About

TheatreOne has been offering people vibrant performances and stimulating programs in beautiful Nanaimo, British Columbia, for over 35 years. Visitors and residents continue to be educated, entertained, and enthralled with our offerings.

Our professional theatre has proven time and again to be a valued leader in our Central Vancouver Island arts community. Our board, staff, and volunteers work hard
to make quality arts and cultural programming accessible to everyone. We are dedicated to growing and supporting talented theatre professionals and moving and informing our loyal audiences.

What else does TheatreOne have to offer?

  • Professional, live theatre productions and presentations on our Mainstage, located at Vancouver Island University’s Malaspina Theatre.
  • Emerging Voices play readings (currently virtual online readings) that help develop local playwrights’ skills and support the creation of new plays. This program is generously supported by the City of Nanaimo.
  • Our program for families and youngsters Just Kidding for Kids that celebrates and educates people of all ages in the performing arts.
  • Our independent film series Fringe Flicks that provides a brilliant alternative to mainstream movies.
  • Bite of Nanaimo, our annual gourmet food festival and fundraiser that spotlights local food and beverages.
  • Livestream Performances of professional musicians. Tickets may be purchased through the Port Theatre.

TheatreOne is truly a vibrant organization that celebrates the performing arts and is open to everyone. Our objective is not only to entertain but inspire creativity and expand people’s understanding of the world around us. We bring insight into complex issues through our works that move minds and hearts. Our professional theatre company also aims to foster the development of upcoming Canadian artists.

Your support during these challenging times is vital to the successful continued operations of TheatreOne. Connect with us on our ‘Support’ page through donations, membership, and sponsorship opportunities. We value and appreciate everyone who generously collaborates with us on the road ahead and in the past.

Stay current with our upcoming programs and exciting performance schedule by checking back on our website regularly and by following us on Facebook and Instagram.

*NOTE: COVID-19 safety protocols are in place for the protection of all visitors. We appreciate everyone’s cooperation in keeping our staff and volunteers safe. Current seating capacities for Avalon Cinemas (Landmark) and Port Theatre may be viewed on our ‘About’ page.