Focusing on community theatre and film, Theatre Wakefield produces two main-stage performances annually in the spring and the autumn, the Wakefield Doc Fest, (February), the Wakefield Doc Fest weekend (September) the Ta Da! Festival (September), Our Hidden Hills heritage animation projects, dramatic readings and a whole raft of collaborations and hosted events.
Theatre Wakefield is home to The Wakefield Players theatre troupe.
*NEW Theatre Wakefield's 100 Mile Arts Network
100 Mile Arts Network
WHAT THE 100 MILE ARTS NETWORK WILL MAKE POSSIBLE.
- A roster of:
- Artists from all disciplines,
- Venues that can and want to host cultural events
- People, businesses, media, funders, municipal staff and people who want to increase arts and cultural presentations in our region.
These tools will be available in a searchable format so you can easily find what or who you are looking for. Eventually all the info will be visually presented in a map.
The Wakefield Players
The Wakefield Players is the original troupe of Theatre Wakefield, drawn from the human resources of the community and constellating around a core group of passionate and committed people, both professional and amateur.
Wakefield Doc Fest
Wakefield Doc Fest (est 2009 as Wakefield International Film Festival WIFF) is devoted to screening the very best in top quality, current, award-winning, feature-length documentary films from Canada & around the world.
Wakefield Doc Fest runs over 4 weekends in February
Wakefield Doc Fest WEEKEND is in September
Our Hidden Hills
Our Hidden Hills all began with a development grant in 2009 to research local history and bring it to life through heritage animation.
The Hidden Hills team developed a “History Animation Template” that outlines the process for taking historical source material and involving community members in creating animated stories from it.
Hosted Events & Collaborations
Theatre Wakefield hosts a number of visiting productions and events annually and is always looking for ways to collaborate on projects with enthusiastic amateurs and professionals in the performing arts.