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Appreciating Our Volunteers


Volunteer appreciation week is April 12 to 18 and that’s one of my favorite quotes about the value of volunteers. Volunteers have truly kept the good ship Chemainus Theatre afloat through our first 23 years. There’s no doubt in my mind that we wouldn’t be here today if it wasn’t for the selfless contribution of volunteers. This past year alone 154 people volunteered a total of 6,127 hours. Checking coats, showing us to our seats, building costumes, pulling weeds, helping in the office, serving on the board of directors… no task is too great or too small.

Volunteerism is one of the things that make Canada the greatest place to live on Earth. Each year 12.7 million Canadians give 2 billion hours of time. Next chance you have be it here or elsewhere, say thank you to a volunteer who is giving their time to make your life better.

Randal Huber
Managing Director

By |March 24th, 2015|Categories: Theatre News, Your Support|0 Comments

Chemainus Theatre Opens New Season in February


It’s here again – the magic of creation, the skill of top-notch performers and the revelry of story and song. Once again, a dedicated collection of professional artists and performers from across Canada has gathered to create a theatrical season and experience unique to Vancouver Island.

In this charming town by the sea, we will rock to musical legends from Arkansas to the British Isles, delight in antics from Virginia country charmers to New York City’s bustling metropolis and
follow a paper-boy who delivers the news with a side serving of the voice of God. And it’s all staged with sophistication, curiosity and the verve that excites and ignites the body and soul.

Theatre that explores and nourishes the human spirit through a deep and ecstatic connection with story is what the Chemainus Theatre Festival is all about. Thank you for joining us in this vibrant and charming town.

Randal Huber
Managing Director
Mark DuMez
Artistic Director
By |January 12th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Season, Theatre News|0 Comments

New for the 2015 Season


Flex Pass

Book your tickets in any combination, see what you want, when you want. Use your passes for one specific show or use them throughout the year to see a number of different shows.

Early Bird Draw

Order your ticket package by Nov. 27 and be automatically entered to win your package, a getaway night and gift certificate.

Discounts for Family & Friends

Purchase additional theatre tickets and Playbill Dining Room and get 15% off at time of booking (10% for Flex Passes).

50% Off Studio Theatre Tickets

Confessions of a Paperboy, a bittersweet fable about the confusion of adolescence, the blush of first love, and the power of faith.

Table d’hôte in the Playbill Dining Room

During the run of Jeeves Intervenes we will be serving a set menu with your choice of three pre-selected main courses, along with the salad and dessert bar.

On Sale Dates for Season Tickets and Single Tickets

Season ticket renewals begin Wednesday, November 5.
New season ticket package can be booked starting November 19.
Single tickets go on sale December 17, 2014!

By |January 8th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Season, Theatre News|0 Comments

Thank You!


Now that 2014 is past, we would once again like to express our heartfelt thanks to all our production sponsors, advertisers, Gala sponsors and donors, volunteers and valued patrons. Thank you all for helping us to continue to provide live, professional theater on Vancouver Island. We couldn’t have done it without you!

For information on how to become a sponsor or promote your business through the theatre please call Marlie Kelsey 250-246-9800 ext 710.

Thank You to Our 2014 Gala Supporters


We would like to thank the supporters of our gala fund raising event “Sherlock’s Masquerade”

Gala Sponsors

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Coastal Community Credit Union

Orchard & Co

Island Savings

Willow Street Cafe

Chemainus Valley Courier

Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn

Take 5 Publications


Gala Supporters

49th Parallel Grocery
Accent Inns
Alderlea Vineyards
Alders Plantation
Amy Ankersmit
Arbutus Ridge Golf Club
Art & Daphne Carlyle Photography
Arts Club Theatre
B & H Excel Tire
Belfry Theatre
BC Forest Discovery Centre
Betty Short
Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn & Suites
Best Western Barclay- Port Alberni
Best Western Carlton Plaza
Best Western Plus Chateau Granville
Best Western Plus Kamloops
Beverly Corners Liquor Store
Beyond the Usual
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre
Bly Kaye
Bonnie Martin Restaurant
Book Nook
Boston Pizza
BowMel Chrysler Ltd
Bound to be Different
British Allsorts
Bridgemans Marina Bistro
Butchart Gardens
Caldera Glass Studio
Capilano Suspension Bridge Park
CapriCCio Vocal Ensemble
Carousel Theatre
Caravan Theatre
Cheers Cowichan Tours
Cherry Point Vineyards
Chemainus Auto Parts
Chemainus Festival of Murals
Chemainus Foods
Chemainus Health Food Store
Chemainus Valley Courier
Chemainus Village Computer Centre
Christine A. Allan
Christmas in Chemainus
Cim MacDonald
Coast Realty Group Ladysmith
Coastal Community Credit Union
Comfort Inn and Suites
Cowichan Bay Pub
Cowichan Capitals
Cowichan Golf and Country Club
Cowichan Lawn Tennis Club
Cowichan Sound and Cellular
Cowichan Theatre
CRVTEK I.T. Consulting
CVRD-Economic Development
Damali Winery
Darcy Johnson
David & Diana Pink
Delta Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort and Spa
Dennis A. J. Brown
Dinter Nursery
Doan’s Overhead Doors/Clopay
Doc the Barber
Eaglecrest Golf Club
Echo Design Custom Sewing
Everything Under the Sun
Excellent Frameworks & EJ Hughes Gallery
Fairwinds Schooner Cove Resort
Flowering Tree Spa
Flying Fish
Foot Loose Reflexology
Foxglove Inn & Cooking School
Gateway Theatre
Get West Adventure Cruises
Great Canadian Dollar Store
Hansel & Gretel
Harlan’s Chocolate
High Street Hair
Hillside Printers
Honeypot Liquor Store
Horseshoe Bay Pub
Hotel Grand Pacific
House of Indigo Boutique
IMAX Victoria
Impulse Electonics
Island Farms
Island Savings Credit Union
Jamie’s Whalting Station
Jan Donaldson Designs
Jim Pattison Toyota Duncan
Joann Harding
Johnny Lee
Kathi Diewert
Khaya Gift Store
Kinney Clothing
Kirsty and Nita Grant
Ladysmith Health Food Store
Let’s Knit
Little Caesars
Lush Eco Lawns
Lynn James
Martin Kaspers Photography Art
Matrix Marble and Stone
Mary Fox Pottery
Merridale Ciderworks
Michaela Davidson Art & Gift Gallery
Mid Island Coop
Midas Auto Service
Morgan Warren
Morningstar Golf Club
Mountain View Stables
Mount Brenton Golf Course
Mr. Mikes Steakhouse Bar
Nanaimo Theatre Group
Neil Newton
North Cowichan Municipality
Oak Bay Beach Hotel
Odika Cafe
Old Farm Garden
Orchard and Co Barristers and Solicitors
Owl’s Nest
Pacific Opera Victoria
Panago Pizza-Rob Smith
Parkside Dog Grooming
Peller Estates Winery
Pharmasave Chemainus
Philip Mix
Phillips Brewing Company
Pho Triple 7 Restaurant
Pink Stix
Post Office Antique Mall
Pottery by Peggy
Rexall Drugs
Robson O’Connor
Rock Cod Cafe
Rocky Creek Winery
Rose Cowles
Roses and More
Royal Scot Hotel
Russell Food Equipment
Salamander Books
Saltspring Soapworks
Sandpiper Garden & Glass
Screaming Reels Fishing Charters
Sealegs Kayak
Sheer Essentials
Soul Comfort
Station St Gallery
Steve Williamson
Subway Chemainus
Susan Lumholst-Smith
Sushi to Go
Take 5
The Art of Secondhand
The Cedars Escape and Spa
Theatre Under the Stars
Tom Lee Music
Tony Easton
Top Hat Antiques and Collectables
Travelodge Hotel Duncan
True Grain Bakery
Twisted Sisters
Unsworth Vineyards
Urban Legends
Utopia Bakery
Van Gorkom Custom Boots
Vancouver Island Soap
Victoria Butterfly Gardens
Victoria Chamber Orchestra
Victoria Symphony
Village Chippery
Warren Goulding
Western Canada Theatre
Willow St Cafe
Worldly Gourmet
Yellow Point Cranberries
Zin Frames
By |November 28th, 2014|Categories: Theatre Fundraising, Theatre News|0 Comments

Theatre Camp 2014!

Come join us at our “I Dreamed A Dream” Theatre Camp!

Join us for a week long celebration and exploration of what makes theatre so incredible! We will explore performing, theatre games, movement, improvisation, music and script work using costumes and props. Taught by industry professionals, as well as guest actors who are starring in both Munsch-ercise! and Les Misérables productions. If you are between the ages of 10-17 years old, you are eligible and you won’t want to miss this camp experience!

This week long camp will culminate with the children having an opportunity to perform in a final presentation on stage at the Chemainus Theatre Festival.

The Theatre Camp will run Monday- Friday, July 14-18, 2014 from 9:00-3pm. The students will gain an insider’s view into Chemainus Theatre’s production facilities as the camp will be held in our professional rehearsal hall located at 9574 Bare Point Road, Chemainus, BC. The cost is $210.00 ($200.00 + gst). The cost includes admission for each student to see both of our summer productions, Munsch-ercise! and Les Misérables.

Lifelong learning is a vital part of the Chemainus Theatre Festival. Our offerings range from post show discussions to season long activity – there’s something for everyone. Since 1993, Chemainus Theatre Festival’s educational programming has kindled the spark of creative curiosity by offering live productions, summer camps, workshops, print material, tours and an “insider’s” look at the process.

For more information and to register your child for our summer theatre camp, please contact Education Coordinator, Andrea Cross at or call 250-246-9800 ext.728 for more information.