Exciting news! Our Flex 5 Fringe Flick pack is now available here:

Flex Pack 5


Our 2022/23 season:

Driving Me Crazy – March 23, 24, 25, Inspired by stories from three generations, Driving Me Crazy, follows Liz, a grandmother fighting to keep her driver’s license, her independence and her voice in society. – March  23, 24, 25 2023

War of 1812 – May 2023 – From producer Mike Delamont and the writers of Three Dead Trolls In A Baggiecomes the funniest history lesson of a lifetime! A young boy named David hates Canada until the ghost of Pierre Berton appears to him in his classroom and takes him on a tour of Canadian History, from the tennis ball battle fields of York to a Laura Secord mega musical, all in a birchbark time canoe! Rated for all ages, may contain coarse language.


Our 2022/23 season:

Showings are at 1pm & 4pm on Sundays and 7PM on Monday & Wednesdays

Official Competition – Feb 26, 27, Mar 1
Hallelujah – April 2, 3, 5
Peace By Chocolate April 23, 24, 26
Emily – May 7, 8, 10
Buffy Sainte-Marie – Carry it On June 4, 5, 7

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Our 2022/23 season:

Our current playwrights are:

All readings take place at the Port Theatre Lobby at 7:30PM

Mosaic- Miles Hayes – March 7, 2023

Roost- Natasha Nadir  -April 12, 2023

For more information about each writer and play submission please follow the link below.


Our 2022/23 season:

Just kidding is a three-show series for young children, introducing them to the magic of theatre.  TheatreOne is happy to announce our new Just Kidding showings:

Dufflebag Theatre Beauty & The Beast –  March 12th @ 2:00PM

Karima Essa, Bollywood Body Positivity – April 22nd, @ 2:00PM

A word from our Artistic Director:

After two years when bringing our various offerings to the community was incredibly challenging, it is truly gratifying to be announcing a full season of TheatreOne activities in all four of our areas of programming: Main Stage Theatre; Just Kidding for Kids Family Series; Emerging Voices New Play Readings Series; and Fringe Flicks. And we really do mean FULL. We will be presenting 4 shows in the Main Stage series, 3 Just Kidding shows, 3 Emerging Voices readings, and 10 Fringe Flicks. There should be something for everybody’s taste when it comes to theatre and film this year, as we once again set out to Move Hearts and Minds!

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.