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Chemainus Theatre

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Address: 9737 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
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+1 800-565-7738
09:00 - 17:00
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Sun - Tue 09:00 - 17:00
Wed - Sat 09:00 - 20:00

Vancouver Island's Theatre Destination.

We are a vibrant, established and...

Vancouver Island's Theatre Destination.

We are a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre nestled in the seaside community of Chemainus, BC. We feature some of the finest performers and performances in Canada, Vancouver, and Vancouver Island.

Enjoy theatre to the fullest, with our terrific complements: The Playbill Dining Room, with live music and show-themed buffet; and The Gallery Gift Shop, featuring the art of BC artisans.

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Pride and Prejudice

An excellent production of the classic creatively brought to life. The characters had us so convinced we were in the era we felt like we should bow in return to their salute of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Victoria, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An excellent production of the classic creatively brought to life. The characters had us so convinced we were in the era we felt like we should bow in return to their salute of our standing O. Once again, we weren't disappointed. Always worth the drive to this excellent venue.

Thank NEBorden
Chemainus, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Buffet was excellent as well as the servers. We saw The Christmas Story and loved it. The kids in the play were really good. Made my night. There is a beautiful gift shop and Louise was very sweet. Looking forward to going again.

Thank merileeandgavin
Surrey, Canada
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36 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a very charming Theatre located in Chemainus on Vancouver Island. They offer a package that includes the Theatre, Buffet and a room at the Best Western that includes a hot breakfast in the morning. The hotel staff are experienced in dealing with gluten free needs and ensure your needs are met. The dining room was beautiful and quite... More 

Thank Linda S
Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017

My partner and I visited the Chemainus Theatre during the holiday season and had a wonderful buffet dinner and show. The theatre itself is small -- cozy -- with nice seating. The buffet was good: we had a traditional turkey dinner with all the fixings. We felt it was a great way to start our evening. Of course, the "main... More 

Thank PookyCake
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Went for their dinner package with the show. Good value for the money I thought. It is a buffet service with a good selection. Followed up with the live theatre - Very well produced show. Will be returning, really enjoyed the evening.

Thank R S
peachland bc
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

I attended A Christmas Story and had lunch in the dinning room prior to the play. The lunch was very good with a great variety of choices... especially the salad bar. Since it was over the Christmas period there was turkey, ham, fish and veggie lasagna. The dessert bar was an array of choices from pie, cake to bread pudding... More 

Thank charleyPeachlandBc
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

I received the ticket for Christmas. It was a great play. I went with my family. The set was unique. The children were cute. I liked the narrator. I would recommend it.

Thank murchadh01
British Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

We went for Christmas Eve as a Family to A Christmas Story. We had a very nice buffet before the show. While the food was not amazing it was good and the variety was great. The play itself was amazing. There are no bad seats in this small theater. The sound is great and the set quality was awesome. I... More 

Thank Learnigntotravel
British Columbia
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

Chemainus Theatre refused to honour their gift certificates for the purchase of seasons tickets. The certificates clearly state that they may be used for theatre tickets and the Playbill Dining Room. The only exclusion listed on the certificate is for "special events." The manager of the box office did not return my call and, when I finally did get hold... More 

Thank Chemainus48
Victoria, Canada
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11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

One of the Best Theatres on Vancouver Island, and definitely the most comfortable. The performances are well chosen and the actors are well chosen for their parts. Every seat in the house has a clear view and acoustics are first class.

Thank David B

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