Parksville Qualicum Beach locals and Vancouver Island visitors alike eagerly anticipate the changing of the seasons, and not just because of weather and holidays.
Catching one or all the productions mounted annually by Bard to Broadway (2020 season cancelled due to COVID-19) is a tradition for many of the local theatre troupe's dedicated loyalists. For over ten years now, the premier summer repertory theatre company on Vancouver Island has staged nightly performances throughout July and August now in the Village Theatre in Qualicum Beach. The schedule includes dramas, musicals and family entertainment, and tickets tend to move quickly. If you're interested in getting behind the scenes, the B2B Performing Arts Education Series presents workshops, sessions and special performances throughout the summer.
ECHO Players at the Village Theatre (season cancelled until January 2021) is a non-profit society of dedicated members of the community. Community is what ECHO Players is all about. Relying upon the talents, creative energy and generosity of individuals and businesses we have been bringing the live theatre experience to the area for for over 30 years.
While Bard to Broadway packs the Village Theatre in the Summer, ECHO's productions happen from Fall to Spring so there is almost always a show to catch.