Founded in 1974
, Théâtre la Seizième is the only professional francophone theatre company
in British Columbia
. The theatre company operates out of Studio 16
, a 100+ seat black box theatre in La Maison de la Francophonie
, in Vancouver
. The current artistic and administrative director is Craig Holzschuh
With a history of creating plays for children and youth, the company now produces repertory works for all ages, commissions new plays, and presents theatre companies from other regions of Canada. Further, Théâtre la Seizième is a provincial organization which offers activities and training in French-language theatre, including school tours.