Gabriola Island

Aug 30 – Sept 1, 2019

2018 Performances


Patrick is kind, soft-spoken and sincere; Inside/Out is his real-life story of years spent in and out of Canada’s penitentiary system.

And that’s the thing – you look at Patrick and think, ‘this guy robbed a bank?’

Thursday Aug 16

The Birdmann: FINALE

A man like no man, the internationally infamous, award-winning, festival favourite with the finest collection of classic comedy variety acts in the world!

Friday Aug 17

Plush Red Chair

Gabriola favorite Cayla Brooke (Eva Cassidy – How Can I Keep From Singing) returns, with a musical excursion into the meaning of Divalicious and following your dreams, backed by a stellar four-piece band.

Poignant, cheeky, and out of your seat cheer-worthy.

Friday Aug 17

Shield Maiden

Gabriola performer Melanie Teichroeb’s new work!

Wealthy Viking warrior Ingrid—a killer on the battlefield—is killing it on the self-help celebrity circuit. But she stumbles when battling her own inner demons.

Saturday Aug 18

Fish Saw

A multimedia journey into the heart of the tsunami

Garcia Marquez meets Miyazaki, through the eyes of a talking fish.

A one-woman show with original stop-motion animation and musical score.

Saturday Aug 18


Fly to the future in a live cartoon action comedy adventure from Australia and Japan.

Featuring a hip soundtrack, happening films, a horrifying sword box, and even a hilarious stuffed toy fight.

Sunday August 19

Just An Ordinary Lawyer

Award-winning performer Tayo Aluko ( Call Mr. Robeson ) returns to Gabriola.

An exploration of colonialism and the struggle for freedom – with songs, through the story of Tunji Sowande, the first black judge in the UK.

**** First rate … A fascinating show.”
—The Guardian

Sunday Aug 19

Dirty Windshields: Grant Lawrence and Friends

Join acclaimed author, CBC broadcaster, and North Shore ranconteur-extraordinaire Grant Lawrence for a fun-filled evening of stories and songs.

With special musical guests Kathryn Calder (the New Pornographers), Dustin Bentall, and Nick Thomas.

Sunday Aug 19

Theatre Schedule

Thursday, August 16, 2018

Inside/Out: A Prison Memoir 7:00 pm - 8:20 pm

Friday, August 17, 2018

Motion Commotion: Children’s Magic Show 11:00 am - 11:45 am
The Birdmann: Finale 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Plush Red Chair 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Storytelling - Dave Spiritwolf Bodaly 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Shield Maiden 3:00 pm - 3:45 pm
Fish Saw 6:30 pm - 7:20 pm

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Birdhouse 11:00 am - 11:50 am
Storytelling - Dave Spiritwolf Bodaly 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Clever Trever 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Just An Ordinary Lawyer 3:00 pm - 4:20 pm
Dirty Windshields: Grant Lawrence and Friends 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm