|Store Type |||Other Services|
|Neighbourhood |||New Westminster|
|Getting There |||entrance is at 1st and 3rd Ave|
|for show times check local listings.|
Profile Last Updated: August 05, 2008
Since 1937, the Vagabond Players have been entertaining the city of New Westminster and surrounding areas. The Vagabond Players were established before the Second World War in the year of 1937. Their initial project was a small production of a series of one-act plays out of St. Aidan’s Church. The name Vagabond was derived from the frustrations of the young men and woman artists due to the fact that they did not have a permanent home for their productions. That changed in the year of 1950, as the city of New Westminster supplied the Vagabond Players with their current home, Queens Park.
Since 1951 the Vagabond Players have performed numerous classic plays for their loyal audiences. They have wowed them with Our Town, You Can’t Take It With You, Move Over Mrs. Markham, and The Diary of Anne Frank. They have staged brilliant musicals such as Gentleman Prefer Blondes, and Stop the World, I Want to Get Off. And for the holiday seasons, they present unforgettable Christmas Pantomimes such as Sing a Song of Sixpence, Old King Cole and The Greatest Christmas Pageant Ever.
Charitable donations are the backbone of the Vagabond Players’ survival. Over the years, they have had many generous people support them. On top of the productions themselves, Vagabond Players is a learning center for artists interested in acting, directing, set design, costume design and lighting and sound techniques. Aspiring playwrights are implored to get involved, and are given the opportunity to have their work presented.
Reservations : 604-521-0412
Love theatre? : The Vagabond Players hold open auditions every season, so get involved.