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PHO Order on Proof of Vaccination
By order of the PHO, some events, services and businesses are required to check a person's proof of vaccination for access to their venue or space. This applies to all people born in 2009 or earlier (12+).

Starting September 13, you must verify that people have at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. By October 24, you must verify that people are fully vaccinated.
Failure to follow the PHO order may result in a fine. The requirement is in place until January 31, 2022 and could be extended.

If you are attending an event at the Mary Winspear Centre starting on September 13, 2021 please visit the event page on to see if you will be required to show proof of vaccination.

If you are attending a private event or an event not listed on our website please contact the event organizer who will have details on whether or not proof of vaccine will be required.

Get Your Vaccine Card Here

We thank you for your understanding and cooperation during this time of transition.

Mary Winspear Centre Management.


Communicable Disease Prevention Guide


Your safety is our top priority. We are taking all measures to provide a safe, sanitized and comfortable concert setting, following the current updated regulations provided by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and Work Safe BC. You and your cohort will be seated with appropriate social distancing between you and the next cohort. To this end, Seating is temporarily and randomly pre-assigned by Mary Winspear Centre staff. If you have any special mobility needs, i.e. unable to do stairs, require a wheelchair seat, or if you are attending the concert with other cohorts, please contact our Theatre Administrator at 250-656-0275 ext. 230.  It is imperative that staff is notified so that all patrons are guaranteed their required seating and respectfully accommodated. If we do not receive these requirements, we risk not having the required seating available for these patrons.

Please note: all exchanges, gifting, or reselling of tickets must be done through the Mary Winspear Centre box office in order for us to conduct pre-screening, seat assignment, and contact tracing protocols.
If you are feeling unwell, have any COVID-19 symptoms, have been asked to isolate, or have been around someone who has been asked to isolate, tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, or been in contact with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days, please do not attend the concert and contact the box office. For your well-being, the Mary Winspear Centre will provide hand sanitizers and facemasks. 

Proof of first vaccination will be required for anyone 12 years of age and older to attend any performance in the Charlie White Theatre between Monday, September 13 and Sunday, October 23. Events held Monday, October 24 and onwards will require proof of second vaccine. You will be asked to show your Vaccine Card along with a government issued ID if you are 19+.
To obtain your Vaccine Card click here.

In accordance with the current BC Provincial Health Orders seats will be assigned to audience members by MWC staff until further notice.

*Ticket holders who have purchased specific seats: these seats are null and void; MWC staff will be assigning seats to all patrons in order to comply with BC Provincial Health Orders.

1. Arrive with your entire cohort and enter through the theatre lobby doors, located past the main entrance to check-in.
2. Paperless event.
3. Masks are mandatory in all public spaces, this includes while seated in a designated seat.
4. The Charlie White Theatre has recently been examined by our trusted HVAC Technician. Fresh air-flow is ensured at all times.
5. The Theatre is used in such a way that the whole space is utilized for seating patrons.
6. No intermission: Pre-ordered drinks and Artist merchandise will be served to you at your seats by a MWC volunteer. Maximum of 2 alcoholic drinks per patron at a time.
7. You may also order drinks during the concert –again brought to you by a MWC volunteer. Please text 250-880-7826 and include the cohort number we provide to you on a slip of paper at check-in. Maximum of 2 alcoholic drinks per patron at a time.
8. Cleaning/disinfecting of entire space before and after each performance.
9. No outside food and beverage permitted. You may bring a water bottle.
10. Mary Winspear Centre representative(s) present in house to monitor/ensure this plan is being followed.

Our Difference

Welcome to the Mary Winspear Centre - the only state-of-the-art, event, conference and theatre facility located at the gateway to Vancouver Island. As the 'heart of the Saanich Peninsula community', our non-profit centre provides a space for residents and visitors to enjoy quality events, theatre, art shows, conferences, programs and celebrations.

Located in Sidney, BC, the Mary Winspear Centre is just minutes to Victoria International Airport, BC Ferries and the Washington State Ferry Terminal. Surrounded by natural beauty, the vibrant seaside village of Sidney truly has something for everyone! 

What's Happening

  • Tue, Oct 19
    Alexandria Maillot
  • Thu, Oct 21
  • Fri, Oct 22
    West Coast Chicago
  • Thu, Oct 28
    A Tribute to Ed Sheeran
  • Sat, Oct 30
    Bruce Springsteen Tribute
  • Thu, Nov 4
    Bruce McCulloch
  • Mon, Nov 15
    Martha Wainwright
  • Sat, Nov 20
    O Christmas Tea: A British Comedy