picked up in-person at the BMO Theatre Centre until December 20!