Vancouver is filled with great culture. Explore it.

You know when you open up The Georgia Straight to find out what’s happening in Vancouver and end up feeling totally overwhelmed? Well Music on Main’s Culture Calendar is here to help! Artistic Director David Pay has carefully chosen a list of super events to experience in Vancouver. more…

Whether you’re looking for a theatrical diversion or a blockbuster art show, some new dance or a classical concerto, the Culture Calendar is a list of must-see events that you’ll be happy to experience. Check back whenever you’re looking for a hit of culture; Dave updates his picks whenever he hears of something intriguing. less…

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Culture at the Centre

Mar 18 - Oct 08, 2018

Museum of Anthropology

An unprecedented new exhibition that offers insight into the important work Indigenous-run cultural centres and museums in British Columbia are doing to honour and support their culture, history and language.

Theatre Under the Stars

Jul 04 - Aug 18, 2018

Malkin Bowl

Theatre Under the Stars invites audiences to have a ball this summer with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella and 42nd Street, at Stanley Park’s picturesque Malkin Bowl.

The Kessler Academy 2018

Aug 30 2018

Pyatt Hall (VSO School of Music)

The Microcosmos Quartet leads the fourth annual performance of The Kessler Academy: an orchestral performance by rising young string professionals and advanced students.

An Evening with Ira Glass

Sep 22 2018

Queen Elizabeth Theatre

The creator of This American Life discusses seven things he’s learned.

Lara St. John, violin & Matt Herskowitz, piano

Sep 25 2018


Performing Beethoven’s powerful Kreutzer Sonata as well as pieces from their album Shiksa, this will be a season opener you won’t want to miss.

CAGE, a piece by Improv dance pioneer Katie Duck

Sep 28 2018

The Dance Centre

A pioneer on the international improvisation scene, Katie Duck has inspired generations of performers. CAGE is a trenchant feminist analysis of the human condition and the oppression of modern life.

2018 Modulus Festival

Nov 02 - 06, 2018

Multiple Venues

Music on Main's 2018 Modulus Festival will take place at The Roundhouse, CBC Studio 700, and The Post at 750 in Vancouver. Tickets will go on sale September 14, 2018.

Composers + Cocktails with Nicole Lizée

Dec 18 2018

The Post at 750

Get an insider’s perspective on creation from Composer in Residence Nicole Lizée over cocktails and conversation.

Music for the Winter Solstice 2018

Dec 19 - 20, 2018

Heritage Hall

We light up the night for the fifth year in a row to celebrate the solstice in style with holiday merriment and luminous music.

MUTED with Monica Germino, violin

Jan 28 - 30, 2019


Taking audiences to the thresholds of audibility, this intensely theatrical piece is conceived for small groups of listeners in intimate spaces.

Behind the Scenes with Claire Edwardes

Mar 28 2019

The Post at 750

Meet internationally acclaimed Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes and learn about her artistic process, what makes her tick, and her thoughts about the music she plays.

Claire Edwardes, percussion

Apr 02 2019

Fox Cabaret

Claire's award-winning performances combine a theatrical energy with charismatic and original interpretations bringing to life the varied array of music she performs.

Behind the Scenes with Claire Edwardes

Apr 04 2019

The Post at 750

Meet internationally acclaimed Australian percussionist Claire Edwardes and learn about her artistic process, what makes her tick, and her thoughts about the music she plays.

Shared Madness with Jennifer Koh, violin

Apr 09 2019

Fox Cabaret

Jennifer Koh explores virtuosity in the 21st century with works for solo violin from some of today’s most celebrated composers.

Tesla Quartet

Apr 16 2019

Fox Cabaret

These Julliard-trained musicians bring refinement to new and classical repertoire.

Emerge on Main 2019: Spotlight on Rising Musicians

Apr 23 2019

Fox Cabaret

Witness the emergence of 3 of Vancouver’s up-and-coming classical, new, and genre-bending musicians as they step into the spotlight.

Elinor Frey, baroque cello

Apr 30 2019

Fox Cabaret

Along with the beloved C Minor Suite and the gorgeous Partita in D Minor, Elinor brings to the stage new works for baroque cello commissioned from three remarkable composers.