The Cariboo Amateur Dramatic Association began putting on shows in Barkerville saloons in 1865. After the fire of 1868, however, Barkerville's dramatists began presenting their theatre in a building they shared with the Williams Creek Fire Brigade. Today, this tradition continues. The Theatre Royal - still located in the home of the Fire Brigade - continues to offer exceptional shows that not only educates visitors about Barkerville's past, but does so in a way that mirrors the theatre of the gold rush days in Barkerville.
Theatre Royal's box office opens at 10:30am on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Friday through Sunday; at 12:30pm Mondays and Thursdays.
For information about Newman & Wright's 2013 Theatre Royal season, please visit their official website.