2023-2024 Season

Shi-shi-etko bok cover with Staging Equality logo

OCTOBER 12 – 21, 2023

Shi-shi-etko & The Woman Who Outshone the Sun

A Staging Equality Theatre for Young Audiences (SETYA) production

Two original performances inspired by children’s storybooks. Using movement and imagery to tell the stories, local IBPoC artists collaborate with UVic students, the Staging Equality faculty and community partners to bring you these thought-provoking tales.

NOVEMBER 9 – 25, 2023

The Importance of Being Earnest
By  Oscar Wilde

Written at the top of his fame — and satirical power — this classic by Oscar Wilde remains one of the English language’s best loved and most frequently revived comedies. Yet while this Irish radical, society darling and aesthetic revolutionary was ultimately too much for Victorian Britain, his timeless comic masterpiece of identity, transition and transformation continues to excite audiences today. This bold new reading of the classic piece is sure to titillate and delight. 

FEBRUARY 15 – 24, 2024

100 Years of Broadway
By Neil Berg

Celebrate the history of musical theatre with this revue full of Broadway classics! From Carousel to Cabaret, Gypsy to Grease and Peter Pan to The Phantom of the Opera, get ready to revisit the musical theatre songs you love while discovering some all-new favourites. Discover how the Broadway legacy grew from its vaudeville roots to the multimillion-dollar powerhouse it remains today with this collection of timeless musical treasures. 

MARCH 14 – 23, 2024

The HOT L Baltimore
By Lanford Wilson

Winner of multiple awards — including the New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best American Play — this classic comedy by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Lanford Wilson is set in the lobby of the formerly grand Hotel Baltimore, where a community of outcasts make the now-rundown hotel their home . . . despite a looming eviction crisis and threatened demolition. 

Thank you to our Season Community Partner:

Businesses in the Cadboro Bay Village have supported the Phoenix Theatre for almost 20 years including: 
For Good Measure Bulk FoodsPepper’s FoodsSmuggler’s Cove Pub, Caddy Bay Liquor Store,
and Heart Pharmacy.