TheatreOne... moving hearts and minds TICKETS

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Featured Shows

Mainstage

For over 35 years TheatreOne’s MAINSTAGE program has been bringing Nanaimo audiences new productions and great presentations that entertain and inspire, illuminating complicated issues and lives through the lens of contemporary theatre.  This season’s plays each asks a question that starts with, “What if…” 

We are already getting ready for our 2022 / 23 season! Announcements will be made this summer!

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Fringe Flicks


EARLY BIRD SUBSCRIPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE NOW!
10 Films for $99!

This year we will once again be working with our long-time collaborators the Toronto International Film Festival. This gives us access to the most up-to-date film releases at the earliest possible moment and provides a great menu of international, Canadian, Indie and Documentary films that have the TIFF stamp of approval. As always, we will be putting together a series of screenings that brings together a strong selection of the most interesting, provocative, entertaining, and enlightening cinema available today.

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Emerging Voices

Emerging Voices, our play workshop series, supports new play development, providing local theatre lovers a chance to participate in the creative process and, for playwrights, an invaluable platform to refine and develop their work with the support of professional actors and TheatreOne dramaturg Jessica Schacht. 

NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for the 2023 season!!!

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Tickets are by donation at the door.

Just Kidding

Just Kidding for Kids is a three-show series for young children introducing them to the magic of theatre, providing parents, grandparents, and other caregivers an entertaining, often educational alternative for family entertainment.  

We have an exciting season of improv, music, and puppets! Select “read more” for all the details!

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The announcement of our new season is coming soon!

What’s Going On at TheatreOne

Annual Raffle Announcement, and more!

ANNUAL RAFFLE DRAW ANNOUNCEMENT Our Raffle draw was conducted live at our last Mainstage Performance and the lucky winners have been contacted. Congratulations to our winners! We are very excited to be able to present great prizes, donated from local businesses and friends of TheatreOne! If you were not contacted by TheatreOne, we regret you did not win but there […]

Digital program for “I Walked The Line”

TheatreOne in association with Bread & Roses Theatre and The Other Guys Theatre Group, presents I WALKED THE LINE written and performed by Allan Morgan Director……………………………………………………………………..Ross Desprez Costume Design ………………………………………………Margaret Handford Sound Design …………………………………………………………….Tobin Stokes Lighting Design ………………………………………………..R. Robinson Wilson Projections …………………………………………………………………..Gord More Production Coordinator …………………………………..Sandy Cumberland PLAYWRIGHT’S NOTES This story that I am about to unfold for you is […]

A Note from our Artistic Director, David Mann

david mann artistic director theatreone

I have been proudly associated with TheatreOne since 2000, when I first served as Artistic Director for four years, returning after a hiatus eight years ago to again lead the company in its artistic programming and vision. 

As a fully professional theatre company, TheatreOne is a cornerstone of the Arts in Nanaimo and the Mid-Island. Thanks to the breadth of our progamming, we speak to and serve a diversity of audiences, from the very young, to theatre and film lovers, to theatre professionals  through our play development work. That breadth makes us unique on the Island, a strength we are committed to building from as we move forward.  

As for so many Arts organizations, the fallout from COVID have challenged us on every front. Yet thanks to the tremendous support of governments and local organizations to the Arts we enter 2020-21 with optimism: we continue to plan and create, with a full slate of programming in the offing.  

We hope to see you in the theatre! David mann, artistic director

Support TheatreOne

By donating to TheatreOne, your contribution goes directly towards helping us “move hearts and minds”. These donations are tax creditable and always meaningful to TheatreOne.

For over 35 years TheatreOne has entertained, educated, and enriched the City of Nanaimo and the mid-Vancouver Island region.

Our Mainstage shows bring challenging and dynamic professional live theatre to the stage, with an emphasis on contemporary Canadian works.

Our Emerging Voices staged readings encourage and support the creation of new plays and the development of local playwrights.

Our Just Kidding for Kids program brings the magic of the performing arts to audiences of all ages and builds opportunities for young people and families to access, learn from, and celebrate the arts.

Fringe Flicks is our long-running independent film series, an intelligent alternative to mainstream movies.

A donation to theatre goes a long way and yours would be most appreciated.

We are following provincial health guidelines regarding Covid protocols.

TheatreOne acknowledges and thanks the Snuneymuxw First Nation

on whose traditional territory we live, create, and perform.

THEATREONE’S GENEROUS SPONSORS AND SUPPORTERS