About Us

Welcome to the Chemainus Theatre Festival! We are a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre nestled in the seaside community of Chemainus, BC. We feature some of the finest performers and performances in Canada, Vancouver and Vancouver Island.

The Chemainus Theatre Festival is your place to get together and liven up. As a non-profit society, we exist to serve Vancouver Island and its visitors by creating exceptional theatre that explores and nourishes truth, hope, redemption, love and the human spirit.

Three main goals focus and direct our organization and programming on this dynamic path. They are ambitious, far ranging and seek to impact our local, regional, provincial and national community.

Enriching the Region

We strive to produce theatre from a repertoire of classic and award winning plays, to encourage and facilitate the production and sales of arts and crafts in our Gallery, to deliver outstanding hospitality and service in our Playbill Dining room, to utilize our facilities (when available) for the regions cultural and social life, to establish and maintain fiscal stability, and to enrich the lives of Vancouver Island residents and its visitors as a diverse regional arts centre by providing a unique “Chemainus Theatre Festival experience”!

Advancing the Arts

We strive to develop new Canadian classic adaptations and plays, to employ professional artists and artisans, and to educate, support and inspire artists at all levels of development (student, community, emerging and professional artists).

Cultivating the Community

We strive to build a just, equitable, diverse, inclusive, and accessible community to ensure a standard of excellence and to motivate all who participate in the Chemainus Theatre Festival.

We welcome you to join us – there is a place for anyone and everyone at the Chemainus Theatre Festival!