Phoenix Theatre

Address: 5319 50th Ave. South
Fort Nelson, BC

Mailing: Address: PO Box 1563
Fort Nelson (Northern Rockies Regional Municipality) V0C 1R0

T: 250-774-2241
F: 250-774-7470

Venue Email:

Administrative Contact: John Roper
Contact Phone: 250-774-2241
Contact Email:

Technical Director: John
Tech Phone: 250-500-1440
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Gallery & Box Office Manager: Seanah Roper
Tech Phone: 250-500-2058
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Number of Seats: 272
Short Description: The Phoenix is a multi functional venue presenting live performing arts, 35 mil film, art exhibitions, conferences and more. Over 20,000 people visit our venue each year.
Facility Type: Both
Theatre Type: Proscenium 16 foot hight
No. of Events / Year: 250
Average Rental Fee: competitive
Seating Style: stadium
Wheelchair Area: room for 7 wheel chairs. Just off the lobby.
Sales in Lobby? Percentage: Box Office Pro 4%


Stage Type: Proscenium legitimate fully dressed
Stage Width: 30 feet
Stage Depth: 30 feet
Stage Height: 16 ft. Pros
Thrust / Apron Width: Apron 35 feet
Thrust / Apron Depth: Apron 5 feet
Wing – Stage Left: 15 feet
Wing – Stage Right: 15 feet
Stage Comments: Cross over up stage
Fly System: Counter balance system with pin rail. No fly Gallery
Sprung Floor: semi sprung
Choral Risers: available
Acoustic Shell: no
Orchestra Pit and Seating: no
Cyclorama: Yes. Also electric screen for power point.
Piano (make and size): 15 ft Kawai concert grand


Loading: full loading dock at truck level. Easy access to stage
Parking Details: no problem
Rehearsal Space: folding wall opens green room to lobby
Dressing Rooms: 2 full dressing rooms for 20 people each
Green Room: Yes. With internet access. Close to stage & lobby


Lighting: 48 channel strand digital lighting board. 98 dimmers in the rack. Good variety of fixtures and cords.
Electrical: 3 electrics over stage. Extra pipes. 2 cat walks over house.Stage curtain electric and operated from stage or booth.
Sound: Full system. 48 channel mackie onyx 3280 sound board. Good variety of wired or wireless mics If you need more your’re at the wrong venue.
Comments: The theatre is owned by the people of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality and operated by the not for profit Phoenix Theatre Management Society. We employ one GM, a Gallery and Box Office Manager, a Building Manager, eight hight school students as well as several volunteers. The theatre was once part of the Polar Hotel which failed in the 80’s and was purchased by the town. The theatre opened in 1992 and remains as the northern rockies best and only performing arts and entertainment venue.