Festival of All Things Arts

Category: Stages

Outdoor Stage

(Music, yoga, workshops)

The Outdoor Stage comes to life in the Wells-Barkerville Community School field for the ArtsWells weekend. With bleachers and a large tent stage, it has a great outdoor atmosphere where you can dance in your barefeet on the grass and enjoy your lunch with music.

Next to the Outdoor Stage is the kids’ area and Tipi Village. The field is the venue for morning yoga and other workshops.


Community Hall


(Music, Theatre)

The Wells Community Hall was built completed in 1938 by the Cariboo Gold Quartz Company as part of their mandate to develop an entire community rather than a typical “company town” The first social gathering held at the hall featured the local Wells Orchestra. Back in the day, the Hall featured a billiard and reading room (now the ballet room) and a pistol range in the basement in addition to the hall/gymnasium and kitchen. The gymnasium was boasted to be the largest dance floor in the BC Interior.

Since 1938, the Hall was restored twice, in 1967 and in the mid-1990’s. At ArtsWells, it is the largest indoor venue, featuring two stages – one upstairs and one downstairs. It also hosts the One-minute Play Festival and the Volunteer Party on the Monday night.