To enjoy the performing arts in Victoria, check out one of the following groups or events:

Belfry Theatre
(250) 385-6815
1291 Gladstone Avenue
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8T 1G5  

The Belfry Theatre is a professional theatre company performing contemporary works. It is Vancouver Island’s biggest professional theatre company, putting on 10-12 shows every season (August-May).

Lafayette String Quartet

(250) 472-6878
UVic Box 1700
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8W 2Y2

The Lafayette String Quartet is a highly-renowned group, founded in 1986. Its members are artists-in-residence at UVIC. The quartet performs regularly in Victoria, and has toured internationally.

Pacific Opera Victoria
(250) 385-0222
500 - 1815 Blanshard Street
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8T 5A4

Pacific Opera Victoria is extremely involved in the community, keeping interest in and support of opera and the arts in Canada active and on the rise. Incorporated in 1980, Pacific Opera Victoria has Canada’s highest subscriber renewal rate.

Victoria Symphony
(250) 385-6515/(888) 717-6121
846 Broughton Street
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8W 1E4

The Victoria Symphony is a highly acclaimed and extremely popular performing arts organization, and the largest one on Vancouver Island. Tania Miller, music director, is the first woman to have so important a position in the classical music industry in Canada’s history.

Victoria Jazz Society

(250) 388-4423/(888) 671-2112
PO Box 8542
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8W 3S2

This society produces two major festivals each year: Jazzfest International, and Vancouver Island Blues Bash. During Jazzfest, 300 international performers play jazz, blues, and other world music. Over the 10 days of the festival, more than 35,000 people attend.

Victoria Philharmonic Choir Society

(250) 370-7464
794 Fort Street
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8W 1H0

This new group showcases some of the best new amateur singing talent in the area. Artistic director Simon Capet will lead the group in becoming part of Vancouver Island’s existing choral community, while also making an independent name for the talented group itself.

Victoria Latin Caribbean Music Festival

(250) 361-9433
300 - 535 Yates Street
Victoria, BC
Canada  V8W 2Z6

The Victoria Latin Caribbean Music Festival features afternoon events at Ship Point, Inner Harbour, such as workshops, Latin and Caribbean cultural performances, interactive games, crafts, and more. Then when night falls, the best in Latin, Caribbean and Reggae music will be played by international performers such as Clinton Fearon, La Clave, Qrquesta Tropicana, Axe Capoeira, Cambalache, /Maffie & Crew/ and Latin Expression. Dancing always ensues!