The Victoria Playhouse
The Victoria Playhouse, an integral part of Island artistic life, is a vibrant centre of creativity, inspiring imagination, stronger communities and love of live performance. Housed in the historic Victoria Community Hall, it has produced 35 professional Festival Seasons, and is firmly established as a treasured Island tradition
The Victoria Playhouse Inc., located in the beautiful village of Victoria by the Sea, Prince Edward Island, was formed in 1981, when residents voted to encourage the production of live theatre in their community hall. It was recognized the presence of the theatre contributed to the quality of life and the social and economic vitality of the community.
The Victoria Playhouse Inc. is a registered not-for-profit organization and is managed by a Board of Directors, an Artistic Programming Committee and a three member administration team. The company has produced thirty-five seasons of live theatre and performance events emphasizing contemporary Canadian plays and music. On average the Playhouse presents over seventy performances a year and during the peak season (July through September) operates seven days a week.
Victoria Hall, located at the exact centre of the village is home to the Victoria Playhouse Inc. The building was constructed between 1912-1915 and is widely known for its intimate interior, excellent acoustics and air conditioning! In 2007 the Hall was designated a ‘Historic Place’ on the Canadian Register of Historic Places. The Hall has been the heart of the community for over one hundred years and continues to bring people together, from near and far, to share in the magic of live performance.