Victoria Theatre Companies
The Victoria Gilbert and Sullivan Society is dedicated to the promotion of the arts in Victoria, in particular the works of William S. Gilbert and Sir Arthur Sullivan.
Offering amateur community theater since 1948, this group features a regular season of four plays. Past productions have included Deathtrap, Jack and the Beanstalk and Play it again, Sam.
Theatre Inconnu has been operating in Victoria since 1987, providing residents with an array of live theatre productions, ranging in scope and genre. The theatre has produced more than 60 in-house productions thus far.
The CatFlap collective is a group of 5 talented women from Victoria B.C. Combining their passions for acting, writing, Storytelling, clowning, stilt-walking, song writing, film making, and puppetry The CatFlap collective is dedicated to developing original and interactive theatrical events and workshops.
Formed in 1995, Theatre SKAM is known for producing thought-provoking and innovative new works. They are also known for site-specific theatre, such as a theatre festival where the audience rides on bikes.
The Victoria Shakespeare Society was formed in 2003 dedicated to producing the works of William Shakespeare in addition to other high quality works. They often work with young and developing actors under the direction of professional directors.
Four Seasons provides quality live musical theatre for young and young-at-heart audiences. Four Seasons offers opportunities for people of all ages to participate on stage and behind the scenes in theatrical productions. Four Seasons also offers classes to youth, teens, and adults to learn the basics of dancing, singing, and acting.
William Head On Stage is Canada's only inmate run theatrical society and has been running for over 30 years. Productions are staged within the federal institution. As such, no one under 19 will be admitted and all personal items (cell phones, wallets etc) will not be permitted into the performance (a locker can be provided).
Formed in 1988, this Victoria theatre company was founded by Chilean-born director Lina de Guevara. As an immigrant to Canada the company was formed as a bridge between cultures. Their mandate is to offer creative opportunities for immigrants to Canada and to educate audiences about the immigrant experience.
Urban Arts makes their home at the Martime Museum of BC in Bastion Square. Performances are held on the third floor within the Victorian era courtroom.
The Royal and McPherson Theatre Society is responsible for overseeing Victoria's premier performing arts centres - the Royal Theatre and the McPherson Playhouse. The box offices are open Monday through Saturday.
Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre is dedicated to producing professional quality productions of classic great plays. Past productions have include Death of a Salesman As You Like It, A Streetcar Named Desire and Loot. Their typical season runs throughout the summer.
The Victoria Theatre Guild and Dramatic School operates in conjunction with the Langham Court Theatre and since its inception in 1929 as the Mimes' and Masquers' Guild , the Guild has presented more than 500 shows and 3,000 performances. The community theatre company successfully presents a variety of plays and musicals each year.
Black Box Productions is a theatre company that was developed in 2009 with a mandate to bring innovative and quality productions to Victoria. Past productions have included Annie, Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead, and Murder on the Oriental Rug.
The Belfry Theatre operates as both a theatre company and a performing arts venue. The adult theatre company started in 1976 and is dedicated to producing contemporary plays with an emphasis on Canadian work. The company, which has produced over 200 plays since its inception, puts on up to 12 plays per year, including the mid-winter SPARK Festival.
Serving the University of Victoria's theater and arts programs' academic requirements while dually providing a stage for emerging performers and producers, this company features a diverse and wide-ranging program of innovative and thought-provoking plays during its autumn-to-spring season.
Kaleidoscope Theatre is a professional theatre group specializing in theatre for young audiences. The theatre company has been operating since 1974 and has produced more than 90 original plays or adaptations for youth and families in Victoria. In addition to offering a variety of productions each year, the company also offers acting classes, programs and camps for students of all ages and skill levels.
Intrepid Theatre Company is a non-profit theatre group that is best known for producing the annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. The company also produces Uno Fest, a year-round, international theatre series, as well as various live performances at the Metro Studib and the Intrepid Theatre Club.