The Belfry Theatre mandate is to promote the theatrical arts through the yearly professional production of plays from the contemporary repertoire with an emphasis on Canadian plays, both in the Mainstage and Studio venues, and to develop new works and serve as a theatre and venue resource for Vancouver Island.
In the past 40 years the Belfry has produced 312 plays, including 233 Canadian plays, and more than 47 premieres. Many of those premiere productions have gone on to acclaim across Canada, in the U.S., Australia, Europe and London’s West End. Belfry productions regularly tour to other cities and have won awards in Toronto, Vancouver and Calgary.
The Belfry produces up to 12 plays per year: one or two summer productions, a four play Mainstage series, and SPARK, our festival of innovative and alternative work from across Canada.
1. Central to our artistic practice is the development of new work, from commissions and dramaturgy, to workshops, readings and productions.
2. We recognize our responsibility as an artistic leader within our region, and have a commitment to artists and companies from the Victoria area, as well as from the rest of British Columbia and across Canada.
3. We support cultural diversity, and the development of aboriginal artists and stories.
We bring people together with stories.
To enrich our community by inspiring and entertaining audiences with theatre that is nationally recognized for excellence, while maintaining our commitment to artistic development, professional integrity and financial sustainability.
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Ages 12 and up.