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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.




Based on the Provincial Health Order released on January 17 the Mary Winspear Centre will be utilizing the entirety of our theatre seating in order to comply with this Order. Therefore, the Mary Winspear Centre will be assigning seats for all patrons based on number of tickets purchased and mobility needs. If you have purchased tickets to a performance you will receive a phone call and/or e-mail regarding this. Thank you for your understanding and patience, we look forward to seeing you soon!

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, or have 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.


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

  • Thu, Jan 20
    John by Helen Walkley
  • Fri, Feb 18
    Shaun Majumder
  • Sat, Feb 19
    Bif Naked
  • Sun, May 8
    An Intimate Evening with Johnny Reid
  • Sat, Aug 6
    A Springsteen Experience
  • Sun, Mar 20
    Tiller's Folly
  • Fri, Jul 22
    Lennon & McCartney: In Their Own Words and Music
  • Thu, Mar 10
    The Arrogant Worms