The building has been a place of worship, a country bar called the Witchita, and a performing arts venue. The latest chapter takes place in an arts centre called The OV, named with a nostalgic nod to its home on Old Victoria Road.
the OV Arts Centre
A Registered Non Profit Society
The OV Arts Centre Society is a non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and supporting a vibrant and diverse arts scene in Nanaimo and the Central Vancouver Island. The experienced professionals of the volunteer board and management boast an impressive combined experience in the performing arts sector. The OV Arts Centre Society commits to offering an affordable and versatile venue for creatives and community groups, while remaining financially stable and self-sustaining for the future. The OV Arts Centre Society also functions as a producing house, running fundraisers and events throughout the year to help pay for the theatre’s day-to-day operations and keep the costs to our creative clientele affordable.