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.
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.
To lead in the provision of professional theatre services for user groups and to offer a full range of theatre experiences suitable for diverse audiences.
We are honest and transparent, accountable for our efforts, and maintain a consistently high moral standard
Diversity and Inclusion
We will ensure that the Society, theatre facility, and programming are accessible and welcoming, physically, economically, and culturally to all area residents and guests.
We demonstrate respect for one another, our patrons, performers, employees and volunteers, and our community and beyond.
We are motivated by the shared desire to provide quality facilities, services and experiences for our patrons, performing artists, and education authorities.
We ensure that the safety and security of our patrons, staff, members, and volunteers are the primary concern in all aspects of our operations. We pledge to ensure that our theatre is a workplace that is inclusive and free from all harassment, discrimination, bullying or violence in any form.
We support an environment where artists have the freedom to imagine, create and present diverse cultural expressions.
We ensure that our facilities and programming make a meaningful and positive contribution to the communities and residents of the Comox Valley.
We value the contribution of our staff, managers, volunteers and our community partners and visiting artists.
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.
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
Frank Assu – Secretary
Dale Pateman – Treasurer
Bruce Curtis – Director
Suzanne Grant - Director
Nazaneen Lauriault– Director
Eric Macdonald – Director
Mackai Sharp – 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
All letters will receive a reply.
Please visit this page to fill out an expression of interest form.