Entertainment

Night Life

Dozens of lively nightspots and performance spaces throughout the city offer a good time whether you're here for a weekend party, or looking for some evening entertainment. Here are a few places offering evening entertainment;
  • Minnoz Restaurant & Lounge
  • Corner Lounge
  • The Taphouse Restaurant
  • Level 2
  • The Cambie
  • The Queen's
  • The Vault
  • The Nanaimo Bar

Many live music acts perform at downtown Nanaimo bars in the Commercial Street/Victoria Crescent area. Diana Krall Plaza, the courtyard between the Port Theatre and the library is often used for street performances and during downtown festivals and events.

A good place to check for upcoming Nanaimo entertainment bills is on the community post above the China Steps, where Victoria Crescent, Albert Street, and Wallace Street meet.

Vancouver Island Symphony

The Vancouver Island Symphony (VIS) under the artistic direction of Pierre Simard is a professional orchestra based in Nanaimo that presents 12 concerts each year at The Port Theatre.

In addition, the Symphony presents Education Shows for students in the central Vancouver Island region; offers a NoteworthyKids Music Club (ages 8-12) and presents two FREE Symphony Community Days, where kids ages 6+ can come and try the instruments of the orchestra at the Musical Instrument Zoo and the public are invited to check out what happens at a Symphony Rehearsal. The VIS is the 2013 Winner of the City of Nanaimo's Excellence in Culture Award.

For more information about the Vancouver Island Symphony:
Vancouver Island Symphony Website

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