Zone Festivals 2015!

Annual Regional Theatre Festivals

Theatre BC is divided into 10 Regional Zones that encompass the province. Each year these regional zones hold festivals in order to determine a ‘best of the best’ performance. The winners of these Zone Festivals then proceed onto the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival—“DESTINATION MAINSTAGE!” held in July. In all some 50 productions from across the province will be vying for 1 of 10 spots available at Destination Mainstage.

Central Interior Zone (CIZ)

Date: May 29th – 31st
Festival Poster:
Host Club: Williams Lake Studio Theatre
Host Venue: Williams Lake Studio Theatre—4100 N MacKenzie Avenue, Williams Lake
Adjudicator: Amy Baskin
Featured Plays:
Friday, May, 29—Williams Lake Studio Theatre presents Proof, by David Auburn
Saturday, 30—100 Mile House Performing Arts Society presents Love Letters, by A. R. Gurney
Sunday, May 31—Williams Lake Studio Theatre presents Still Stand The House, by Gwen Pharis Ringwood

Fraser Valley Zone (FVZ)

Date: May 17 – 23, 2015
Festival Poster: Fraser Valley Zone Festival
Host Club: Langley Players
Host Venue:
Langley Playhouse
4307 – 200 St.
Langley, BC
Adjudicator: Douglas Newell
Featured Plays:
Sunday, May 17—Langley Players presents Escape From Happiness, by George F. Walker
Monday, May 18—Surrey Little Theatre presents Truth and Reconcilation, by Etan Frankel
Tuesday, May 19—Stage 43 presents Secrets Of A Soccer Mom, by Kathleen Clark
Wednesday, May 20—Theatre In The Country presents Educating Rita, by Willy Russell
Thursday, May 21—Chilliwack Players Guild presents Miss Somewhere, by Cait Archer
Friday, May 22—Chilliwack School Of Performing Arts presents Sunspots, by Dennis Foon
Saturday, May 23—Opening Night Theatre presents Crimes of the Heart, by Beth Henley

Greater Vancouver Zone (GVZ)


Kootenay Zone (KOZ)


North Island Zone (NIZ)

Date: May 17 – 23, 2015
Festival Poster:
Host Club: Portal Players
Host Venue:
The Capitol Theatre
4904 Argyle Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V7
Adjudicator: Dean Paul Gibson
Featured Plays:
Saturday, May 16—Portal Players presents Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? by Edward Albee
Sunday, May 17—Thin Ice Theatre Society presents Keats, by Caleb Williamson
Monday, May 18—Courtenay Little Theatre presents Quartet, by Ronald Harwood
Tuesday, May 19—ECHO Players presents The Full Treatment, by Michael Brett
Wednesday, May 20—Nanaimo Theatre presents Bus Stop, by William Inge
Thursday, May 21—River City Players presents In Praise of Love, by Sir Terence Rattigan
Friday, May 22—Theatre Works presents Threads of Change, by Kymme Patrick

North Shore Zone (NSZ)

Date: May 3 – 9, 2015
Festival Poster: North Shore Zone Festival
To Register: North Shore Zone Festival
Host Club: North Vancouver Zone
Host Venue:
Presentation House
333 Chesterfield Avenue
North Vancouver BC V7M 3G9
Adjudicator: Dolores Drake
Featured Plays:
FESTIVAL WINNER! North Vancouver Community Players presents Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire.
Tuesday, May 5—SMP Dramatic Society presents Danny and the Deep Blue Sea by John Patrick Shanley.
Wednesday, May 6—Deep Cove Stage Society presents The Butler Did It by Walter Mark and Peter Marks.
Thursday, May 7—Seabrooke Entertainment presents Grandpa ‘n Me by W.A. Troyer.
Friday, May 8—Driftwood Players presents Grandkid by John Lazarus.
Saturday, May 9—Presentation of Awards and Closing Night Party.

Okanagan Zone (OKZ)

Date: May 24 – 31, 2015
Festival Poster: Okanagan Zone Festival
Host Club: Powerhouse Theatre
Host Venue:
Powerhouse Theatre
2901 35 Ave
Vernon BC V1T 2S7
To Register: Tickets can be bought via, or by calling 250-549-7469, toll free: 1-866-311-1011.
Adjudicator: Kathryn Shaw
Featured Plays:
Sunday, May 24—Powerhouse Theatrical Society presents The Diviners by Jim Leonard Jr.
Monday, May 25—The Hub Arts Collective presents Doubt by John Patrick Shanley.
Tuesday, May 26—Back Stage Theatre presents State of Confusion by Michael Poirier.
Wednesday, May 27—Fred Skeleton Theatre Co. presents Our Country’s Good by Timberlake Wertenbaker.
Thursday, May 28—Theatre Kelowna Society presents Having Hope At Home by David S. Craig.
Friday, May 29—Shuswap Theatre presents Pack of Lies by Hugh Whitemore.
Saturday, May 30—Presentation of Awards and Closing Night Party—Schubert Centre 3505 30th Ave, Vernon, BC.

Peace River Zone (PRZ)


Skeena Zone (SKZ)


South Island Zone (SIZ)

Date: May 4 – 7, 2015
Festival Poster:
Host Club: Yellow Point Drama Group
Host Venue: Cedar Community Hall—2388 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo BC
Adjudicator: Keith Digby
Featured Plays:
FESTIVAL WINNER! Mercury Players presents Kiss The Moon, Kiss The Sun, by Norm Foster.
Monday, May 4—Yellow Point Drama Group presents Dapper Dan, by Brian March
Yellow Point Drama Group presents Judgement Call, by Barry Baker
North Oyster Players presents Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Richard R. George
Tuesday, May 5—Ladysmith Little Theatre presents Ravenscroft, by Don Nigro
Wednesday, May 6—Shawnigan Players presents Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Sunday, May 10—Presentation of Awards and Closing Night Party