Sooke Arts & Culture, Theatre & Music

Sooke has always been a community of artists, musicians and performers. Sooke boasts multiple performing arts groups including an orchestra, theatre company and choir, as well as being home to the famous Sooke Fine Arts Show. Browse Sooke's several art galleries and many artisan studios.

Sooke Arts Council

Founded in 1987, the Sooke Arts Council has a mission to encourage creative participation and excellence in all art forms and promote artists and opportunities for artists. The Sooke Arts Council has secured a gallery, teaching and office space in the heart of Sooke and looks forward to opening August 2020.

Sooke Fine Arts Show

Sooke Fine Arts Show

The 11-day Sooke Fine Arts Show, running in late July each year since 1986 at the SEAPARC Arena, provides the opportunity for both well-known and emerging artists from Vancouver Island and BC's Coastal Islands to showcase their work. Over 9,000 annual visitors attend the art show from the Pacific Northwest, throughout BC and across Canada, to view 380+ artworks, watch artists demonstrations and talks, and enjoy local musicians.
Sooke Arena, 2168 Phillips Road

Sooke Folk Music Society

The Sooke Folk Music Society was established in 1992 to bring quality musical entertainment to the community of Sooke. Their Coffee House season usually runs from September through June; however, with the pandemic, they are now offering Zoom concerts the 3rd Saturday of each month from 7-9 pm for an hour of open stage followed by featured performers.

Sooke Community Choir

Formed in 1989, Sooke Community Choir provides choral entertainment for our community of Sooke and surrounding areas. Choir members enjoy performing a variety of pieces from popular, spiritual, folk, traditional and seasonal music.

Sooke Harbour Players

Sooke Harbour Players

Founded in 1982 as Stage West Players, the society changed its name in 2010. Sooke Harbour Players is a performing arts theatre group, whose mandate is to provide quality theatre performances for local and visiting audiences. SHP usually has two annual productions, in spring and autumn. Auditions are open to the public and new members are always welcome.

Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra

Founded in 1997 by Conductor Norman Nelson, the Sooke Philharmonic Orchestra has grown to more than 60 members and its annual season now features eight concerts plus performances at community events.

All Sooke Arts & Crafts Association

All Sooke Arts & Crafts assists artists and crafts persons of the Sooke area by providing opportunities for skill development and sales of arts and crafts through public markets and demonstrations. The 2020 Annual Christmas Show is cancelled due to COVID.

Sooke Region Museum Gift Shop

The Sooke Region Museum features local arts, culture and history of the Sooke Region and has an ongoing display and sale of local art.

Sooke Art Galleries & Artisan Studios

Barking Dog Studio

Located in the heart of Sooke, this gallery represents over 60 artists from Vancouver Island and BC with an ever-changing selection of unique artworks.
2054 Otter Point Road

Marisa Enterprises by Dino Vieira

Marisa Enterprises by Dino Vieira

Handcrafted rustic log furniture, arbours, bridges, deck railings, stairs, and swing sets made from Canadian Western Red Cedar. Dino's woodwork has become very popular in many homes and gardens throughout southern Vancouver Island.
5208 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC V9Z 1J6
Phone: 250.580.4750

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