Entertaining the Shuswap since 1977!

Our Vision

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

Triviosity Strikes Again

Triviosity Strikes Again

Saturday, March 13 at 7:30 pm

Join us for the second Shuswap Theatre Trivia Night of the COVID Season. This time it’s open to anyone 19 or older.  This fun and affordable event will have you laughing and scratching your head.  There will be a mix of general knowledge and theatre trivia but this time you’ll detect a definite hint of the Irish.

The rules are the same as last time but the cost is slightly different. Check out all the details here…

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Our Theatre Needs a Facelift
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Our Theatre Needs a Facelift

Artists and Designers, Prepare Your Drawings

The face of Shuswap Theatre is badly needing a lift. The blue awning has reached the end of its life and needs to go. The 1980’s cedar siding on the front of the building looks tired and very much last century. Some of the structure that supports the siding is no longer sound. We’re continually amazed at how many people don’t even know where we are even if they drive by us regularly. It’s time for a bolder and more modern look and the Board is looking for design ideas for a facelift. 

Read all the details here…

TOTE FEST is Coming!

TOTE FEST is Coming!

For the past 7 years, Theatre on the Edge, has been dedicated to creating meaningful opportunities for performing artists to share their voices, connect with audiences, and embrace risks in a fun and supportive environment. 

COVID or no COVID, TOTE Fest is still committed to connecting audiences with artists, so we’re going virtual! With your help, we will present 7 video performances of 60 minutes or less throughout the TOTE Fest weekend completely free to the public. Along with live artists-to-audience feedback sessions and other interactive virtual engagements!

If you would like to get involved, be a presenting artist, donate to the cause, or tell us your awesome TOTE Fest idea, please drop us an email.

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

By Allison Williams, directed by Julia Body

Did you miss this hilarious radio drama? Or perhaps you would like to hear it again. Well, you’re in luck. It will be broadcast three times on our community radio station, Voice of the Shuswap CKVS 93.7

  • Sunday, December 13 at 2:00 pm
  • Saturday, December 19 at 4:00 pm
  • New Years’ Day in two parts at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Or you can listen to it right here:

Episode One:  Dead Men Don’t Carry Handbags

Episode Two: Dead Men Don’t Jaywalk

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? 

Enjoy this hilarious spoof on the film noir genre so popular in the 1940’s, complete with foley (sound effects) done right on stage.

Love Letters

Love Letters

Directed by Kim MacMillan

On hold. Dates to be announced as COVID permits

When Andrew Makepeace Ladd III accepts an invitation to Melissa Gardner’s birthday party, and Melissa writes a thank-you note to ask just why he got her “The Lost Princess of Oz” (answer: she looks like a lost princess), a romantic friendship and correspondence destined to last for almost half a century is born. Both from affluent, East Coast families — Melissa has more money, but Andy has better parents — the friends communicate with each other through angst-ridden boarding school experiences, European adventures, failed marriages, and the ups and downs of career. Despite painful differences which will ultimately tear them apart, they remain each other’s most trusted confidante, and are “true lovers” on paper, if not on the earth.

A.R. Gurney’s Pulitzer Prize nominated Love Letters is a tender, tragi-comic, and nuanced examination of the shared nostalgia, missed opportunities, and deep closeness of two lifelong, complicated friends. 

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.

We area currently applying for a grant to allow us to purchase video recording and streaming equipment so we can continue to entertain the Shuswap (and beyond) with recorded and live streamed events. We always need to do some local fund raising as well and that is how you can help.

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.