About Us

About Our Theatre

Founded in 1944, the volunteer-based White Rock Players’ Club is a nonprofit with an established history that spans 68 years and more than 350 theatre productions.

In 1958, the White Rock Players’ Club won the Dominion Drama Festival, which was the first time a community theatre had won the title of “Canada’s Best Theatre Club.” The White Rock Players used the prize money, along with funds raised within the White Rock community, to purchase a building on Johnston Road.

On March 12, 1960, the first performance opened in the new White Rock Playhouse. It was a great success and the White Rock Players never looked back: by 1966, they paid off the building and from that point on, have been able to operate almost grant-free.

In 2004, to celebrate the club’s 60th anniversary, a project was launched to renovate the White Rock Playhouse with the help of the Rotary Club of White Rock. It re-opened in 2006 with a new lobby, auditorium and balcony along with 220 new seats.

Today, the White Rock Players’ Club is still a much-loved community theatre, producing five shows a year, which include comedies, thrillers, dramas and the ever-popular Christmas Pantomime.

Our Board of Directors

Fred PartridgePresident
Colleen McGoff-DeanVice President
Aleta PetersonTreasurer
Jackie GrantRecording Secretary
Gordon MantleDirector At Large
Robin EdwardsDirector At Large
Andrea OlundDirector At Large
Richard SmithDirector At Large
Kerry Van SickleDirector At Large