Theatre & Performing Arts
A traditional dancer performs at a festival (Dannielle Hayes photo)
The arts scene in the Thompson Okanagan is largely contained within the borders of the "Okanagan Cultural Corridor."
This geographic area is bounded from east to west by Cherryville and Princeton and from north to south by Enderby and Osoyoos.
Kelowna, the biggest city in the corridor, is its epicentre and is home to the Sunshine Theatre Company, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra and Ballet Kelowna. Its major arts venues are the new Visual and Performing Arts Centre and Kelowna Community Theatre.
The Thompson Okanagan's warm, dry climate lends itself to open-air performances and celebrations. Some of the more notable ones include: Okanagan Spring Wine Festival (May); Okanagan Fall Wine Festival (October); Kamloops PowWow (August); Kelowna Regatta (July) and Vernon's Cowboy Festival & Wild West Show (July).
The town of Armstrong is home to the Caravan Farm Theatre, a unique professional theatre company that stages a full-length, open-air musical in July and August as well as the world's only horse-drawn, winter sleigh ride show in December and January.
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224 Victoria Street
Kamloops, British Columbia
Couples who dance have a great time! As one of the best places in for social and ballroom dancing for the past 15 years, we offer friendly and fun opportunities for you to dance or learn to dance!
This is a perfect way to spend quality time with the one you love! We make it fun and easy. Check out our website, email, or simply give us a call for more information.
Don't miss Dance Discovery if you are in town or visiting Kamloops. Drop in and dance with us!
421 Cawston Ave
Kelowna, British Columbia
Located in the heart of Kelowna's Cultural District, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a multidisciplinary visual & performing arts centre. We continually strive to improve the economic, cultural & social quality of life in the community by fostering the participation in & appreciation of the arts. As a world-class venue celebrating creative expression through diverse art forms & disciplines, the Rotary Centre for the Arts is a unique City of Kelowna facility in which individuals of all ages & backgrounds can come together to share in the excitement of developing & strengthening art & culture in the Okanagan.
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1675 Hwy 3
Christina Lake, British Columbia
Christina Living Arts Centre is the region's newest & greenest facility. Solar & geothermal heating & cooling, high performance green construction standards & earth-friendly materials make this building beautiful, inside & out. A Solar Aquatics System processes all waste on-site by natural means & Arts on3 Gallery featuring local & international artisans (glass blowing), gift shop, bistro & spectacular 3D floor mural & story pole makes this a fascinating stop to explore the area's rich recreational & cultural features. The Christina Lake Visitors Information Centre is also located inside. Facility (inside & out) available for conferences, reunions, meetings & weddings. Catering available. Located in the nature park, swimming close by. Performances & musical presentations throughout the year, inside & outside (during summer months).
3 - 510 Lorne St
Kamloops, British Columbia
Spirit of Kamloops Ghost Train & Spirit of Christmas Special Events Rolling Stock: Steam Locomotive #2141 is unavailable in 2013 due to mechanical repairs being required. We hope to be back for 2014!
Journey back in time aboard our steam-powered heritage train. On the "Spirit of Kamloops" railtour, visitors enjoy reenactments of railway operations as they were in the past, including staff in period uniforms.
In 1906, just east of Kamloops, Bill Miner & his gang robbed a CPR train & made off with the loot. The reenactment of the Bill Miner Train Robbery is a big part of the trip's entertainment providing some exciting wild-west horsemanship at the finish of the journey.
Guided walking tours, seasonal events & private charters are also available.
751 Hwy 97B NE
Salmon Arm, British Columbia
R.J. Haney Heritage Village and Museum is the Shuswap's largest heritage attraction. Tour through the restored 1910 Haney House and explore the village, rich in history with 14 historical or replicated buildings. Discover interesting exhibits in the museum, the kids can pan for "Haney Gold" and visit the gift shop.
Take a walk on our beautiful nature trails. Visit the heritage gardens. Marjorie's Tea Room offers a daily lunch special and homemade desserts.
Sure to be a highlight of your visit, reserve your seat at Villains and Vittles Dinner Theatre during July and August with shows, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday. A homestyle meal and play promises to delight audiences.