The Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival has unveiled its 2022 Season and confirmed it is returning to its iconic Vancouver waterfront site.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19 safety issues, Vancouver’s signature summer theatre Festival will be back in Sen?ákw/Vanier Park with a lineup that includes the all-time audience favourite A Midsummer Night’s Dream on the BMO Mainstage, and Harlem Duet, by Djanet Sears, and Romeo and Juliet on the Howard Family Stage.

The Festival will run from June 8th to September 24th and include a range of concerts and special events as well as the three plays.

Says Bard Artistic Director Christopher Gaze, “We’re thrilled that our Festival will be back onstage after a deeply challenging two years. Our lead production, Dream, perfectly captures what we want to share as we all recover – it’s a true celebration of hope and joy that will lift the spirits of everyone who sees it. For that reason, and to reach as many people as possible, it will be our single production on the BMO Mainstage through the Festival’s full run.”

Adds Gaze, “Our past two years of creating digital work have taught us valuable lessons. But the heart of our 33-year-old Festival is still in presenting live onstage works. We can’t wait to bring back our signature theatre experience under the Bard tents, to delight Vancouver and visitors from around the world!”

Sales of 2022 Bard Season and Flex Packs have begun and offer substantial early-bird price discounts on tickets to all three productions. 

Last modified: November 18, 2021

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