Cleland Community Theatre

 

The Cleland Theatre, located in the Penticton Community Centre at 325 Power Street, is Penticton's Community Theatre. The Theatre seats 443 with complete technical equipment, lighting and sound.

The Cleland Community Theatre hosts national and international performers, symphonies, school groups, comedians, noteworthy speakers and community groups. Find tickets to our next performance or find your production's next venue at Penticton's Cleland Community Theatre.

For more information on tickets and rentals call the Community Centre at 250-490-2426. 

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Upcoming Events!

Here is what's happening at the Cleland Community Theatre:

 

DECEMBER

Children's Showcase - Little Tree: a winter concert

December 15, 2019

 

A wonderful winter afternoon of musical family fun! Maiya and Mia of Little Tree Music Together will be joined by Tavis Weir and Stefan Bienz to bring you a joyful and interactive show of both new and familiar seasonal favourites from around the world.

 

Time: Doors open at 1:30pm, show at 2:00pm

Price: $12, $30 for season tickets

Tickets: Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton Arts Council Office, Prague Cafe, Penticton Art Gallery, Oliver Veterinary Hospital, The Beanery Cafe (Summerland) or online at Eventbrite.

Website: www.childrensshowcase.ca 

 

O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy

December 17, 2019

 

Fans of Monty Python, Mr. Bean, and Dr. Seuss… Grab your teacups!

Off-Broadway Comedians and 3-time IMPRESARIO Award-Winners (London) James & Jamesy return with their outrageously funny and brilliantly inventive Christmas comedy classic O Christmas Tea — an astonishing show that delights thousands of hearts every holiday season.

 

“Complete and utter fun… for all ages.”
★★★★★ CBC

 

“Outrageously funny, magnificently written, beautifully choreographed.”
★★★★★ London Free Press

 

“An ode to the idea that anything is possible.”
★★★★★ Torontoist

 

“I cannot think of a show that will leave you more profoundly happy than this.”
★★★★★ Stage Door Toronto

 

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm

Price: Adults $34, Children $19 (ticket price does NOT include GST)

Tickets: www.jamesandjamesy.com/upcoming/ 

Website: www.jamesandjamesy.com 

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hihh2dyNNdo

Mission Dance Centre & Company presents: The Nutcracker

December 18, 2019

 

Mission Dance Centre & Company will perform their annual enchanting “The Nutcracker”, a beautiful performance featuring international & Toronto based guest dance artists: Annette Bakala, Olena Zakharova and Dominic Who (only in Vernon & Penticton shows).

 

“The Nutcracker” gifts our Holiday Season with memorable transformations believing in the magic of a dream! The larger than life, growing Christmas tree plus live narration will enhance this heart-warming experience. Come feel the joy of the season through dance and this age old, classic-tale as you follow young Clara through Clara through her extraordinary dream of adventure. Witness the exquisite Sugar-Plum Fairy and her Cavalier, dancing reindeer, silly clowns and the exciting & comical battle between the pestering mice and the Nutcracker Solider’s devoted army. Mission Dance makes this tradition child-friendly and an exciting display of the performing arts. It is a high-quality production that you do not want to miss!

 

About the Director/Producer:

Tanya was personally inspired at a young age after meeting a European extraordinary ballet star and began her passionate journey training & performing at the prestigious National Ballet School in Toronto and later in Europe to further develop her expertise in ballet, flamenco, and modern dance.  Tanya dedicated 16 years to create and build Mission Dance Centre & Company; a pre-professional school mentoring the heart-driven dream to dance professionally and the rigorous training for athletic, musical and artistic discipline. 

 

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm

Price: $12, $30 for season tickets

Tickets: Penticton Community Centre - 250-490-2426 ext. 6 or eventbrite.com 

FEBRUARY 2020

Snowed In Comedy Tour

February 7, 2020

 

The Snowed In Comedy Tour has turned in to a Canadian success story, celebrating its twelfth year. The tour has now grown to be the largest in Canada with 70 cities from Coast to Coast. The tour has now performed in Australia, The US, France, and Switzerland. The 2019 tour received numerous Standing Ovations and was the most successful to date. Without major TV credits the growth of the tour is all attributed to word of mouth from delivering knockout performances year after year.

 

Four international comedians come together to create one amazing show with each bringing a unique and hilarious take providing something for everyone. Just for Laughs winner Dan Quinn is joined by the Great Canadian Laugh Off winner, Paul Myrehaug and 6 time Canadian Comedian of the year nominee Pete Zedlacher. We are proud to announce that Debra DiGiovanni, 3 time female comedian of the year and from Video on Trial, will be joining us. Don’t miss out on the comedy show called “Better than the Just for Laughs Tour” and “Delivers a Flurry of Laughs”.

 

Be sure to check out their new video series “Truck Jokes” as you get to see what it’s like when 4 comedians drive together and try to make each other laugh. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCY2fEdOD83kkL_-UegBsEgw?view_as=subscriber

 

 

Debra DiGiovanni

3 time female Comedian of the year

2018 Appearance on Conan O’Brien

Video On Trial, Match Game

Crave TV special, Netflix

 

Pete Zedlacher

6-time nominee of the Canadian Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-up

Winner of Sirius XM's Top Comic

8 appearances at Montreal's Just For Laughs Festival

Halifax And Winnipeg Comedy Festival

 

Dan Quinn

Winner of Canadian Competition at Just for Laughs

Opened for Rob Schneider, Russell Peters

Best of Fest Moncton Comedy Festival

TV Special on Check TV, Comedy Network

 

Paul Myrehaug

CBC’s the Debators

$25,000 Great Canadian Laugh off winner

Just For Laughs,Comedy Now on CTV

 

Time: Doors open at 7:30pm, show at 8:00pm

Price: $45

Website: www.snowedincomedytour.com 

Children's Showcase - Axis Theatre's production of Th'owxiya: The Hungry Feast Dish by Joesph A. Dandurand

February 9, 2020

 

Indigenous storytellers spin a tale from the Kwantlen First Nations Village of Squa’lets, about Th’owxiya, an old and powerful spirit that inhabits a feast dish. Her dish holds beautiful foods from around the world but careful, stealing from her is dangerous business! When Th’owxiya catches a hungry mouse, Kw'atel, stealing a piece of cheese she demands two child spirits be brought for her to eat or else, she will eat Kw'atel's whole family. Desperate to save her family, Kw'atel sets forth on an intense journey gaining knowledge, understanding and forgiveness along the way.

 

Time: Doors open at 1:30pm, show at 2:00pm

Price: $12, $30 for season tickets

Tickets: Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton Arts Council Office, Prague Cafe, Penticton Art Gallery, Oliver Veterinary Hospital, The Beanery Cafe (Summerland) or online at Eventbrite.

Website: www.childrensshowcase.ca 

MARCH 2020

Children's Showcase - Bring the Noise! with drummer Zac Gauthier

March 8, 2020

 

A young boy discovers a world of music right in his very home in this innovative, inspirational, percussive extravaganza.

 

Time: Doors open at 1:30pm, show at 2:00pm

Price: $12, $30 for season tickets

Tickets: Tumbleweed Gallery, Penticton Arts Council Office, Prague Cafe, Penticton Art Gallery, Oliver Veterinary Hospital, The Beanery Cafe (Summerland) or online at Eventbrite.

Website: www.childrensshowcase.ca 

THE LONELY: Celebrating The Music of ROY ORBISON

March 11, 2020

 

The Big O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice, complex compositions and dark emotional ballads.  His impassioned voice coupled with his signature arrangements ensured the charting of the hits “Only The Lonely”, “Crying”, “Oh, Pretty Woman”, “Dream Baby”, “Ooby Dooby”, “Blue Angel”, “Blue Bayou”, “You Got It” and “In Dreams”.  As a part of THE TRAVELING WILBURYS Orbison brought us “End of the Line”, “Handle With Care” and “You're Not Alone Anymore”.

 

The Everly Brothers charted 31 singles on the Hot 100, including 12 top 10 hits.  Because their career predates the Hot 100's launch, some of their best-known hits aren't on the list, including “Bye Bye Love”, “Wake Up Little Susie”, “All I Have to Do Is Dream” and their single biggest hit “Cathy’s Clown”.

 

THE LONELY delivers a sensitive and dynamic tribute to the one and only Roy Orbison plus the hits of The Traveling Wilburys and The Everly Brothers.  Veteran Mike Demers delivers a spot-on performance of Orbison’s signature sound as he leads this group of musical journeymen in their mutual and deep appreciation of the timeless music of an era.  THE LONELY approaches the music with a humble spirit and sincere desire to recreate the sounds and feel of the original recordings.  The band has been selling out shows right from their debut.  

 

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm

Price: $47.50 + facility fee and service charges

Tickets: By phone at 1-855-985-5000 or online at www.ticketmaster.ca.  

Website: www.rockitboy.com 

Colin James Blues Trio Live in Concert

March 24, 2020

 

With his 19th album, Miles to Go, Colin James is getting back to the blues. 

It wasn’t until 2016’s Blue Highways that James found himself on a blues chart: the
album spent 10 weeks at No. 1 on the Roots Music Report’s Blues Chart. It also
landed him one of his biggest hits: “Riding in the Moonlight,” a Willie Dixon song
that James once covered when busking in the streets and subways of Toronto and
Montreal, landed on a Spotify playlist and garnered millions of streams.

 

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm

Price: $51.75

Tickets: ON SALE November 22, 2019 at Penticton Community Centre.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2s10GGpEUc0

Website: https://colinjames.com/tour/

APRIL 2020

James Mullinger Embrace Where You Live Comedy Tour 

April 17, 2020

 

In 2016, James sold out Harbour Station Arena in Saint John, outselling Jerry Seinfeld, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard and Jeff Dunham! The stand up special of the show itself was picked up by Hulu and Amazon Prime so his tales of life in Atlantic Canada are now being enjoyed by people in Germany, Japan and America.

 

In April 2018 he sold out Harbour Station a second time, this time beating his own record which made headlines across the pond.

 

James tours extensively to packed houses across Canada and England. A big budget movie had been made about his early years in stand up (starring actors from Twilight, Downton Abbey and Notting Hill and comedians such as Jimmy Carr, Gilbert Gottfried, Mike Ward and Pete Zedlacher). It was described by NME as the "funniest film of the year," "unmissable" by GQ Magazine and "essential viewing. A funny, realistic look at what it takes to become a stand up comedian," by the Montreal Times.

 

James is one of the Canada's biggest cheerleaders. He loves it here and spends his time promoting it across the world and raising money for charities and non-profits. James has raised more than $100,000 for Canadian charities. He has also become one of Canada's top comics, being nominated for both a Just For Laughs comedy award and a Canadian Comedy Award for Best Live Show.

 

Time: Doors open at 7:00pm, show at 7:30pm

Price: TBA

Tickets: http://www.trainwreckcomedy.com/upcomingshows/james-mullinger-embrace-where-you-live-comedy-tour/

 

JULY 2020 

 

Queen: It's a Kinda Magic Canada 2020

July 5, 2020

 

Immerse yourself in the spectacle, grandeur and energy of the world’s greatest Rock band with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, celebrating the legacy of Queen and Freddie Mercury.

 

You’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody at the cinemas, now see it all come alive on stage and in concert, with big sound, big screens, crazy lighting and outlandish costumes… the REAL ROCK EXPERIENCE!

 

Get ready for a night of non-stop Rock anthems including We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Radio GaGa, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, Another One Bites the Dust, A Kind of Magic, Bohemian Rhapsody and so many more.

 

Take a night out to indulge your senses and celebrate a band of true talent, genius and character – Queen!

 

 

Time: Doors open at 6:30pm, show at 7:00pm

Price: $59, plus taxes and booking fees

Tickets: Eventbrite, ON SALE NOVEMBER 8, 2019

Website: www.queenitsakindamagic.com 





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Theatre Seating and Ticketing

The Cleland Community Theatre has 443 seats and 4 designated spots for persons in wheelchairs.
There is elevator access to the theatre, cloakroom, washrooms, ATM, vending machines, parking for persons with
disabilities and valid decal and volunteer ushers to help make your visit enjoyable.
You can view our theatre seating chart to see seat locations. Most tickets are sold through the Penticton Community Centre Reception but some events choose to other sources. Check the event's details for ticket information. 

Would you like to be a volunteer usher? Do you have excellent communication and customer service skills? We offer flexible schedules and you earn rewards to exchange for free programs or theatre tickets. Submit the Volunteer Application Form to the Penticton Community Centre or email.

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Where to Find Us

The Cleland Community Theatre is located in the Penticton Community Centre,
325 Power St., Penticton BC, V2A 7K9. 

 

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Rental and Technical Information

Rental of Penticton's Cleland Community Theatre includes 4 dressing rooms and green room.

Your rental package includes Cleland Community Theatre volunteer ushers to welcome your audience and assist with seating. A temporary liquor licence may be obtained from Liquor Control and Licensing. Please note that theatre rentals may require SOCAN licences; you can find information on application licenses and costs from SOCAN.

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