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

Theatre of Thrills

Theatre of Thrills

October 30 and 31, 7:00 pm

This Halloween, lock your doors, turn out the lights, and don’t miss out on Shuswap Theatre’s Theatre of Thrills. This mix of radio plays and audio dramas features some of Salmon Arm’s brightest  young actors and actresses. Directed by well known actor,  Ali Balloun, Theatre of Thrills is a Reader’s Theatre gold mine filled to the brim with all things creepy. The evening will include showings of:

  • A Week Ago Wednesday by William Spier
  • The Tell-Tale Heart by Edgar Allen Poe (Adapted by Debra Schultz)
  • The Curse of the Ugly Dolls by Pat Cook
  • The House in Cypress Canyon by William Spier

In addition to the performances at 7:00 pm on both October 30 & 31st, Theatre of Thrills will be broadcast on The Voice of the Shuswap on Halloween for anybody who missed the live event.

While we warmly welcome all persons to this chilling evening, we require that masks be worn when arriving and leaving the theatre. You can remove them during the performance if you wish.

Tickets ($10) can be purchased online (button below) or at Re-Market etc. on Hudson Street. To sit with people in your bubble, you must purchase all tickets in one transaction. Otherwise the system will put three empty seats on either side of you (severely limiting our capacity). There will be no concession or intermission. Only 50 tickets per performance will be available. Please do not come if you are not feeling well or showing any potential COVID symptoms. Your money will be refunded.

Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

Dead Men Don't Do Radio Plays

November 13 & 14, 7:00 pm

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.

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.

There will be an in-house audience and the play will be broadcast on The Voice of the Shuswap radio (FM 93.7). 

All tickets are $10 available online and at RE-Market etc on Hudson Ave. 

The cast

Our 2020-21 Season
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Our 2020-21 Season

Well, folks, we have a new season planned for 2020-21. But due to COVID 19 it won’t look much like any other season. But we are compelled to keep doing theatre, so we’re going to do what we can. As you might expect this plan could change as circumstances change.

We will have live performances with physically distanced audiences and will be experimenting with different media, online performances and imaginative venues to bring you theatrical events throughout the fall, winter and spring. 

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COVID 19 Safety Measures for In House Events

Christmas Drive By Theatre

Christmas Drive By Theatre

For Christmas, we are planning a unique production – a 20 to 30 minute travelling show on a movable stage. Individuals, neighbourhoods and organizations will be able to book the show to come to them. This type of event is unprecedented for Shuswap Theatre and will need a dedicated group of people to make it happen. If you might be interested in helping with this event or want more information email Julia or call her at 250-833-1496.

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.