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The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre


The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre is the premier entertainment venue in the charming city of Vernon, British Columbia. Situated conveniently between Vancouver, British Columbia and Calgary Alberta, Vernon is the largest city in the North end of the picturesque Okanagan Valley.

Built in 2001, this facility boasts well-appointed backstage areas, a superb support staff and one of the most comfortable auditoriums in the province. Enjoy superior sound coverage and quality with less reliance on rental gear with the Centre's exceptional Meyer Mina digital sound system installed in 2013.

Performers, presenters and audiences alike regularly comment that this is one of the best facilities they have ever experienced. We encourage you to come and see for yourself!
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Uzume Taiko
Saturday, September 30 2017 - 7:30pm
Heart stopping choreography, thunderous rhythms, and a dose of humour for good measure, the drummers of Uzume Taiko create an exhilarating experience! This is the first show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Special Presentation' series.
BOOK SMACK!
Friday, September 29 2017 - 7:00pm
An evening of great book, film and music recommendations with a crew of wild and nerdy book lovers. A team of librarians, authors and storytellers will speed review as many books and films as they can in an hour!
FREE Taiko Drumming Workshop!
Friday, September 29 - 6:00pm
Ages 10+ are welcome to come feel the excitement of this ancient music and martial art form with your whole body. Learn drills covering some basic drum sticking techniques and movements of this powerful drumming style. Unleash your inner drummer while sweating and having lots of fun.
Okanagan Symphony presents VSO!
Sunday, October 1, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Grammy and Juno award-winning Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will be opening our 58th season!
An Evening with the Rat Pack
Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 7:30pm
Don't miss this fun-filled evening of good music, good fun and tom-foolery with Andy DiMino as Dean... Lambus Dean as Sammy and Gary Anthony as Frank... portrayed exactly like the originators did in so many years ago.
Shay Kuebler's Telemetry
Friday, October 13 2017 - 7:30pm
Shay Kuebler's raw acrobatic language animates an energetic dance, pollinated by interactive jazz, swing, tap dance and house music. This is the first show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/2018 "Dance" series.
The Toad Prince
Saturday, October 14 2017 - 2:00pm
A 'Beauty and the Beast' story set in China, with a smoke breathing dragon and the best slapstick puppetry has to offer. This is the first show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Kids" series.
CBC's This is That
Sunday, October 15 2017 - 7:30pm
Award-winning CBC radio satire duo Pat Kelly & Peter Oldring bring their hilarious show to life on our stage. This is the second show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Special Presentation" series.
Burton Cummings - Up Close and Alone Tour
Monday, October 16, 2017 - 7:30pm
One of the most celebrated rock artists in Canadian music history will perform at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Oct. 16th.
THE MAVERICKS
Tuesday, October 17, 2017 - 7:30pm
Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE MAVERICKS Tuesday, October 17 at the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre
Nashville Hurricane
Wednesday, October 18 2017 - 7:30pm
A one-man play with a flurry of characters, blazing guitar work, and formidable tunes such as 'Devil Went Down to Georgia'! This is the first show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/2018 "Theatre" series.
Symphonic Rock Evolution
Friday, October, 20th - 8:00pm
This incredible 23-piece Symphonic Rock Band has gained international recognition for their live show performance that has been compared to concerts by Elton John, Eric Clapton and Moody Blues.
Our Gala Evening! NOCCA presents Double-Double Duo
Saturday, October 21 2017 - 7:30pm
In a classy and dynamic show, Double-Double Duo uniquely fuses classical showpieces with folk, world, jazz, and pop music.
Will Stroet and His Backyard Band
Sunday, October 22 2017 - 3:00pm
Cheer for libraries, rally for vegetables and do a whole lot of dancing, laughing and learning! This is the first show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "First Stages" series.
The Legendary Tribute to Johnny Cash
Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 8:00pm
David James and Big River are often described as one of the most authentic Johnny Cash tribute shows touring today. Thousands of fans agree with those reviews, as they routinely sell out shows in venues large and small across Canada and the U.S.
DEREK EDWARDS - ALLS I'M SAYING

Saturday, October 28 2017 - 7:30pm

Alls I'm Saying is brazenly tentative! Like a sniper with the hiccups, Derek Edwards takes aim at life's galling moments, exhales slowly and jerks back the trigger. A riotous evening of homegrown comedy -- like taking a ride in an open golf cart with a good friend and a 6 pack.

Okanagan Symphony presents Halloween Spooktacular!
Sunday, October 29, 2017 - 7:00pm
Orchestral music that was written to scare you!
THE WIGGLES-BIG SHOW!
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 6:30pm
*Select Tickets still available - please call the Box Office for more information*
Get ready to Wiggle, CANADA! The world's favourite children's entertainment group, The Wiggles, are coming to perform for you as part of their BIG SHOW World tour!
Thumbelina
Saturday, November 4 2017 - 2:00pm & 4:00pm
Oregon Shadow Theatre brings to life Hans Christian Anderson's popular tale, with a new-age psychedelic twist! This is the second show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Kids" series.
The Gospel Side of Elvis
Monday, November 6, 2017 - 7:30pm
The Blackwood Family is the first family of Gospel Music, winning 8 Grammy Awards, 27 Dove Awards, and have sold over 60 million albums.
Mom's The Word III - Nest 1/2 Empty
Wednesday, November 8 2017 - 7:30pm
Kids are grown, marriages have evolved, and their bodies are backfiring - real moms face the next chapter of their lives in embarrassing, hysterical detail. This is the second show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Theatre" series.
Barenaked Ladies

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 8:00 pm

VIP tickets sill available
Please call the box office

Iconic Canadian Band, The Barenaked Ladies, to perform in Vernon, November 9th 2017! The Barenaked Ladies with special guest, will perform their Cross Canada 1-FIVE-0 Tour at The Vernon Performing Arts Centre
Supernatural - A Santana Experience
Saturday, November 11 2017 - 8:00pm
"Paying homage to a true icon of modern music. Santana's music crosses cultural boundaries and excites audiences world wide. He is an architect of latin rock and a true guitar hero.
Supernatural honors the man and his music. A seven piece band recreates the experience of a Santana concert with all the energy and musicianship of the real thing. Spanning over a 40 year career the show takes the audience through all of Santana's greatest hits and modern classics."
Aspen Santa Fe Ballet
Tuesday, November 14 2017 - 7:30pm
This international contemporary dance company presents choreography by three leading dance-makers, showcasing the interpretive skills of the talented eleven-person ensemble. This is the second show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Dance" series.
The Debaters Live! On Tour
Wednesday, November 15 2017 - 8:00pm
The hilarious head-to-head radio comedy show brings an exclusive live performance to Vernon! See The Debaters Live, hosted by Steve Patterson, at the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre on November 15. Tickets on sale this Friday Sept 15 at 10 AM, but you can beat the rush in the presale starting this Wednesday at 10 AM!
KENNY AND DOLLY: TOGETHER AGAIN
Friday, November 17 2016 - 7:30pm
The Ultimate Tribute to Kenny and Dolly - Country Music's favorite couple is Together Again!!! This is the Ultimate Tribute to Kenny and Dolly and the most authentic tribute to these country superstars that you will ever see.
You will experience an incredible night of hits as well as some of their most favorite duets. Don't miss this opportunity- you will feel like you have been transported back to a simpler time.
PIGS
Saturday, November 18, 2017 - 7:30pm
Canada's most authentic Pink Floyd tribute act.
NOCCA presents Collectif9
Sunday, November 19 2017 - 7:30pm
Collectif9 - a nine piece string ensemble from Quebec that will reinvent the classics with their seemingly unlimited energy.

Okanagan Symphony presents The French Connection
Sunday, November 26, 2017 - 7:00pm
This concert celebrates the lush and visceral music of the French romantics.
A Louisiana Hayride Christmas
Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 7:00pm
A Louisiana Hayride Christmas, Better Than Ever!
Onstage Concert with William Prince
Tuesday and Wednesday, November 29 and 30 2017 - 7:30pm
Winner of the Contemporary Roots Album of the Year at the 2017 Juno Awards for his debut album Earthly Days, William Prince has taken the Canadian music scene by storm. Relax and enjoy an up-close and personal concert with the audience seated cabaret style on stage for the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's "Onstage Concert" series.
O Christmas Tea
Friday, December 1 2017 - 7:30pm
Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss... Grab your teacups! London's 3-time IMPRESARIO award winning comedians James & Jamesy present their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy.
Okanagan Symphony presents Ringing In the Season!
Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 7:00pm
Back by popular demand, the OSO is joined on stage by British Columbia's most elite hand bell ringers for an evening of sparkling music to ring in the holiday season.
NOCCA presents Cheng2 Duo
Thursday, January 18 2018 - 7:30pm
Cheng2 Duo - the sibling synergy of Sylvie and Bryan Cheng on piano and cello.
Okanagan Symphony presents Viennese Delights
Sunday, January 21, 2018 - 7:00pm
We welcome back singers from Nancy Hermiston's acclaimed UBC Opera Ensemble for a new year's tradition of Viennese delights.
Misery
Tuesday, January 30 2018 - 7:30pm
Stephen King's chilling thriller follows the eerie capture of an author who is forced to write for his freedom… and his life. This is the third show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Theatre" series.
Onstage Concert with Jenn Grant
Friday and Saturday, February 3 and 4 2018 - 8:00pm
Nominated for Songwriter and Contemporary Album of the Year at the 2014 JUNO awards, singer/songwriter Jenn Grant brings the starry night to our stage with her new album Paradise. Relax and enjoy an up-close and personal concert with audience seated cabaret style on stage for the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's "Onstage Concert" series.
Onegin
Saturday, February 10 2018 - 7:30pm
The award-winning original musical adapted from the poem by Pushkin and opera by Tchaikovsky, Onegin features a stirring score and a timeless story of love and jealousy. This is the fourth show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Theatre" series.
Okanagan Symphony presents Viva L'Italia
Sunday, February 18, 2018 - 7:00pm
From the baroque concerto to the great tradition of opera, Italian is the international language of music.
Ballet Jorgen's Anastasia
Tuesday, February 20 2018 - 7:30pm
Ballet Jorgen returns with their full-length story ballet, Anastasia. A Russian Grand Duchess, born to privilege, is cast out into a post-revolutionary world… What will become of her? This is the third show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Dance" series.
Toronto Dance Theatre's House Mix
Saturday, March 3 2018 - 7:30pm
Toronto Dance Theatre hits the stage with high calibre choreographic invention celebrating award-winning Canadian choreographer Christopher House. This is the fourth show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Dance" series.
Okanagan Symphony presents Prodigy
Sunday, March 11, 2018 - 7:00pm
Come and experience Kevin and know that in future years you can boast that you heard him when.
Campground
Saturday, March 17 2018 - 7:30pm
Lucas Myers returns in a one-man murder-mystery with music! Gather evidence in this hilarious comedy and help solve the mystery of the missing camper! This is the final show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Theatre" series.
Captain Future
Sunday, March 18 2018 - 2:00pm
Lucas Myers' time-travelling Captain Future must save the world from the evil Dr. SamGoogApplesoftsung before he wipes out reading with social media! This is the third show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Kids" series.
NOCCA presents Charles Richard-Hamelin
Thursday, March 15 2018 - 7:30pm
Charles Richard-Hamelin, a true rising star on the international scene and silver medal winner at the International Chopin Piano Competition.
Our Steinway will receive a deserving workout.
Okanagan Symphony presents Sarah Slean
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 7:00pm
Sarah Slean leaves audiences spellbound with her captivating voice and arresting presence on stage.
Peter and the Wolf
Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 2:00pm
The classic children's tale Peter and the Wolf is brought to life!
God Is A Scottish Drag Queen II: The Second Coming
Friday, April 13 2018 - 8:00pm
Critically acclaimed comedian Mike Delamont brings us the sequel to this irreverent crowd-favourite. This is the final show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Special Presentation" series.
NOCCA presents Enchor
Saturday, April 14 2018 - 7:30pm
EnChor - a choir for "accomplished senior voices" from Vancouver. Their biography says it all. Once again, our Performing Arts Centre will be filled with song.
The Kerplunks
Sunday, April 15 2018 - 3:00pm
Engaging, colourful and high-energy, this four-piece multi-instrumental band will have the whole family up on their feet! This is the final show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "First Stages" series.
PEPPA PIG LIVE!
Thursday, April 19 2018 - 6:00pm
In "Peppa Pig's Surprise," it's a lovely day and Peppa is playing outside with her friends. Mummy Pig and Daddy Pig have a surprise for her and her younger brother George, but no matter how hard they try, they cannot guess what it is. Audiences will enjoy fun interactive games and, of course, many surprises! The live show encompasses the charming, colorful nature of the incredibly popular television series and features brand-new songs and life-size puppets that walk, talk, dance, and jump up and down to give audiences a unique, fully immersive theatrical experience from the moment the curtain opens. The show gives preschoolers and their families the opportunity to engage with their favorite characters like never before in an unforgettable first live theatre experience.
Ballet Kelowna's A Streetcar Named Desire
Friday, May 4 2018 - 7:30pm
Ride along with Ballet Kelowna's jazz-fuelled presentation of this famous tale, featuring an exclusive expanded ensemble. This is the final show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Dance" series.
Somebody Loves You Mr Hatch
Saturday, May 5 2018 - 2:00pm
Based on the children's novel by Eileen Spinelli, this heartwarming puppet show follows Mr. Hatch as he goes on a hunt to find who sent him a mysterious package. This is the final show in the Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society's 2017/18 "Kids" series.
Okanagan Symphony presents Triomphe!
Sunday, May 13, 2018 - 7:00pm
Beethoven's epic Triple Concerto will sparkle in the hands of Canada's Gryphon Trio.
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