The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre is a 731-seat proscenium arch theatre located in the Island Savings Centre, Duncan, BC. It has the largest stage/backstage area on Vancouver Island and one of the largest in the province.
Our performance season offers an exciting line up of professional music, dance, theatre and variety acts by local, national and international artists.
The Cowichan Performing Arts Centre lobby art gallery has monthly exhibitions of professional artists working in all media from the Cowichan Valley and Southern Vancouver Island.
Opened in 1978, the Cowichan Performing Arts Centre continues to serve the Cowichan Valley Region (over 80,000 in population) as a local Theatre, as well as the greater Vancouver Island area with our dynamic and diverse presentations, including many island exclusive presentations. The Theatre has recently invested in state of the art digital sound equipment, multi-media switching hardware, and new speaker system.
Listing last confirmed: Jun. 5, 2019
NOTE: As of 5:30pm March 17, 2020 a Public Health Emergency has been declared in B.C.
All bars, clubs, lounges & similar venues have been ordered to close.
All restaurants and bars must discontinue dine-in service. All personal service businesses (salons, spas, massage, tattoos, etc) must close. Effective immediately.
The Cowichan Valley Regional District is a broad geographic region stretching from the Malahat to North Oyster and from the Cowichan Lake to Thetis Island.
The region's artists are represented by 5 sub-regional arts councils with support from the CVRD Arts and Culture Division