Bard in the Valley (BIV) is a registered non-profit society with a goal to stage the works of William Shakespeare along with other contemporary playwrights with integrity and professionalism at an annual summer festival in both the City and the Township of Langley.

The Bard in the Valley Society also is dedicated to the concept of making these performances both affordable and available to wide audience, and to nurture and promote an enthusiasm for the works of Shakespeare and other playwrights. Admission is FREE to the performances on the Spirit Square Stage at Douglas Park in the City of Langley and in Fort Langley on the lawn in front of the Historic Community Hall. 

We believe in “One Goal – One Passion – Shakespeare For Everyone.”
Bard in the Valley also features a youth component: Theatrical training and youth workshops are offered as part of the commitment to the community.

Bard in the Valley is pleased to announce this year’s production is Shakespeare's
"Julius Caesar"  which will be directed by Langley native, Darcy J Knopp. Knopp performed lead roles in BIV’s first two productions. While attending the University of the Fraser Valley he appeared in 12 main-stages that included seven Shakespeare plays. He directed five shows at the Directors’ Festival -- four of which were scripts he wrote. Two of those productions were selected to perform at the Harrison Festival of the Arts.

Admission is by donation. Bring a picnic, a blanket, your deck chairs and your whole family to enjoy this delightful outdoor theatrical experience.

Anyone wanting to join the BIV team and help with costumes, props, lights and sound, set construction or set moving, please contact producer Diane Gendron at