Whether you prefer to be in the audience or in the spotlight, there are plenty of entertainment options around the Shuswap.

Film buffs can take in contemporary world cinema thanks to the Shuswap Film Society’s annual festival and year-round programming at the Salmar Classic Theatre and the Salmar Grand Cinema in Salmon Arm.

Fans of live theatre can enjoy performances at Shuswap Theatre – including a subscription series of plays featuring local talent, visiting productions, improvisational theatre, concerts, and more – and get involved in theatre workshops, camps, and programs for all ages.  Live theatre can also be found at community halls and other venues throughout the region.

If you love singing, take in a concert by a community choir like the Northern Lights Chamber Choir.  Symphony enthusiasts can enjoy one of several yearly performances by the Okanagan Symphony Orchestra at the SASCU Recreation Centre in Salmon Arm.

You’ll also find live music at community halls and other intimate venues around the Shuswap – places like the Shuswap Pie Co., North Shuswap Community Hall, The Red Barn, and the Quaaout Lodge and others. Bookmark Shuswap Tourism’s events calendar and keep an eye on the entertainment blog Shuswap Groove and local newspapers for event roundups.

Of course, there’s endless entertainment to be found outdoors year-round, for all ages and fitness levels. Check out community groups and municipalities for activity guides and registration information, or just head out your front door and go exploring.