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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 2022

DAN MANGAN All Together Now Tour – NEW DATE

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

NEW DATE- Tuesday MAY 17th, 2022 with Special Guest Georgia Harmer Recently, we marked the 10th anniversary of Dan’s pivotal, JUNO Award winning album, Oh Fortune. The LP has been…

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DISCOVERY SERIES – SacRED

Wed May 18th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre DISCOVERY Series Presentation SacRED is a modern day digital shape-shifter, storyteller through movement and medicine woman of the heart, on a mission to support all people and…

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Rock.It Boy Entertainment proudly presents MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®

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

The Off-Broadway Sensation featuring Original All-Star Canadian Cast! MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL®, now approaching its twentieth year of production, is recognized as the longest-running scripted production in Las Vegas. This original…

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Henry Rollins – Good To See You

Fri May 20th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Live Nation presents... Good To See You 2022 Tour! On the Good To See You 2022 tour, Henry will faithfully recount the events of his life in the brief pre-COVID…

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Youth Singers of Calgary’s BEST. DAY. EVER.

Sat May 21st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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What makes you Happy? What makes you Laugh? What special something can take an average day and make it the BEST. DAY. EVER? OnStage Canada presents the Youth Singers of…

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FRED PENNER – NEW MAY DATE

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

NEW DATE - Sunday, May 22, 2022 Calling all Fred Heads! “40 years ago I recorded my first record, The Cat Came Back! I am excited to bring those wonderful…

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The Lovettes starring in Leaders of the Pack – NEW DATE

Tue May 24th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

NEW DATE: Tue. May 24th, 2022 Chicago-based rockers The Lovettes celebrate the great girl groups from the golden era of pop in their own show “Leaders Of The Pack ”as…

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MRG Live Presents: FRAZEY FORD – NEW DATE

Wed May 25th @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

On her third album U kin B the Sun, Vancouver-based singer/songwriter Frazey Ford inhabits an entire world of shapeshifting rhythm, elevating every beat and groove with the subtle magnetism of…

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ISSAMBA SHOWCASE

Thu May 26th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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In celebration of the African Cultural Week, AACCCS-ISSAMBA CENTRE is inviting you to again merge yourself into the depth of African Rooted-Rhythms. ISSAMBA SHOWCASE: An interactive musical spectacle that showcases…

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SoundWave in Concert – NEW May 2022 DATE

Fri May 27th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

NEW DATE - MAY 27TH, 2022 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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RHYTHM DANCE ACADEMY YEAR END RECITAL

Sat May 28th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Enjoy an evening celebrating the incredible talent of Ladysmith BC. A show featuring a variety of styles performed by the amazing Rhythm Dancers!All seats $25 CALL OUR TICKET CENTRE 250-754-8550

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Island Soul Choir – Now is the Time

Sun May 29th @ 3:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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More than two years have passed since Island Soul Choir last performed at The Port. The world has gone through so much tumult in the interim: are we upside down,…

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June 2022

DISCOVERY SERIES – Buwa

Wed Jun 1st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre DISCOVERY Series Presentation British Columbia based, Nigerian performer Buwa is an artist you want to keep on your radar. Drawing influences from the late Whitney Houston, as…

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FIDDELIUM Presented by Cross Canada Fiddle – NEW DATE

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

NEW DATE! Fiddelium is true community connection in its most exciting form. This annual production showcases the exceptional achievements of our city's talented and hard-working young string players. The youth…

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Tempo Dance Academy presents CONNECT! UNITE! REJOICE!

Sat Jun 4th @ 6:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Nothing can dim the light that SHINEs from within! Though these past few years have offered us all so many challenges. “Challenges” that none of us could ever dream of…

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Live Nation presents An Evening with 54•40 – NEW DATE

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

NEW JUNE DATE! Celebrating 40 Years Neil Osborne - vocals/guitar Brad Merritt - bass Matt Johnson- drums Dave Genn - guitars/keys/backing vocals with David “Oz” Osborne - organ/backing vocals 54•40…

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OUR LADY PEACE: The Wonderful Future Theatrical Experience

Tue Jun 7th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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LIVE NATION & AHRT PRESENT OUR LADY PEACE Multi-platinum Canadian alt-rock band Our Lady Peace (OLP) in partnership with ARHT Media ($ART), a globally-recognized hologram technology company,  announce "The Wonderful…

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Vibrant Dance Studio presents FEEL THE VIBE 2022

Sat Jun 11th
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2:00pm & 7:00pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

2:00pm and 7:00pm shows It’s been 2 years. We are back! Positive vibes, high energy, always entertaining and a beautiful community.All seats $27 CALL OUR TICKET CENTRE 250-754-8550

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DISCOVERY SERIES – Malakai

Wed Jun 15th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre DISCOVERY Series Presentation Malakai is a 13 year old multi-instrumentalist with powerfully soulful vocals. As an emerging songwriter, he produces ballads that take the listener on a…

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Harbour Dance Studios Presents REIGNITE

Sat Jun 18th @ 6:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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We have one very exciting show this season called Reignite! This performance will include all of our dancers from ages 3 and up!!All seats $28 CALL OUR TICKET CENTRE 250-754-8550

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QUEEN – It’s a Kinda’ Magic – NEW JUNE 2022 DATE

Sun Jun 19th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

New date:  Sunday, June 19, 2022  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,…

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Shaun Majumder- NEW DATE!

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

Presented by Gee Dan Productions and GotPop? Concerts Shaun Majumder is an actor, writer, comedian, and social entrepreneur from the small town of Burlington, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. At the…

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Gee Dan Productions & Gotpop? Concerts Present JANN ARDEN LIVE

Tue Jun 21st @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Jann Arden is a multi-platinum, award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and author. Arden has released 15 albums with 19 top ten singles. Her most recent project, Descendant was released in January…

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Vancouver Island Symphony presents ELECTRIFYING EROICA – NEW DATE

Fri Jun 24th
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5pm & 7:30pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

This event has been postponed to Friday, June 24th, 2022 5:00pm & 7:30pm GUEST ARTIST: Dory Hayley, SOPRANO Katerina GIMON Playing Into Silence *Premiere BEETHOVEN Symphony no. 3 in E-flat…

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The Sweet Caroline Tour: A Tribute to Neil Diamond

Sun Jun 26th @ 7:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

Presented by Johnny Showtime Neil Diamond - the consummate American singer-songwriter whose deep, resounding voice and timeless tunes have made him one of the world’s most loved and lauded artists,…

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Gee Dan Productions and 106.9 The Wolf present CHILLIWACK LIVE

Wed Jun 29th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A CANADIAN LEGEND Classic Canadian rock band CHILLIWACK rose like a phoenix from the ashes of psychedelia in 1969. Anchored by the soaring falsetto and tasteful guitar playing of lead…

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THE STAMPEDERS – CELEBRATING 50 YEARS

Thu Jun 30th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Shantero Productions presents IN CONCERT THE STAMPEDERS - CELEBRATING 50 YEARS ‘They're on their way, to the city lights’ ... and, THE predominant Canadian Rock ‘n’ Roll band of the…

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July 2022

DISCOVERY SERIES – Brave New Band

Tue Jul 5th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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A Port Theatre DISCOVERY Series Presentation Brave New Band is a quartet of dynamic musicians performing original, genre-bending music. Their compelling performances bridge the gap between classical and jazz, layering…

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Whose Live Anyway? NEW 2022 DATE!

Wed Jul 13th @ 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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Ghostfinger Productions and 106.9 The Wolf present JETHRO TULL’S MARTIN BARRE – NEW DATE

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

NEW DATE! Sunday July 24th, 2022 AQUALUNG 50TH ANNIVERSARY TOUR + SPECIAL GUEST Clive Bunker In 1969, a band of four English musicians arrived in New York and literally took…

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August 2022

“Live and Let Die” The Music of Paul McCartney

Sat Aug 27th @ 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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September 2022

DEREK EDWARDS – Rescheduled – New Date

Thu Sep 15th
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

RESCHEDULED to September 15th, 2022 Presented by Shantero Productions With 'In Praise of the Ostrich' Derek Edwards moseys back into town on horse-drawn comedy wagon; a searing meander down life's…

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JESSE COOK “Tempest 25 Tour” – NEW SEPTEMBER DATE

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

New September Date! 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…

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Colin James – Open Road Tour – NEW DATE

Tue Sep 27th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

 NEW DATE - September 27th, 2022 Live Nation presents... COLIN JAMES - Open Road Tour “I’m opening doors for you –walk through them.” - Stevie Ray Vaughan. From the prairies…

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October 2022

RUMOURS The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac Tribute Show

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

VaughnCo Entertainment is proud to present “Rumours” The Ultimate Fleetwood Mac tribute show based in Los Angeles, California. The group recreates the legendary band in it's youthful heyday from 1975-1979.…

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The Legendary GORDON LIGHTFOOT In Concert – NEW 2022 DATE!

Sun Oct 23rd @ 8:00 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

New Date : Sunday, October 23, 2022 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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THE WASHBOARD UNION – NEW DATE

Thu Oct 27th @ 7:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada

With special guest RAQUEL COLE THE WASHBOARD UNION, three-time CCMA Group of the Year and five-time CCMA Roots Artist/ Album of the Year are among Canada’s preeminent country bands. Stepbrothers…

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November 2022

Nanaimo Concert Band’s Fall Concert

Sun Nov 6th @ 2:30 pm
The Port Theatre Main Stage, 125 Front Street
Nanaimo, British Columbia Canada
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Under Music Director Dave Fullerton’s leadership, the band delivers what it has become known and loved for over the last 150 years… a program well played, always entertaining, and leaving…

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Blackie and the Rodeo Kings 25th Anniversary Tour – NEW DATE

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

NEW DATE: Saturday November 12, 2022 Presented by MRG Live Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, originally formed in 1996, when Colin Linden, Stephen Fearing, and Tom Wilson came together to…

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NATALIE MACMASTER – NEW 2022 DATE

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

NEW 2022 DATE!  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…

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

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

NEW NOVEMBER DATE! 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…

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April 2023

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

Tue Apr 4th, 2023 @ 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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