New theatre manager announced

HamptonThe Board of the Oliver Community Theatre Society is pleased to announce the hiring of Bettyanne Hampton as the new manager of Oliver’s new Frank Venables Theatre.

Bettyanne, who spent her teenage years as a student in Osoyoos, has worked extensively in the field of arts management, presentation, and education for many years in various centres on Vancouver Island and more recently in Fort St John where she has been the Executive Director of the North Peace Cultural Centre since 2010.

“The Board is very excited to have attracted such a strong leader within BC’s lively art scene. Bettyanne is bringing a wealth of energy and expertise in facility management and equally importantly, in collaborative programming and community and professional presentations” says Wendy Newman President of the Board of Directors of the theatre’s operating society.

Bettyanne also has an impressive work history with arts education having managed the Comox Valley Youth Music Centre for seven years where she worked with music and theatre educators from across the province.

Bettyanne will be joining the theatre on March 30th, just in time to represent Oliver’s new Frank Venables Theatre at the mid-April province-wide arts touring conference in Vancouver where BC community theatre managers and presenters work together to plan many of the tours for professional artist which will be presented over the next 2 – 3 years.

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Bettyanne will be working in the theatre office at 6100 Gala Street and after March 30 can be reached at manager @ or by telephone at 250-498-1626. For further information on Frank Venables Theatre, visit or use the link under “Member Businesses” at right.