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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.

Artist Agreement

Agreement between Theatre on the Edge and Performing Artists/Groups [Part 1]

Paying and Playing

Performing artists/groups will receive 80% of net box office sales. The artist/group’s share of box office net payments will be made by cheque to the designated signer of the contract, representing the artist/group. TOTE will pay out the ticket settlement by cheque, not later than August 07, 2020.

Performances will be programmed from late morning till about 9 pm. Each performance must run under 60 minutes. This 60 minute maximum is very important, as performances are scheduled at two hour intervals and the festival requires a full 60 minutes to strike one show and put up the next. Each programmed artist/group is guaranteed a minimum of two time slots, at different times of day. Scheduling will be determined by TOTE.


Shuswap Theatre is a fully functional 149 seat theatre with a lobby and small backstage dressing room. TOTE will provide minimum stage crew, lighting and sound technicians. The Technical Director venue/stage manager will contact programmed artist/groups to discuss technical needs in advance of the festival and to provide technical specifications/stage floor plan as needed (or visit resources on our website). A 90 minute technical rehearsal will be scheduled for each artist/group in the week preceding the festival. Please be sure you will be able to attend this technical rehearsal by scheduling yourself to arrive a few days early. There will be an audit of theatre resources following each show. Artists/groups will be responsible for any damages that result from their actions.

Included with TOTE Marketing and Publicity will be a listing of your production and related performance information on the Shuswap Theatre website, and in the Festival Guide and Programme. TOTE is responsible for general advertising of the Festival, with related expenses for marketing and box office sales. TOTE requires publicity materials well in advance, eg. show blurb/teaser, images and bios. We will communicate deadlines and specific requirements after participation is confirmed.

Box Office

The Shuswap Theatre house capacity is 149. Sales have averaged between 67-85 seats per performance, and houses have ranged from 30-110. All performing groups earned more than their fees paid.

Tickets for all shows are festival seating only. Online ticket sales are at shuswaptheatre.com. Our retail sales outlet in Salmon Arm is Re-Market etc., 121 Hudson Ave NE. Tickets are also available at the door.

Each group/artist may designate up to 5 complimentary tickets to each of their own performances. TOTE may also designate complimentary tickets to your performances for use by festival volunteers, staff, media, sponsors, etc., within reason.


TOTE or its authorized representatives may wish to take photographs, video, audio or other recordings which may capture the artist or group’s name, image and likeness (Images), either individually or as part of a group. The artist/group acknowledges that TOTE may use such Images, both internally and externally, for administrative purposes and/or for purposes associated with, but not limited to, the marketing, promotion and hosting of the TOTE Festival in the current and succeeding years.

The Artist guarantees that all applicable contracts and contractual obligations that may be required by professional associations, unions and holders of copyrights for the performances have been duly adhered to and are in place as required. All payments required under such contracts will be made by, and are the sole responsibility of, the Applicant.

The Artist assumes sole responsibility for any and all contractual obligations related to their production under this application, and for ensuring that the artistic content of the production abides by the laws of British Columbia and Canada. The Applicant holds TOTE blameless and accepts full liability for any claims arising from these responsibilities.

At the Festival

Do you need billeting? TOTE will make every effort to assist touring artists but there is no guarantee of accommodations. Please let us know as soon as possible if you require billeting. We have always been able to find billeting for those who requested it. However, artists or groups are ultimately responsible for securing accommodations.

A map of our location, along with other information, is available at shuswaptheatre.com/find-us. Please contact us with any questions at totefestival@gmail.com.