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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 the latest episode of the “In The Theatre” podcast, and you can download a summary of the workshops here. Online registration forms will be available starting in May.


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.

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.


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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!

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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!


Congratulations to the following zones on your recent election of zone executives:

Skeena Zone (SKZ):
Marianne Brorup-Weston – Chair
Lyle McNish – Vice Chair
Robin MacLeod – Secretary
Alan Weston – Treasurer

Kootenay Zone (KOZ):
Benjamin Menzies – Chair
Bryan Lawrence – Vice-Chair
Larry Martin – Treasurer
Anna Pollo – Secretary

Okanagan Zone (OKZ):
Christine Daley – Chair
Vanessa J Lomas – Vice Chair
Cara Nunn – Secretary
Richard Kerton – Treasurer

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