FESTIVAL PASS: Theatre BC's Mainstage
Mainstage: Port Alberni, BC: July 5 - 13, 2019
FESTIVAL PASS until June 14: $152
FESTIVAL PASS after June 14: $176
IMPORTANT: AFTER YOU SELECT YOUR PACKAGE, YOU WILL STILL NEED TO SELECT THE SHOWS INDIVIDUALLY. PLEASE FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS OR CONTACT BROWN PAPER TICKETS IF YOU REQUIRE ASSISTANCE
MAINSTAGE is the Annual Provincial Theatre Festival for community theatre groups throughout BC. Produced by Theatre BC, it is one of the longest-running theatre traditions in Canada. This exciting event is the culmination of winning plays from Theatre BC Zone Festivals involving up to 10 Zones throughout the Province of BC. Dozens of community theatre clubs participate in Zone Festivals held in April and May, with hopes riding on the chance to take their winning play to MAINSTAGE for friendly competition with the province's best.
Individual performance tickets, 3-day, 5-day and 8-day ticket packages can be bought at early bird and member discounted rates.
The ADSS Performing Arts Theatre has 500 seats, all with a great view of the stage, and with festival seating in place for Mainstage.
Friday July 5 North Island Zone
Saturday July 6 North Shore Zone
Sunday July 7 Peace River Zone
Monday July 8 Fraser Valley Zone
Tuesday July 9 Central Interior Zone
Wednesday July 10 South Island Zone
Thursday July 11 Okanagan Zone
Friday July 12 Wild Card Slot: Fraser Valley Zone
The Best Play winners from our 6 Zone Festivals, plus one Travelling Adjudicators pick and one Wild Card selection (randomly drawn from a Festival-entered play applicant), will create the full 8-show playbill for Mainstage.
Theatre BCs Mainstage 2019 is being held in sunny Port Alberni, with nightly performances at the ADSS Performing Arts Theatre. This theatre first opened in 2013 in conjunction with the newly built Alberni District Secondary School. Most of our workshops will be held in the classrooms there, and The Capitol Theatre (home of host club Portal Players Dramatic Society) will be the hub of operations, with registrations & check-in being held there, an information desk, the nightly green room parties, meetings and is the location for our two Workshop Play slots.
Dean Paul Gibson:
We're thrilled that Dean Paul Gibson is back to adjudicate for us at Mainstage 2019. He's a Theatre BC favourite who is already familiar with the Vancouver Island community theatre scene, and adjudicated the North Island Zone Drama Festival in 2015, hosted by Portal Players in Port Alberni. He last adjudicated Mainstage in 2013, in Kamloops. Dean will provide a short public critique following each nightly performance, and then meet with the cast & crew the following morning for an in-depth chat and coffee critique. Ticket holders will also be able to observe these highly educational sessions.
Buy tickets for JULY 13: Mainstage Awards Gala Evening
ADSS Performing Arts Theatre (View)
4000 Roger Street
Port Alberni, BC V9Y 0B1
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