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About Us


Our vision for the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre is to continually provide the highest quality performing arts to the audience of south Vancouver Island, from Ladysmith to Victoria.


Since 1978, the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre (formerly known as the Cowichan Theatre) has been the premiere entertainment venue in Cowichan welcoming thousands of visitors, patrons, performers and artists to this exceptional 731-seat proscenium arch theatre. The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre serves the Cowichan region as a community theatre for local groups, as a roadhouse for touring professional artists, and as a conference and convention facility.

With outstanding programming offering music, theatre, comedy, dance and film, we bring local, national and internationally renowned performers to the largest stage on Vancouver Island.

The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre is a function of the Arts & Culture Division of the Cowichan Valley Regional District's Recreation & Culture Department, with funding coming from throughout the Cowichan Region, from the Malahat to Ladysmith.

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