District of Wells

Art. History. Adventure.


For a small town in the mountains, Wells is hopping! There's rarely a boring night in Wells.

The Sunset Theatre

Watch modern theatre in a restored 1930's theatre on Pooley St. The Sunset Theatre offers live theatre, music and film perfomances throughout the summer and year-round. Tickets for all performances are available at the door and some performance tickets can be reserved online. Check the Sunset Theatre website for more details and shows. Open to submissions for programming.

Contact Karen Jeffery for more detail (250) 994.3400 or (604) 818.6786. Or email sunsettheatre(at)gmail.com.

Theatre Royal in Barkerville

The Theatre Royal is the world famous 1860s musical theatre that performs in Barkerville every summer. The performances are full of music, comedy, intrigue and adventure, all with a historical theme revolving around the gold rush in Barkerville. For more information, including how to book group tours, ticket prices and all other pertinent information, please phone 1-888-994-3225 or visit the Theatre Royal website.

Exhibits & Artist Talks at Island Mountain Arts

Island Mountain Arts provides year-round workshops, seminars, exhibitions, concerts, coffee houses and other performances in Wells, BC, and is also home to a gallery and gift shop. For more information please visit the Island Mountain Arts website at www.imarts.com, or call toll free1-800-442-ARTS (2787).


Having grown from a small seed of an idea in 2003 to one of the top ten festivals in Canada, ArtsWells is a festival not to be missed! Happening every year on the August long weekend it is truly "the festival of all things art". Musicians and performers come from across the country and even the other side of the globe to perform.  Artistic projects abound and every year selected artists take part in the "Mini Mural Project".  For more information check out www.artswells.com

Around Town

Check the events page to see what's happening around town.  You might catch a bingo night, swing dance lessons, yoga, a coffee house or a concert at the pub.