Free tickets for Bard on the Beach’s Othello


bardThe Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival opens its 20th Anniversary Season with the powerful tragedy Othello enjoying its first-ever staging at the Festival and is giving away a pair of tickets for the performance on Friday, June 5th.

One of Shakespeare’s best-known tragedies, Othello reveals how jealousy, prejudice, deceit and betrayal can drive innocent love to tragedy. Angry that the noble moor Othello has promoted inexperienced Cassio instead of him, Iago sets out to exact revenge. In a dazzling display of villainy, Iago convinces Othello that his new bride Desdemona has been unfaithful with Cassio, driving Othello to rage, madness and murder.

Othello runs Tuesdays to Sundays in the 520-seat open-ended Mainstage tent in Vanier Park from May 28 to September 25th. Tickets are $34 for evenings and $18 to $28.50 for previews/matinees.

There are four ways to enter your name in the draw for the two tickets to 8:00pm performance of Othello on Friday, June 5th – comment on this blog post,  subscribe by email  to (see subscribe box in bottom right corner), follow on Twitter or retweet this post on Twitter.

BONUS: You can enter your name in the draw four times by doing each activity once.

If Friday June 5th doesn’t work for your schedule, head over to or call 604-739-0559 to buy tickets for another date.

Be sure to enter often before the end of May – the winner will be annonced here on June 1st. Good luck!

Last modified: May 15, 2009

50 Responses to " Free tickets for Bard on the Beach’s Othello "

  1. kristin says:

    comment! tickets! bard on the beach! awesome!

  2. Lesley says:

    Never been to Bard on the Beach, always say I will but somehow never end up going. Would love to go!!

  3. chris o says:

    I’m hoping to see Othello either way, so free tickets would sure be nice!

  4. luc says:

    I just moved to Kits so me want to meet The Bard!

  5. Stefan says:

    Free tickets would be great. Lived in Kits for a few years now, and have never seen the Bard on the Beach!

  6. Anthony Floyd says:

    One of the last “fun” things to do in Vancouver! Free tix would be most excellent.

  7. kirsten says:

    oh wow. One of my top favourite things to do during the summa!

  8. Dilara says:

    I was planning on watching Othello this year already, free tickets would be a lovely bonus!!

  9. Pdot says:

    Bard is def on my list this year, free tix would be great!

  10. Iris says:

    I like free stuff, plus I have never been to BotB

  11. Kris says:

    I like free stuff and I like Shakespeare! Followed you on Twitter too.

  12. Rob says:

    Pick me, pick me!

  13. Kate says:

    Free tickets please!

  14. Christina says:

    Ooh, yes please!

  15. Kevin says:

    Never been. The wife would love this!

  16. Jody says:

    I have commented! You know you want to pick me!

  17. Aaron says:

    tickets? yes please.

  18. lword says:

    I’ve heard rave reviews of the Bard on the Beach. Sounds like a must for Kits-dwellers in the summer – I’d love to check it out!

  19. Gwen says:

    It has been too long since I have been to Bard on the Beach.

  20. james says:

    I’m a fella that would like the tix for Othello

  21. Frances Hui says:

    I want to see Othello at Bard on the Beach!

  22. Damini says:

    I love Bard on the Beach – plan to see A Comedy of Errors and Othello!

  23. Carla says:

    I’ve always wanted to see Othello!

  24. Darryl says:

    love othello! love Bard!

  25. Christina says:

    Would love to go see Othello!

  26. Grant Proulx says:

    Othello. Out of the 15 or so Bard plays I’ve read/seen, it’s still my favourite.

  27. Same Dude says:

    I hope they do a good job of it. I’m sure they will though.

  28. Jessica says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about bard on the beach. Would love to be able to actually see it first hand!

  29. Ryan says:

    Mmmmm, best beach drama since Baywatch. I’m keen. 🙂

  30. JG says:

    I’ve loved Bard on the Beach since I first moved to Vancouver in 2003. So an opportunity to win two free tickets totally gets my attention!

  31. Rahel Bailie says:

    I’d love to be in a draw for Bard on the Beach tickets. It would be a fine treat, and I’d appreciate the performance.

  32. kitsgirl says:

    hey, that would be a great way to spend a friday evening! enter me!

  33. WyWyWa says:

    Tis neither here nor there – but I’d love to attend.

  34. Benji says:

    Sounds like Shakespeare in the Botanical Gardens at home in Melbourne, Australia. Sounds great!

  35. rob says:

    Great show! I would love some free tickets

  36. Jenn S says:

    “It is the green-eyed monster which doth mock”. Othello (Act III). Call me the green-eyed monster…I do want to go.

  37. Teresa says:

    Would absolutely love to go!

  38. tyler says:

    looking for a little more culture in my life. Would love to go!

  39. Vanessa says:

    Truly a tragedy if you don’t attend. Great opportunity to ask a friend from the Island to enjoy our favourite passtime for the summer.

  40. Ella says:

    I would love to go see Othello! My fingers are crossed!

  41. Norlinda says:

    Free tickets? Yes please!

  42. annie says:

    tickets please!

  43. Mags says:

    Shakespeare sounds good – yes please!

  44. Mags says:

    Shakespeare sounds good – yes please!

  45. Mags says:

    Shakespeare sounds good – yes please!

  46. Jordan Rudek says:

    Othello is by far my favourite Shakespeare play.

  47. Danno says:

    will L. Fishburne be in the audience?

  48. Sherry says:

    I would love to see this production!

  49. Adrienne says:

    Would love to see Othello at Bard on the Beach this year!