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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.

April 2020

Nanaimo Conservatory of Music presents STEVEN OSBORNE – POSTPONED

Sun Apr 5th @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

This show is postponed - new date to be determined Scottish pianist Steven Osborne was born in 1971. His father was a church organist. Steven began his course of study…

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Matthew Good Moving Walls Tour 2020 – POSTPONED

Mon Apr 6th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

This show is postponed - new date to be determined The iconic Canadian songwriter and performer Matthew Good announced a 32 date headline tour. The run of dates is Matthew’s first…

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City Of Nanaimo’s 2020 Culture & Heritage Awards Ceremony – POSTPONED

Thu Apr 16th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

This event is postponed - new date to be determined Doors open 6:30pm / Awards: 7:00pm The City of Nanaimo and the Port Theatre Society proudly present the 2020 Culture…

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May 2020

TAPESTRY – THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK – POSTPONED

Fri May 22nd @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

This show is postponed - new date to be determined Gee Dan Productions presents the premier musical tribute to Carole King. TAPESTRY - THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK, recreates the sound…

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The 20th Annual Nanaimo Business Awards – POSTPONED

Wed May 27th @ 6:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

This event is postponed - new date to be determined The Nanaimo Chamber of Commerce and its partners are proud to recognize ‘leaders and achievers’ in this 20th annual celebration…

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June 2020

PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd In The Flesh Tour

Sun Jun 21st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Celebrating one of the greatest bands of all time with flawless performances of classic and rare Pink Floyd songs. Formed in 2008 in Victoria, British Columbia, PIGS: Canada's Most Authentic…

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Live and Let Die – The Music of Paul McCartney

Fri Jun 26th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

When Beatles Producer, Sir George Martin tells you that "You sound like Paul McCartney" and Sir Paul McCartney himself tells you that "You are a good musician"...what more is there…

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The Shriners Variety Show – JUN. 29

Mon Jun 29th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

The Shriners Variety Show is back in town! Featuring international award-winning illusionists, Murray Hatfield & Teresa. As seen on Penn & Teller Fool Us and on stages in numerous countries…

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July 2020

WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? 2nd Show Added!

Wed Jul 15th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

2nd show added! The current cast members of the Emmy-nominated TV show Whose Line Is It Anyway? are proud to present their new improv tour: WHOSE LIVE ANYWAY? WHOSE LIVE…

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QUEEN – It’s a Kinda’ Magic

Sat Jul 18th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Direct from Australia, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is back by popular demand this Summer for their first Canadian national tour in two years! The show is set to again…

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September 2020

DAN MANGAN’s Nice, Nice, Very Nice 10th Anniversary Tour – SEP. 9

Wed Sep 9th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Got Pop? Concerts presents Dan Mangan - a two-time JUNO award-winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter. This is the 10th Anniversary of Nice, Nice, Very Nice, Dan’s…

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Live Nation presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL – SEP. 10

Thu Sep 10th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Herb Alpert, iconic trumpeter, A&M Records co-founder, artist and philanthropist, has announced additional tour dates for the Herb Alpert & Lani Hall North American Tour 2019. Herb Alpert and his…

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DARRIN ROSE Fun + Jokes + Movies – SEP. 12

Sat Sep 12th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

From Mr. D and Match Game, comedian and actor Darrin Rose performs stand-up and screens his award-winning comedic short films Love After Anne and One Last Last Heist. Darrin Rose…

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies – SEP. 15

Tue Sep 15th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Presented by Live Nation Sometimes revolutions begin quietly. In 1988, Cowboy Junkies proved that there was an audience waiting for something quiet, beautiful and reflective. The Trinity Session was like…

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Ken Lavigne presents Three Knights with a Tenor – SEP. 21

Mon Sep 21st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Ken Lavigne has stolen hearts of concert goers across North America with his captivating blend of classical tenor sound and contemporary style. He takes his audience on riveting and exciting…

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October 2020

Rocklands Entertainment presents Yesterday Once More – OCT. 2

Fri Oct 2nd @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

From the creators of “Oh What A Night!” and “Four By Four” direct from Las Vegas comes an electrifying new show – a unique musical revue celebrating the music of…

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The Legendary GORDON LIGHTFOOT In Concert

Wed Oct 28th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

One of the most prolific songwriters to emerge in 1960s and '70s, Gordon Lightfoot is heading to Western Canada this Fall including a performance at The Port Theatre. Lightfoot's tour…

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SoundWave in Concert – OCT. 29

Thu Oct 29th @ 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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November 2020

COMPLETELY CREEDENCE, a Tribute to CCR

Fri Nov 6th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

COMPLETELY CREEDENCE, a Creedence Clearwater Revival (CCR) tribute band, invites you to experience the incredible music of John Fogerty and CCR. It's a night that will transport you back in…

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Relive the Music 50s & 60s Rock n Roll Show

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

Relive the Music 50s & 60s is back by popular demand better than ever with new singers, songs and craziness. “50’s & 60’s Rock Opera Musical Concert with a Broadway…

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Nanaimo Concert Band – NOV. 8

Sun Nov 8th @ 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 Spring Concert. This national award winning band performs a wide ranging musical repertoire…

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ROCK FOR A CAUSE with The Headpins & Honeymoon Suite – NOV. 12

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

Presented by NACL & NCDC Rock for a Cause is an 80’s experience in support of two amazing local community agencies – Nanaimo Association for Community Living (NACL) & Nanaimo…

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A Night of Bowie-The Definitive Bowie Experience NOV. 22

Sun Nov 22nd @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

David Bowie is one of music history’s most praised and successful artists, with a career that spanned four decades. Bowie continuously sought to reinvent himself, while selling an estimated 140…

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NATALIE MACMASTER – Celtic Family Christmas – NOV 23

Mon Nov 23rd @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Show information pending Presented by Gee Dan ProductionsRows A-J: $57.50/ Rows K-W: $52.50/ Balcony: $47.50

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May 2021

The Comic Strippers (19+Only) – MAY 7, 2021

Fri May 7th, 2021 @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

RESCHEDULED from April 2020 The award-winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY WARNING! No extreme…

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