IndieFest 2021

A musical gathering


October 28 – November 7 2021


IndieFest is a musical gathering that brings together artists and audiences from all walks of life to expand artistic practices, experience new works of art, and express creative voices.

This new festival celebrates an emerging field in the operatic sector. From new opera, to virtual reality, to Indigenous practice, to drag the festival amplifies the imaginative forms of storytelling and diverse artists unique to West Coast Canada.

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experience new performances

Did I Just Say That?
Walking At Night By Myself
The 48 Hour Opera Project: Viewing Party
Text Me
Rivers of Grief: A Journey Through The Underworld
Eurydice: Live From The Underworld
Spirits of the Virtual Space: A VR Workshop
Paueru-Gai パウエル街

expand artistic practices

Shirin Eskandani: Compassionate and Resilient Creative Leadership
Holding Space for Disabled & Chronically Ill Opera Artists in Canada
Indie Producer’s Forum
New Opera, New Tech: Pitch Sessions
The 48 Hour Opera Project: Digital Creation Hacks

express creativity

The 48 Hour Opera Project: Call for Artists
Indie Opera Hackathon
Theatre Making in VR
Indie Opera Open Mic
River Island: Performers as Creators

Covid safety protocols

In accordance with the BC Provincial Health Order proof of vaccination is required to attend all in-person IndieFest events. A staff member will be at the venue entrance to greet you and check you in. Please present your BC Vaccine Card and a piece of government issue photo ID to confirm that you are fully vaccinated with two doses. Thank you for doing your part to keep yourself and others safe and healthy so we can all enjoy live performances!

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