Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre stage flooded by burst pipe

  • Posted on December 22, 2022

VERNON, BC— The Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Society (VDPACS) is saddened to announce that a burst pipe has damaged the theatre’s main stage, forcing the cancellation of tonight’s concert performance.

VDPACS staff were alerted to the emergency early this morning and are working with the Regional District of the North Okanagan and Okanagan Restoration Services to assess the extent of the water damage.

“The safety of our guest artists, staff, and volunteers is our highest priority,” said Executive Director Jim Harding. “Once we have a fuller understanding of what has been affected, we will be able to set a path forward to resuming performances.”

St. James School’s Christmas Concert this evening has been moved to the Greater Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium and will take place at 7:00PM as previously scheduled. Attendees are encouraged to contact the school office at 250-542-4081 if they have any questions. As this was a non-ticketed event, refunds do not apply.

Several performances are scheduled to happen at VDPAC in the coming weeks. Staff will be working closely with the organizers of those events to determine whether they may proceed or if they will need to be cancelled or rescheduled.

“We are extremely grateful for the quick response of our service-providers who have stepped-in to support us,” says Harding. “Once assessment have been completed, we will be communicating with the organizers of our scheduled guest artist bookings, our SPOTLIGHT shows and directly with all our ticketholders. Until then, we appreciate everyone’s concerns, patience, and support at this time.”


About Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre

The Vernon and District Performing Arts Centre Society is a non-profit, charitable organization devoted to fostering artists, their work, and live performance in all genres and for all ages. The Society operates the Performing Arts Centre’s (VDPAC) on behalf of the Regional District of North Okanagan (RDNO) and with the support of 30+ staff and over 200 volunteers. Each year, we present our SPOTLIGHT Season of over 30 diverse performances, complemented by over 125 concerts, festivals, and special events. We select professional touring productions to entertain, enlighten, move and amuse our patrons. Altogether, they offer audiences of all ages a world of unforgettable live theatre experiences. Please visit: &

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