Mission & Vision


TheatreOne’s mission is to bring to our community experiences that will move hearts and minds, deepening our collective understanding of the world we live in and the challenges facing us all. We entertain, inspire and challenge through the power of contemporary theatre to bring new insights and illuminate complex issues. As Nanaimo’s professional theatre company, we engage diverse local audiences, including the very young, and in doing so support a thriving network of theatre professionals locally. We work with playwrights from BC and across Canada to foster development of new Canadian works, and through our support to touring artists we give Nanaimo audiences access to great theatre developed elsewhere.

Vision 2020

TheatreOne is a cornerstone of Nanaimo’s cultural life and a leader in the Arts community. We are known for the quality and diversity of our programming, our ability to produce outstanding professional theatre, and our commitment to growing and supporting the vibrant network of theatre professionals that make BC their home. We are financially stable, sustained by loyal audiences and supported by partnerships across the Mid-Island.