2016 Festival Trailer

Gabriola Theatre Festival Brochure

Read and download the festival brochure!

Innovative. Inclusive. Inspiring.

The Eighth Annual Gabriola Theatre Festival will have it all this August on beautiful Gabriola Island! Eight exciting main stage productions. A FREE Outdoor Performance Stage. A lively Artisans Avenue. A Human Library. Pancake Breakfasts. A Fashion Show. A Creative Kids Corner. A Creativity Workshop. And to kick off the whole shebang—a Toga Party!

The Gabriola Theatre Festival has made a name for itself in the Canadian theatre scene, attracting world-class productions to this little island on the west coast. Why might this be? For one, Gabriola Island has the sixth highest concentration of artists in the workforce in Canada (Hill Strategies Report, 2011). With an island full of artists comes appreciation for art in all its forms! Theatre practitioners are warmly welcomed to the beautiful Isle of the Arts, performing to knowledgeable and enthusiastic audiences, visiting local beaches and businesses, and enjoying the Gulf Island vibe. Some have even come back five years in a row!

Come up to Gabriola Island for this super, sunny weekend! Join us from August 18 to 21 for one of the best summer festivals around.

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We’re excited!

There’s lots of buzz around the theatre festival this year and tickets are selling fast. Could it be the best lineup yet? We’ve got some of everything, brought to you by eight talented BC theatre companies. The biggest complaint we’ve heard is that people can’t choose which shows to go to. We don’t understand. Just make it your biggest theatre weekend and buy two passes that get you in to all the shows, while saving $30. Good shows, good people, good cause, good community, good vibes: a great place to be August 18-21.

Street Art Gabriola Theatre Festival

Register for Street Art + Street Fair!

PLEASE NOTE: SATURDAY IS FULL. SUNDAY STILL HAS ROOM. If you’d like to be a part of Saturday, you can add yourself to the waitlist below.

The Gabriola Arts Council is inviting vendors and exhibitors of all kinds to participate in the two-day Street Art (Saturday) and Street Fair (Sunday) on Lockinvar Lane during the 2016 Gabriola Theatre Festival, August 20 and 21, 2016.

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Theatre Festival Brochure Launch Event Featuring Nathan Tinkham

We’re excited to tell you about the lineup for the 2016 Gabriola Theatre Festival! That’s why we have organized a big Gabriola Theatre Festival brochure launch on June 4th at the Phoenix Auditorium.

This lovely evening is for all you theatre and music lovers out there. Sponsored by avid arts supporter, Carol Martin! [click to continue…]