Summer Outdoors Theatre in Vancouver

Abandoned outdoor theatre

Photo by Daniel Ramirez

When summer comes, Vancouverites spend as much time as possible outside before the rain settles back in in the Fall. Aside from all the fantastic hiking and biking you can do around Vancouver, there’s also the fireworks and, of course, outdoor theatre.

Here’s what’s on the Vancouver outdoor stages this summer. 

Theatre Under The Stars

Every year, TUTS stages two fun musicals for the whole family. This year, they chose Shrek the Musical and Legally Blonde the Musical. It’s a departure from their usual lineup, as both are contemporary and based on movies. Website.

Shrek the Musical reintroduces the lovely green ogre and Princess Fiona, along with Donkey and Puss n’ Boots. Re-experience the pleasure of the movie, or introduce your children to this Dreamworks blockbuster.

Legally Blonde the Musical brings back Elle Woods and her beloved Chihuahua at Harvard Law School, now with songs and music! Come relive the funny movie in musical form and leave happy and smiling.

Bard on the Beach 

The classic Vancouver Shakespeare festival is back for its 25th year with 3 Shakespeare plays and a modern one. Enjoy Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Tempest, Cymbeline and Equivocation, a play about Shakespeare himself being commissioned to write a play about the Gunpowder Plot. The play is a fascinating take on politics, art and negotiating it all. Website.