About the Max

Max Cameron Theatre

Photo by Jason Leane

Jacquie Dawson

Theatre and Facilities Manager

Jacquie brings 30+ years of nation-wide experience in stage managing, producing and floor directing to the Max Cameron Theatre. Dawson's list of accomplishments is extensive and impressive.

She has successfully managed and manoeuvred everything from opera and ballet to television productions. When asked about the Max, she says, "This is a professional-level theatre. The acoustics in here are stunning. I love showing this place off. I'm so proud of it. I want to inject life and add to it."

Jacquie is also in charge of Brooks Hall; contact her to find out if it's available to host your event.

Email: jacquie.dawson@sd47.bc.ca

Phone: 604-483-3900


Jason Leane

Technical Director

Email: jason.leane@sd47.bc.ca

Phone: 604-483-3900


The Facilities

The Max Cameron Theatre is located in Powell River, British Columbia. The facility was built by School District #47 as part of an expansion to the local high school that included a digital media center, acoustically-engineered choral room, film and video recording studio, and a dance and drama studio.

‘The Max’ is a flexible performance facility designed for use in many different configurations by both school and community groups. It has quickly become one of the busiest venues in the community, housing major events for the Powell River Academy of Music, West Coast Jazz and Blues Society, Far Off Broadway Theatre Company, and Powell River Film Society. As one of four venues for the International Choral Kathaumixw, the Max Cameron Theatre stage plays host to choirs from around the world.

In addition to the many events taking place on stage each year, ‘The Max’ offers many on-screen events as well. The yearly Banff Mountain Film Festival World tour is a guaranteed sell-out and the Cineplex Odeon HDTV live broadcasts from the Metropolitan Opera have gathered large crowds each season. ‘Live at the Met’ on the big screen has made world-class opera accessible to the people of Powell River.