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“Back in the 50's again” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Chemainus Theatre

Chemainus Theatre
9737 Chemainus Road, Chemainus, British Columbia V0R 1K0, Canada
800-565-7738
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Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Chemainus
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: We are a vibrant, established and fully professional theatre nestled in the seaside community of Chemainus, BC. We feature some of the finest performers and performances in Canada, Vancouver and Vancouver Island.
Parksville BC
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“Back in the 50's again”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Had the pleasure of seeing Buddy - The Buddy Holly Story for a matinee performance. At three rows back from the stage we felt were in a concert. Eye level with the performers. Great Buddy Holly tunes, Richie Valens, and the Big Bopper. If you never heard of their music - I feel sorry for you as it was the birth of Rock 'n' Roll.

Theater seats were very comfortable and not a bad seat in the place. There was a small refreshment center for pre and post theater and during intermission. There is a restaurant on the second floor that has buffets associated with the plays at package prices. We didn't try the food but on passing the door - looked appetizing. Next time I think we will go for the buffet and play package - and we will go again! In fact I think we will take out season tickets as it was worth the 1 1/2 hour drive from home.

Visited March 2013
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“Fabulous intimate theatre experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Our first experience of this wonderful theatre was the current production of "The Buddy Holly Story." We had seen the show before at a much larger venue in Vancouver and this production was 100 times more enjoyable. Buddy was played by the same person as in Vancouver but the superb supporting cast, the intimacy of the theatre and wonderful sound, raised the show to another level. We'll definitely be back to this great venue.

Visited April 2013
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“Love to go the the dinner and show”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

We have attended many dinner and shows and the Chemainus theatre. They also have a great little gift shop that I love to bring home a little trinket from! We have yet to have a bad seat. The sound and views for such a theatre are fantastic. Always excellent plays on.

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Victoria, Canada
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“Fantastic and Quality Productions!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2013

The Chemainus Theatre is a beautiful and vibrant theatre in this small town - it produces high quality and interesting productions, sometimes fun and lively musicals, and other times more intense dramatic productions - both are done beautifully. The Theatre attracts actors and designers from across Canada and all are of a high caliber. It's definitely worth checking out a show if you're in town - some of the nights offer a dinner & show deal and other nights (Wednesdays I think) have a talk back after the show with the actors if you're interested. A good spot for theatre-goers!

Visited March 2013
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Lake Cowichan
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“Dinner and the theatre”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2013

great place to go and eat good food and see live plays.
Right now The buddy Holly story live is coming soon

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