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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 2021

Harry Manx

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

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation Harry Manx “Mysticssippi” blues man Harry Manx has been called an “essential link” between the music of East and West, creating musical short stories…

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ERIC HARPER

Fri Feb 19th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation Eric Harper Award-Winning Flamenco Guitarist Eric Harper creates not only a unique sound all his own but his music is melodically entrancing, virtuosically ferocious…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS

Sat Feb 20th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Vancouver Island Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS at The Port Theatre Limit of 50 in-theatre seats for each performance The great Viennese musical legacy, as embodied in two masterworks of…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS

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

Vancouver Island Symphony presents BEETHOVEN & BRAHMS at The Port Theatre Limit of 50 in-theatre seats for each performance The great Viennese musical legacy, as embodied in two masterworks of…

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March 2021

Vancouver Island Symphony presents SALMON & TROUT – NEW DATE!

Sat Mar 6th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Vancouver Island Symphony presents SALMON & TROUT at The Port Theatre Limit of 50 in-theatre seats for each performance Fishing gear not included! Two beautiful, melodious works for piano quintet,…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents SALMON & TROUT – NEW DATE!

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

Vancouver Island Symphony presents SALMON & TROUT at The Port Theatre Limit of 50 in-theatre seats for each performance Fishing gear not included! Two beautiful, melodious works for piano quintet,…

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KEN LAVIGNE – 3 Knights & a Tenor

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

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation 3 Knights with a Tenor Ken Lavigne has stolen hearts of concert goers across North America with his captivating blend of classical tenor sound…

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Vancouver Island Symphony’s Escape Under the Big Tent – Lantzville NEW DATES

Fri Mar 19th - Sun Mar 21st
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

6 SHOWS: Friday Mar.19, Saturday Mar.20 & Sunday Mar.21 1:00pm & 3:00pm   Limit of 50 seats for each performance Join the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Back Row Brass Quintet as they…

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Vancouver Island Symphony’s Escape Under the Big Tent – Parksville NEW DATE

Sun Mar 28th
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

2 SHOWS: Sunday, March 28th  @  1:00pm & 3:00pm   Limit of 50 seats for each performance Join the Vancouver Island Symphony’s Back Row Brass Quintet as they present an intimate…

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FRED PENNER – NEW 2021 DATE

Sun Mar 28th @ 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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Live Nation presents HERB ALPERT & LANI HALL -NEW DATE

Wed Mar 31st @ 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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April 2021

ROCK FOR A CAUSE with The Headpins & Honeymoon Suite – NEW DATE

Sat 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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Nanaimo Concert Band – NEW 2021 DATE

Sun Apr 11th @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

NEW 2021 DATE! 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…

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Scrap Arts Music – DATE To Be Confirmed

Sat Apr 17th @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

A Port Theatre Spotlight Series Presentation Scrap Arts Music We start with some SCRAP... ...then 'transform' it through the ARTS of sculpture, choreography and film, to create an unforgettable live MUSIC experience.…

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The War of Miranda Bird by Robinson Wilson – RESCHEDULED

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

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED to Thursday, April 22, 2021 “Even if it takes me a hundred years to get revenge, I will have made haste.”  – Pashto Saying When…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents SPAIN & STRINGS

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

Vancouver Island Symphony presents SPAIN & STRINGS at The Port Theatre Limit of 50 in-theatre seats for each performance An evening of Spanish dances, songs and stories by Albeniz, Turina,…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents SPAIN & STRINGS

Sat Apr 24th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Vancouver Island Symphony presents SPAIN & STRINGS at The Port Theatre Limit of 50 in-theatre seats for each performance An evening of Spanish dances, songs and stories by Albeniz, Turina,…

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May 2021

QUEEN – It’s a Kinda’ Magic – NEW 2021 DATE

Thu May 6th @ 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. The show is set to again immerse fans in the spectacle, grandeur and extravagance of Queen and…

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The Comic Strippers- POSTPONED

Fri May 7th
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

New Date TBA A SHOW FOR ALL GENDERS… 19+ ONLY WARNING! No extreme nudity, just extreme hilarity. The award-winning improv comedians are back with a new show, more moves and…

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June 2021

PIGS: Canada’s Pink Floyd In The Flesh Tour – NEW 2021 DATE!

Sun Jun 27th @ 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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July 2021

Live and Let Die – The Music of Paul McCartney – NEW 2021 DATE

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

THIS EVENT HAS A NEW 2021 DATE! When Beatles Producer, Sir George Martin tells you that "You sound like Paul McCartney" and Sir Paul McCartney himself tells you that "You…

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August 2021

Whose Live Anyway? NEW 2021 DATE!

Thu Aug 19th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

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 ANYWAY? is 90…

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September 2021

JESSE COOK “Tempest 25 Tour” – NEW 2021 DATE

Wed Sep 8th @ 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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October 2021

A Night of Bowie-The Definitive Bowie Experience – NEW 2021 DATE!

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

New Date: Friday October 1st, 2021! 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…

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SoundWave in Concert – NEW October 2021 DATE

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

NEW DATE - OCTOBER 29TH, 2021 What started out as a casual idea to replicate the type of choir presented in the 2003 documentary “Young At Heart”, quickly turned into…

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November 2021

COMPLETELY CREEDENCE, a Tribute to CCR – CANCELLED

Fri Nov 5th
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED

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The Legendary GORDON LIGHTFOOT In Concert – NEW 2021 DATE!

Sun Nov 14th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

New Date : Sunday, November 14th, 2021 One of the most prolific songwriters to emerge in 1960s and '70s, Gordon Lightfoot is heading to Western Canada including a performance at…

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An Evening with Cowboy Junkies – NEW 2021 DATE

Tue Nov 16th @ 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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NATALIE MACMASTER – NEW 2021 DATE

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

Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy Present: A Celtic Family Christmas Join Natalie MacMaster and Donnell Leahy, the award-winning fiddle virtuosos, in an intimate and unique Christmas concert series you will…

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