Kid-friendly performances in Vancouver that are geared to kids without pandering to them? Now that’s the ticket. We’ve got three spring picks from cutting edge dance on ice to symphony music and opera all created explicitly with families in mind.
Three kid-friendly performances in Vancouver
Vertical Influences at The Cultch
April 18-30 2017
Are you ready for some non-Disneyfied ice dancing? Then take the kids to see this sparkle-free performance on ice! Coming off a sold-out European tour, this is your chance to see the fresh and inventive Canadian group before they explode onto the international scene. An all-ages spectacle of dizzying spins, spiraling arabesques, and maximum fun. If you get tix for the April 22nd, 7 pm performance, bring your skates and join in a free post-show Skate Dance Party on the ice!
Britannia Ice Rink, 1661 Parker St, Vancouver
Info and tix: thecultch.com
Opera Tales at the Vancouver Public Library
May 2, noon-2 pm
Opera for kids? Yes! Fairy tales and traditional stories come to life in Opera Tales – a clever mash-up of narrated story and opera selections by 4 energetic singers and a nimble-fingered pianist, all members of VO’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program. Featuring familiar music by composers such as Rossini, Bizet and Mozart, Opera Tales is designed to delight the young AND their parents. In addition to the one-hour performance, the audience will have an opportunity to meet the singers and get hands-on experience with sets, costumes and props. And it’s totally FREE!
VAM Symphony Orchestra: A John Williams Tribute at The Orpheum Theatre
May 7 at 2 pm
Take the kids to the sumptuous Orpheum Theatre for a kid-friendly cultural experience featuring music from films such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Catch Me If You Can. Cinema meets concert hall as the VAM Symphony Orchestra, bolstered by the forces of guest ensemble VAM Intermediate Symphony, presents the popular film music of John Williams. And tickets are a steal at just $15, and only $10 for students.
Harriet Fancott is the Editor and Social Media Manager for Vancouver Mom. She has over 20 years experience in the arts, tech and mom-based blogging arenas. She lives in East Vancouver with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring all that Vancouver has to offer from festivals and events to playgrounds and beaches to sushi and ice cream (although not together).