About the Vancouver Speech and Drama Festival

The Vancouver Speech and Drama Festival, formerly known as the Kiwanis Fraser Valley Speech Arts and Drama Festival, moved to Vancouver in 2016 to better serve its participants. We are pleased to be partnering with the Arts Club and Bard on the Beach in 2018. The festival will be held at their Goldcorp Stage at the BMO Theatre Centre beginning May 14, 2018.

Objectives of the Festival

  • to support and foster drama education through bursaries and scholarships
  • to give participants the benefit of expert criticism from unbiased adjudicators
  • to help participants acquire self-confidence by performing before an audience
  • to provide performance opportunities for participants both at the festival and in the community throughout the year