Pantages Theatre Arts Society

PTAS will operate the theatre in the public interest, on lease from its owner for $1 a year. PTAS was incorporated under the British Columbia Society Act, on 5 June 2006. We operate in partnership with the Community Arts Council of Vancouver.

PTAS Board of Directors

Fairchild, Peter / President

Businessman; Chairman, Carnegie Cultural Arts Initiative; member of the board, Carnegie Community Centre Association

Clague, Barbara / Secretary

Executive Secretary, BC Council on Admissions and Transfer (retired); arts participant/supporter; partner in Clague Consultants

Wong, Grace / Treasurer

Senior Branch Manager, Chinatown, Vancouver City Savings; Senior Branch Manager, Asian Banking Services

Eberle, Robert

Associate Professor, Department of Drama, UBC; for 23 years Director of Production, Vancouver Children’s International Festival; project adjudicator and consultant, City of Vancouver; member, British Columbia Cultural Sector Development Council

Low, Duncan

Former Executive Director, Vancouver East Cultural Society

Pantages, Tony

Film maker, producer, actor

[NB: because everyone always asks – Alexander Pantages was his great great uncle]

Sleath, Eleanor BA, MA, CA, CPA

Director, Reporting and Planning, Colliers International; former governor, Notary Foundation of BC; former governor, Ballet BC; interim commissioner, BC Utilities Commission; 1993 employee campaign chair, United Way, BDO Dunwoody


Dawn Brennan
Former General Manager, The Playhouse; General Manager, SHAPE BC

Nora Kelly
Past President, Strathcona Residents Association; President, City Opera Vancouver

David YH Lui, C.M.

Donna Spencer
Artistic Producer, Firehall Arts Centre

Susan Stevenson
Executive Director, Greater Vancouver Professional Theatre Alliance

Ethel Whitty
Executive Director, Carnegie Community Centre


Dr Charles Barber, Executive Director, Interim

Kevin Dale McKeown, Director of Marketing & Communications

Adam Abrams, Design and Website Management

Douglas Berg, Director of Internet Technologies


Patricia Canning, community worker, Strathcona district

Mike Clague, community worker, Downtown Eastside

Tom Durrie, former executive director, Pacific Baroque Orchestra

Nathan Edelson, former senior city planner, City of Vancouver

Janet Leduc, executive director, Heritage Vancouver

Anthony Norfolk

Robert Williams, senior research fellow, VanCity