Theatre & Performing Arts
A traditional dancer performs at a festival (Dannielle Hayes photo)
Music and the performing arts are deeply woven into Salt Spring's island culture.
Year-round, on any given day of the week, there may be a concert, pub performance or theatre production. Tiny home recording studios are cloistered away in country retreats, buskers strum tunes in downtown Ganges and impromptu jam sessions are liable to break out at any time. Salt Spring is even home to one of contemporary electronic music's leading record labels, Interchill Records.
Check with the Visitor Centre in downtown Ganges for the latest events. Scan the bulletin boards in coffee shops. Or check the entertainment pages of the island's weekly newspaper, the Gulf Islands Driftwood.
The island's premier arts venue was opened by Salt Spring painter Robert Bateman in 1999 and has been presenting a busy schedule of music, dance, opera, art exhibitions and theatre productions ever since. The striking facility is on 100 Jackson Avenue at the edge of Ganges near Mouat Park and its theatre can hold 265.