Entertaining the Shuswap since 1977!

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Our Vision

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

Once Upon a Time in the Shuswap
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Once Upon a Time in the Shuswap

We are planning a Christmas show this year, in a different form than ever before! This is your chance to bring live theatre to your own neighbourhood to share with your friends and neighbours.

Peter Blacklock has written a short play for all ages to be performed outdoors on a movable stage which will travel to various Salmon Arm locations.

There will be 3 shows daily (about 45 minutes each) on each of the following dates:

  • Friday and Saturday, December 18 & 19 (evening)
  • Sunday, December 20 (afternoon)

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, a maximum of 50 people can attend each performance. People hosting a performance will be required to monitor the number of people in attendance and ensure the usual distance between bubbles. 

There is no upfront financial commitment required, Elves will  collect donations during the show.

We require a performance area large enough to accommodate a truck with 20ft flatbed trailer, and an audience of no more than 50, physically distanced. Perhaps you live on a cul-de-sac, or have a large parking area nearby that could be used. 

If you are interested in hosting a show or would like more information, please call Craig at 250-253-6672.

Special Note re: the New COVID Restrictions (Nov 19)

We are hoping that in spite of the new restrictions we will still be able to go ahead with this show as planned. We will rehearse using Zoom for now and time will tell whether the scheduled performances will be possible.  There are still a few performance slots available so get in touch with Craig (above) by December 4 if you can host one. There is no financial commitment by the host.

Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays
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Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

Watch this space for dates and times of broadcast on The Voice of the Shuswap community radio (FM 93.7). 

A radio play in two parts: Dead Men Don’t Carry Handbags and Dead Men Don’t Jaywalk by Allison Williams and directed by Julia Body. November 13–15

Steve Powell is the radio star of the Frank Grayson, Private Eye series.  But in real life he’s not as suave, doesn’t have a way with the ladies and has a habit of narrating his life.  But crimes keep happening around him.  Will he be able to solve the crime and get the dame? 

This hilarious spoof on the film noir genre so popular in the 1940’s, complete with foley (sound effects) done right on stage, consists of two 30 minute episodes and pays homage to the beloved radio show.

How We Are Keeping You Safe

How We Are Keeping You Safe

We are delighted to be opening our theatre again for public events. We will have strict rules in place to ensure that all our patrons, volunteers and cast are safe. Here is a summary of the provisions we have put in place. Click on the link at the bottom for more detail. Your cooperation will allow us to continue offering live events to the community.

  • Special cleaning and sanitizing procedures
  • No concession or intermission
  • Physical distancing measures
  • Mandatory Masks when not in your seat
  • Seating in every second row with three empty seats between “bubbles”.
  • Streamlined entry directly into the house.
  • Limited washroom occupancy
  • Stay in seat except when entering or leaving.
  • Orderly exit after the show

If you are not feeling well, please do not come. Your tickets will be refunded.

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Keep Theatre Thriving

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.