Theatre

Steve Kallsen, general manager at Capitol 6 theatre in downtown Victoria, says it feels good to be back in the building after it shut down for three months due to COVID-19. (Shalu Mehta/News Staff)

It’s showtime: Victoria theatre reopens with new COVID-19 protocols

Capitol 6 theatre and SilverCity Victoria have reopened with limited seating

 

The Vic Theatre is reopening to the public with limited seating and an online concession. (Twitter/@thegirltrish)

Vic Theatre reopens for in-person screenings

Theatre features travel-themed film series with limited seating

 

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society (RMTS) has commissioned a feasibility study into the expansion of the Royal Theatre. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

Anonymous donation funds Royal Theatre study on expansion

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society will conduct a feasibility study into upgrades

 

An upcoming show at the Belfry Theatre will offer a “relaxed performance” for a more diverse audience. (File contributed/ Belfry Theatre)
An upcoming show at the Belfry Theatre will offer a “relaxed performance” for a more diverse audience. (File contributed/ Belfry Theatre)
The CRD may make funding changes to the Royal Theatre Service. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)

City of Victoria votes to consider funding changes at Royal Theatre

A meeting between the Capital Regional District, Victoria, Saanich and Oak Bay will determine further steps

The CRD may make funding changes to the Royal Theatre Service. (Nicole Crescenzi/News Staff)
Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council

Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council

‘Dark days’ at Royal, user groups’ weekend priorities make scheduling other entertainment challenging

Royal and McPherson Society pleads its case to Victoria council
Oak Bay High School students during a dress rehearsal for their 2019 performance of Mary Poppins. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)

Chim Chim Cher‑ee! Mary Poppins is coming to Oak Bay High

Mary Poppins opens Friday, Feb. 22, at the Dave Dunnet theatre

Oak Bay High School students during a dress rehearsal for their 2019 performance of Mary Poppins. (Jesse Laufer / News Staff)
The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival will stage ‘The Tempest’ Aug. 2-4 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, part of Bard Across the Bridge. Photo contributed

Bard Across the Bridge brings ‘The Tempest’ seaside

Stage set for classic Shakespeare tale in Saxe Point Park this week

The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival will stage ‘The Tempest’ Aug. 2-4 at Saxe Point Park in Esquimalt, part of Bard Across the Bridge. Photo contributed
Langham Court Theatre general manager Michelle Buck announces the new season, the company’s 90th, at a recent launch. Don Descoteau/Victoria News

WATCH: Iconic Langham Court keeps community involved in theatre

Rockland-based company continues building legacy after nine decades

Langham Court Theatre general manager Michelle Buck announces the new season, the company’s 90th, at a recent launch. Don Descoteau/Victoria News
Winnie Gertzke: Champion Off Ice Running in Heels, was among the entries in a previous edition of Theatre Skam’s annual Skampede outdoor theatre festival on the Victoria section of the Galloping Goose Trail. This year’s event happens July 13 to 15. Photo courtesy Theatre Skam

SKAMPEDE: Exercise meets performance art

Bring your bikes, walking shoes and appetite to Theatre Skam’s annual festival on the Goose trail

  • Jul 8, 2018
Winnie Gertzke: Champion Off Ice Running in Heels, was among the entries in a previous edition of Theatre Skam’s annual Skampede outdoor theatre festival on the Victoria section of the Galloping Goose Trail. This year’s event happens July 13 to 15. Photo courtesy Theatre Skam
The Skam School of Performing Arts is gearing up for its latest series of after-school theatre camps for children and youth. Photo courtesy skam.ca

Cool summertime camps for the young actor in you

Skam School of Performing Arts has multiple offerings for budding thespians

  • May 25, 2018
The Skam School of Performing Arts is gearing up for its latest series of after-school theatre camps for children and youth. Photo courtesy skam.ca
RJ Peters and Celine Stubel act out a scene from Swan Song (and other farces), which opens Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s 10th season on April 24 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo contributed
RJ Peters and Celine Stubel act out a scene from Swan Song (and other farces), which opens Blue Bridge Repertory Theatre’s 10th season on April 24 at the Roxy Theatre. Photo contributed
The Blue Bridge Theatre Society’s Roxy Theatre won’t be screening the film Building the Room this Thursday due to a dispute over the filmmaker’s controversial males-pay-more pricing strategy. Don Denton/Black Press

Victoria theatre company cancels controversial film screening

Blue Bridge president calls pricing tactics by filmmaker ‘irresponsible’

The Blue Bridge Theatre Society’s Roxy Theatre won’t be screening the film Building the Room this Thursday due to a dispute over the filmmaker’s controversial males-pay-more pricing strategy. Don Denton/Black Press
Victoria illusionist and improvisor Andrew Brimstone performs his creation Six Magicians for six shows at the Fairfield Hall. Photo contributed

The fabulous Fringe Fest returns to Victoria for a 31st year

Offbeat theatre productions impact audiences in various ways

  • Aug 23, 2017
Victoria illusionist and improvisor Andrew Brimstone performs his creation Six Magicians for six shows at the Fairfield Hall. Photo contributed
Check into Bed and Breakfast at Belfry Theatre

Check into Bed and Breakfast at Belfry Theatre

The two-man play runs Tuesday to Sunday, Aug. 8 through 27 in Victoria.

  • Aug 8, 2017
Check into Bed and Breakfast at Belfry Theatre
The eighth annual SKAMpede (formerly Bike Ride) kicks off Friday (July 14) and runs through Sunday. Spectators ride, walk or roll to designated sites along the Galloping Goose Trail to watch creative and original site-specific performances. Courtesy Theatre Skam

SKAMpede hits Galloping Goose Trail in Victoria this weekend

Three-day event includes a number of site-specific performances

The eighth annual SKAMpede (formerly Bike Ride) kicks off Friday (July 14) and runs through Sunday. Spectators ride, walk or roll to designated sites along the Galloping Goose Trail to watch creative and original site-specific performances. Courtesy Theatre Skam
Edgar (right), played by Tim Martin, crosses swords with Edmund (James Johnson) in King Lear at the Shakespeare By the Sea festival at Fisherman’s Wharf until Aug. 20.  Robert Light photo

The Bard returns to Fisherman’s Wharf Park in Victoria

Shakespeare by the Sea features King Lear and the Complete Works of William Shakespeare

Edgar (right), played by Tim Martin, crosses swords with Edmund (James Johnson) in King Lear at the Shakespeare By the Sea festival at Fisherman’s Wharf until Aug. 20.  Robert Light photo
Story Theatre, with artistic director David MacPherson as the ringmaster, is one of the offerings in this weekend’s Family Theatre Festival, staged free by Kaleidoscope Theatre as a thank you to the community.                                 Photo courtesy Kaleidoscope Theatre

Kaleidoscope Theatre says ‘thanks’ with free performance in Victoria

Fun for the whole family Saturday at Centennial Square

  • Jun 8, 2017
Story Theatre, with artistic director David MacPherson as the ringmaster, is one of the offerings in this weekend’s Family Theatre Festival, staged free by Kaleidoscope Theatre as a thank you to the community.                                 Photo courtesy Kaleidoscope Theatre