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To enrich the lives of community members through diverse and inspiring live entertainment and opportunities for creative dramatic experience.

Walk-About Theatre
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Walk-About Theatre

That’s right, folks – WE’RE BACK!

After several long, dry months without theatre, we are excited to announce WALK-ABOUT THEATRE, Shuswap Theatre’s kick-off to the physically-distanced 2020-21 season.

  • Two shows – Friday, August 28 and Saturday, August 29 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm
  • Tickets are $10.
  • A series of six 10 minute performances
  • The six stages will be scattered around the theatre building and in nearby parking lots.  See site map.
  • The audience size for each stage is 16 people or less.
  • Audience groups move in rotation from stage to stage every 20 minutes.

Other things to know:

  • All performances are outside, so dress for the weather and bring a chair if desired.
  • Non-alcoholic beverages and snacks will be available at the concession but feel free to bring your own refreshments.
  • Audience members at each Stage will be assisted to space themselves so that each group (people in a single bubble) is at least 2 metres from every other bubble.
  • Washrooms will be available but other access to the theatre will be limited.
  • Masks are welcome but not required.

It is highly recommended that you buy your tickets in advance, either online or at RE-Market etc. Any unsold tickets will be available at the event but be sure to come early. We are required to have contact information for everyone in case there is a need for contact tracing, so tickets sales will take longer. 

Keep Theatre Thriving
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Keep Theatre Thriving

Along with much of the planet, Shuswap Theatre will be suffering financially through at least the coming year with drastically reduced revenues.

If it’s important to you that we keep live theatre a vital part of our community, we invite you to contribute to our Keep Theatre Thriving fund to help us through this season. You will receive an immediate tax receipt.

In the meantime we’re still doing theatre – but differently. We are working on a plan for the entire season, knowing that we may need to adapt at any time. To help with this we would love to have you complete a brief survey about what you would like to be involved with, whether as an actor, off stage worker or as an audience member. It will only take a few minutes.

New Ideas

New Ideas

We are exploring various ways we might keep theatre alive during these COVID restrictions. Kim MacMillan is working on an online reading of Outside Mullingar, a delightful Irish love story by the celebrated  John Patrick Shanley (Doubt and many others) which is scheduled for full performance (cross your fingers) next April.

The Artistic Committee has brainstormed a whole list of possibilities including two person scripts, improv, and monologues all presented online. We’re also looking into the possibility of using outdoor venues where audience members can keep their distance. The Board and Artistic Committee is holding a backyard session July 4th so stay tuned for more news.

Postponed

Postponed

  • We’re sorry to announce that The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble is postponed indefinitely due to public health recommendations to prevent he spread of the COVID-19 virus. The cast has been doing some fantastic work on this show and we hope to mount it sometime in the future.

If you have tickets for this show please click here.

Theatre on the Edge 2020
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Theatre on the Edge 2020

We all knew it might come to this. In the time of a global pandemic, decisions must be made. With the heaviest of hearts, for the safety of artists, patrons and volunteers, we made the difficult one to cancel TOTE 2020.

Because we want you to be safe.

But, look, just because we can’t do a festival this year doesn’t mean we’re going away! You still want/need interesting and edgy theatre, right? Us too.

That’s why we’re already planning ways to bring you the edgy and interesting experiences that TOTE is known for – as soon as we are able. 

Performers have already been reaching out to ask how they can help and let us know that they want to bring you more Art! Theatre! Magic!

Look to this site to bring you news of future shows, theatre highlights, and of course, news about TOTE 2021!

Thank you for sharing in our excitement for interesting and new theatre. It means the world.