Introducing Canadian Playwright Kristen Da Silva

Victoria Playhouse is delighted to produce Kristen Da Silva’s new play Where You Are as part of its 2019 Festival Season. Canada’s most produced playwright, Norm Foster calls Da Silva, “one of the brightest new comedic playwrights in all of Canada” and her plays have been shortlisted for and won the Stage West Comedy Award. Kristen Da Silva is a … [Read more...]

New Executive Director and General Manager

The Board of Directors of the Victoria Playhouse is excited to announce that Emily Smith has been hired as the Executive Director and Susan Williams Bulman will assume the role of General Manager. Founding General Manager Pat Stunden Smith retired at the end of January but will continue to work on special project initiatives on an ad hoc basis. “I … [Read more...]

2018 Season Announced!

Victoria Playhouse is delighted to announce its 2018 Festival Season programming. The season kicks off with the Canadian premiere of the acclaimed romantic comedy Dancing Lessons by Mark St. Germain. Dancing Lessons tells the story of a young professor on the Autism spectrum who hires an injured Broadway dancer to teach him how to dance. Up … [Read more...]

Victoria Playhouse Receives Premier’s Award for Tourism

We are honoured to be the recipients of the 2017 Premier's Award for Tourism which was presented at the TIAPEI Gala Awards Dinner.  From left to right: Emily Smith, Assistant Manager, Pat Stunden Smith, General Manager and Susan Williams Bulman, Administrative Officer. … [Read more...]

Canadian Tire Stores Support Drama Classes for Kids

Victoria Playhouse has teamed up with the Atlantic Academy of Performing Arts to offer drama classes for youth. The Charlottetown and Summerside Canadian Tire stores have come on board as sponsors of the program. Instructor Sherri-Lee Darrach, of Atlantic Academy, has been involved in theatre,film, animation and performance for over 20 years as … [Read more...]

Christmas in Victoria – a Major Fundraiser for the Victoria Playhouse starring The Eastern Belles

Victoria Playhouse is excited to announce Christmas in Victoria, a fundraising concert featuring the popular trio The Eastern Belles at the Playhouse on Sunday, December 11th at 3:00 pm. All proceeds from this concert will go towards the production of the Victoria Playhouse Festival 2017. General Manager Pat Stunden Smith explains that the … [Read more...]

Lynn Miles is a poet songstress!

Thanks Lynn for dropping by with your strong vocals, amazing songs and acerbic sense of humour. We all enjoyed your concert.  Thanks to Lorne Miller for the photo.                                                                                                      … [Read more...]

Lynn Miles in Concert July 11

Lynn Miles, one of Canada’s most accomplished singer/songwriters, will take the stage at the Victoria Playhouse on July 11th. The Ottawa musician has twelve albums to her credit and is the winner of multiple Canadian Folk Music Awards and a 2003 Juno Award for Roots and Traditional Solo Album of the Year. Throughout a career that has seen her move … [Read more...]

Lion Bear Fox launch Musical Mondays July 4

Vancouver’s Lion Bear Fox will open the Victoria Playhouse Musical Mondays on July 4. Originally known for their respective solo careers, Christopher Arruda, Ryan McMahon and Cory Woodward joined forces as Lion Bear Fox in 2012 and were immediately selected as one of the top 20 unsigned bands British Columbia (Peak Performance Project).  The fall … [Read more...]

Inaugural Award Recipient has Bright Future

Luke Ignace is the inaugural recipient of the Erskine Smith Memorial Award for the Performing Arts at Holland College. Despite clearly possessing a talent for theatre, Luke had never considered a career in the performing arts before age fifteen. He was a member of a dance troupe in his native Bahamas, but his plan for post-secondary education … [Read more...]