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.

Hilda's Yard

Hilda's Yard

By Norm Foster
Directed by Chris Iversen 

This delightful comedy features Hilda, a quirky and loveable mother of two adult children who is looking forward to beginning an exciting “empty nester” lifestyle along with her husband Sam. Set in 1956, the story reveals Hilda’s trials and strength managing a family in total chaos despite the antiquated “homemaker” expectation of a mother at that time. Join us for this hilarious play to open up Shuswap Theatre’s return to live theatre! 

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Auditions for
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Auditions for "The Coyotes' Christmas"

Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24, 7:00 pm

Have you always wanted to try acting? Auditions for our family Christmas show will be held on Saturday October 23rd and Sunday October 24th at 7:00 pm at Shuswap Theatre.   The show requires eight cast members ranging from late teens to adult.  Two roles require male cast members, one requires a female cast member, and the remaining five can be performed by any gender. 

The show will run weekends from December 10 to 19 (Friday, Saturday and Sunday Matinee).  Rehearsals will begin at the end of October and will require a considerable time commitment. 

We look forward to hearing from any and all interested persons, regardless of your acting experience. Please download and complete the Audition Sheet before you come.

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Keeping Everyone Safe

Keeping Everyone Safe

We continue to update our practices to comply with changing public health orders. In addition to the now familiar disinfectant practices, we are currently observing the following to keep everyone safe:

  • A limit of 75 patrons per performance (half capacity)
  • Proof of immunization (single now, double after October 24th) to enter any event (both patrons and volunteers).  As of Sept 27th you will need your BC Immunization Card.  (The card you got at the time of your vaccination will not be enough.) How can I get one?
  • The wearing of masks throughout performances
  • No concession services until further notice (feel free to bring a closed water bottle)
The Explanation

The Explanation

Written and Directed by James Fagan Tait

A staged reading written for the Salmon Arm Pride Project
A partnership between Shuswap Theatre and the Salmon Arm Arts Centre
Suggested minimum age 16 – one hour long approx.

Wednesday, October 20th at 2:00 pm and 7:30 pm
Pay What You May, tickets at the door only (cash or card)
Limit of 75 patrons each performance
Talk Back session to follow the evening show
Provincial Covid protocols will be observed (see the top of this page)

Every Saturday morning, John dresses up as a woman and takes transit out of cozy Burnaby to go to the Central Library in downtown Vancouver. He’s straight. He frequents the literature DVD shelves. That’s where he bumped into Dick. Who’s also straight. Dick thinks John’s a woman… I think. And now they’ve started to rendezvous there every Saturday morning. What on earth is going on? Whatever it is, they both have a lot of explaining to do.

Featuring Marcus Smith, Peter Grainger, and Jaci Metivier. Jimmy Tait was the director of The Wizard of Oz and has worked extensively with Caravan Farm Theatre and local communities.

David & Ken's Comedy with Music!
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David & Ken's Comedy with Music!

David and Ken’s Comedy with Music!  is an audience fuelled, conversational comedy show with real stories, character driven improv scenes and hilarious, spontaneous songs with world class guitar playing. It’s a playful-absurdist-adventure from legendary Vancouver comedians David Milchard and Ken Lawson that will leave you feeling joyful and connected.
Who are David Milchard and Ken Lawson? After years of performing improvisational comedy at festivals, Vancouver TheatreSports, The Second City, and the international sensation the Comic Strippers, these two comics have strapped on their guitars and combined two of their greatest loves: Music and Improv Comedy. If you feel like you’ve seen these two before, you certainly have because they’ve been cast in hundreds of movies and television shows over the years including productions by Netflix, ABC, amazon, NBC, CW, Disney, and the Youtube sensation Convos with my 2yrold
8:00pm start! It’s a 90 minute show loaded with good times! 

Tickets available very soon.   $25

Our Season

Our Season

Our Artistic Committee has assembled an exciting new season with actual live audiences!

  • Hilarious comedy – Hilda’s Yard
  • A moving love story – Love Letters
  • Dynamic family drama – The Gravitational Pull of Bernice Trimble

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Have Fun with Improv

Have Fun with Improv

Have you ever thought it might be fun to try Improv? After a long hiatus, Laughing Gas Improv is back! This low commitment, creative outlet is a drop-in program and happens on the first and third Monday of every month, from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. At this time, there is no requirement to perform — just come by, have fun, learn some new skills, and have a great time. Everyone is welcome, regardless of experience. 

All participants must be at least 18 years old, become members of Shuswap Theatre ($10), and provide proof of vaccination. Covid safety protocols will be in effect for all rehearsals.If you have any questions, please contact Julia at 250-804-6767, or Gloria at 250-517-0997 for more information.

Starts on Monday, October 4th. See you there!

Our New Downtown Ticket Agent
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Our New Downtown Ticket Agent

We are pleased to introduce you to Wild Craft Mercantile, our new downtown ticket agent. Located right next to the theatre in the old Blue Canoe building, this entrepreneurial business is owned by Amber and Hardy Haase. Along with staff members, Dee and Jaymie, they are ready and eager to take your order.

Open Afternoons:
Monday to Friday noon to 5:00 pm

Saturday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm