Before the concert
If you’re reading this, you may be joining us soon for a concert, and we couldn’t be happier. We care deeply about engaging with new audience members and ensuring that you have a great experience and will want to return. The following are questions that we have been asked by first-time audience members.
Please note: for questions about VCMS concerts and COVID-19, please read our COVID-19 FAQ.
Where are your concerts?
Concerts take place at 5 different locations, West Vancouver United Church (West Vancouver), Highlands United Church (North Vancouver), Anvil Centre (New Westminster), Evergreen Cultural Center (Coquitlam) and South Baptist Church (Delta). For complete venue information, see our venues page.
How much do tickets cost?
A key part of our mission is to make leading artists and great music accessible to everyone in our community.
We achieve this by keeping our ticket prices as low as possible, and through our education and outreach efforts.
Single tickets range from $20 to $40, with savings of up to 25% if you subscribe. Every seat in the house is priced the same—we do not have tiered pricing. You may also consider purchasing a full season pass, which allows you to attend any or all of our concerts this season for one low price
Even lower-priced full season passes are available for students, and individual student tickets cost just $15 each. Discounted tickets are also available for groups of 10 or more.
What do I wear?
Whatever you want! There's no dress code at our concerts. Whether formal or casual, we just want you to be comfortable and enjoy the music.
How long is a concert?
Most concerts run between an hour and a half and two hours. Most concerts feature a 15-minute intermission about midway through the performance.
*For Season 2020, due to Covid-19; Our concerts run an hour-long without intermission.
When do I applaud?
Applause is generally reserved for the conclusion of a piece so as not to disturb the concentration of the artists. When you're blown away by the performance, by all means, go wild!
Can I use my phone?
No one likes phones ringing or making other noises during the performance, so we ask that you silence yours before the performance starts. We do encourage you to share your experience with others, though, so feel free to check in on Facebook or snap an Instagram shot before the performance—just make sure your phone is on silent during the concert out of consideration for the artists.
Where do I park?
Convenient parking is available at all our venues, with discounted parking offered at many locations. Check each venue page for a list of options.
What if I can't make it to the concert?
Don't worry, our exchange policy is extremely flexible. Provided you contact us before noon on the day of the concert, we'll happily exchange your tickets for another VCMS event (subject to availability) free of charge. Please note if you are exchanging discounted tickets or going from different series, there may be an additional balance on your order.
What else should I expect?
An experience that is fundamentally human, and yet transcendent, shared with a group of people who love great music and believe that it should be accessible to everyone.