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Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7:30 PM PDT

× TDAC's Performing Arts Trail Series presents

Shane Koyczan

Tuesday, March 28, 2023 at 7:30 pm at The Bailey Theatre

Tickets $35 Adult. Performing Arts Trail Series Pass - 6 shows for $148.00. NEW! Tickets for anyone 30 years and under are only $10/show. (Under 30)

Enter our Slam Poetry Contest and win prizes! See Entry Details below. Deadline March 13 at 4:00 pm

Shuttle Bus - Book a round trip shuttle bus for only $5. Go to our shuttle bus booking page to check the schedule and book your shuttle at

There seems no shortage of adjectives to describe a show by spoken word poet, writer and performer Shane Koyczan. Moving, hilarious, challenging, provocative, or inspirational. Take your pick. Here is a writer that takes you on a tour of your own feelings in a way that leaves you grasping for your own heart just to make sure it's still in your chest. His work has become a staple in schools for both its impact and reach.

Shane curates a kind of art gallery that displays sculptures of the human experience each time he speaks. Lauded for his sold-out live performances Koyczan has carved out his own artistic path and taken his work beyond the conventional.Learn more at his website

Reserved Seating. 120 minutes including a 20 minute intermission. Licensed event.

ENTER OUR SLAM POETRY CONTEST! Deadline March 13 at 4:00 pm.

~Entrants must live in the greater Trail area.

~Each solo poem must be of the poet’s own creation.

~Each poet gets a maximum of 1 minute for their poem (video submission).

~Only one entry allowed per person.

~The poet may not use props, costumes, pre-recorded/taped music, or musical instruments while performing. BUT you are allowed to sing or beat box or make any other sounds with your body in your performance.

~The poem may NOT include sexist, racist, homophobic, or transphobic comments. "Leave your hate at the gate." However anger, upset and frustration are totally legitimate emotions to express in your poem.

~The poet receives scores from 4 judges. The winners will be notified by March 17, 2023.

~Entrants agree to the use of their slam poetry video entry for the promotion of the show.

~There will be two contests: one for 13-18 year olds and one for 19 years old and up!

Each winner will get an exciting prize package including: 2 tickets to the Shane Koyczan show March 28th; gift certificates to a local restaurant or coffee shop; writing goodies; a Shane Koyczan digital album or e-book of their choice, a meet and greet with Shane before the show and the opportunity to perform your poem (optional)!


The Performing Arts Trail series is sponsored by Teck Trail Operations, Pharmasave Trail and Century 21 Kootenay Homes (2018) Ltd. With funding support from the BC Arts Council, the Government of British Columbia, the BC Touring Council and Tourism South Kootenay. This series is funded [in part] by the Government of Canada. / Ce projet est financé [en partie] par le gouvernement du Canada.

COVID Protocols - Show dates, times and conditions may be subject to change as mandated by Provincial Health Orders and subject to the COVID climate. At this time, masks are recommended but not required. We are not required to ask for proof of vaccination and shows can operate at 100% capacity. Patrons will be notified by email of any changes in our COVID protocols.


The Bailey Theatre
1501 Cedar Avenue
Trail BC V1R 4C7

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Performance Notes

Performing Arts Trail Series - New! Relax and ride our shuttle buses from Castlegar, Rossland, Trail , Fruitvale and Warfield.

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