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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. 

Our 2021-22 season begins on October 22 with the on-line streaming of  1 Hour Photo by Tetsuro Shigematsu. 

Fringe Flicks

The ever-popular Fringe Flicks film series brings local film lovers intelligent alternatives to mainstream cinema that are challenging, poignant and often hilarious, speaking to Canada’s diversity and the complexity of the world we live in. 

To see our line-up of great films, click read more

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. 

 Emerging Voices runs from January to March 2022 in the lobby of the Port Theatre. Details to be announced. 

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. 

 Just Kidding is a three-part series that runs through late winter and early spring. Details coming soon. 

What’s Going On at TheaterOne

Single Tickets Now on Sale

Our first film of the season opens this Sunday October 17th. AND THE BIRDS RAINED DOWN  A Film by Louise Archambault  Three elderly hermits live deep in the woods, cut off from the world. While wildfires threaten the region, their quiet life is about to be shaken by the arrival of two women – a luminous octogenarian, unjustly institutionalized her whole […]

Lots to talk about

WE HAVE A NEW LOOK  You are among the first to know! TheatreOne is undergoing a make-over, with a new logo, new website, new systems and more to come. We hope you like our new look – and we hope you will find our new website an easier, more convenient platform on which to follow us. We are grateful to […]

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

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on whose traditional territory we live, create and perform.