For 9 years, the Gabriola Theatre Festival…


…made a name for itself in British Columbia’s theatre world. It’s been known for quality emerging and professional theatre productions, appreciative audiences, its multi-disciplinary nature, fun family times, and its distinct Gulf Island vibe. We’ve shared theatre that has pushed boundaries, made audiences laugh, cry, and question reality.

In the past, we’ve also been a big part of the Gabriola summer scene at the Folklife Village, where we’ve hosted a free Outdoor Stage before, between, and after mainstage shows.  There’s also been a Lions Pancake Breakfast, Street Art+Fair, a fun Kids’ Corner, and a family puppet show.

For all the success of the Festival, we also know that change and renewal are important for any community and for any event.


In August 2018, the Theatre Festival will transform, with a new venue and a new format.


It’ll feature the same great theatre – and much more.

Look for news and updates on this website, in the Gabriola Sounder, and on facebook.