Events & Entertainment in Nanaimo

We have a handful of good bars with live music downtown, as well as various other lounges, pubs with karaoke and billiards, and some freaky grassroots productions. The Port Theatre always has live shows. There're a lot of cultural events and festivals outdoors, too, especially around the waterfront.

Annual Events in Nanaimo

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Events & Entertainment Directories

Art Galleries

Performance Art

Presents at the VIU theater and elsewhere
Season calendar
Fringe flicks
Just Kidding Children's Series

Nanaimo Theatre Group
Presents at the Bailey Studio, Rosstown Rd,
Central Nanaimo

Western Edge Theatre
Performs in Nanaimo at the Nanaimo Entertainment Centre,
46 Nicol St
and on Gabriola Island

Vancouver Island Symphony
Concerts held at the Port Theatre
and at Maffeo Sutton Park, Nanaimo


Fringetastic Theatre Festival
Popular theatre experience with unjudged,
unjuried presentations


Crimson Coast Dance Society

The Crimson Coast Dance Society has done its part for years, creating a neverending stream of four-dimensional art forms to dazzle and fascinate Nanaimo audiences. They help artists young and old to develop dance skills, and they import top acts from around the world.