Live, interactive theatre shows to delight both the young and young-at-heart!
What is it?
Historically each summer, the Kamloops Arts Council’s Rivertown Players present accessible, free family-friendly theatre performances at parks and events throughout Kamloops. Performing live 5 days a week, these interactive shows, songs and stories delight both the young and the young-at-heart!
This summer will look a little different! The Rivertown Players have gone virtual! They will be going live starting July 15th, and will be performing twice a day from Tuesday to Saturday on Vimeo. You can follow the Kamloops’s Arts Council’s Vimeo page here. Make sure to check their Facebook page here for more information and to stay up to date!
How does it work?
Each May, the KAC hires post-secondary theatre students through the Canada Summer Jobs program. Under the mentorship of a local theatre professional, the students then create full-scale productions from scratch. From scripts and sets to costumes and direction, the students learn what it takes to mount a series of plays in a short amount of time.
Beginning with a first performance at Art in the Park on Canada Day, the Rivertown Players then take to the stage at a park near you. Audiences are kept up on their performance schedules via website and social media. The Rivertown Players have performed at Sun Peaks, Overlander Days, and other events, and at parks downtown, on the North Shore, at Aberdeen, Westsyde and more.
Audiences are made up of locals, tourists, daycares and summer camps. Some children enjoy the plays so much that they attend daily!
What are the benefits?
The Rivertown Players program fosters the talent of the next generation of theatre artists – while providing entertainment and inspiration for children and families and building the next generation of audiences. Students in our program have gone on to secure paid positions with professional theatre companies. The Rivertown Players improve quality of life in Kamloops, creating a vibrant community for locals and visitors alike.
Interested in sponsoring The Rivertown Players?
Please contact Tanya Nielsen, KAC executive director at 250.372.7323 or at [email protected]
Apply to be a Rivertown Player!
2021 Sponsors of the Rivertown Players: