Cultivate Performing and arts festival - logo

july 1 – 9, 2023​

welcome to Gabriola's 5th annual cultivate festival

July 1 - 9, 2023

Join us in celebrating theatre, music & art over nine days amidst the natural wonders of Gabriola island. Cultivate is about creation, connection, and community. 

Youth 15 and under have free admission.

Please note: there are no refunds for ticket purchases

what's new in 2023

The Gabriola Arts Council is proud to present a festival that reflects the essence of Gabriola. This year you will find programming at a variety of venues around the island over nine days. From tap dance to Baroque, World Music to Punk Space Disco, local theatre to international presenters. The focus is inclusivity and diversity, something for everyone on the Isle of the Arts.

volunteers needed

we have so much to do

Cultivate is looking for people who would like to be a part of the volunteer team putting the show together. Moving gear, shuttling performers, making sandwiches, delivering sandwiches, setting up chairs. The work is diverse and rewarding. Volunteers will have an opportunity to see a show on us!

this festival is made possible by:

British Columbia Community Gaming Grants