Public Events

The Phoenix AuditoriumThe Haven's Phoenix Auditorium is a popular venue for concerts, conferences, performances, and more. Many of these events are open to the community -- we hope you'll join us! For many years, The Phoenix Auditorium has been a favourite for it's stunning acoustics, impressive AV capability, and flexible floor plan options, welcoming up to 165 seated guests. Please find a listing of upcoming events below, along with details for where to purchase tickets, if applicable. 

We've also listed some of our past events to showcase the breadth of what's possible in this space! For information on booking the auditorium or other venue at The Haven, please see the Conferences and Events page. 

Upcoming Events:


POSTPONED:    (Wednesday, April 1st ):  GAC Isle of the Arts presents "Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me, But Banjos Saved My Life.

In this highly reviewed and award winning show, Keith Alessi shares his journey from childhood to corporate CEO to banjo player and festival performer with honesty, heart and humour.  For ages 14+.  Tickets are $10.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

POSTPONED:  (Wednesday, April 8th ): GAC Isle of the Arts presents Reading and Reconciliation: One Book, One Community

Inspired by the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and their 94 calls to action we're inviting Gabriola to join us for our 4th annual community conversation.  Hosted by Honorary Witness, Shelagh Rogers.  For ages 14+.  Tickets are $20.  Doors open at 7:00 pm.

Tickets for both GAC events can be purchased online at and North Road Sports.


CANCELLED: Tuesday, May 5th: Nights of Grief and Mystery with Stephen Jenkinson and Gregory Hopkins.

Doors open at 6:30pm, performance begins at 7:00pm.  Tickets can be purchased online through The Haven's website.  Earlybird pricing $40, after April 1st $47.

Nights of Grief and Mystery weaves together the extraordinary talents and skills of internationally renowned author, teacher, storyteller, and cultural activist Stephen Jenkinson with those of Toronto-based singer-songwriter Gregory Hoskins and his band. This an evening for young folk and old folk, for elders in training—an event of interest to parents and grandparents, teachers, scholars, health care professionals, clergy, counselors, and anyone else pondering matters around human development, rites of passage, aging, and wisdom.  

Check out Orphan Wisdom for more details.


Past Events:

Gabriola String Ensemble Retreat presents a Faculty Concert by members of Trio Accord and Borealis String Quartet, with bassist, David Brown and Pianist, Arnold Draper.

Stories from Home: Exploring Key Themes to Address Gabriola's Housing Needs While Protecting the Environment

 Bright Grief with Heather Macleod

Lulu presents The Echea String Quartet from the United Kingdom

Crystal Journey with David Hickey

International Stick Night with the Chapman stick electric instrument

Shield Maiden 

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Gabriola Arts Council: Isle of the Arts Festival workshops and speakers

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The Good Lovelies 

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Gabriola Land & Trails Trust (GaLTT) AGM

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From Truth to Reconciliation Speaker Series

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Eric Bibb in Concert

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Borealis String Quartet

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TEDxGabriolaIsland: Beyond Objectification into Empathy

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Diamond Chants: The Heart Album Release Concert with Leah Hokanson

Develop Your Creative Vision Photography Show 

Lulu Performing Arts presents Baroque Europe: A Musical Journey with Contrasto Armonico 

Carter Johnson, Gregory Lewis and Helena Jung in Concert

Carter Johnson, Gregory Lewis and Helena Jung in Concert

Trio Sayso Concert

and many more! For ideas of other types of events -- both big and small -- that can be accommodated on The Haven's property, please contact our Groups & Events Coordinator, Wendy