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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…

Read More about Spotlight: Sam Snobelen, Bard Benefactor

Opera is a truly European art form; its origins are strongly rooted in European history, language and culture. That is why the UBC Opera Ensemble…

Read More about Mozart in Teplice: UBC Opera Ensemble’s Journey to the Czech Republic

Whether you’re a first-time opera-goer or a true aficionado, Opera & Arias at Bard on the Beach is the perfect opportunity to take in beautiful…

Read More about 5 Reasons to Love Opera & Arias

Green Spaces

One of the best parts of Bard on the Beach is its physical location. The picturesque view — captured as the stunning backdrop to the…

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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.

Read More about Donor Stories: Dedicating a Chair

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.

Read More about Alison Knight talks Riotous Youth and Coming Home

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!”

Read More about Bard on the Beach Hits the Water!