Top Choice Theater in Commercial Drive


This once-abandoned church has been a gathering place for performers and audiences since being officially designated as a cultural space in 1973. Following comprehensive renovations a few years back, the beloved Cul…
Music in Commercial Drive

Wise Hall

This comfortably grungy former church hall is a friendly neighborhood spot that's close to the heart of in-the-know locals who flock here to catch live ska, salsa, improv shows and the occasional hip-hop DJ night. C…
Theater in Victoria

Belfry Theatre

A 20-minute stroll from downtown, the celebrated Belfry Theatre showcases contemporary plays in its lovely former-church-building venue.
Cinema in Victoria

Cineplex Odeon

The city's main first-run cinema.
Live Music in Victoria

Logan's Pub

A 10-minute walk from downtown, this no-nonsense pub looks like nothing special from the outside, but its roster of shows is a fixture on the local indie scene. Fridays and Saturdays are your best bet for performanc…
Theater in Victoria

McPherson Playhouse

One of Victoria's main stages, McPherson Playhouse offers mainstream visiting shows and performances.
Theater in Victoria

Royal Theatre

With a rococo interior, the Royal Theatre hosts mainstream theater productions, and is home to the Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera Victoria.
Cinema in Commercial Drive

Rio Theatre

Vancouver's most eclectic cinema, this restored 1980s movie house is like a community rep theater staging everything from blockbuster and art-house movies to live music (there's an excellent sound system), improv co…
Performing Arts in Commercial Drive

Vancouver Poetry Slam

If you thought poetry was a tweedy, soporific experience, check out the events organized by the Vancouver Poetry House at Cafe Deux Soleils for a taste of high-speed, high-stakes slamming. The expert performers will…
Classical Music in Victoria

Victoria Symphony

The city's main orchestra plays most of its concerts at downtown's Royal Theatre, as well as performing a highly popular one-night gig every year on a floating barge in the Inner Harbour. This Symphony Splash is a f…