During the week of International Choral Kathaumixw, the excitement and energy of the Festival can be felt throughout Powell River. Concerts are held in many different venues around town, and this serves to spread the music around. As a result, visitors get lots of interaction with local community members, and the locals have the opportunity to experience the magic of the festival. Each of the concert venues offers something different and special to the choirs and their audiences.
The main venue for International Choral Kathaumixw is the Powell River Recreation Complex. Here participants can access two of the performance venues, including the Evergreen Theatre and the Great Hall, as well as an assembly hall, conference rooms, offices, Internet, food concessions, a swimming pool, sauna and exercise rooms. The Complex is located near Powell River’s centre, but it is surrounded by natural beauty and walking trails. This facility offers festival participants a comfortable, convenient place to meet, relax, perform and socialize.
Evergreen Theatre - Recreation Complex
Located on the upper level of the Powell River Recreation Complex, the Evergreen Theatre is the centre for music and fine art performances in Powell River. With a seating capacity of 725, the Evergreen Theatre has been the venue for many international artists, ballets, theatre and symphony orchestra performances.
Great Hall - Recreation Complex
The Kathaumixw Gala concerts are held in the Great Hall. Over a period of weeks before International Choral Kathaumixw, the Great Hall is transformed from a community arena into a concert hall to accommodate the festival’s large events and the common song performances which feature the combined voices of more than 1500 Kathaumixw participants. Dozens of volunteers work tirelessly to ready this venue, erecting structures and even adding a false ceiling to create the best sound quality possible. The Great Hall has a seating capacity of 3000.
The Powell River Academy of Music is located at 7280 Kemano Street. Academy facilities include James Hall (250 seats), a music and sound recording library, four rehearsal halls, eight teaching studios, two dance studios, three classrooms, piano lab, recording studio and administrative offices.
Max Cameron Theatre is the newest venue used during Kathaumixw. Located inside Brooks Secondary School in the historic Townsite, the theatre has fine acoustics with a seating capacity of 400. With its dramatic juxtaposition to the stage this venue a treat for choirs and audiences alike.