Longest intermission ever…

We’re working hard to return to the theatre as soon as possible.

In the meantime, sit tight, stay safe, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our theatre in the near future!

Based on extended Provincial Health Orders from the BC Provincial Government, we are forced to further postpone our “Night of One Acts”.  Information on our COVID-19 policies can be viewed on our COVID-19 Advisory Page.


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We are encouraging you to enter the world of live theatre by becoming a member of the Powerhouse. We have a lot of fun creating and producing our shows for Vernon. It's an experience that is hard to explain in a few words, but once you have felt the camaraderie and joy of taking a script to opening night, it's not something you will easily forget. Acting on stage is the visible result of the performance... putting the show together takes many, many people and= hundreds of hours to get there. We need set constructors, costume people, poster designers, ushers, back stage helpers, the list goes on and on. If you are interested in helping out or being part of any upcoming productions, please contact producer@powerhousetheatre.net. All Powerhouse Theatrical Society's productions are held at the Powerhouse Theatre (2901 35th Avenue, Vernon). Costume Bank is open 4pm - 7pm on Thursdays.
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Powerhouse Theatre2 months ago
Please support powerhouse members Jennifer Goodsell and Barry Goodsell through this difficult time. Our thoughts are with them and their family and friends.
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Powerhouse Theatre3 months ago
The first ever Powerhouse Online Trivia Night was a huge success and loads of fun. Both the agony of ‘aarghhh it was on the tip of my tongue’ along with the ecstasy of ‘yesssss, got it!’ were in abundance. Huge thanks to Keyanna Burgher and Lawrence Bird for handling all the tech stuff and for piecing it all together. Great fun!!
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Powerhouse Theatre3 months ago
Hey members! Test your knowledge of plays, movies, and tv, and join us for TRIVIA NIGHT for Powerhouse Members this Friday, April 30 at 7pm on Zoom!

Register as an individual or suggest a "Team" of like-minded trivia-masters and we'll do our best to accommodate your request. Teams are limited to 4 members - if you don't have anyone else in mind, don't panic! Register as an individual and we'll be sure to put you on a winning team...

Registration closes at MIDNIGHT APRIL 27, 2021. We'll send you the zoom link after you're registered!

Click here to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeBx63Wy-IUviUddK4VblTs_xNIjxAJ5KXqSG-9EfEfvfFdBQ/viewform
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Powerhouse Theatre3 months ago
Here's a great opportunity for interested folks to be involved in a 'community theatre' type experience throughout the upcoming season at O'Keefe Ranch. This is from Diane, a Powerhouse member... read on...!

My name is Diane Llewelyn-Jones and I am the new “Guest Experience Coordinator” at the O'Keefe Ranch and as such I am responsible for what is experienced and remembered by visitors to the Ranch. I hold a Masters in Theatre Performance Studies, am an actor, playwright, director, and choreographer. I have worked in theatres in National parks in the U.S. and owned my own company in the Waterton National Park, Alberta.

I am new to the Vernon area, although I spent every summer of my childhood at my grandparent’s cabin near Fintry, so my bodily presence is new but not my heart! I have visited the Ranch as a child, and it has always stirred my imagination and solidified my love for period pieces and passion for period fidelity.
The vision that I pitched and was hired to bring to the O’Keefe Ranch is a change from a 'third person' guided museum approach to a 'first person', living history storytelling experience. (Think Barkerville or Fort Steele to get the spirit of it).

This was to be accomplished by hiring actor/Interpreters as a core group of role-players through monies obtained from Government grants. This last Friday 16th we were informed that none of these grants would be awarded. However, the importance of the Ranch to our community and the opportunity it affords families to visit an outside attraction during these COVID times is vital.

And so, I turn to you, our artistic and theatrical community, to solicit an offering of your talents to the Ranch this season, because what is also vital is the survival and vibrancy of Theatre Arts, which we've all been starved of for more than a year. I see this as a tremendous opportunity to showcase the power of storytelling and the privilege of being a part of it (not to mention a whole lot of fun!). COVID health safety protocols are in place and will be provided.

There are many roles to play, from postmaster to milk maids, schoolteachers to star crossed lovers, travelling snake oil salesmen to Nannies, and whatever else we can think of! Any actor under 15 may need to be accompanied by an adult. Under 12 will need a joint adult participation. If you are an adult and would like to involve your children, or have a babe in arms and would like to have them dressed in period, bring them along!!

The Ranch opens in about three weeks’ time – on Mother’s Day weekend – and will run from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays. The days to be divided in two shifts, 10:00 – 1:00 and 1:00 – 4:00, but you are more than welcome to stay a full day – or all week – or all summer….! You are invited to provide a one-time three hour offering or ongoing performance slots according to your schedule.

Please contact roleplay@okeeferanch.ca to receive an information packet, submit any questions or concerns, arrange for casting and availability and costume fitting times and period dramaturgical instructions. Welcome to a whole summer of fun, doing theatre, and blessing our community with our talents.
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Powerhouse Theatre4 months ago
Today is International Theatre Day.... and oh HOW WE MISS our theatre fix!! Did you know that theatre techies are a special breed and they are increasingly being found, working in isolation, getting things ready for the day we get the OK to OPEN !!! 😁
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Powerhouse Theatre5 months ago
What if we changed the Boards every week or so and posted two messages with a short but memorable line from a play script that inspires or amuses, or memorable quotes made about theatre, or theatre puns, or witticisms...

We invite you to contribute a short quote to be displayed on the Powerhouse marquees!