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Brandon Roy Coming to Victoria

Recently nominated for two 2021 Music PEI Awards (New Artist of the Year, Digital Achievement of the Year), Brandon Howard Roy is a queer singer songwriter taking the East Coast music scene by storm. Backed by an all-star band, his indie-pop sound is fun and groovy sung with a voice that reaches the stratosphere. With an electric stage presence cultivated from a life in the theatre, catchy hooks and relatable lyrics, his debut album called Tough Stuff is making a big splash in the island music scene and beyond.

Lend Us Your Seat

Hello Friends!

We are looking for a small bistro table for our set at the Victoria Playhouse. If you have anything similar to the table below (metal accents are not a necessity!) that you would be comfortable loaning us, please let us know! Give us a call at 902-658-2370.

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The 39 Steps

We are delighted to announce our 2021 Festival Season! This, our 39th season, will feature two irresistible shows playing all summer long, from Canada Day till Labour Day.

Our season begins with Off The Grid, the first Atlantic Canadian production of Fredericton playwright John Spurway. Since his play Between Friends debuted at Lighthouse Festival Theatre in Ontario in 2008, Spurway’s works have been staged a number of times in Canada and the US, but until now, not in Atlantic Canada.

The play features Marty, an architect anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid”. Her husband Leonard is a loans officer who has reluctantly agreed to spend a week without his creature comforts while Marty writes her article and they celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. While Leonard adjusts to life without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet, Marty gets some guidance from Lowell, their reclusive next-door neighbour, who has been living out in the middle of nowhere for two years. But Leonard is wary of this unusual recluse. It seems like Lowell might be hiding something… but he’s not the only one keeping secrets!

Off The Grid will be directed by Mark Fraser and features Melissa Kramer, who starred in the Playhouse production of Dancing Lessons in 2018; Lee J. Campbell, who patrons may recognize from our 2017 production of On A First Name Basis; and Jim Fowler, a Nova Scotia resident and veteran of stage and screen.

Off The Grid will preview on July 1st and 2nd and open on July 3rd.

Next up, we are thrilled to present Farmgate Theatre’s original production The Good Time Radio Variety Show!

The Playhouse will be transformed into the sound stage of Island Radio Station CRPO for the weekly broadcast of The Good Time Radio Variety Show. A modern take on the classic radio variety show complete with music, mystery, comedy, adventure, and thrilling sound effects all performed live in front of a studio audience. It’s always a good time for a good time!

The all-star cast includes nationally recognized performers who all make PEI their home. Actors Julain Molnar and Cameron MacDuffeeare regulars at the Charlottetown Festival and musicians Karen Graves and Adam Hill are members of the award-winning Atlantic String Machine. Director Charlotte Gowdy’s credits include the Stratford Festival, PEI’s Watermark Theatre and two previous shows for the Victoria Playhouse.

The Good Time Radio Variety Show will preview on July 9th and open on July 10th.

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Box Office Bingo

Student Customer Service Representative for Box Office


You will be the first point of contact for the Victoria Playhouse and set the tone for an enjoyable theatre experience. Your responsibilities will include:


– Selling tickets and answering enquiries in person and on the phone using an online ticketing platform and preparing a daily settlement of sales; 
– Communicating with technical crew before and during performances;
– Cleaning of theatre and lobby;
– General box office duties including filing and correspondence.


Please send your resumé to Emily at emily@victoriaplayhouse.com.

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Miller and Ross On Tap

Just booked my first live gig since last summer! Here on Prince Edward Island, they’ve been incredibly effective at keeping Covid at bay (less than 200 total cases and ZERO, count ’em, ZERO Covid deaths). So they can actually book indoor shows here with limited capacity. Amazing. Brooke Miller and I are thrilled that we’ll be playing the Victoria Playhouse in Victoria-by-the-Sea, PEI, Canada on Monday, July 26, 2021! Hope you can make it if you’ll be on the Island this summer. More details as they arise.

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Victoria Announces 2021 Season

We’re back for 2021! And while some things may be a little different than you’re used to at Victoria Playhouse, we’re determined to offer the magical experience of live theatre that you’ve come to expect from us.Two irresistible, funny, entertaining shows playing all summer long!
Off The Grid by John Spurway Our season begins with Off The Grid, the first Atlantic Canadian production of Fredericton playwright John Spurway.  Marty is an architect anxious to learn more about self-sufficient houses so she can write a magazine article about living “off the grid”. Her husband Leonard is a loans officer who has reluctantly agreed to spend a week without his creature comforts. While Leonard adjusts to life without TV, the internet, or a flush toilet, Marty gets some guidance from Lowell, their reclusive next-door neighbour, who has been living in the middle of nowhere for two years. But Leonard is wary of this recluse. It seems like Lowell might be hiding something… but he’s not the only one keeping secrets! Off The Grid will be directed by Mark Fraser and features Melissa Kramer, who starred in the Playhouse production of Dancing Lessons in 2018; Lee J. Campbell, who patrons may recognize from our 2017 production of On A First Name Basis; and Jim Fowler, a Nova Scotia resident and veteran of stage and screen.
The Good Time Radio Variety Show We are thrilled to present Farmgate Theatre’s original production The Good Time Radio Variety Show!The Playhouse will be transformed into the sound stage of Island Radio Station CRPO for the weekly broadcast of The Good Time Radio Variety Show. A modern take on the classic radio variety show complete with music, mystery, comedy, adventure, and thrilling sound effects all performed live in front of a studio audience. It’s always a good time for a good time! The all-star cast includes nationally recognized performers who all make PEI their home. Actors Julain Molnar and Cameron MacDuffee are regulars at the Charlottetown Festival and musicians Karen Graves and Adam Hill are members of the award-winning Atlantic String Machine. Director Charlotte Gowdy’s credits include the Stratford Festival, PEI’s Watermark Theatre and two previous shows for the Victoria Playhouse.

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Get In On the Act

Casting for John Spurway’s Off The Grid, which will run this summer at Victoria Playhouse. Martha and Len are living “off the grid” for a week in a remote rental home while they celebrate their sixth wedding anniversary. Len is reluctant from the outset, instead preferring creature comforts like TV and the internet. With a sharp wit and a flare for the over-dramatic, Len’s distaste for roughing it turns into a genuine concern for their safety when they encounter their sketchy neighbor Lowell, who by Len’s reckoning, appears to be plotting to kill them.We are seeking to cast one actor of approximately 35 to 40 years of age. Good sense of comedic timing. Sardonic. Playful in an ironic sense. Any ethnicity. Male identifying. Please prepare a 2 minute contemporary comedic monologue and submit, along with headshot and resume, to emily@victoriaplayhouse.com.

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