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.
|Fred Partridge||Past President|
|Jackie Grant||Vice President|
|Heather Jane Robertson||Recording Secretary|
|Bryce Mills||Corresponding Secretary|
|Bruce Coombs||Security and Keys|
|Andrea Olund||Member at Large|
|Rosemary Schuster||Member at Large|
|Charles Beuttner||Member at Large|
|Richard Smith||Member at Large|