Our History


The purpose-built La Boite theatre officially opened on Sunday June 4, 1972.

La Boite Theatre Opens in 1972

Rick Billinghurst, inaugural Artistic Director 1976-1979.

La Boite's First Professional Artistic Director

Jennifer Blocksidge, La Boite Honorary Theatre Director 1969-1975 & Council President 1976-1978 and 1981. Photo 1976.

The Jennifer Blocksidge Story

Sean Mee leading an in-school experience with pre-school children.

The Early Childhood Drama Project (ECDP) 1975 to 1982

The cast of The Women, 1975. Jennifer Blocksidge is left front row, second from the end with broad-brimmed hat.

The Lemon Meringue Pie Story

A Brilliant Space to Focus the Performer

A Brilliant Space to Focus the Performer

Artistic Director Rick Billinghurst, 1978

La Boite is Out of the Box!

Occupations, 1981.

La Boite's political theatre in the '70s and early '80s

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