Vancouver Island entertainment

Theater in Victoria

Belfry Theatre

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

Vic Theatre

Screening art-house and festival movies in the heart of downtown, the Vic charges a $2 membership alongside your ticket admission.
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. A free event usually staged…
Performing Arts in Alert Bay

Namgis Big House

This traditional clan house hosts dance performances by Alert Bay's local Namgis community in summer. Ask at the visitor center for performance times and current ticket prices. Head up Park St from the waterfront to…
Live Music in Victoria

Logan's Pub

This no-nonsense pub looks like nothing special from the outside, but since 1997 the Logan has been the hotbed of Victoria's alt-rock scene. Come here to see bands with names like Alcoholic White Trash and Acid Moth…
Cinema in Victoria

IMAX Theatre

The IMAX Theatre at the Royal BC Museum shows larger-than-life documentaries and Hollywood blockbusters. The theater opens at 10am and closes after the last film (see website for details).
Theater in Victoria

Royal Theatre

The Royal Theatre hosts mainstream stage productions in its rococo interior, and is home to the Victoria Symphony and Pacific Opera Victoria.
Theater in Chemainus

Chemainus Theatre

This large, well-resourced theater is the town's main cultural lure and would be equally at home in a far bigger city. It stages shows for much of the year; check ahead to see what's coming up.
Live Music in Nanaimo

Queen's Hotel

The city's best live-music and dance spot, hosting an eclectic roster of performances and club nights, ranging from indie to jazz to country.
Opera in Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria

The city's long-established opera company performs most of its shows at downtown's Royal Theatre.