The story of Sunset Theatre

There really is something special about watching a performance, play or screening in a restored historic gold rush era theatre. The Sunset Theatre, located in the historic mining and vibrant artist community of Wells, offers just this. Built in 1934, the Sunset Theatre was originally a movie theatre, however, over the past 86 years it has been a gambling house, town hall, and even a temporary morgue after a tragic mine explosion. Today, the Sunset Theatre is an architectural gem that hosts a number of film, theatre and musical events throughout the year. In this episode of our Gold Rush Trail storyteller series, we meet co-owner Dave Jeffery who explains the history of this special building and how he and his wife, Karen Jeffery, have lovingly restored it over the years to offer locals and tourists a memorable independent theatre experience – Learn more on their website. And click here for further information about the colourful town of Wells or discover other arts and culture offerings found along the Gold Rush Trail