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“Experience wonderful live theatre”
Review of Chemainus Theatre

Chemainus Theatre
Ranked #2 of 19 things to do in Chemainus
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Vancouver Island's Theatre Destination. 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. Enjoy theatre to the fullest, with our terrific complements: The Playbill Dining Room, with live music and show-themed buffet; and The Gallery Gift Shop, featuring the art of BC artisans.
Reviewed January 2, 2013

I would strongly urge everyone who has not experienced live theatre in Chemainus to do so as soon as possible. I am a season ticket holder because it is one of the most fun and entertaining events that I attend. First, the food is great. It is always buffet style with soup and salad bar. From there the main courses always have several varieties of meat and side dishes. Usually a pasta dish also. You can get an alcoholic drink if you like. That would be the only item not included in the price. If you are not thoroughly stuffed from all those helpings, there is a long dessert table filled with pies, trifles, cakes, chocolate fountain. At 8:00 the evening show starts. You merely walk a few feet and it is into the very intimate and comfortable theatre. There is not a bad seat to be had. The performers are top notch and the show always enjoyable. There is generally a short intermission where you can browse in the gift shop or get a drink in the lobby. Before you know it, the evening is over and you will find yourself looking forward to the next one. Try it once and you'll be hooked!

Thank sunwor
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Reviewed December 29, 2012

Brilliant performance of Wingfield's Folly. Not a bad seat in the theatre. Love the steep rake of the seats and being close to the stage for an intimate theatre experience.

Thank Barry J
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Reviewed December 11, 2012 via mobile

Ready for an evening out? The Chemainus theatre buffet is one of the best that I have ever experienced. The highlight of the meal is the wide variety of good desserts which I always try. The service is very good and the background piano music adds to the atmosphere.

Thank Bev K
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

This is a fabulous little theatre with an excellent variety of shows. Our preference is for the musical theatre productions and combining the trip with the dinner, a night at the hotel and golf the next day. Makes a great weekend. Alas, the Christmas production we just saw was lacking. The vocals were flat and the talent below their usual standard which was a disappointment as we took guests visiting for the first time. Usually we are blown away by the talent, so we will be back. One 'weak' performance after years of fabulous is ok.

Thank DiscoverAndEnjoy
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

We were given a gift certificate for the theatre and the buffet. The food is excellent, well prepared and presented. The service is over the top. This is a great experience...do them all..the theatre, roam the town, eat the buffet and check out those murals.

Thank TeachersTravel
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