Thursday June 16, 2016 



Mainstage 2016

Who gets a seat in "The Last Lifeboat"? Find out July 2-9

Jennifer Hickey, CCAC



n behalf of all Mainstage event partners, the Chilliwack Community Arts Council invites theatre lovers to experience the spectacle of this annual festival to be hosted in Chilliwack from July 2 to July 9, 2016 at HUB International Theatre (9201 Corbould Street).


Showcasing the best in British Columbia community theatre, Mainstage celebrates the wealth of our province’s stage production and acting talent. 


The centrepiece of the Mainstage festival is the culmination of winning plays selected from around the province. Each year ten Theatre BC Zone Festivals held in April and May bring together more than sixty community theatre clubs vying for the chance to show off their talents to Mainstage audiences. Following a lively adjudication process, the best of the best are awarded sixteen prestigious trophies known as “Thespians.”


“The festival creates an amazing opportunity for theatregoers to view performances from communities all over the region” remarks Mainstage 2016 Committee Co-Chair, Patti Lawn. “Chilliwack will play host to amazing talent that we would otherwise not have the chance to see.”


In addition to the inspiring feature performances, the festival offers a series of daytime performing arts workshops taught by industry professionals, Green Room Socials following each evening of theatre on the main stage, and a festive final night awards ceremony to mark the end of the community theatre year.


Join your fellow theatre fans in celebrating theatre excellence from July 2 to 9, 2016. Tickets and packages are available through the Chilliwack Cultural Centre box office at 604-391-SHOW (7469) or For more information about Mainstage, please visit

Chilliwack Community Arts Council - The Art Room
#20 - 5725 Vedder Rd., Chilliwack, BC, V2R 3N4
604.769.ARTS (2787)

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