The Wells-Barkerville-Bowron Lakes area is the place to be if you’re looking for world-class entertainment. With the Sunset Theatre in Wells, the Theatre Royal in Barkerville, Island Mountain Arts Performances and the numerous coffee houses, theatre performances, concerts and other events that take place throughout the year, Wells is the entertainment capital of the Cariboo.

Island Mountain Arts Concerts & Exhibits

Island Mountain Arts has been providing artistic experiences for artists of all ages since 1977.

Island Mountain Arts provides year-round workshops, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, coffee houses and other performances in Wells, BC, and is also home to a gallery and gift shop.

Island Mountain Arts has a number of unique and stimulating performances and courses already planned for 2017, including courses in creative writing, beginning watercolour, drawing, singing, children’s harp and more.

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ArtsWells Festival of All Things Art (August 4 – 7, 2017)

ArtsWells features:

  • Over 50 musical acts of folk, jazz, country, funk, hip hop, electronic, world, pop, roots & more
  • Performances include juggling, spoken word, fire spinning, dance, and more
  • The 9th International One Minute Play Festival
  • Free workshops and kids activities
  • A visual ArtWalk around the town of Wells
  • Artisans selling their wares
  • Discounts to local attractions like Barkerville Historic Town – where you can catch more ArtsWells musical acts just 8 km down the road.

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Royal Canadian Legion

The Royal Canadian Legion is the only service group in our community. The Legion has 2 pool tables and every Friday at 6:00 p.m. there is a meal and a meat draw. Winter hours are from 4 p.m. to at least 8 p.m. and Summer hours are from 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Be sure to support our Legion that does good deeds for our community.

The Sunset Theatre (Open July & August)

The Sunset Theatre is now open for July and August. Enjoy this newly renovated historic theatre, circa 1934, by attending one of the many events during the summer months. The Sunset Theatre features a wide array of entertainment possibilities, with everything from live theatre and film to excellent live music.

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Theatre Royal Family Entertainment

The Theatre Royal, Barkerville is the world famous 1869 theatre, with a cast that performs every day from May until September.

In July and August they offer 2 different shows a day, at 1 and 4 p.m. with a popular British Music Hall Revue on Saturday and Sunday evening at 7 p.m.

Performances are full of music, comedy, intrigue and adventure, all with historical themes revolving around the gold rush in Barkerville.

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