Dear Friends of the Phoenix,
First and foremost, the faculty, staff and students of the Department of Theatre hope that you and yours are healthy and safe.
We all know that these are unprecedented times, and although the cancellation of our spring production of The Children’s Hour due to the COVID-19 pandemic was heartbreaking for actors, designers, and audience members alike, we know it was prudent and the right decision to make for the safety and welfare of everyone involved.
We thank you kindly for your understanding, and we were overwhelmed with the gracious and heart-warming support by so many ticket holders that donated a total of $16,733 in ticket refunds back to the Phoenix Theatre. THANK YOU so much! These funds helped to cover the costs of building sets and costumes for this beautiful show that so few were actual able to experience.
Initially, we had five wonderful and exciting plays lined up to offer you next season. However, with so much in flux, we are cautiously waiting to launch our new season. We are all aware that society will have to adapt to new customs to keep everyone safe, and theatre is no different.
The Department of Theatre is working closely with the University of Victoria and the advice of public health officials to determine if we will be able to offer plays to the public next season and what that season may look like. It may require us to offer less plays, accommodate less audience members, or we may only be able to include audience members in our students’ educational experience in some online or virtual way this year. We hope to learn more soon and will be contacting subscribers and regular attendees directly when we have further information.
Hold tight and keep connected until we can be together and share in our students’ youth, talent and energy on stage once again.
Contact the Box Office
Our campus Box Office is currently closed, however, our Audience Services Manager, Sandra Guerreiro, is working safely at home and can be reached by:
- Voice message: 250-721-8003
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Support our students
Participating in the process of creating theatre is fundamental to our students’ education – whether or not an audience is able to witness the end result. Your support assists with the expenses of making theatre and helps us maintain this essential part of our curriculum for our students. Or, consider giving directly to the students during this crisis.