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Featured Shows


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…”

Select “Read More” to see our season line-up and to buy tickets! 


The next play is “Juliet’s Revenge” running from March 17 – 19, 2022.

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. 

Select “Read More” to see our schedule and info about these great films! 


The next film in our Fringe Flicks series is “Sorry We Missed You”

February 6 – 9, 2022

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. 

Select “Read More” to see our line-up of play readings! 


The next play is  February 1, 2022

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!


Our next performance is “Rain City Improv”, January 29, 2022

What’s Going On at TheatreOne

Interview with Taz

Rain City Improv is coming to Nanaimo on January 29, 2022. This is a short, fun interview with Taz VanRassel where he talks about how fun it is to do shows for kids, what to expect from a Rain City Improv show, and a bit about his history in the business!

COVID Protocols

Your health and safety are important to us! Here are some rules and guidelines to keep us all safe so that we can enjoy the rest of our amazing 2022 season! Entering the building to attend a TheatreOne event is a declaration of health and an acknowledgment of the risks associated with attending an indoor event.  Proof of vaccination with matching government-issued […]

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.