Lighthouse Recreation

Main Hall and Stage

Main Hall Floor Plan
  • 5,000 sq. ft. (59′-6″ x 83′-0″) engineered hardwood ‘sprung’ floor
  • Heating & air conditioning
  • Sound finish to ceiling and upper hall providing great acoustics
  • Three badminton/ pickleball courts
  • Pass through bar/kitchen window
  • Various lighting options
  • Disco Ball with pin lights
  • Large drop down screen with projector
  • PA system, speakers,  and wireless mics
  • Maximum capacity 500 persons
  • Capacity to seat 250 diners comfortably with dance floor
  • 195 chairs, 60 x 6′ tables, 15 x 8′ tables, and 24 x 4′ round tables.
Example seating layout #1
Example seating layout #2
Example table/chair layouts

The Dance Floor

Our 5,000 sq. ft. dance floor acts like a ‘sprung’ dance floor making it ideal for dancing – just ask members of the Nanaimo Ballroom Dance Society. Engineered hardwood flooring (our main hall flooring ) is a product made up of a core of hardwood, plywood or HDF and a top layer of hardwood veneer that is glued on the top surface of the core, and is available in almost any hardwood species. The product has the natural characteristics of the selected wood species as opposed to a photographic layer. The engineered product has been designed to provide greater stability, particularly where moisture or heat pose problems for solid hardwood floors. In addition, our flooring has strips of special density-selected 3/8″ foam strips on the underside of each flooring plank that “float” the floor for activities such as dancing, and that act as a “pump” to move the heated air under the flooring out to the specially vented baseboards.

The Stage

  • Upright piano available
  • Set and costume storage
  • Access to rear of hall, exterior parking
  • Access to green room with wet bar, movable dividers & large mirror
  • Fully functioning theatrical curtains
  • Burgundy valance, main traveler / corded
  • Mid stage border
  • 2 pivoting legs on each side
  • Back traveller
  • Drum riser
  • 32′ X 16′ hardwood stage floor

Note: The stage is part of the main hall and cannot be rented separately.

Stage curtain layout
Stage curtain layout

The Acoustics

Take a moment to read what a sound expert says about our hall:

“…. the sound of the room, it was superb. Usually, halls around this area and farther are horribly reverberant, even with a good crowd in them.

Firstly, the room is such that the width and the length are not so drastically far apart by the usual narrow and long dimensions which cause a longer delay from the stage proscenium to the back of the room. On the contrary, the width and length are closer, resulting in far less noticeable audio delay around the hall. There is a very wide proscenium for a larger and more pleasing stage.

Secondly, the ceiling and part of the wall is acoustically treated with cellulose fire retardant, which has a very good high frequency absorption coefficient. Couple that with the high ceiling and a suspended hardwood floor, and you have a very good combination of acoustic properties that make for a great sounding room.”

Len Hill

What a band member has to say

“THAT 70’s BAND was hired for a 70s theme dance at the Lighthouse Community Hall in Qualicum Bay. In our 11 years and hundreds of gigs, we were quite surprised not to have performed in this venue before, but what a pleasure it was for us! Dealing with the organizers and staff was completely trouble free, and the venue was perfect for the full concert show that we our known for, with its large stage, great acoustics and comfortable dressing room. Of course, the extremely enthusiastic crowd (in crazy 70’s costume) is really what brought it all together for a great evening of fun and we hope to be asked back for another show soon.”

Bobby “California” Driscoll THAT 70’s BAND

main hall