This epic space drag show at the planetarium features jaw-dropping visuals


Cosmic Nights / H.R. MacMillan Space Centre / Splendor in Space: A Drag Odyssey
Beauty of deep space. Billions of galaxies in the universe / Shutterstock

The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre will be hosting an epic all-ages drag show, Splendor in Space: A Drag Odyssey, this month. 

Guests will learn how space exploration changed humanity under the spell-binding cosmic visuals of the Planetarium Star Theatre. What’s more, they will explore how the 1960’s space race changed drag and queer culture.

Local drag performers Shanda Leer, Dust and Rose Butch will be take guests on the immersive journey through time and space. Afterwards, the performers will be hanging around to mix and mingle with the guests.

Splendor in Space: A Drag Odyssey will take place in the Planetarium Thursday, April 25th. 

“A large part of our programming is for people who have a natural curiosity about the universe” says Michael Unger, Programs Coordinator at the HR MacMillan Space Centre.

“There are many ways to teach people about space, so we often partner with local arts and cultural organizations to help build new programs and bring in new perspectives. The local Vancouver drag community was excited to work with us to create programming unlike anything that has ever been done in the Space Centre’s 50 year history. We hope you’ll be inspired and learn more about the universe through music, comedy, and pop culture.”

Splendor in Space: A Drag Odyssey

When: Thursday, April 25th; Doors at 7 pm and show at 7:30 pm 
Where: H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut St, Vancouver
Cost: $20