NEW Podcast!

We are SO excited to launch our new podcast!  Acting for Community Theatre (ACT) is a weekly offering by our Artistic Director Barbra French, tailor-made for community theatre actors and directors.  Are you missing live theatre? Want to keep your skills sharp and learn some new ones?  Or are you keen to get involved but aren’t sure how to get started?  Then you are going to love ACT!  Barbra will be sharing tips, tricks, stories and techniques to help actors and directors learn all they can about their craft.

Join us Friday nights for each new, bite-sized episode.  You can listen right here by clicking the button.   

We’re looking forward to sharing these with you!


Spring Shorts is Back by Popular Demand!

This very successful festival/fundraiser for Ladysmith Little Theatre has returned for 2020, even bigger and better than before!

This year, Barbra wanted to mentor new(er) directors as well as actors, giving them the chance to get their work in front of an audience.  To facilitate this, she created and taught The Ultimate Directing Workshop last October. Eight directors were paired up with volunteer actors to work on scenes from one-act plays; four of these plays moved on to be produced in their entirety for Spring Shorts 2.  We’ve also added an extra show (a Sunday matinee) to the run so we won’t have to turn people away at the door this year.  It’s an evening (or afternoon) of laughter, tears, and the love of theatre that you won’t want to miss.

Get your tickets early, as we were totally sold out last year.  Call the LLT box office at (250) 924-0658 today! 


We also have new classes coming up this spring…check them out!


Vita and Ladysmith Little Theatre have come together to offer a unique learning experience for actors and directors with Barbra French.


Tuesday Oct 8 

Directorial Analysis

  Intro to Directorial Analysis
Casting & Scheduling
Table Work
Play Assignments


Saturday Oct 12 

(Actors & Directors)

What Directors Want
Types of Auditions
Choosing a Piece
Headshots & Resumes
Audition for Directors 


Fri, Sat, Sun Oct 18-20

Directing Fundamentals
(Actors & Directors)

Working with Actors
Finding the Action
Building the Moments
Talking to Designers
Note Taking & Giving
and so much more!

LOCATION:   Ladysmith Little Theatre, 4985 Christie Road, Ladysmith, BC

TIMES:          Oct. 8 th 6:30 – 9 pm.  Oct 12 th 10 am – 3 pm.  Oct 18 th 6:30 – 9 pm.  Oct 19 & 20th 10 am – 5 pm.

COST:            Directors $50. Actors (audition seminar only or as volunteer cast members) are free.

DEADLINE:   Registration must be complete by October 1, 2019.  SPACES WILL FILL UP QUICKLY.

CONTACT:    Barbra French at or 250-466-9496.

NOTES:          All course materials included. Bring your own lunch and water. Coffee and tea provided.

Artistic Director and founder Barbra French is thrilled to open this new company, following in the footsteps of her previous one, In Other Words Theatre. Vita will continue her vision of creating ambitious and innovative performances, as well as her love of teaching through our classes and workshops.

Classes have already begun, and the development of our first theatrical work is underway.

In the meantime, Barbra is currently working with Ladysmith Little Theatre on the Spring Shorts Festival.  She is excited to be working with all the fabulous actors and crew members from the Cowichan Valley area.  Please come and see these comic, dramatic and always theatrical offerings, support the theatre, and cheer on the actors this spring!

Stay tuned for upcoming news on our first production, and in the meantime, why not join us for a class?