Vancouver Cantonese Opera

Keeping the tradition alive

Cantonese opera (粵劇) is one of the major categories in Chinese opera, originating in southern China’s Guangdong Province. It is a traditional Chinese art form, involving music, singing, martial arts, acrobatics, and acting. The Vancouver Cantonese Opera is a non-profit society incorporated on June 30th, 2000. Our mission is to preserve and promote Cantonese opera in Canada. We endeavor to present the unique traditional art form of Cantonese opera at the highest level to both Chinese and non-Chinese audiences. We also strive to collaborate with our stakeholders to meet the fundamental need for spiritual and aesthetic satisfaction and richness in our lives.

Our sponsors

Vancouver Cantonese Opera is grateful for the generous support from the our sponsors:

The Canada Council for the Arts
Province of British Columbia
British Columbia Arts Council
Metro Vancouver
City of Vancouver
City of Richmond
City of Surrey
The Hamber Foundation
Festivals Burnaby
Association for Opera in Canada
Vancouver Civic Theatre Grant
Other patrons

The Vancouver Cantonese Opera is a non-profit society incorporated on June 30th, 2000. Our mission is to preserve and promote Cantonese opera in Canada. We endeavor to present the unique traditional art form of Cantonese opera at the highest level to both Chinese and non-Chinese audiences.

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Our productions

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The Legend of the Red Peony

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The Romance of the Broken Mirror

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The Battle of Hung Jau

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The Legend of the Purple Hairpin

is a non-profit and charitable society with a mission to preserve and promote Cantonese opera in Canada.

Vancouver Cantonese Opera acknowledges that we work and perform on the unceded and traditional territory of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations.


Phone: +1-604-764-8181
Email: [email protected]

REGISTERED FEDERAL CHARITY NUMBER: 86268 3521 RR0001

REGISTERED UNDER THE BC SOCIETY ACT: S-41779

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