July 3 → The Young’uns

England's triumphant trio The Young'uns have proved themselves a unique proposition - writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how it is alongside traditional songs from their native North-East and further afield.   These are songs of conscience, songs of warmth and wit, songs to provoke and songs to … [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...]

Thank You for a Super Season!

The Victoria Playhouse Festival closed its 2015 season with a sell-out run of Cathy Jones" latest show Stranger to Hard Work. Quirky, thought provoking, funny and clever. We also were introduced to comedian Chris Gibbs, who opened for Cathy. We hope to see them both back again soon. Rope"s End by Douglas Bowie held the stage from August 8 to … [Read more...]

Johanna Nutter to join Rope’s End Cast

Johanna Nutter has been dubbed ‘one of Montreal’s finest actors’ by theatre critic Pat Donnelly. She first appeared on the Victoria Playhouse stage in 2007 in Trying by Johanna McLelland Glass. She returned to play Shirlery Valentine in 2008 and in 2010 presented her own play My Pregnant Brother.  The solo show about the mother of all identity … [Read more...]

Victoria Playhouse Festival 2015 Announced

The Victoria Playhouse Festival is excited to announce A Season of Love and Laughter beginning June 28 with the hit comedy Sexy Laundry by BC playwright Michelle Riml. Sexy Laundry is funny, flirty and relevant. It tells the age-old story of a couple trying to adapt when the spark is flickering.  Martha Irving and Robert MacLean will play the … [Read more...]

We Have Winners!

 Victoria Playhouse Private Sponsors, Ann & Peter Baker, were chosen via raffle to receive this painting titled New Blossoms, donated by Victoria artist Wendell Dennis. Each year a VP Private Sponsor receives one of Wendell's paintings as a special acknowledgement of their support. A HUGE thank-you to Wendell and to all our Private Sponsors. We … [Read more...]