Located just 30 minutes north of our Cobble Hill Bed & Breakfast, the town of Chemainus is home to a great little theatre. The Chemainus Theatre opened in 1993 and has offered comedy, musicals and dramas with some noted guest performers over the years. The theatre holds an audience of 274 with each seat offering a great view of the stage, and is fully wheelchair accessible on both levels. An educational program has been part of its offerings from the beginning, be it post show discussions (Talk Back Wednesdays) or season long activities.
Currently showing at the Chemainus Theatre is “Steel Magnolias”. Also a successful movie released in 1989 starring Sally Field, Julia Roberts, Dolly Parton and Shirley MacLaine, the story was an original play written in 1987 by Robert Harling, who wrote the play as a way to cope with his sister’s death. It takes place in a small Louisiana town and you’ll meet the people who regularly gather at Truvy’s beauty parlor. The next production at the theatre will be “Fiddler on the Roof”, which will run from June 17 to September 3.
Complete the Chemainus Theatre experience by dining at the Playbill Dining Room. The dining room features an impressive buffet with a new menu inspired by the changing seasons and the theme of the productions. You can purchase tickets for just the show, or for the show + dinner for a great evening out, or an afternoon matinee on Wednesdays or Saturdays.
Spend a few days in the Cowichan Valley and you can enjoy a variety of activities. Play some golf, visit the wineries, hike the Trans Canada Trail, go kayaking, and visit the world famous murals and the theatre in Chemainus. Our Cowichan Valley accommodation is central to it all, so come and explore our piece of paradise. We’re happy to share it with you!