Arts Events

Douglas College Performing Arts

Douglas College Performing Arts

Douglas College offers a range of Theatre, Music, Creative Writing and Amelia Douglas Art Gallery events that are open to the public.

For more information about programs in the performing arts at Douglas College, please visit the Faculty of Language, Literature, and the Performing Arts 

The Amelia Doulgas Gallery

The Heart's Rhythm / Color Calavera

Please join us for the opening reception on Tuesday, September 12 at 5:30pm in the Amelia Douglas Gallery, followed by an artist talk in lecture theatre N2203 at 7pm. All are welcome.


The Heart's Rhythm is a photography exhibition by Mauricio Silerio representing various dances found in celebratory events in Mexico, such as parades, rituals, and religious or traditional festivals. 

“Through my images, I try to tell the stories hidden behind the dances. The colour and expression of the dances has had the purpose of recovering ancestral knowledge and being a means through which to communicate it from generation to generation.”  Mauricio Silerio 


Color Calavera is a vibrant exhibition by Adrian Edgar, displaying large canvases of seemingly expressionless skulls and bringing them to life with color and imagery, giving them personalities of their own. The exhibit's theme is the Day of the Dead, the cultural celebration that happens each year on November 2nd in Mexico. 

“In other countries, death is often seen as a taboo subject, but in Mexico we make songs, poems, jokes and art out if it. This is because when Mexicans talk about death, we are really talking about life, the value of appreciating every moment and the importance of having a positive attitude through difficult situations.”  Adrian Edgar 


More information to come.

More information to come.

Arts in the Afternoon: All performances are on Wednesday afternoons at 3pm in the Laura C. Muir Theatre except for the theatre productions which begin at 2:30pm. Attendance is free and all are welcome!

Jennifer Butler is a composer, teacher, and flutist living in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Her music, described as “beautifully remote” (Vancouver Sun), “intimate” (Globe and Mail), and “disquieting” (Vancouver Observer), has been commissioned, performed, and broadcast across Canada, in the United States, Australia, and Europe. She holds both a Master’s degree and Doctorate in music composition from the University of British Columbia.

Recent projects include: The End of the World (or else the beginning), commissioned by the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra for Flutist Mark Mcgregor and the Borealis String Quartet; Songs for Klee Wyck, commissioned by Victoria’s Emily Carr String Quartet with Marion NewmanFour Horses, a song cycle written with Peter Anderson for Mark McGregor, Dory Hayley and Adrian Verdejo; and The Stars Have Closed Their Eyes, commissioned by Bradyworks for the electric guitar quartet Instruments of Happiness. She is currently working on recording an album of her music, supported by the Canada Council for the Arts. 

Jennifer has been commissioned and performed by outstanding artists such as the Vancouver Symphony, The Emily Carr String Quartet, the Vancouver Island Symphony, Rachel Iwaasa and Mark McGregor, Continuum Contemporary Music (Toronto), The Victoria Symphony, the Western Front (Vancouver), Redshift (Vancouver),  the Vancouver Intercultural Orchestra, The Motion Ensemble (Seattle), Vancouver New Music, and Aventa (Victoria). 

Jennifer maintains a private studio of composition students and has recently joined the faculty at the Vancouver Academy of Music. She is also a Teaching Artist with Vancouver Opera and a composer mentor with the Turning Point Ensemble. Jennifer is currently the Chair for the advisory committee for the BC region of the CMC, and is an active board member for Redshift music and the Standing Wave Ensemble. She was President of the Canadian League of Composers from 2011-14 and was an active member of R. Murray Schafer’s Wolf Project from 2000-2016. 

Music Technology and Foundations of Music Therapy Students perform!

This summer, five music technology students, two music therapy students and one MTD instructor (collectively calling themselves 'DC Blue') travelled to central Africa to play at the Kigali Up Festival and spend ten days at the Rwanda School of Arts and Music collaborating with students there: recording, jamming and skill sharing. On September 20th the group will share the set they rehearsed for the festival, some photos and video footage, and accounts of their transformative experiences in the new Rwanda.


More info to come.

More info to come.

More info to come.

This performance begins at 2:30pm. No tickets required.

This performance is in the Studio Theatre and begins at 2:30pm. No latecomers.

Featuring performances by the students of the Douglas College Music Program.

Featuring performances by the students of the Douglas College Music Program.

Theatre Productions

All performance will be in the Laura C. Muir Theatre for the Performing Arts at the New Westminster Campus of Douglas College on the 4th floor.

Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, November 3: 7:30pm (opening night)

Saturday, November 4: 2:30pm (matinee)

Saturday, November 4: 7:30pm

Wednesday, November 8: 2:30pm (free performance as part of Arts in the Afternoon performance series)

Thursday, November 9: 7:30pm

Friday, November 10: 7:30pm (closing)


Ticket sales are not yet live. Please return back in early October.

All performances will be in the Studio Theatre at the New Westminster campus of Douglas College on the 4th floor.


Showtimes are as follows:

Friday, November 10: 7:30pm (opening)

Wednesday, November 15: 2:30pm (free performance as part of the Arts in the Afternoon performance series)

Wednesday, November 15: 7:30pm

Thursday, November 16: 7:30pm

Friday, November 17: 7:30pm

Saturday, November 18: 2:30pm (matinee)

Saturday, November 18: 7:30pm (closing)


Ticket sales are not yet live. Please return back in early October.

For More Info

Contact Jacci Wintermans, Arts Events Officer at or 604-527-5495.
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