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The Port Theatre Main Stage

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125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
250-754-8550

Since 1998, the Port Theatre has wowed residents and visitors alike with its superb performances, excellent acoustics and wonderful sense of intimacy.

The theatre offers a broad range of cultural events designed to meet many diverse interests and needs. A landmark on the city’s waterfront, it also serves as an important meeting place for a variety of community events, seminars and educational conferences.

May 2019

Island Soul Choir presents KUMBAYA

Sun May 26th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

With special guests Tidesmen A Cappella Chorus If you’ve ever been to summer camp, you’ve undoubtedly sung Kumbaya around the campfire. It is a simple appeal to God to “come…

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The Orontes Guitar Quartet

Wed May 29th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Celebrating Beauty Through Music: the Orontes Guitar Quartet presented by Wiltshire Education Society In their celebration of beauty through music, the Orontes Guitar Quartet from Damascus gives us a glimpse…

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SoundWave in Concert SOLD OUT

Thu May 30th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

What started out as a casual idea to replicate the type of choir presented in the 2003 documentary “Young At Heart”, quickly turned into a force to be reckoned with…

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June 2019

Tempo Dance Academy

Sat Jun 1st @ 1:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Tempo Dance Academy's Year-end Recitals:  1:00pm &  7:00pm Ticket sales start 11am Wednesday, May 1st All seats $23.10

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Tempo Dance Academy

Sat Jun 1st @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Tempo Dance Academy's Year-end Recitals:  1:00pm & 7:00pm Tickets on sale 11am Wednesday, May 1st All seats: $23.10

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Kirkwood Year End Recital – ENCHANTED

Sun Jun 2nd @ 12:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

All Kirkwood students, young and old, perform at the Port Theatre at the end of their final term of dance. Our amazing faculty choreograph original dances that the students learn…

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Kirkwood Year End Recital – DIAMONDS

Sun Jun 2nd @ 3:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

All Kirkwood students, young and old, perform at the Port Theatre at the end of their final term of dance. Our amazing faculty choreograph original dances that the students learn…

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Kirkwood Year End Recital – SHINE

Sun Jun 2nd @ 6:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

All Kirkwood students, young and old, perform at the Port Theatre at the end of their final term of dance. Our amazing faculty choreograph original dances that the students learn…

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Vibrant Dance Studio “Feel the Vibe 2019”

Thu Jun 6th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Year-end Recitals Expect to be entertained with our high energy performances where audiences are encouraged to MAKE SOME NOISE, cheering on all of our dancers! There are 3 shows: Thursday…

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Vibrant Dance Studio “Feel the Vibe 2019”

Fri Jun 7th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Year-end Recitals Expect to be entertained with our high energy performances where audiences are encouraged to MAKE SOME NOISE, cheering on all of our dancers! There are 3 shows: Thursday…

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Vibrant Dance Studio “Feel the Vibe 2019”

Sat Jun 8th @ 5:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Year-end Recitals Expect to be entertained with our high energy performances where audiences are encouraged to MAKE SOME NOISE, cheering on all of our dancers! There are 3 shows: Thursday…

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An Evening in Concert with… Murray McLauchlan

Wed Jun 12th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Murray McLauchlan is one of Canada’s most highly regarded singer/songwriters, and with good cause. Over a 40-year career, he has released 18 albums and been awarded 11 Junos. His songs…

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Harbour Dance Studios presents CELEBRATION

Sat Jun 15th @ 1:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

2 shows: 1:00pm & 6:30pm Please join Harbour Dance Studios for an afternoon and evening of dance and celebrate some of this year's incredible performances. Tickets on sale 11am Friday,…

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Harbour Dance Studios presents CELEBRATION

Sat Jun 15th @ 6:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

2 shows: 1:00pm & 6:30pm Please join Harbour Dance Studios for an afternoon and evening of dance and celebrate some of this year's incredible performances. Tickets on sale 11am Friday…

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TheatreOne presents EMERGING VOICES

Tue Jun 18th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

WILD GEESE by Nanaimo’s Jennifer Wynne Webber  This staged reading in the Port Theatre lobby is directed by TheatreOne’s Artistic Director David Mann. He comments, “We are thrilled to embark…

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Innovate Dance Arts

Sat Jun 22nd @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

BE MOVED 2019! Innovate Dance Arts faculty and dancers are proud to present "BE MOVED 2019". Two diverse shows featuring a variety of dance styles with dancers of all ages.All seats…

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Innovate Dance 2019

Sat Jun 22nd @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

BE MOVED 2019! Innovate Dance Arts faculty and dancers are proud to present "BE MOVED 2019". Two diverse shows featuring a variety of dance styles with dancers of all ages.All seats…

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Music of the Night – The Concert Tour

Sun Jun 23rd @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Sound the Alarm: Music/Theatre presents a celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber A concert celebration of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 70th Birthday and his acclaim as the most successful musical theatre composer…

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VANCOUVER ISLAND SYMPHONY presents THE TENORS

Sat Jun 29th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

The Vancouver Island Symphony is thrilled to launch its 25th Anniversary Season with a special fundraising event. The Tenors began their career performing with the Vancouver Island Symphony. We are…

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July 2019

THE ABBA SHOW

Mon Jul 8th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Johnny Showtime Presents THE ABBA SHOW Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is coming to town! Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is…

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The Michael Jackson HIStory Show

Sat Jul 20th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Johnny Showtime presents The Michael Jackson HIStory Show Showtime Australia presents this spectacular music tribute and full-scale stage production honouring the one and only King of Pop, Michael Jackson. Celebrate…

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August 2019

CRASH TEST DUMMIES

Sat Aug 10th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

"God Shuffled His Feet" 25th Anniversary Tour! presented by Gee Dan Productions This concert will feature a full performance of the album, "God Shuffled his Feet" plus staples from the…

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Supernatural – A Santana Experience

Sat Aug 17th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Woodstock festival performance. Supernatural - A Santana Experience pays homage to a true icon of modern music. Santana’s music crosses cultural boundaries and…

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September 2019

Get Back Entertainment Presents Beatles Meet Elvis

Sat Sep 7th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

August 27 1965 ...rock and roll was exploding, The Beatles release 4 new albums including "Help". Elvis celebrates his 30th birthday and records the soundtrack and does the filming for…

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An Evening with WWE Hall of Fame Legend: BRET “THE HITMAN” HART

Fri Sep 13th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

presented by Got Pop? Concerts & Gee Dan Productions  The Wrestling Icon will tell stories from his decades-long wrestling career including such iconic moments as his battle with Stone Cold…

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BOURNE TO BE OZZ: the Canadian Ozzy & Black Sabbath Experience

Sat Sep 14th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

“As close as you’re gonna get to the real thing” The Godfather of Heavy Metal, Ozzy Osbourne has been rockin’ the world since the formation of Black Sabbath back in…

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Red Green “This Could Be It!”

Sat Sep 28th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

BACK IN 2019 WITH A BRAND NEW SHOW! The name says it all. Potentially Red’s last tour as he heads out on the road to hold Lodge Meetings all over…

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October 2019

Burton Cummings – Up Close & Alone Tour

Sun Oct 13th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A 106.9 The Wolf and Gee Dan Productions presentation Burton Cummings’ musical creations continue to resonate with fans both old and new. His voice is considered to be one of…

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THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND 50th Anniversary Tour

Sun Oct 20th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Presented by Gee Dan Productions After 18 albums, countless awards and wowing sold-out audiences around the globe, THE LEGENDARY DOWNCHILD BLUES BAND are celebrating their 50th Anniversary this year with…

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November 2019

RAFFI

Sat Nov 9th @ 1:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Raffi, North America’s preeminent family entertainer, turns 70 this year, and he is marking the occasion with a new album and a series of #belugagrads concerts. Raffi is a singer,…

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Nanaimo Concert Band Annual Fall Concert

Sun Nov 10th @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Nanaimo's Musical Treasure Since 1872 Conductor: Mr. Dave Fullerton Join the Nanaimo Concert Band for their Annual Fall Concert. This national award winning band performs a wide ranging musical repertoire…

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Moscow Ballet’s SLEEPING BEAUTY

Mon Nov 11th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

“Expansive… brimful with feeling ….elegantly generous” New York Times, Alastair Macaulay, Chief Dance Critic 40 star-studded dancers perform Olympic-worthy leaps, lunges and pirouettes in Moscow Ballet’s exquisite Sleeping Beauty. “Sheer…

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Island Soul Choir presents BELIEVE

Sun Nov 24th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Island Soul Choir's Annual Fall Concert Tickets on sale 11:00am Monday May 27thAdult tickets: $25 eyeGo (students grade 8 to 12) and children 12 & under: $5 CALL OUR TICKET…

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