February 14 to March 28

Marvelous Wonderettes

Nostalgic Musical Comedy

May 28 to August 29

Beauty and the Beast

Heartwarming Disney Musical

October 16 to November 7

Joyful Noise

Historical Drama

April 9 to May 3

The 39 Steps

Hitchcock meets Hilarious

September 11 to October 3


Based on a True Story

November 20 to December 31

Elf: The Musical

Holiday Musical

Welcome to the 2020 Season at the Chemainus Theatre Festival – a year of celebrating theatre that explores and nourishes the human spirit. We are excited to enrich the region with three musicals this season – a fun and carefree sing through the 50’s and 60’s, a marquee summer musical that has delighted for over 20 years and a returning holiday classic that sold out so quickly the first time, we just had to do it again! We look forward to advancing our artistry with an all-Canadian creation that celebrates women in sports and a classic drama that recounts the making of Handel’s Messiah. And we will build community with a Broadway classic that romps through a Hitchcock masterpiece with style and with our Kidzplay show, drawing families together with a silly old bear and his friends.

Producing Island-made theatre in a seaside town for another season is an exciting prospect and we repeatedly hear from first-time patrons that they can’t believe this quality of professional theatre can be found right in little old Chemainus. Along with the custom made shows on stage, we look forward to delighting you in the Playbill Dining Room and Gallery Gift Shop to complete your Chemainus Theatre Festival Experience.

Mark DuMez
Artistic Director