How do I find out about more events happening at the Chemainus Theatre?

The best way to hear about any new events is through our E-Newsletter. You can sign up here.

What are your COVID-19 safety protocols?

The Chemainus Theatre is committed to the safety of patrons and staff. We continue to follow public health guidelines and will provide updates as circumstances evolve.

  • Please stay home if you are ill & contact the Box Office for ticket options
  • Masks are recommended indoors
  • Distanced seating options are available in the theatre and dining room
  • Respect personal space as you move throughout the building
  • Wash your hands and/or use the hand sanitizing stations provided throughout the building
  • Employees are required to stay home if sick

Will you be offering the buffet?

We are offering Table d’hôte service, featuring a salad bar, choice of plated entrees, and our famous dessert table. Attendants will be available to assist to reduce points of contact.

Will there be any social distancing in the theatre and dining room?

Following directives of the Public Health Office, we have lifted all capacity limits however we will be offering a distanced seating section at every performance. There will be one theatre seat spacing between parties in this section (Rows G – K in the Centre and Left sections).

The Playbill Dining Room will also continue to operate at reduced capacity with additional spacing between tables.

What changes have you made to ticket purchasing and pick-up?

Tickets can either be printed at home or scanned from your phone. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of these options and avoid picking up your tickets when you arrive.

If you are unable to access your digital tickets, please contact the Box Office in advance of the performance to request printed tickets.

Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets by phone or online. Box Office hours are: Tuesday – Friday 10am – 4pm.

Why are there fewer performances with lunch available?

The number of dining room services available has been reduced due to a number of challenges. We are taking measured steps to reopen our theatre and dining room to full capacity, so that we will be in the best shape possible moving forward.

When do the doors open?

The front lobby doors will open one hour before the performance, or 15 minutes before dining room service starts. Please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to the show.

I have a credit on my account from a cancelled show. Can I use it to purchase tickets?

Yes! You can access your account credit by logging into your online account. Click My Account Credits / Gift Certificates on the account homepage to view and apply your credits.

You can also apply them directly from your shopping cart when you are ready to check-out, by clicking Redeem My Credits / Gift Certificates.

More information about your Chemainus Theatre online account.

I was a Subscriber in 2020. How do I renew my subscription?

Subscriptions from 2020 will not be automatically renewed. You will receive booking information when season ticket renewals open. You will have the option of submitting an online form or calling the Box Office.

Can I book a Theatre Getaway Package?

If you feel like getting away from it all, we are pleased to offer our famous Getaway Packages. Enjoy a night’s stay in a well-appointed suite-style hotel room at the award-winning Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn (includes complimentary full breakfast, high-speed internet, an indoor pool, exercise centre, and convenient parking). Please call the box office to book your Getaway Package at 1-800-565-7738.

Can I leave and go for a walk between my meal and the entertainment starts?

Yes, you may leave the dining room before the show begins. We ask that you please clean your hands at the hand sanitizing station before re-entering the building.

More questions? Contact us at or 1-800-565-7738.