In Canada, from coast to coast, summer theatre performances of all varieties attract and embrace local residents and visitors alike, such as the case with Kimberley Summer Theatre, in a significant and vibrant way each year. A seasonal opportunity for multigenerational audiences to come together for a professionally produced theatre experience where each can enjoy, not only the exciting live entertainment value of the productions, but also engage and learn about the company behind the presentations as well.
Kimberley Summer Theatre, established in 1997, is a not-for-profit professional charitable theatre organization located in the scenic town of Kimberley, British Columbia in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. The primary objective of the organization is to provide affordable but professional theatre for an international audience. As a leading summer theatre company, Kimberley Summer Theatre has continued to build its reputation by blending local talented performers and volunteer personnel with professional performers and production staff from across Canada and beyond.
The company, led by a passionate board of directors, has built a significant foundation that incorporates both live performances and a comprehensive and interactive summer theatre school that nurtures the artistic and professional development of young aspiring performers. Throughout its history, Kimberley Summer Theatre has employed more than 300 performers and production personnel, produced over 25 plays/musicals and performed before tens of thousands of theatergoers making it one of the leading summer theatre organizations in Canada.
Highlights of past shows include Sweeney Todd, Spirit of the Sullivan, Beauty and the Beast, The Glass Slipper, Pirates, Fool’s Gold (original work), In the Money, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, By Jeeves, The Butler Did It Singing and Lend Me A Tenor to name just a few.
With significant cuts to arts and culture funding over the last several years, Kimberley Summer Theatre has relied heavily on the support of its members, donors, volunteers, repeat audiences and local government leaders. Without the consistent generosity of these individuals summer theatre couldn’t exist. The need of an eclectic and versatile mix of arts and culture programming in the region hasn’t been greater and Kimberley Summer Theatre is proud to be leading that cultural charge by enhancing the regions artistic landscape.