National Geographic Live: The Untold Story of Sharks

Featuring Dr. Jess Cramp - National Geographic Explorer & Shark Conservationist

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Venue: Vancouver Playhouse

VCT Presents National Geographic Live: The Untold Story of Sharks with Dr. Jess Cramp

Sharks have roamed the planet’s waters since before the dinosaurs and have evolved into more than 500 species. But only recently have we begun to understand their lives—and how our actions can threaten their survival. Dr. Jess Cramp taps into the National Geographic archives to discover the work of 20th-century women leading shark science and storytelling before she dives into her own cutting-edge research and conservation. Swim alongside her under the vibrant waters of the South Pacific to find out what it truly means to save sharks.

Dr. Jess Cramp is a shark researcher who specializes in conservation policy and engaging communities in the management of their ocean. Jess co-championed a grassroots campaign that resulted in the Cook Islands Shark Sanctuary in 2012, an area exceeding 770,000 square miles. She is the founder and executive director of Sharks Pacific, a non-profit organization that conducts research, outreach, and advocacy throughout the Pacific Islands region.

Vancouver Civic Theatres is pleased to present our 2024-25 National Geographic Live Speaker Series season at the intimate Vancouver Playhouse. Covering fascinating topics such as the Arctic and its inhabitants, the Yellowstone gray wolf conservation project, and the little-known lives of sharks, National Geographic Live thrills and educates guests with striking photography, captivating video, and compelling stories shared by some of the world’s most renowned adventurers - LIVE on stage!

Seats are limited – book now!

Access to the ticketed post-show speaker Meet & Greet can be purchased as an add-on to your ticket. It is also included with the purchase of a Premium Seating Package.  Ask your burning questions, take a selfie, and bring your merch for signing.

Individual tickets range from $35-$60.

NEW: For $60, the Premium Seating Package offers the best seats in the house and access to the post-show Meet & Greet with the speaker.


National Geographic Live 2023-24 Season at the Orpheum


We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia and the National Geographic Society.

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Date Apr 2
Start time 7:30pm
Doors Open 6:30pm


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