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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.

February 2020

Dancestreams Dance Odyssey

Sat Feb 1st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Dancestreams Dance Odyssey is a highlight of the dance season and this year is no exception! Odyssey ’20 brings together gifted youth dancers from all over Vancouver Island, in a…

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Cross Canada Fiddle presents 2020 West Coast Youth Fiddle Summit

Sun Feb 2nd @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

This inspiring performance is a showcase of some of Canada’s best young musicians, featuring four outstanding groups and over 60 musicians. This year’s show includes performances by the Bow Valley…

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Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Wed Feb 5th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation A MAJOR DANCE PHENOMENON Founded by a group of ballet enthusiasts for the purpose of presenting a playful, entertaining view of traditional, classical ballet…

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Abbamania and the Bee Gees and Cher Show

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

Rolling Stone Magazine –“Abbamania and Night Fever are incredible” Abbamania is the world’s number one production of Abba. The show consists of studio musicians that recreate Abba live in concert.…

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ROCKET MAN & THE PIANO MAN

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

Moon Coin Productions presents ROCKET MAN & THE PIANO MAN  Tributes to Elton John & Billy Joel Ryan Langevin stars as ‘The Rocket Man’ and gives a heart-felt and genuine…

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Gee Dan Productions presents MATT ANDERSEN

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

MATT ANDERSEN is a stirringly soulful singer and powerhouse performer with a giant voice and righteous tunes. With just his voice and guitar he has a commanding stage presence. Matt…

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VI Symphony – Opus #2 – For the Love of Oboe!

Fri Feb 14th @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Origin Symphony & Tea Series Guest Artist: Geronimo Mendoza, Oboe Programme HAYDN      Symphony no. 25 in C major MARTINU Oboe Concerto PROKOFIEV        Classical Symphony, op. 25 25 wonderful years of…

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VI Symphony – Celebrating 25!

Sat Feb 15th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artist: Geronimo Mendoza, Oboe Programme PROKOFIEV      Classical Symphony, op. 25 BARBER             Canzonetta for Oboe and Strings HAYDN           …

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THE LONELY CELEBRATING – THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON

Sun Feb 16th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Back by Popular Demand! Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents THE LONELY - CELEBRATING THE MUSIC OF ROY ORBISON The BIG O was unmistakable with his trademark sunglasses, distinctive, powerful voice,…

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HERB DIXON Full Throttle Comedy Tour

Tue Feb 18th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Train Wreck Comedy presents "The Harley Guy" Herb Dixon, who brings his Full Throttle Comedy Tour to The Port Theatre.  You Won't Believe What Your Ears Will See! You don’t…

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THE COUNTRY ICONS SHOW

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

Country Icons: Tribute to Alan Jackson, Waylon Jennings and Merle Haggard Presented by Savage West Productions, the Country Icons Show pays tribute to three of the giants in traditional and…

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ISSAMBA

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

presented by Productions Pulcherie Mboussi on behalf of African Arts & Cultural Society Issamba means "come together" in Cameroon. Join us for unforgettable evening to the depths of African Rooted-rhythms…

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Mamma Mia! The Musical

Wed Feb 26th @ 7:00 pm
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Wed. 26th & Thu. 27th
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Wed. Feb. 26th & Thu. Feb.27th @ 7:30pm In partnership with Nanaimo District Secondary School, The Port Theatre presents Mamma Mia! Directed by Martha Parker with Musical Direction by Doug…

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Mamma Mia! The Musical

Thu Feb 27th @ 7:00 pm
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Wed. 26th & Thu. 27th
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Wed. Feb. 26th & Thu. Feb.27th @ 7:30pm In partnership with Nanaimo District Secondary School, The Port Theatre presents Mamma Mia! Directed by Martha Parker with Musical Direction by Doug…

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The Joe Cocker Experience

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

DON'T KNOW WHAT TO GET YOUR MOM AND DAD FOR CHRISTMAS ? WELL HERE'S A GREAT IDEA !! 2 TICKETS TO "THE JOE COCKER EXPERIENCE" ON FEB. 29TH - A…

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March 2020

CELTIC ILLUSIONS A Night of Dance & Magic

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

Celtic Illusion is set to light up the Port Theatre with its breathtaking fusion of modern Irish dance and spell binding magic! “Celtic Illusion showcases a stellar cast of champion…

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Literacy Central Vancouver Island First Spelling Bee fundraiser

Mon Mar 2nd @ 6:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A fun night, with refreshments, silent auction items and teams trying to out-spell each other with their wit and humor! All proceeds go to supporting literacy programs run by Literacy…

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OFFstage Jazz Series – James McRae

Tue Mar 3rd @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation - Cabaret Style in our Lobby Drummer/arranger James McRae is joined by Jennifer Scott, Rene Worst and Astrid Lyre for a unique jazz re-envisioning…

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MRG Concerts Presents Frazey Ford

Wed Mar 4th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Frazey Ford is a critically acclaimed recording artist and songwriter with a successful international career. She first became known as a writer and performer within her role as a founding…

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The Simon & Garfunkel Story

Thu Mar 5th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

The Simon & Garfunkel Story is touring North America again this year! Using state of the art projection photos and original film footage, featuring a full live band performing all…

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Harbour City Jazz Society presents JAZZFEST 2020

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

The Harbour City Jazz Festival is an annual celebration of Nanaimo’s talented jazz students from John Barsby Community School, Wellington Secondary School, and Nanaimo District Secondary School. The festival gives…

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Manual Cinema FRANKENSTEIN

Sun Mar 8th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation A SPECIAL WORLD PREMIERE PRESENTATION Post-Show Chat in Theatre In what will be a most unique live experience, a monstrous feast for the senses,…

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The Jerry Cans

Wed Mar 11th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

MRG Concerts present The Jerry Cans! The fast rising, northern stars, create music inspired by their hometown of Iqaluit, Nunavut. With their unique mix of Inuktitut alt-country, throat singing, and…

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VI Symphony – Iconic Beethoven

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

Guest Artists: Calvin Dyck, Violin, Cameron Crozman, Cello, Philip Chiu, Piano Programme BEETHOVEN Namensfeier (Name-Day) Overture, op. 115 Concerto for Violin, Cello and Piano in C major, op. 56 Symphony…

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SKETCHES, An Acoustic Evening with NATALIE MACMASTER

Sun Mar 15th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

with Special Guests: European Celtic Guitarist, TIM EDEY American drummer, composer and producer, BEN WITTMAN  and Natalie’s eldest daughter, MARY FRANCIS LEAHY When there is nothing left to prove and…

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Mini Pop Kids Live

Tue Mar 17th @ 6:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

K-TEL presents Mini Pop Kids Live - The Bright Lights Concert Tour The Mini Pop Kids are back and shining bright with their brand new 'Bright Lights Concert Tour,’ featuring…

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VI Symphony – Happy Hour Soundbites

Thu Mar 19th @ 5:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Symphony SoundBites - a Unique take on Happy Hour! Appetizers Bites at 4:45 pm followed by one hour concert at 5:30 pm OR 7:15 pm one hour concert followed by…

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VI Symphony – Happy Hour Soundbites

Thu Mar 19th @ 7:15 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Symphony SoundBites - a Unique take on Happy Hour! Appetizers Bites at 4:45 pm followed by one hour concert at 5:30 pm OR 7:15 pm one hour concert followed by…

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JESSE COOK “Tempest 25 Tour”

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

GeeDan Productions proudly presents JESSE COOK – THE TEMPEST 25 TOUR Since launching his career with 1995's “Tempest”, JESSE COOK has blazed an incredible trail. With ten platinum and gold…

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FRED PENNER’s The Cat Came Back 40th Anniversary Tour

Sat Mar 21st @ 4:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Calling all Fred Heads! “40 years ago I recorded my first record, The Cat Came Back! I am excited to bring those wonderful songs to the next generation. See you…

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Rocklands Entertainment presents Yesterday Once More 

Mon Mar 23rd @ 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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Kim’s Convenience

Wed Mar 25th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation AN ARTS CLUB THEATRE COMPANY PRODUCTION WRITTEN BY INS CHOI Mr. Kim, a Korean shopkeeper, grapples with both a changing neighbourhood landscape and the…

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Ken Lavigne presents Three Knights with a Tenor

Thu Mar 26th @ 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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A Night of Bowie – The Definitive Bowie Experience

Sun Mar 29th @ 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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OFFstage Jazz Series – Quinn Bachand

Tue Mar 31st @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation - Cabaret Style in our Lobby Brishen, a Romani term meaning ‘bringer of the storm’, is an apt description for this exciting Euro-gypsy swing…

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April 2020

ROCK FOR A CAUSE with The Headpins and Honeymoon Suite

Fri Apr 3rd @ 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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Matthew Good Moving Walls Tour 2020

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

The iconic Canadian songwriter and performer Matthew Good announced a 32 date headline tour. The run of dates is Matthew’s first return to the road with his full band since his…

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Live Nation presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL

Tue Apr 7th @ 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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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies

Sat Apr 11th @ 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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THE COMIC STRIPPERS (19+Only)

Sat Apr 18th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

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 nudity, just extreme hilarity.…

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Nanaimo Concert Band’s Spring Concert

Sun Apr 19th @ 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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OFFstage Jazz Series – James Danderfer

Tue Apr 21st @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation - Cabaret Style in our Lobby Early jazz meets modern inspiration with James Danderfer’s swinging 'Gatsby Trio' evoking the spirit of the small 1930s…

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DAN MANGAN’s Nice, Nice, Very Nice 10th Anniversary Tour

Wed Apr 22nd @ 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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VI Symphony – Opus #3 – Nanaimo Memories

Fri Apr 24th @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Origin Symphony & Tea Series Guest Artists: Elizabeth & Marcel Bergmann, Piano Duo Programme Pierre SIMARD    Nanaimo Memories Marcel BERGMANN        Concerto for Two Pianos GERSHWIN           Rhapsody in Blue Jazz-infused works…

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VI Symphony – Symphony Rhapsody

Sat Apr 25th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Guest Artists: Elizabeth & Marcel Bergmann, Piano Duo Dirk Heydemann, Photographer Progamme Pierre SIMARD             Nanaimo Memories with photography Marcel BERGMANN   Concerto for Two Pianos GERSHWIN …

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May 2020

Dakh Daughters

Fri May 1st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation UNDERGROUND ETHNO PUNK CABARET Armed with musical instruments in hand, these seven actresses create a life-affirming performance about love, freedom, and beauty which –…

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TAPESTRY – THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK

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

Gee Dan Productions presents the premier musical tribute to Carole King. TAPESTRY - THE CAROLE KING SONGBOOK, recreates the sound and vibe of a 1970’s Carole King concert experience following…

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SoundWave in Concert

Thu May 28th @ 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 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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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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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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