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Important Mainstage 2017 Workshops Announcement

June 22, 2017 – Thank you for your support with our workshops to date.

We would like to remind everyone to register NOW! To ensure that these workshops are available for Mainstage 2017. If you were thinking you would wait to register at Mainstage when you got here, or forgot because you were busy with your production or another production, or just life, now is the time to come back in, register and ensure that the workshops you are interested in are available for you when you arrive.

We have been doing great with most of our workshops to date, but need a few more registrations for others.

So pick your favourite(s), sign up online, and make sure that you take advantage of these amazing opportunities to learn from the best!

We always hate to see workshops cancelled due to lack of registrants, especially when we are receiving such positive feedback from everyone on all our choices.

Please note that we have changed the format for our Set Design Concept workshop, and unfortunately, our Costumes Design workshop has been cancelled.

We have also added a one-day workshop with David Brotsky which should be amazing for solving technical issues that arise with a production – Solving Technical and Set/Light Design Challenges. Bring your challenges that you have faced and discuss them in a round table scenario. It will be amazing to share and learn from not only Dave but from others about the challenges they face in their specific venues.

Click here for more information for ALL our workshops and click here to register.

Adele Kuyek, Theatre BC 2017 Mainstage Chair

The Mainstage 2017
Winning Production Participant Registration
& Workshops Registration Form is NOW ONLINE!
Click Here To Register

One Page Mainstage Schedule, CLICK HERE!

Downloadable Workshop Descriptions, CLICK HERE!

National Playwriting Competition Results, CLICK HERE!

Mainstage 2017 Tickets Now On Sale

Online ticket purchases can now be made through Vernon Ticket Seller. Zone performance dates & productions:

  • Okanagan Zone on Friday, June 30
    Age of Arousal by Linda Griffiths, Fred Skeleton Theatre Company, Kelowna.
  • Central Interior Zone on Saturday, July 1
    Problem Child by George F. Walker, Williams Lake Studio Theatre.
  • Fraser Valley Zone on Sunday, July 2
    Bingo! by Daniel MacIvor, Stage 43, Coquitlam.
  • North Shore Zone on Monday, July 3
    Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor, Deep Cove Stage Society.
  • Skeena Zone on Tuesday, July 4
    Marion Bridge by Daniel MacIvor, Terrace Little Theatre.
  • Peace River Zone on Wednesday, July 5
    Self Help by Norm Foster, Bridge To Broadway.
  • North Island Zone on Thursday, July 6.
    The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey, Courtenay Little Theatre
  • Travelling Adjudicator’s Choice on Friday, July 7
    Old Love by Norm Foster, Ladysmith Little Theatre (SIZ).

For Mainstage participants, registration fees include tickets (non-transferrable) to the full complement of Mainstage performances; the registration form is online here.

Theatre BC members qualify for discounted ticket pricing – click here to validate your Theatre BC membership number and receive your discount coupon code options.

Click Here to join Theatre BC.

 Mainstage 2017 Workshops

Educational workshops are one of the key draws for attendees at Theatre BC’s Mainstage each year. You can hear all about the 2017 workshops on episode 301 of the “In The Theatre” podcast. Online registration forms will be available soon.

Click Here for Workshop Descriptions

Click here for the latest Mainstage 2017 updates

Recognition Awards & Scholarships

The time has come to apply for Theatre BC’s annual awards and scholarships. Click through to our page here to find out more and download forms. “In The Theatre” podcast has a special episode all about Awards and Scholarships.

Please Note DEADLINES For Applications

Deadlines for all Recognition Awards is APRIL 30 annually.
Deadlines for all Scholarship Awards is MAY 31 annually.
Deadlines for The Graphic Competition is JUNE 15 annually.

2017 Zone Festival Roundup

Theatre BC’s Zone Festivals are now confirmed, with excellent adjudicators and educators in place. An outstanding opportunity to take in community theatre shows throughout the province and acquire more skills to help your own clubs become better at producing plays. This year, TBC also initiated a new Travelling Adjudicator, so clubs in non-Festival zones can still benefit from the education process of adjudication. With at least three clubs being seen by the Travelling Adjudicator, one of those will advance to Mainstage on Friday, July 7 to make an 8-play Mainstage Festival in Vernon this July!



Mainstage 2017 in Vernon


Theatre BC celebrates its 85th Anniversary in 2017 and will be holding Festivals featuring all-Canadian playwrights in the spring. To cap off the Festival season, we’ll celebrate Canada 150 in Vernon, BC with Mainstage 2017 at the Vernon Performing Arts Centre. This week-long Festival of Best Play winning performances will include workshops and adjudications as BC community theatre enthusiasts celebrate Canada on stage. It’s also Vernon’s 125th birthday, so there will be plenty of celebrating to go around!

Mainstage 2017 will be held June 30 to July 8 – an accommodation information PDF can be downloaded by clicking here.

If you’re preparing a show for your regional zone Festival and are thinking ahead to Vernon, the Performing Arts Centre’s technical specs page can be found by clicking through the links here.

The tentative performance schedule of Best Play winners, by the provincial zones, is as follows:

Evening Performances, 7:30 Showtimes

  • Okanagan Zone on Friday, June 30.
  • Central Interior Zone on Saturday, July 1.
  • Fraser Valley Zone on Sunday, July 2.
  • North Shore Zone on Monday, July 3.
  • Skeena Zone on Tuesday, July 4.
  • Peace River Zone on Wednesday, July 5.
  • North Island Zone on Thursday, July 6.
  • Travelling Adjudicator’s Choice on Friday, July 7.

Theatre BC’s annual general meeting will be held on July 8th in the afternoon, and The Mainstage Awards Gala will be held that evening.

Come help Theatre BC Celebrate Canada on Stage next summer!





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