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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 2023

Crimson Coast Dance presents: Traditional Future by Fernando Anuang’a – POSTPONED

Thu Feb 2nd @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Opening with a Snuneymuxw welcome and presentation by Fernando’s residency participants, Traditional Future is a vibrant evening revealing the intensity of a deeply rooted culture and compelling contemporary voice. Traditional…

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DANCE ODYSSEY 2023

Sat Feb 4th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Photo credit: David Cooper After a three year pandemic-induced hiatus, one of the highlights of the dance season returns! Studios from north to south, east to west of Vancouver Island…

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SPOTLIGHT – Red Sky Performance ~ Miigis

Tue Feb 7th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation RED SKY PERFORMANCE ~ MIIGIS Miigis: Underwater Panther is about a monumental journey from the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. Red Sky explores the catalysts…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents VARIATIONS: WINTER SONG

Sat Feb 11th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Pre-concert Talk 6:30 pm |  Concert 7:30 pm Guest Conductor: Cosette Justo Valdés (Artistic Director Candidate) Guest Artist: Marion Newman Mezzo-Soprano Joseph Canteloube:  Chants d’Auvergne (Songs from the Auvergne) Series…

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“Take It To The Limit” The Ultimate Eagles Tribute

Sun Feb 12th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Moon Coin Productions (Producers of ABRA Cadabra and The Rocket Man) Presents “Take It To The Limit” The Ultimate Eagle’s Tribute coming to the Port Theatre in Nanaimo for the…

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ISSAMBA SHOWCASE – Feat. MAMADOU DIABATÉ & PERCUSSION MANIA

Sat Feb 18th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Presented by the African & Carribean Cultural Society As part of our Black History Month long celebration in February 2023, internationally acclaimed artiste, Mamadou Diabate with Percussion Mania and Montreal-based…

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RAFFI

Sun Feb 19th @ 2:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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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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SPOTLIGHT ~ Modern Table: Sok-do

Wed Feb 22nd @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Co-Presentation with Korean Cultural Centre Canada Modern Table: Sok-do A Festival of Korean Dance EXCLUSIVE EVENT ~ Only performance on the west coast! Combining traditional…

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Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents LED ZEPAGAIN

Sat Feb 25th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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MOST AUTHENTIC REPRESENTATION OF LED ZEPPELIN IN THE WORLD TODAY! LED ZEPAGAIN is the longest-standing tribute to “the world’s greatest band”, replicating the ultimate Led Zeppelin experience. Jimmy Page says,…

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March 2023

THE COMIC STRIPPERS (19+ ONLY)

Fri Mar 3rd @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A parody and improv comedy show The award winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves and even quicker wits. A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY…

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WALK RIGHT BACK – THE EVERLY BROTHERS STORY

Sat Mar 4th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Presented by: Paquette Productions DIRECT FROM THE UK! Following an incredible sell out tour, Walk Right Back returns to stages in 2023 by popular demand. From the producers of the…

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Made in Nanaimo: Celebrating Song and Partnership

Sun Mar 5th @ 3:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Together again! After two years of pandemic darkness, Nanaimo Sings! is thrilled to be able to again offer performance opportunities for its member choirs. Nanaimo Sings!, an umbrella choral organization…

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Frozen In Time

Sat Mar 11th @ 11:00 am
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Shows @ 11am & 2pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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2 shows @ 11am & 2pm Join your two favourite princesses for an afternoon of storytelling and sing along! A perfect family outing that kids of all ages will enjoy.…

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Nanaimo Conservatory of Music presents IAN PARKER Piano Solo Concert

Sun Mar 12th @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Magnetic, easy-going, and delightfully articulate, Canadian pianist Ian Parker captivates audiences wherever he goes. He has appeared with the philharmonic orchestras of Buffalo, Calgary, Erie, Hamilton, and Louisiana, as well…

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Discovery Series – SHIELD MAIDEN

Thu Mar 16th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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March 16, 2023 @ 7:30pm A Port Theatre Discovery Series Presentation ~ Shield Maiden photo credit: Jeanette Martin Gabriolan Melanie Teichroeb’s, Shield Maiden, has been staged in Austin, Texas and…

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The Legends Show – Tributes to Orbison, Connie Francis, Motown & Elvis

Thu Mar 23rd @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Paquette Productions presents The Legends Show ONE NIGHT ONLY! “Legends Show” brings you some of North America’s most exciting performers live on stage. Accompanied by the “Rockin’ Royals Band”, this…

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WILL’S JAMS Symphony Show

Sun Mar 26th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Vancouver Island Symphony's TD Family Series CONDUCTOR: Andrew Crust Rock out with JUNO-nominated musician Will Stroet of Will’s Jams and the Vancouver Island Symphony Orchestra! This interactive concert features Will’s…

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Moon Coin Productions Presents The Rocket Man / The Piano Man

Mon Mar 27th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Re-live the amazing music of Elton John and Billy Joel with two exciting tributes. Moon Coin Productions (Producers of ABBA Tribute ABRA Cadabra) presents The Rocket Man – A Tribute…

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SPOTLIGHT – For Now

Thu Mar 30th @ 1:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation FOR NOW Includes post-show Q&A in the theatre From the outside, best pals Jacob and Bex may seem like an odd pairing: Jacob is…

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April 2023

Nanaimo Concert Band Spring Concert 2023

Sun Apr 2nd @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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The Nanaimo Concert Band delivers what it has become known and loved for over the last 150 years… a program well played, always entertaining, and leaving the audience wanting more!…

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Live Nation presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL -NEW 2023 DATE

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

NEW 2023 DATE! 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 Herb Alpert…

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Gee Dan Productions presents Shane Koyczan

Wed Apr 5th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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 INTERNATIONAL RENOWNED SPOKEN WORD ARTIST, POET, AND AUTHOR An extraordinary talent, his shows are moving, hilarious, challenging, provocative, and inspirational. Powerfully engaging and authentic in attitude, his explorations are relevant…

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HOTEL CALIFORNIA The Original Eagles Tribute

Tue Apr 11th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Presented by Gee Dan Productions When The Eagles stopped to catch their breath a few decades ago, HOTEL CALIFORNIA began a pioneering journey through their history-making music; a journey that…

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Mojo Risin’ – The Ultimate Doors Experience

Thu Apr 13th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Hey man, want to go on a trip? Come out and join Mojo Risin' as they go back in time to an era of passion, music and poetry to celebrate…

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SPOTLIGHT – Nella

Sun Apr 16th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation NELLA Singing from my soul is only possible when I tell stories that I connect with immensely. Born in Venezuela, Nella skyrocketed to international renown…

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PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd – Fearless Tour 2023

Tue Apr 18th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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PIGS: Canada's Pink Floyd - Fearless Tour 2023 Canada's finest tribute to Pink Floyd: A must-see for true Pink Floyd fans! Come prepared for almost 3 hours of flawlessly played…

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SPOTLIGHT – Dakh Daughters

Wed Apr 26th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation DAKH DAUGHTERS Underground Ethno Punk Cabaret from the Ukraine! Armed with musical instruments in hand, these seven actresses create a life-affirming performance about love,…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents VARIATIONS: PROMS ISLAND STYLE

Sat Apr 29th @ 5:00 pm
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5PM & 7:30PM
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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5:00 pm & 7:30 pm Guest Conductor: Arthur Arnold Guest Artists – Surprise! Johann Strauss Jr.:  Fledermaus: Overture Pietro Mascagni:  Cavalleria rusticana: Intermezzo Lalo Schifrin:  Mission: Impossible Theme Giacomo Puccini: …

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May 2023

SPOTLIGHT – Ballet Victoria’s Peter Pan

Wed May 10th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation Ballet Victoria - Peter Pan Pre-show chat in the Harmac Room Ballet Victoria presents a contemporary twist on J. M. Barrie’s classic tale of…

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The Nanaimo Fiddle Society Presents FIDDELIUM

Thu May 18th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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This annual concert features over 50 local musicians ranging in age from 4 years to 60+, and it has become a favourite event in Nanaimo’s music community. This year we…

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Crimson Coast Dance presents: On Foot

Sat May 20th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Tap n Live Jazz with Danny Nielsen and musical direction by Noah Franche-Nolan Danny has been producing and presenting work since 2013 and also has toured globally as a soloist.…

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SoundWave in Concert

Fri May 26th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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SoundWave Choir presents an infectiously joyous evening for all, trippin’ down memory lane with the hits from the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. Guaranteed to leave a song in your heart…

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Discovery Series – JOSHUA & FRANKIE

Wed May 31st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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May 31, 2023 @ 7:30pm A Port Theatre Discovery Series Presentation ~ Joshua & Frankie Joshua Holloway Vocalist/Musician/Composer Steeped in a diverse blend of artistic influences – from classic jazz…

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June 2023

Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox LIFE IN THE PAST LANE TOUR

Mon Jun 12th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Times change and trends come and go, but—like a 1961 Jaguar XK-E—the classic sounds of the past only appreciate with age. Postmodern Jukebox's Life In The Past Lane Concert Tour…

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Johnny Showtime Presents Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic

Wed Jun 14th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Following the huge success of its 2022 Canadian national tour, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic is RETURNING IN 2023 by popular demand! See the rock spectacular that everyone RAVED about,…

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VAUGHNCO Entertainment presents ABBA REVISITED

Sun Jun 18th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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VAUGHNCO ENTERTAINMENT is proud to present ABBA REVISITED, North America’s #1 tribute to ABBA. Its members have been dazzling audiences across the globe since the year 2001. ABBA REVISITED recreates…

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Johnny Showtime Presents TINA Simply the Best

Fri Jun 23rd @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Get the electrifying concert experience of Tina Turner with this full stage production brimming with Tina hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s & 90s. Featuring the powerful, raspy vocals and…

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October 2023

ABRA Cadabra – Thank you for the Music

Sat Oct 7th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Nanaimo’s favourite ABBA Tribute Show “ABRA Cadabra” returns to the Port Theatre with their “Thank-you For The Music” Tour All are welcome at this all-ages, family friendly stage extravaganza celebrating…

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