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Know Before the Show

Arrive Early

Latecomers may not be seated. We suggest arriving at least 30-45 minutes prior to the performance, to ensure you have time to settle in. The performance will be approximately 2 hours and 25 minutes long including a 25 minute intermission.


Please ensure that you have your e-tickets ready to be scanned from your phone.

Pre-show + Post-show Talks

Join us an hour before curtain time (1:00pm) for The Pearl Fishers Pre-Show Talk: Colouring in The Pearl Fishers with Dalhousie International Studies and History/Political Science professor Ajay Parasram. He’ll present a lively discussion of the challenges, inaccuracies, and insights found in Bizet’s The Pearl Fishers.

Digital House Program

A paper programme, with artist biographies, a synopsis, analysis of the opera, and donor information will be available at the theatre. If you’d like to have more in-depth information about The Pearl Fishers, explore our digital programme, full of multimedia links and more. Click here to view.

Theatre Tips
Parking is limited at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre and there are multiple events taking place nearby at BC Place and Rogers Arena. Please arrive early. The theatre only accepts payment by debit or credit card.

Strobe lights and a flash effect will be used in this performance.

Share on Social

Please share your experience on social media. Be sure to tag @VancouverOpera on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Note, photography or video is not permitted during the performance please, but you’re welcome to photograph the curtain call.

Evening Performance Times

6:00 pm – Box Office opens
6:15 pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre doors open
6:30 pm – Free pre-show talk begins
7:30 pm – Performance begins
8:50 pm – Intermission
9:15 pm – Performance resumes

Matinee Performance Times

12:30 pm – Box Office opens
12:45 pm – Queen Elizabeth Theatre doors open
1:00 pm – Free pre-show talk begins
2:00 pm – Performance begins
3:20 pm – Intermission
3:45 pm – Performance resumes

Latecomers may not be seated until an appropriate interval, so please arrive early with your e-tickets. Please call the Ticket Centre at 604.683.0222 or email tickets@vancouveropera.ca if you have any questions.