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.

Family Nights

July 11, August 8 & 22 • 6pm

NOTE: Bard site opens at 6pm (30 minutes earlier than usual) for this special evening. Access to site activities is included in the play ticket price.

Make lasting memories with a trip to Much Ado About Nothing. Arrive at the Village early for family-friendly activities, the PIXSTAR photobooth, the Emelle’s food truck and an exclusive pre-show talk designed just for kids (Mainstage tent).

Age 6+ event

Family Nights are presented by Odlum Brown


Schedule of Events
Time Location Activity
6pm North lawn, behind the BMO Mainstage Emelle’s Westside Wheels Food Truck: Featuring a selection of hot sandwiches (pulled pork, chicken, salmon) as well as tacos and deep fried cauliflower fries. West Coast cuisine with a kick!
6pm Bard Marquee Tent Gertie the Basset Hound: Come and meet our lovable 4-legged cast member!
6pm Bard Village PIXSTAR Photobooth: Get your free souvenir photo and play dress up in the PIXSTAR photobooth.
Face Painting: with Dori Luthy-Harrison from the International Children’s Festival!
Origami: Learn how to make origami dresses inspired by Much Ado About Nothing with Mary-Jane
Bard Education: Learn all about the various education programs here at Bard!
6:45pm BMO Mainstage Theatre Entrance Talk & Tour: Please gather here to be let into the theatre early for a very special look at the stage and for a talk designed exclusively for our young patrons.
7:30pm BMO Mainstage Much Ado About Nothing begins!