Upcoming Events

Bookmark this page! Be aware of department events and important information related to productions, auditions, courses, and you'll always have resources at your finger tips.

While you're here, click on our eNews, Facebook and Twitter links to keep yourself connected to everything that's happening in the department!

Department Events


25             Saturday @ 9:00 PM
TCU: “Halloween” Party
Help us win $500 for student bursaries in the UVSS’ “Raising the Bar” contest. To win, we need as many people as possible to attend our TCU “Halloween” in February party.


7              Tuesday @ 12:30 PM
Adaskin Series in the Arts of Canada: Paul Shaw – Theatre Production & Event Management in Canada
Join Canadian entertainment veteran Paul Shaw for a public lecture about working in commercial and not-for-profit theatre. Over his career, Shaw has worked in all areas of live performance across Canada: he has managed many national tours, production directed and stage managed productions for the Stratford Shakespearean Festival, National Arts Centre, Vancouver Playhouse, Theatre New Brunswick and the Neptune Theatre in Halifax. He has also produced, directed and managed numerous large-scale events including the 2002 Papal Visit, the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays on Parliament Hill in 2010, the Pan Am Torch Relay in 2015, as well as Expo 86 in Vancouver. He will be giving a brief overview of his career and speaking about the different types of work he has done. Question and answer period to follow.

7-8           Tuesday - Wednesday @ 8 PM
The Inspector: Previews
Theatre majors, pick up your free ticket from 12-5PM! $8.00 preview tickets are available to the public after 5 PM.
NOTE; There will a special reception and backstage tours for UVic faculty and staff on Wednesday, March 8 starting at 6:30 PM. Better seating will be available on Tuesday.

9              Thursday @ 12:45 PM
Adaskin Series in the Arts of Canada: Paul Shaw
There will be a discussion about career development and management for production oriented employment in Canada and abroad.
9              Thursday @ 2 PM
Nathan Medd Lecture
Nathan Medd is the Managing Director of the National Arts Centre’s English Theatre in Ottawa. Since graduating in 2001 with a BFA in Theatre (Comprehensive) and Minor in English, he has worked with many theatre companies in British Columbia, including Belfry Theatre, Intrepid Theatre, and Electric Company Theatre. He has also served as theatre program coordinator with the BC Arts Council, where he analyzed arts policy and managed the Province of BC's funding programs related to theatre and festival production. Jan Wood will interview him about his career path and the current Canadian theatre scene. Organized by grad student, Richard Lucas.

9-18         Tuesdays - Saturdays @ 8 PM
The Inspector
Word arrives in Paradise (a “fictional” West Coast town) that a government inspector is coming incognito. Will the little improprieties of town’s mayor and officials be exposed? When they mistake a cunning ex-civil servant for the inspector, their schemes are turned against them. As the greed, corruption, and hypocrisy escalate, this satirical farce spins hilariously out of control. Inspired by local news stories, this adaptation of Gogol’s 19th-century comedy of errors is no less relevant – and possibly even more humorous! – when reimagined into our own political landscape. Linda Hardy will be speaking in the preshow lecture at 7 PM on Friday, March 10.

10            Friday @ 12:45 PM
Adaskin Series in the Arts of Canada: Paul Shaw
There will be a discussion about large scale event management, such as opening ceremonies and major events, including design, directing, props, costumes, rigging and staging, security issues, and protocol.   

11            Saturday @ 10 AM - 4 PM (Drop in)
Phoenix Theatre Human Library
Get up close and personal with the Department of Theatre’s rich history, or learn more about how theatre is created today, as the Phoenix Theatre transforms into a library for a day. But instead of taking out books to read, come borrow specially selected people, or “human books”. Listen to their stories, get their perspectives and advice, or ask them anything you’d like.

12             Sunday
Daylight Savings ends! Remember to set your clock FORWARD by 1 hour

16-17       Thursday & Friday @ 12:45 – 1:45 PM
The Tempest Screening
There will be a two-part viewing of the Julie Taymor version of The Tempest in anticipation of The Tempest Orion Project.

Do you have an event or more information for these postings? E-mail us at aholierh@uvic.ca

Academic & University Deadlines

January 2017

1 Sunday New Year's Day
4 Wednesday First term classes begin for all faculties
17 Tuesday Last day for 100% reduction of tuition fees for standard first term and full year courses. 50% of tuition will be assessed for courses dropped after this date
20 Friday Last day for adding courses that begin in the first term
31 Tuesday Last day for paying first term fees without penalty

February 2017

7 Tuesday Last day for 50% reduction of tuition fees for standard courses. 100% of tuition fees will be assessed for courses dropped after this date.
13 Monday Family Day
13-17 Monday-Friday Reading Break
28 Tuesday Last day for withdrawing from first term courses without penalty of failure

March 2017

April 2017

4 Friday Last day of classes for all faculties
7 Friday Second term examinations begin
14 Friday Good Friday
17 Monday Easter Monday
25 Monday First term examination period ends for all faculties