Theatre & Performing Arts
A traditional dancer performs at a festival (Dannielle Hayes photo)
Easily one of Gabriola Island's most original theatrical venues is the Roxy Lounge and Culture Club, a snazzy, state-of-the-art theatre. It boasts 50 red velvet seats, a flamboyant Art Deco look and a 4m/13ft screen.
Roxy Lounge and Culture Club
It screens movies – classic movies, B movies, movies for children, often a roll down memory lane – and hosts live theatre productions, concerts and solo performances. The theatre itself is a must-see even without sitting through Tremors or Highlander another time.
Gabriola Theatre Centre
It's no surprise that an island celebrated for its arts community should get around to theatre. The Gabriola Theatre Centre is home for the No Bells & Whistles Club, the theatrical company founded and helmed by award-winning film and TV actor, Antony Holland, who still performs on a regular basis.