Theatre & Performing Arts
A traditional dancer performs at a festival (Dannielle Hayes photo)
The Chemainus Theatre, along with the town's murals and shopping district, is a major draws for visitors.
The theatre, a modern, 268-capacity venue, annually produces one acclaimed musical, comedy, and nostalgic throwback after the next for throngs of appreciative patrons.
Chemainus Theatre Festival
The Chemainus Theatre Festival, a fully professional, not-for-profit operation stages more than 350 evening and matinee performances year-round. New shows cycle through every few months under the direction of Artistic Director Mark DuMez and feature first-rate companies of actors, set designers, and musical accompanists.
A wide selection of classic and contemporary stage shows have been mounted over the years.