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It’s Show Time: Theatre Tours from BC (2024)

Theatre offers unique and immersive experience that connects audiences to powerful storytelling, compelling performances, live artistry, and timeless themes that resonate across generations. Discover the magic of theatre on these fall getaways from Wells Gray Tours! From classic dramas to cutting-edge contemporary pieces, there’s something for every theatre enthusiast. Here are some of our must-see theatre tours departing from British Columbia.

Leavenworth Summer Theatre

BC Interior departure only: August 11, 2024 – 4 Days

Production of The Sound of Music at  the  Ski Hill Amphitheatre.  Photo credit: Leavenworth Theatre

Leavenworth will celebrate its 29th season of theatre in 2024, anchored by its signature production, The Sound of Music. Experience the magic of theatre under the stars as you watch the show outdoors at the Ski Hill Amphitheatre. The sun falls behind the ridge, the moon rises over the valley, and Maria starts singing her much-loved title song. The second show is Beauty and the Beast. We stay three nights at the lovely Enzian Inn, located near Leavenworth’s town square and convenient to the shops. We also visit Rocky Reach Dam and fish ladder on the Columbia River, Aplets and Cotlets Factory, Leavenworth Reindeer Farm, and the Nutcracker Museum.

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Come From Away & Jersey Boys in Vancouver

BC Interior departure: Waitlist only

Vancouver Island departure: September 10, 2024 – 3 Days

Enjoy this short mid-week get-away, featuring 2 shows at Vancouver theatres. The first show is Jersey Boys at the Stanley Theatre and the other is Come From Away at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. For this tour, we are also including visits to VanDusen Botanical Garden and Britannia Shipyards National Historic Site, and a cruise around the Vancouver harbour

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Ontario Theatre

BC Interior, Vancouver Island, and Lower Mainland departures: October 1, 2024 – 10 Days

Ontario is the place to be if you want to experience Canadian theatre with the greatest selection of shows. Toronto has firmly established itself as the Broadway of Canada, plus the long running Stratford Festival and Shaw Festival consistently attract the best of stage actors. You will see 11 shows on this tour, sometimes with a choice between 2 shows or a choice to opt out. The Mirvish theatres in Toronto bring in the big shows and we see Come From Away and Life of Pi. The Stratford Festival was founded in 1952 and presents thought provoking productions of Shakespeare’s plays, as well as others from the classical repertoire. The Shaw Festival has been running since 1962 in Niagara-on-the-Lake and produces plays from George Bernard Shaw’s era and other contemporary plays. The Greg Frewin dinner theatre presents the spectacle of the world’s greatest illusionist.

On this tour, we also see Niagara Falls, one of the world’s mightiest waterfalls; have lunch in the revolving restaurant atop Skylon Tower where we admire a fabulous view of the Horseshoe and American Falls; enjoy a sightseeing tour of the Niagara area is conducted by a local guide; and ride the Hornblower (formerly Maid of the Mist) for an awesome view of the Horseshoe and American Falls from the river.

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Vancouver Theatre with Cirque du Soleil

BC Interior departure only: October 11, 2024 – 4 Days

Theatre Show Echo

Enjoy this extra long Thanksgiving weekend at the coast, featuring 3 shows at Vancouver theatres. The first show is Jersey Boys at the Stanley Theatre, the second is Cirque du Soleil’s ECHO in the Grand Chapiteau, and the third is Rumours: The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show at the Massey Theatre. For this tour, we are offering a visit to the newly-reopened Museum of Anthropology, and a choice of Bloedel Conservatory or Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Garden with tea.

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Cirque du Soleil ECHO

BC Interior departure only: November 12, 2024 – 3 Days

Two great shows are featured on this quick getaway to Vancouver. Cirque du Soleil’s ECHO is a thrilling new show, travelling North America since April 2023 and will be staged in the Grand Chapiteau. The second show is The Book of Mormon at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver theatre tours are offered several times a year, so you probably don’t want to see the same attractions each time. For this tour, we are offering a choice of the Maritime Museum or the Museum of Vancouver.

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Cirque du Soleil ECHO

Vancouver Island departure only: November 12, 2024 – 3 Days

Two great shows are featured on this quick getaway to Vancouver. Cirque du Soleil’s ECHO is a thrilling new show, travelling North America since April 2023 and will be staged in the Grand Chapiteau. The second show is The Book of Mormon at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Vancouver theatre tours are offered several times a year, so you probably don’t want to see the same attractions each time. For this tour, we are offering the Bloedel Conservatory and Museum of Anthropology.

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View of Seattle, WA. Photo credit: Stephen Plopper under the Unsplash Licence.

Theatre Escape to Seattle (COMING SOON)

BC Interior Only: November 2024

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Being on the interested list means when a tour comes out for sale, we will notify you before it is advertised. Please note this does not mean you are automatically booked on the tour. To book you on the tour we must speak to you and collect a deposit.

For more information about these or other tours, please visit our website or call one of our offices at 1.800.667.9552 to book your seat.

Photo Credits:
The Sound of Music production – Leavenworth Theatre
Come From Away 2023 touring case (Banner) – Mathew Murphy
Come From Away – Broadway Across Canada
Stratford Festival
Cirque du Soleil ECHO – Cirque du Soleil
Grand Chapiteau – Wikimedia
Seattle, WA – Stephen Plopper (Unsplash)