During the season there will be various exhibitions, displays and events to continue the 50th anniversary celebrations.

Postering the Play

UVic Library & Archives
Oct. 24 – Dec. 2, 2016

See the beautiful and creative ways the Phoenix Theatre has used posters to promote their plays. Curated from the UVic Archive collection, this display includes many original hand-screened posters that were made during the 1960s and 70s.

Paul Shaw

Phoenix Theatre
March 7, 2017
12:30 pm



Theatre Production & Event Management in Canada
Adaskin Series in the Arts of Canada 

Join this Canadian entertainment legend for a lecture about working in commercial and not-for-profit theatre. Shaw has spearheaded the production elements in major theatres in Canada and global events such as the 2010 Olympics and Paralympic Torch Relays and Expo 86.


Human Library Project

Venues Across Campus
March 11

Instead of taking out a book from the library, try taking out a human instead! Join us this special event and sign up to talk to experts in theatre, faculty who were involved at the beginning of our department’s creation, or alumni who are out there creating theatre. Learn more about making great theatre, the history of UVic and our theatre community.

Our History

Phoenix Lobby Display
October 1 – April 4

Located in the Phoenix Lobby, check out this display of images and artifacts from our history. Swing by anytime during the fall to read more about how the Phoenix rose from its beginnings in the old army huts to the world-class facility and department today.

The Tempest Orion Project

Phoenix Theatre

Panel discussion
March 24
at 1pm

As the academic semester draws to a close in April, the Department of Theatre will be hosting an 50th anniversary project for our students. The Tempest Orion Project is a special week-long series of workshops with five ground-breaking and influential theatre artists in the fields of acting, applied theatre, design, directing, and theatre history working directly with UVic theatre students. As these experts and our students work together to explore Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the public is welcome to join the project for a public panel. This closing panel will conclude the event with a summary of the week’s developments and achievements.

A Queer Trial

April 14, 2017
2pm & 4pm
Preview: April 13
at 6pm

Bastion Square
FREE Performance


A site-specific community play in Bastion Square

In 1860, two successive Victoria juries effectively acquitted an openly gay man of sodomy charges, the first jury preferring to spend a night in jail themselves sooner than agree on a guilty verdict. Join UVic theatre students as they musically and dramatically reenact this surprisingly inspiring event from Victoria’s early colonial history—on the very site where it occurred.  Watch video and learn more.