"Take the Show on the Road"
May 11-13, 2018
Hosted by the
Virden Aud Theatre
The Phoenix Players of Virden Manitoba would like to personally invite you to attend ACTFest 2018 “Take the Show on the Road” and be a part of the exciting festival that we are planning. The festival is to take place May 11 – 13, 2018.
Theatre companies attending the festival will be lucky enough to perform in Virden’s Aud Theatre, located at 228 Wellington Street West in Virden Manitoba. The 500 seat theatre was constructed in 1911 and was open to the public in 1912. The theatre was renovated in the 1980’s and continues to be upgraded regularly. Built as a classical style opera house, it has amazing acoustics. Whether you are attending or performing you will appreciate this local gem.
Virden is a town with extensive history and many restored heritage buildings that we are hoping that you will take the time to explore and enjoy. There will be some time set aside within the schedule for visits to the Virden Costume Closet, the Canadian Pacific Train Station that is the home to the Virden & Area Arts Council and the Virden Pioneer Home Museum; a Victorian Era Home housing over 6000 articles from the Victorian Era.
Our 2018 Adjudicators: Jim Forsythe, John Bluethner, Cairn Moore
Date: Friday, May 11 to Sunday, May 13, 2018
Place: Virden Aud Theatre
228 Wellington St W Virden, MB R0M 2C0
Sponsor: Association of Community Theatres (ACT) of Manitoba Inc.
Host: Phoenix Players
Contact the Registrar:
C/O Tricia Hayward
PO Box 2009 Virden, MB R0M 2C0
Chairperson: Tricia Hayward
Vice-Chair: Joanne Baker
Secretary: Diane Burke
Treasurer: Jennifer Glendinning
Registrar: Tricia Hayward
Publicity/Sponsorship: Kelvin Smith
For registration forms, please click the REGISTRATION tab at the top of this page.
To register, either to present a play or to attend, complete a registration form and send it to the Registrar at: email@example.com
Theatre and Performance Details:
Stage: The Aud Theatre stage is (26 feet wide by 26 feet deep) with a black back curtain or white wall option. There is both a stage right & left wing for movement on & off stage. We have a front curtain drop & a black curtain at the 2/3’s stage. The AUD seems very luxurious and there is off stage room however space can be limited depending upon cast size, sets and props.
Plays: Maximum length allowed is 60 minutes
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