About Sid Williams Theatre Society

The Sid Williams Theatre is located on the unceded traditional territory of the K’ómoks First Nation – the Sahtloot, Sasitla, Ieeksun and Puntledge peoples who have been care takers of this land since time immemorial – in the region known today as the Comox Valley and downtown Courtenay, BC.

A registered charitable organization, the Sid Williams Theatre Society (SWTS) operates the 500-seat performing arts centre balancing multiples roles as a performance facility for community groups, a professional venue for commercial events, and as an arts presenter offering a curated season of select performances.

We believe these activities are essential to a vibrant and healthy society and we are dedicated to creating an inclusive and accessible community gathering place for all.

We offer subsidized rates for non-profit renters, a ticket program for those without access to cultural events, and a bursary fund for graduating students to continue their education in the performing arts.

Our Vision

To create an inclusive space to gather, inspire, and cultivate live performance magic in the Comox Valley.

Our Mandate

The Sid Williams Theatre Society is dedicated to the stimulation and enhancement of artistic, cultural, and recreation activities in the Comox Valley and surrounding regions through its operations of the Sid Williams Theatre.

Our Mission

To lead in the provision of professional theatre services for artistic and cultural groups and the wider community, and to offer a full range of theatrical experiences suitable for diverse audiences.

Core Values

We ensure that the safety and security of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers are a primary concern in all aspects of our operations. Our workplace is inclusive and free from all harassment, discrimination, bullying, or violence in any form.

Integrity and Respect
We are honest and transparent, accountable for our efforts, and maintain a consistently high moral standard.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
We ensure that the society, our theatre facility, its services and programming are accessible and welcoming physically, economically, and culturally to all area residents and guests.

Excellence and Artistic Freedom
We are motivated by the shared desire to provide quality facilities, services, and experiences for our patrons, performing artists, and our education and outreach participants. Our professional environment is one where all artists have the freedom to imagine and present creative works both experimental and traditional.

Cultural Life
We ensure that our facilities, services, and programming make a meaningful and positive contribution to the communities and residents of the Comox Valley and beyond. We value and nurture the contribution of our local and visiting artists, staff and management, volunteers, and supporters.


Artistic Programming

As part of the Sid Williams Theatre Society’s mandate to stimulate and enhance artistic and cultural activities in the Comox Valley, we proudly present a number of event series during our season - typically between September and early June.

Presenting a performance means we have contracted the artists to appear locally, unlike commercial or community user groups who select available dates to rent the theatre for their shows.

From classical music to comedy, from a one person play to an indie band, we’re trying to enrich our community with the opportunity to experience a diverse range of performing arts.

Artistic programming activities include the Blue Circle Series, Sid Docs, Family Films, and Centre Stage events.


Board of Directors

Our volunteer board is responsible for the governance, policy development, fundraising, and advocacy of the Sid Williams Theatre Society.

Current Board Members

Richard Clarke – President
Bruce Curtis– Vice President
Dale Pateman – Treasurer
Leslie Baird – Director
Suzanne Grant - Director
Nazaneen Lauriault– Director
Eric Macdonald – Director
Carolyn Molstad – Director
Wendy Nixon-Stothert – Director
Ash Shekhawat – Director
Sarena Strong – Director
Amanda Woloshyn – Director

Our board of directors is always interested in hearing comments, questions, or concerns from members of our community.
The board can be reached by dropping off a letter to the theatre or by mail:

Attention: Board of Directors
c/o Sid Williams Theatre Society
442 Cliffe Avenue
Courtenay, BC
V9N 2J2

All letters will receive a reply.


Interested In Serving On Our Board of Directors?

Please visit this page to fill out an expression of interest form.