Dandy’s BIG GAY CABARET!

Straight People Welcome.

For Pride this year The Rio Theatre is rolling out the rainbow carpet to welcome not just Vancouver Pride, but nationwide Canada Pride 2024! And whom better to be our honorable ambassador to the world and fellow Gaynadians than our very own Gayest of the Gays, Queerest of the Queers, Dandy!

Celebrate Vancouver & Canada Pride at the most anticipated cabaret of the year! Runner up in Georgia Straight’s BEST OF VANCOUVER 2023 and host of the year 2024, DANDY (tiktok star @dandyandfriends) curates a cabinet of charismatic, Queer, cabaret creators. Live singing, dance, death defying circus feats, drag, burlesque and some fun surprises. You might not be gay when you sit down, but research shows that attending this show will make you 69% gayer!. HUZZAH!

If you don’t come to this show, you are homophobic! So get your tickets now, Darling.

Friday, August 2
Doors 7:15 pm | Show 8:00 pm *Start time subject to change. Please arrive on time.

Early Bird tickets available until July 12. HERE

Main Floor Assigned $30 + s/c | $35 at the door
VIP – First 4 rows $40 + s/c | $45 at the door **VIP ticket holders also get an interactive prop bag to be used during the show!**
The ‘We Are Family’ 4 Pack $25 a ticket + s/c (Available online only)

Buy tickets in advance HERE

But wait, there’s more!

Not in the mood to trapse downtown, wait in a 2 hour queue, overpay on cover and drinks to spend 15 minutes in a club before you have to do it all over again at the after hours? Then don’t. Let’s keep this BIG GAY FRIDAY going with a FRIDAY LATE NIGHT screening of that cult and queer classic: THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW! Upgrade your ticket for just $10 and get a reserved seat PLUS a goody bag filled with props to use during the film. During checkout you’ll have the option to upgrade your ticket with the BIG GAY FRIDAY – Rocky Horror Upgrade Pass.

The Rio Theatre lobby and bar will be open between shows and serving up Pride inspired cocktails, mocktails and your favorite gay anthems. Don’t forget to pick up a Rio Theatre Pride Edition T-shirt, check out the merch booth and pose, vogue, pose at our pride photo backdrop. Don’t forget to tag us in your pics @riotheatre & @dandyandfriends


Featuring, in no queer-ticular order:

Vita Devour
Jackal
Jordy Matheson
Faetality
Peter Packer
Manly Nipkiss
Melrose Twist
Malandro
Scarlette Rosé
Jalebia Majora
Daniel Kelly

About your Host:

Dandy (he/him) is the award-winning host made popular on TikTok for his viral videos promoting queer joy! Winner of Host of the Year 2024 for Vancouver International Burlesque Festival and awarded runner up in the Georgia Straight’s BEST OF VANCOUVER for his show Drag Attack! – you can catch him regularly on stage in his shows at the iconic Rio Theatre in Vancouver, or touring regularly this year between LA and New York City. His upcoming series Dandyland, which highlights businesses, organizations, and artists in the lower-mainland’s LGBT Community, will be premiering Summer 2024 on Optik TV. @dandyandfriends


*Must be 19+ w/ID for entry and bar service.
*Sorry, Rio Theatre Groupons and passes n/a for this event.
*Online sales end an hour after showtime. Unless otherwise noted, tickets are available for purchase at the box office prior to showtime (subject to availability).
*Our box office is open 60 minutes before showtime.
*Seating for this event is assigned; please arrive 20-30 minutes prior to showtime to locate your seats and time for snacks at concession.

*All Rio Theatre tickets are final sale.

Fri Aug 2 8:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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About The Rio

Voted the #1 Independent Theatre in Vancouver, the Rio Theatre is a multimedia venue featuring arthouse, mainstream and cult-classic cinemas as well as live entertainment. Built in 1938, the Rio has been fully restored with a state of the art digital projector, surround sound, a huge stage and 420 luxurious seats.

1660 East Broadway, Vancouver, BC

Phone: 604.879.3456

Info Line: 604.878.3456

Email: [email protected]

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