The Playbill Dining Room at Chemainus Theatre is bringing back live entertainment with its Cabaret Series. The Playbill Dinner & Live Entertainment presents a line-up of live performances by Sarah Carlé, Ken Lavigne, Michael Clarke, and Joëlle Rabu & Nico Rhodes. Many dates for November are already sold out but new shows are being added, and keep watch December dates to go on sale soon.
Whether it’s a lunch or dinner performance, (socially distanced) guests will experience a delicious 3-course plated meal with your choice of starters, main entree, and dessert – view current menu here – live piano performance while eating, and then the Cabaret Series performance will take place in the dining room so you don’t even have to leave comfort of your table, max 6 guests per table
Lunch reservations start at 12:00 pm, (Wednesdays only) followed by the cabaret performance at 2:00 pm. Dinner reservations start at 5:30 pm, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays with the performance 7:30 pm, all shows last approximately 1 hour. In keeping with COVID-19 protocols guests are asked to arrive as close to seating time as possible to avoid gathering in the lower lobby. Masks are requested in the lobby and Gift Shop but not required while seated for dinner and performance.
Visiting from the mainland or even locals planning an overnight staycations can make it a getaway with the nearby Best Western Plus Chemainus Inn. The well-appointed suite-style the award-winning hotel offers complimentary full breakfast, an indoor pool, exercise centre, and convenient parking steps away from the Theatre. Ask about special rates available for patrons attending the Playbill Dinner & Live Entertainment events. From the lower mainland, Helijet offers flights from Vancouver to Nanaimo, a short drive by rental car to Chemainus, or catch BC Ferries to Nanaimo.
Tickets for the Playbill Dinner & Live Entertainment events are $65, available online. With a limit of 50 guests the shows are selling out so act fast and keep watch for added shows and future dates.