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 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 user groups and to offer a full range of theatre experiences suitable for diverse audiences.

Core Values

We will strive to ensure that all activities presented at the Sid Williams Theatre are accessible, both physically and economically, to all area residents.

We are committed to providing a broad range of year-round theatre experiences from performers – local and global – that will appeal to audience members of all ages.

We will conduct business in a prudent and fiscally responsible manner. Services will be provided using safe and environmentally responsible practices.

We will strive for excellence in community cultural/recreational services through its choice of quality artistic selections; by providing expert rental, ticketing, and technical services; and with high standards for facility maintenance and safety.

Community Building
We will work to ensure awareness that the Sid Williams Theatre is operated by the theatre society on behalf of the City of Courtenay for use by all area residents.


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
Frank Assu – Secretary
Dale Pateman – Treasurer
Bruce Curtis – Director
Suzanne Grant - Director
Nazaneen Lauriault– Director
Brian Mather – Director
Ash Shekhawat – Director
John Sterk – 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.