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Theatre Classes Are Back

Theatre Classes for Children & Teens are back at Victoria Playhouse! – Thursday afternoons, beginning on October 14th- Junior Class (ages 5-11) from 3:30 to 4:30- Senior Class (ages 12-16) from 4:30 to 5:30- In the Green Room at the Victoria Playhouse- Instructor Rebecca Griffin is a Charlottetown-based actor and puppeteer. – 8 week session $100 (discounts applicable for multi-child families)- Contact Emily at 902-658-2370 or emily@victoriaplayhouse.com for more information or to register your child.

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Just for Laughs

Fundraising Show with Lorne Elliott

Canadian comedian Lorne Elliott has performed across Canada, the United States and Australia. Getting his start in the 1970s as a writer and folk musician, he went on to write comedic material which he performed as one-man shows. His timeless material and unique performance style makes Elliott a favourite among audience members of all demographics.

“I was born so far back I can hardly remember and grew up normally, I think. I started going on stage at a time when hair like mine was fashionable, and I hung a guitar around my neck to complete the look. Somewhere around that time people started laughing at me, and I saw no reason why I shouldn’t join them.” – Lorne Elliott

Join Lorne Elliott as he takes to the stage at Victoria Playhouse for one night only exploring a new genre he calls Canadian Gothic!

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Potatoes and Passengers

Thursday Aug 26 @ 2pm – “Potatoes & Passengers, Schooners & Steamers” with Harry Holman at the Victoria Playhouse.

An illustrated talk on the development of Victoria, once known as Westmorland Harbour, a bustling Island seaport, and the vessels which brought the business. 

Harry Holman, now an independent heritage researcher, worked as the provincial archivist for the Prince Edward Island government for 10 years. He also served as the Director of Culture, Heritage and Libraries retiring in 2013. During his tenure Holman oversaw the Heritage Places Initiative Program for P.E.I., which now leads the country in the number of places listed on the Canadian Register of Heritage Places per capita. In 2017 he was appointed to the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada.

‘Our Island Talks’ is a collaborative project between the Victoria Playhouse and the Victoria Historical Association. Seating is limited due to Covid restrictions so advance reservations are recommended. Please call 902-658-2025 or 1-800-925-2025 to reserve seats. Admission is free and donations are gratefully accepted at the door. 

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She Has the Tools

She Has The Tools Production is doing a staged reading of Lobster In My Pocket at the stunning Victoria Playhouse August 19th at 2:00pm.🦞🦞🦞I was planning on producing this delightful play written and adapted by the ever so talented & kind Deirdre Kessler this summer on the Charlottetown waterfront. As life goes, things did not turn out the way I had planned. I am a determined gal & still want folks to hear what we have been working on. Great chance to for us all to prepare for next summer 😍😍😍This is free performance with a donation box, all proceeds going to the IRSSS ( Indian Residential School Survivors Society)Please DM me or email:shehasthetoolsproductions@gmail.comso. I can reserve a place for you. Seating is limited as we adhere to all Covid protocols. PEI Culture Action PlanPrince Edward Island TourismVictoria Playhouse With great thanks,~Jeana.

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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.

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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