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Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

Theatre & Performing Arts, Accessibility

1695 Whyte Ave Vanier Park, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6J 5C3


This business has self-assessed as having the following accessible attributes. Please contact the business directly for further detail if required.


  • Designated accessible parking near an accessible entrance that is specifically marked
Restroom In Public Area
  • Can be reached without going up or down stairs, has a main entrance and/or stall that is a minimum 815 mm wide and has an outward swing door
Activities & Transportation
  • Key activities are accessible to guests using mobility devices
  • Accessible spaces have clear views of the main activity (i.e. stage, viewing area)
  • Pathways are hard packed surfaces with a maximum slope 5%


Overall Space
  • Audio description headsets available for presentations, films or movies
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights


Overall Space
  • Hearing loop technology available

Cognitive & Sensory Friendly

Overall Space
  • Staff are available to accompany guests through the venue as a guide, and to describe the sights


Emergency Plan
  • Emergency plan includes staff trained to provide in-person assistance for people with mobility, visual, and hearing requirements
Service Dogs
  • Staff have been trained on guide and service dog policies
  • Business has a dog relief area on site
High Speed Internet Service
  • Business has high-speed internet service available for video application use
Additional Information

Our current site is accessible via wheelchair and further improvements are being made on an annual basis.

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Each year Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival runs from June to September in a spectacular waterfront setting in Vancouver. Enjoy Shakespeares great comedies, romances and dramas in modern theatre tents, performed against a spectacular backdrop of mountains, sea and sky! 2021 SEASON UPDATE: With regret, we have made the decision not to proceed with an in-person Festival this summer, because of the impact of the pandemics third wave on our unique production and presentation model. For more information and plans for our digital season, please visit: