The main venue for the performing arts in Trail is the beautiful Charles Bailey Theatre. The main theatre hosts concerts, theatre, comedy and more from well-known acts like the Barenaked Ladies to smaller emerging talent such as Lisa Nicole.
With seating capacity of 721, the Theatre has an intimate atmosphere and all seats provide an excellent view of the stage. For smaller performances, events or meetings, the Muriel Griffiths Recital room next to the theatre holds 80-100 people. Check the website for a full calendar of scheduled events.
The Trail & District Arts Council programs four exciting series in these two venues: Jazz at the Griff; E2 Experiments in Entertainment; Performing Arts Trail and the Teck Family Series. The Bailey Theatre and Muriel Griffiths Room are also available to rent.
The Theatre Box Office is open Monday to Friday from noon – 4pm from September to June.
And from June 30 to August 31, the Box Office is open on Thursdays only.
Online Ticketing is available at TheBailey.ca.
Established in the 1890s, Trail is flanked by the Monashee Mountains to the west and the Selkirk Mountains to the east. A visit to Trail should certainly include a tour of the Trail Museum, the Sports Hall of Memories and the Teck Trail Operations Interpretive Centre – the huge smelter complex at the heart of this small city has been in operation for more than a century.
The Trail and District Arts Council (TDAC) is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to foster the arts in Greater Trail by providing services, grants and resources to its arts, cultural and heritage affiliate organizations. Formed in 1959 TDAC aims to raise awareness of the arts and offer the community a way to experience the diversity that arts and culture have to offer.
TDAC presents over 50 events annually including family shows, emerging artists, Jazz at the Griff and the Performing Arts Trail series, Kootenay Savings in the Park at Gyro Park including Night Markets and Sunday Cinema screenings at The Royal Theatre. They also work in collaboration with the City of Trail to present a family show for Spooktacular and coordinate the entertainment needs during Silver City Days.
Top banner photo is by Dave Heath.