Thirty seasons of inspiring musicals bouncing off the walls, comedies running here and there, dramas diving into depths of the heart and all kinds of Canadian confections. Thirty seasons of artistic exploration and discovery with dedicated folks across Vancouver Island – and beyond. For thirty years, family and friends have joined in the Chemainus Theatre Festival experience of fine dining, theatre and art from across BC under one beautiful dome in a little seaside town.
2024 starts with a Canadian curling comedy sweeping the country, followed by the return of the beloved Jeeves series – this time, ocean-bound! Swing into summer with Dolly Parton’s hilarious musical comedy. The fall features a Chemainus Theatre new Governor General’s Award, winner of resilience and healing from a Vancouver Island local and Chemainus Theatre alum. The season finishes with a classic imagining of Jane Austen’s characters. All are accessible with Relaxed Performances, The Golden Neighbour subsidized ticket program, community previews, and economy-priced seats.
Along with great stories on stage, enjoy fantastic flavours in the Playbill Dining Room and creations from over 100 BC artisans in the Gallery Gift Shop. Whether you are discovering this Island gem for the first time or have been coming for years – welcome to 30!