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Playhouse Centre of British Columbia

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Playhouse Centre of British Columbia

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The Playhouse Theatre Company was formed to meet the growing demand for live theatre in Vancouver. In 1962 the Vancouver Theatre Centre, was incorporated. Its mandate was to operate a professional repertory theatre, to create a regional theatre centre for B.C., and to provide professional theatre training. In 1969, the Vancouver Theatre Centre and Holiday Theatre, a Vancouver children's theatre group, amalgamated to become the British Columbia Theatre Centre. The children's wing of the theatre, known as Playhouse Holiday, toured extensively throughout the province with programs for elementary and secondary schools. From 1973 to 1979 the Playhouse was reorganized to include a Mainstage Series, a Second Stage for smaller productions, Theatre-in-Education and other education outreach programs for schools, seniors and various special interest and community groups.


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