Our 2022/23 season: (ENDED)

Hi there, please come back later when we announce our 2023-24 season


Our 2022/23 season: (ENDED)

Just kidding is a three-show series for young children, introducing them to the magic of theatre. We will announce our new shows soon!


Our 2022/23 season:

Call for submissions to TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices new play development program

TheatreOne’s Emerging Voices is now accepting submissions for the 2023-2024 season!

Emerging Voices is an annual series of workshops and staged readings of three new, original plays by local and regional playwrights. Participating playwrights benefit from dramaturgical support before, during and after the workshops, have the opportunity to engage with professional artists during the workshops and see their plays read before live audiences, receiving valuable feedback from actors and patrons.

Interested playwrights are invited to submit scripts to TheatreOne’s Artistic Associate, Tamara McCarthy at: To meet eligibility criteria, playwrights must reside in Canada and the scripts must be original plays that have not received a professional production. Submission deadline for

new scripts will be August 28, 2023. Final script decisions will be chosen by September 5, 2023 but further submissions are always welcome. There is no fee for submitting or for taking part. Selected playwrights will receive an honorarium based on PGC workshop rates.

Emerging Voices and TheatreOne supports Equity and inclusion in Theatre.

A word from our Artistic Director:

Welcome to a new era for TheatreOne! With some challenging years behind us, we are moving forward with a spirit of renewal. We have a new Executive Director, Michael Cade, who brings decades of experience and expertise as a highly respected Theatre Administrator; we have an impressive, revitalized Board of Directors; and the organization has been inspired by the original mission of the organization: to provide excellent live performances to our community. Our core programming (Just Kidding for Kids, Main Stage, and Emerging Voices) is all part of that focus on high quality live theatre, and a key ingredient of that commitment is to have the company begin producing theatre locally again – starting this season with the World Premiere of Wild Geese written by a Nanaimo-based playwright Jennifer Wynne Webber. Join us this year as we start our new journey!

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 40 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.

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.