Live theatre

Live concerts could return to venues such as Blue Frog Studios in White Rock by year’s end - provided immunizations make a diference and COVID variants are held in check - according to a recent round table including provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry and reprsentatives of performing arts groups. (Submitted photo)

B.C. performing arts groups could see gradual return of live events

Round table between Dr. Bonnie Henry and arts groups gives rise to cautious optimism

 

Adelie Simson and Sarah Dolman in a scene from Quaranteened, one of two one-act plays that Courtenay Little Theatre will be presenting virtually, April 2-5. Photo supplied

Courtenay Little Theatre returning with a virtual event

The Pandemic Diaries featuring two original one-act plays, can be viewed April 2-5

 

The Sid Williams Theatre has a capacity of 500 people.

Sid Williams Theatre offering online holiday entertainment

Join the Sid Williams Theatre online for some laughs and holiday cheer.…

  • Dec 7, 2020

 

The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied

Courtenay’s Sid Williams Theatre reopening in a limited capacity

The Sid Williams Theatre Society spent many months since March’s forced closure…

  • Oct 22, 2020
The Sid Williams Theatre marquee is once again proudly displaying upcoming events. Photo supplied
It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)

Remainder of 2020 season cancelled at popular Island theatre

Chemainus Theatre Festival succumbs to COVID-19 restrictions on large crowds likely to linger longer

It looked like it was going to be a great last half of the year at the Chemainus Theatre, as artistic director Mark DuMex rolled out the lineup during last October’s show unveiling celebration. (Photo by Don Bodger)
Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO

Theatre BC cancels festivals in response to COVID-19

‘Provincials’ of community theatre set to take place on Vancouver Island in July 2020

Theatre BC president Peter Wienold, of Port Alberni, officially opens Mainstage Festival 2019. The festival, which features eight of the best plays in B.C. in eight days, has been cancelled for 2020. SUSAN QUINN PHOTO
photo is of the muses. The muses are (from left), back row - Taite Marcoux, Olivia Parsons, Nik Strilets; second row - Grace Riley, Jenna Gill, Ananiah Bartsch; front - Gillian Hegg, Adelie Simson.

Comox Valley school district drama students present Xanadu

Venice Beach, California, 1980. An aspiring young artist paints a mural, and…

  • Feb 22, 2020
photo is of the muses. The muses are (from left), back row - Taite Marcoux, Olivia Parsons, Nik Strilets; second row - Grace Riley, Jenna Gill, Ananiah Bartsch; front - Gillian Hegg, Adelie Simson.