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Invitation to Support the 25th Anniversary Season of Chemainus Theatre!

As we are prepping for our 25th Anniversary Season, building set & costumes for Pride and Prejudice, the rest of the annual planning continues to move along. It’s going to be a fantastic year of familiar friends, fresh new faces and exciting designs on our stage. Our staff are dedicated to share stories with you, and work hard for the non-profit society we enjoy here on the Island.

Thank you for partnering with us as we bring over 120 artists from across Canada (including our Island) to our stage, run theatre camps for kids, develop young artists through mentorships and emerging artist opportunities, provide workshops in schools and engage the imaginations of over 70,000 patrons each year. In 2017, we look with you to take another step forward in our craft. Some of the work will honour our history while others work will celebrate – looking forward to our bright future.

You may know that ticket sales account for a portion of the total revenue required to make it all happen. While many theatres operate on less than 50% ticket sales, in Chemainus we operated on over 80% ticket sales revenue. We are proud to “earn our keep” for the audience we serve. And yet, to keep the work vibrant, bring in the level of talent we enjoy and pay our staff, we need to raise 20% of our revenues in some other means, such as our Membership program. This is a perfect opportunity for those who want to give above and beyond to support the arts, arts education and our kind of theatrical storytelling in the Island community.

Partnering with us through Membership in 2017 will give you VIP access to special events, a behind the scenes look at how we make theatre and front and center opportunities as we celebrate our 25th Anniversary Season.

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Mark DuMez
Artistic Director
Randal Huber
Managing Director

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To Learn more about Membership please contact the Development Coordinator at or 250.246.9800 ext 724