6 hottest arts shows in Vancouver this April

Dec 20 2017, 5:02 am

If you need more than just an umbrella to escape the April showers, seek some shelter by supporting local music, theatre and art shows.

Whether it’s a story about discrimination, a tale of three sisters, a witty physical comedy about tea, a Canadian premiere of an Ayad Akhtar script, an art space opening up all their doors or a show about the infamous criminals of the Great Depression, these are the six hottest shows in Vancouver this April.

Crimes of the Heart

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Photo Credit: Bright Young Theatre

Presented by Bright Young TheatreCrimes of the Heart is the perfect balance of humour and pathos. It’s the story of three sisters and a grave misstep that unites them.

When:  March 30 – April 10

Where: Little Mountain Gallery (195 E 26th Avenue, Vancouver)

More Info: Bright Young Theatre


Laramie Project: Vancouver

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Photo Credit: Tomosuru Players

The Laramie Project tells the story of Matthew Shepard, a young gay man who was beaten to death outside of Laramie, Wyoming. With original music and scoring that’s never been heard before, this chilling production highlights the truth of discrimination and hate.

When:  March 30 – April 3

Where: 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

More Info: Laramie Project

Bonnie and Clyde the Musical


Photo Credit: Play on Words Productions

Play on Words Productions presents Bonnie and Clyde the Musical, the infamous story behind the ill-fated Barrow gang who took America by storm during the Great Depression. Full of moving music, young Vancouver talent and just enough crime, this show isn’t to be missed.

When:  March 30 – April 9

Where: The Havana Theatre (1212 Commercial Drive, Vancouver)

More Info: Play on Words Productions

High Tea


High Tea is an immersive evening of physical comedy presented by ‘James and Jamesy’ (Aaron Malkin and Alastair Knowles). These 13-time ‘Best-of-Fest’ Fringe Winners perform a lively, witty and unforgettable show about, well, tea!

When:  April 12 – 16

Where: 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver

More Info: High Tea

Parker Art Salon

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The second annual Parker Arts Salon is happening at the Parker Street Studios this April. Featuring 57 artists featuring their best work only steps away from their studios, ranging from painters, sculptors to installation work.

When:  April 22 – 24

Where:  Parker Street Studios, 1000 Parker Street, Vancouver

More Info: Parker Art Salon

The Invisible Hand

The Invisible Hand, Munish Sharma, Conor Wylie, Shaker Paleja, & Craig Erickson. Cred. Tim Matheson 5x8

Photo Credit: Tim Matheson

This is the Canadian premiere of the award-winning show, The Invisible Hand, presented by Pi Theatre. It is the story of Nick Bright, who helps a Islamic militant group manipulate the world commodities and currency markets to pay off his own ransom.

When:  April 5 – 23

Where: Historic Theatre at the Cultch, 1895 Venables Street, Vancouver

More Info: The Invisible Hand

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