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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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God is a Scottish Drag Queen
Friday, October 28 2016 - 8:00pm
A two-act comedy of biblical proportions!
Ian Parker, piano
Saturday, October 29 2016 - 7:30pm
NOCCA presents Ian Parker - Join Ian as he returns to Vernon for the exciting debut of NOCCA's new Steinway. Parker will display the dazzling range of his artistry (and of our new piano) in this passionate and celebratory performance.
The Louisiana Hayride Show Fall Tour Spectacular!
Thursday, November 3 2016 - 7:30pm
The Louisiana Hayride Show Fall Tour Spectacular with Great New songs you will Love! As well as previous show Favorites with a spectacular salute to some of our Canadian Legends!
Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery
Thursday, November 10 2016 - 7:30pm
A fast-paced farcical comedy starring everyone's favorite detective. Five actors play over 40 comical characters, filling the stage with suspects, allies, and heirs in this zany whodunit based on the Arthur Conan Doyle classic. The game's afoot in this hilarious thriller that's anything but elementary!
Peter Pan
Sunday, November 13 2016 - 2:00pm
DuffleBag Theatre brings this refreshing version of the magical tale where audience members are invited into the story to play the main parts along with the cast!
Tuesday, November 15 2016 - 7:30pm
The legendary guitarist Jesse Cook will perform music from his latest album ONE WORLD Which features influences from the Middle East to South America, Spain, and beyond.
Gord Bamford
Thursday, November 17 2016 - 7:30pm
It is with his distinctive sound and songwriting ability that defines Gord Bamford as one of country music's best neotraditional artists and like so many others that have come before him; Bamford is not an overnight success. He has spent the better part of the last 20 years honing his craft, working to get where he is today.
Lonely Hearts Tour
Friday, November 18 2016 - 7:00pm
Blues, Jazz & R&B with a modern touch and eclectic sound
Madmen Across the Water
Sunday, November 20 2016 - 7:00pm
The OSO welcomes the Jeans 'n Classics band for their Okanagan Symphony debut - this concert will feature the well-loved and classic songs of Elton John.
Scrooge's Christmas Carol
Friday, November 25 2016 - 7:00pm
Saturday, November 26 2016 - 2:30pm
Saturday, November 26 2016 - 7:00pm
Okanagan Rhythmic Gymnastics & Cirque Theatre Company - one of Vernon's most popular creative groups - is at it again!
Goodnight Moon & the Runaway Bunny
Sunday, November 27 2016 - 3:00pm
Mermaid Theatre uses puppets to bring the well-known stories Good Night Moon and Runaway Bunny to life, introducing young children to the magic of theatre.
Monday, November 28 2016 - 7:30pm
The Ultimate Tribute to Dolly & Kenny is coming to the Okanagan in November! You will experience an incredible night of hits as well as some timeless Christmas classics. Don't miss this opportunity- you will feel like you have been transported back to a simpler time.
Holiday Express
Friday, December 2 2016 - 7:00pm
*Tickets $21 each, all ages - On sale Monday Nov 7th, 9:00 am*
Center Stage Performing Arts Academy (Junior Company) presents a new musical - Holiday Express - featuring music from The Polar Express
Rotary Carol Festival
No Tickets Required - Donations Accepted At The Door
Saturday, December 3 2016 - 2:00PM
Saturday, December 3 2016 - 7:00PM
Sunday, December 4 2016 - 2:00PM
A long standing and popular pre-Christmas tradition in Vernon since 1952, the annual Rotary Christmas Carol Festival returns to the Vernon Performing Arts Centre.
The Shriners Variety Show
Friday, December 9 2016 - 4:00pm & 7:00pm
The Shriners Variety Show will feature Murray Hatfield, awarded "Canada's Magician Of The Year" twice in recent years.
The Shriners of B.C. & Yukon are raising funds to transport local children to Shrine Hospitals for free care.
A Cowboy Christmas with Rob Dinwoodie & Friends
Saturday, December 10 2016 - 7:30pm
Come celebrate a Cowboy Christmas with Rob Dinwoodie and friends this holiday season. Let the music, story and cowboy poetry take you back, when Christmas was simpler and where friends and family were the focus.
Ken Lavigne Christmas
Tuesday, December 13 2016 - 7:30pm
Music, Merriment and Magic will fill the air at the 2016 Ken Lavigne Christmas Roadshow
Sunday, December 18 2016 - 7:00pm
Just in time for Christmas, the OSO brings back Handel's glorious masterpiece - Messiah.
Saturday, January 21 2017 - 7:00pm
Come for the circus, stay for the banana bread! The stage becomes a giant kitchen where circus performers recreate stories whilst cooking real meals and offering them up to the audience!
Beethoven Blockbuster
Sunday, January 22 2017 - 7:00pm
Beethoven's music kicked open the door of the romantic era, imbuing the orchestral sound with more power than it had ever had before.
Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble
Saturday, January 28 2017 - 7:30pm
NOCCA presents the Rémi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble - A Tribute to Dave Brubeck. The Remi Bolduc Jazz Ensemble brings the soul and brilliance of one of the great exponents of cool jazz to our stage. Not to be missed!
The Lonely
Friday, February 3 2017 - 7:30PM
Celebrating The Music of Roy Orbison
Snowed in Comedy Tour 2017
Saturday, February 4 2016 - 8:30pm
* Please note later start time, at 8:30 pm*
The Snowed In Comedy Tour is coming back to Vernon.
*Please note: strong language and mature themes*
The King
Thursday, February 9 2017 - 7:30pm
The King" A musical journey of the King of Rock 'n Roll starring Las Vegas Headliner and the only tribute artist to perform on the grounds of Graceland, Donny Edwards.
Swan Lake - Canada's Ballet Jorgen
Thursday, February 16 2017 - 7:30pm
By popular demand, Canada's Ballet Jorgen (Sleeping Beauty, Romeo & Juliet) brings the beloved and magical full-length production of Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake back to Vernon to delight out audiences once again.
Latin Fiesta
Sunday, February 19 2017 - 7:00pm
It's Carnival time - sensual melodies, syncopated rhythms and colourful instrumentation will make this concert toe-tapping fun.
Sarah Hagen & Benjamin Butterfield
Sunday, February 26 2017 - 2:00pm
NOCCA presents Sarah Hagen, piano & Benjamin Butterfield, tenor. Sarah and Benjamin unite in a magical offering from the voice and piano repertoire in a musical expression of artistry and human emotion.
Ring of Fire - The Music of Johnny Cash
Monday, March 6 2017 - 7:30pm
Western Canada Theatre and Chemainus Theatre Festival are proud to co-produce the ultimate tribute to the iconic Johnny Cash, Ring of Fire. Performed by a multi-talented cast, this production is a powerful tribute to the Man in Black, an endlessly entertaining journey that will leave you cheering for more!
I Am Woman! Hear Me Laff 13
Saturday, March 11 2017 - 8:00pm
One of the biggest stand-up comedy events of the year featuring headliner Laurie Elliott!
Colours of Russia
Sunday, March 12 2017 - 7:00pm
The Russians are coming, putting all the colours of the orchestra front and centre.
Ben Caplan and the Casual Smokers
Friday, March 17 2017 - 7:30pm
OnStage Concert: Audience seated cabaret style, on stage. Inspired in part by Eastern European and Jewish folk traditions, Ben Caplan mixes older musical sensibilities with his own heart & soul. Adult Only performance
Duo Rendezvous
Saturday, March 18 2017 - 7:30pm
NOCCA presents Duo Rendezvous - Violinist Jasper Wood & guitarist Daniel Bolshoy join forces in a perfect synergy of intimate and virtuosic performance, offering us a presentation of humour and passionate musicianship.
Getting to Room Temperature
Wednesday, March 22 2017 - 7:30pm
Getting to Room Temperature invites audiences into an honest and wry conversation about aging and dying in Canada.
Shay Keubler's GLORY
Saturday, April 1 2017 - 7:30pm
A company of 6 bold and dynamic performers create a physical essay around numerous themes of glorification. Creating rich and dark imagery through visceral and impactful choreography, Glory pushes the audience to question the purpose and reasoning of violent material in society.
Italian Airs & Graces
Sunday, April 9 2017 - 7:00pm
The Okanagan Symphony enters spring with an air of grace in this concert inspired by Italy and the baroque era.
Phantom of the Opera
Friday, April 28 2017 - 7:30pm
Atlantic Ballet Theatre of Canada's Phantom of the Opera is a captivating story which evokes timeless themes and images of outcasts, love, and the power of obsession.
Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII
Sunday, April 30 2017 - 7:30pm
Til Death: The Six Wives of Henry VIII - a fast-paced, one woman, hilarious romp with the six wives of King Henry VIII. All in the space of 70 minutes, Fringe powerhouse Tara Travis will introduce us to: the Betrayed Wife, the Scheming Wife, the Peacemaker, the Ugly German, the Tarty One, and the One in Love with Someone Else.
A Midsummer Night's Dream
Sunday, April 30 2017 - 2:00pm
A brand-sparkling new adaptation of Shakespeare's whimsical classic about fairies, love potions and talking donkeys, made just for kids!
Coco Love Alcorn
Wednesday, May 17 2017 - 7:30pm
OnStage Concert: Joyful and genuine, jazz and pop singer Coco Love Alcorn brings her soulful and compelling music to the small stage for an intimate performance.
Freud's Last Session
Thursday, May 18 2017 - 7:30pm
Does God exist? Does goodness require the presence of evil? What begins as a philosophical debate becomes a profound play in which Sigmund Freud and C.S. Lewis boldly address the greatest questions of all time.
Canadiana Suite - A Sesquicentennial Celebration
SATURDAY, May 06 2017 - 7:00pm
With the Okanagan Symphony's collaborative partner Ballet Kelowna sharing the stage, we raise a toast to Canada in this Sesquicentennial Celebration. *Please note this performance is on Saturday evening*
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