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B4Play – Vigil

B4PLAY (In-person + Online)
Saturday, November 12 at 11 am
BMO Studio, 129 Gladstone Avenue

Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring artists from the upcoming show, along with experts from the community, has been designed to provide insight into each Mainstage production.

Panellists include Glynis Leyshon (Director), Ken MacDonald (Set and Costume Designer) and Cheryl Chalifour (Executive Director, Parkwood Place).

Each event is held the Saturday before Opening, is free to attend, live-streamed on Facebook, and is available as a podcast on our website.

B4Play will have ASL Interpretation.

To reserve your free tickets, please call our Box Office at 250-385-6815.

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Live & Virtual Events – Vigil

Our round-up of events happening at the theatre over the next four weeks.

B4PLAY (In-person + Online)
Saturday, November 12 at 11 am
BMO Studio, 1291 Gladstone Avenue

Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring artists from the upcoming show, along with experts from the community, have been designed to provide insight into each Mainstage production.

Panellists include Anton Lipovetsky (Kemp), Glynis Leyshon (Director), and Cheryl Chalifour (Executive Director, Parkwood Place).

Each event is held the Saturday before Opening, is free to attend, live-streamed on Facebook, and is available as a podcast on our website.

To reserve your free tickets, please call our Box Office at 250-385-6815.


Belfry @UVic
Friday, November 25 from 12:45 – 1:45 PM
Chief Dan George Theatre, Phoenix Theatre Building, University of Victoria

In conversation with Glynis Leyshon, Director of Morris Panych’s Vigil. No registration is required. Open to the public.


TALKBACK THURSDAY (On Stage + Online / Hybrid)
Thursday, December 1 following the performance

On the third Thursday performance during the run of each show, most (usually all) of the actors return to the stage to answer your questions and provide insight into the play you have just experienced. These Q & A sessions last approximately 20 minutes.


VocalEye – Vigil
Wednesday, December 7

For patrons with low or no vision, this season we will offer two online VocalEye performances (Vigil and The Unplugging).

For Vigil, the virtual lobby opens at 6:30 pm for socializing, the official welcome at 6:45 with an intro to the show and then the show starts at 7:00 pm. Afterwards, we have a Q and A and a prize draw.

During VocalEye performances, trained Audio Describers provide descriptions of the visual elements of the show, allowing people with low vision to enjoy the theatrical experience without missing any of the details.

Please visit the Box Office for details. 


Live Streaming Performances – Vigil
November 29 – December 4, 2022

All of our performances of Vigil during the week of November 29 – December 4 will be live-streamed.

We are offering Pay What You Want live streams this season.

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B4Play – Intimate Apparel

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17 AT 11 AM

BMO Studio Theatre, 1291 Gladstone Avenue

Free Event. Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring artists from the upcoming show, along with experts from the community, has been designed to provide insight into each Mainstage production.

Panelists for Intimate Apparel include Lucinda Davis (Mrs. Dickson), Denyse Karn (Set & Costume Designer), Dr. Rachel Cleves (History Professor at the University of Victoria), and Yamila Franco (Social Entrepreneur, advancing inclusion for the BIPOC community).

B4Play is supported by Disability Alliance BC.

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Live & Virtual Events – Intimate Apparel

Our round-up of events happening at the theatre over the next five weeks.

B4Play with Gregor Craigie

Saturday, September 17 at 11 am

Our live talk show is hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie.

Panelists for Intimate Apparel include Lucinda Davis(who plays Mrs. Dickson), Denyse Karn (Set & Costume Designer), Dr. Rachel Cleves (History Professor at the University of Victoria), and Yamila Franco (Social Entrepreneur, advancing inclusion for the BIPOC community).

B4Play is supported by Disability Alliance BC


Live Streaming PerformancesIntimate Apparel

October 8 – 14, 2022

All of our performances of Intimate Apparel during the week of October 8 – 14 will be live streamed.

We are offering Pay What You Want live streams this season.

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B4Play – Kindred

B4PLAY (In-person + Online)
Saturday, May 14 at 11 am

Our live talk show is hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and will feature interviews with Lauren Taylor (Director), Stephen Lobo (Actor), and community experts Chivonne Graff and Alfredo Garcia.

This is a free event but if you wish to join us in person, please click the button below.

B4Play will be streaming live to our Facebook page too.

Chivonne Graff (she/her, they/them) is a Fairfield resident who has lived as an uninvited occupier on the lands of the Lekwungen peoples for 30 years. She is grateful to be part of an intentionally relational blended family. Chivonne has spent her career working in the early years’ field in a variety of capacities, currently working as a community Pedagogist with the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network. She deeply values belonging and is concerned with living in a good way with all our relations – human and non-human and creating the conditions for a just and equitable world. 

Alfredo Garcia (he/him) is a Latinx Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria in the Department of Political Science. He is the son of Salvadoran refugees and a first-generation Canadian. Today, he focuses on the mental health of men and the interplay of patriarchy and masculinity in our contemporary world. His dissertation currently entitled “The Dialectics of Masculinity, Empathy and Vulnerability as Liberatory Pedagogical Praxis” examines the importance of men’s vulnerability. When he is not studying or working, he enjoys playing guitar, exercising, and making videos on Instagram. 

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Live & Virtual Events – Kindred

Our round-up of events happening at the theatre over the next five weeks.

B4PLAY (In-person + Online)
Saturday, May 14 at 11 am

Our live talk show is hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and will feature interviews with Lauren Taylor (Director), Stephen Lobo (Actor), and community experts Chivonne Graff and Alfredo Garcia.

We will be hosting this live event at 50% capacity. To attend in person please register below. We will be streaming live to Facebook too. 

Chivonne Graff (she/her, they/them) is a Fairfield resident who has lived as an uninvited occupier on the lands of the Lekwungen peoples for 30 years. She is grateful to be part of an intentionally relational blended family. Chivonne has spent her career working in the early years’ field in a variety of capacities, currently working as a community Pedagogist with the Early Childhood Pedagogy Network. She deeply values belonging and is concerned with living in a good way with all our relations – human and non-human and creating the conditions for a just and equitable world. 

Alfredo Garcia (he/him) is a Latinx Ph.D. student at the University of Victoria in the Department of Political Science. He is the son of Salvadoran refugees and a first-generation Canadian. Today, he focuses on the mental health of men and the interplay of patriarchy and masculinity in our contemporary world. His dissertation currently entitled “The Dialectics of Masculinity, Empathy and Vulnerability as Liberatory Pedagogical Praxis” examines the importance of men’s vulnerability. When he is not studying or working, he enjoys playing guitar, exercising, and making videos on Instagram. 


TALKBACK THURSDAY (On Stage + Online / Hybrid)

Thursday, June 2nd, 2022 Time: 15 minutes after the play.

Join actors Medina Hahn, Stephen Lobo, Andrew McNee, Celine Stubel and director Lauren Taylor for a Q & A session – hop in and they’ll answer your questions about creating Kindred.


VOCALEYE (ONLINE)

Almost Live Event Matinee (1:30 pm)
Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 pm

Experience Kindred online with VocalEye audio description on Sunday, June 5. The virtual Zoom lobby opens at 1:30 pm for community socializing with host Amy Amantea followed by a pre-show introduction at 1:45 pm.

The feature presentation begins at 2 pm. You’re invited to stay for the post-show chat with special guests and a prize draw. This event is designed to be accessible for people who are blind and partially sighted and is free to attend.

This VocalEye performance will take place over Zoom.

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Accessible Performances & Services – Kindred

To ensure your comfort and take care of the details, we ask that you book your tickets by phone – 250-385-6815. Please call us if you have any questions.


VocalEye Performance

Almost Live Event Matinee (1:30 pm)
Sunday, June 5 at 1:30 pm

Experience Kindred online with VocalEye audio description on Sunday, June 5. The virtual Zoom lobby opens at 1:30 pm for community socializing with host Amy Amantea followed by a pre-show introduction at 1:45 pm.

The feature presentation begins at 2 pm. You’re invited to stay for the post-show chat with special guests and a prize draw. This event is designed to be accessible for people who are blind and partially sighted and is free to attend.

Supported by


Wheelchair Access

Except for our Balcony, the Belfry is fully wheelchair accessible. As space within the theatre is limited, we ask you to book wheelchair seating in advance (250-385-6815). Please let us know if you have a companion with whom you wish to sit.

Wheelchair seating is provided on the Main Floor of the theatre in rows B and C. Companion seating is adjacent to those wheelchair positions.

The wheelchair ramp is located on the west side of the building, off of Gladstone Avenue and there are two designated parking spots on Gladstone Avenue, close to the wheelchair ramp.

Our wheelchair-accessible washroom (1.7 m x 2.05 m) is located in the southeast corner of the lobby.


Hearing Assist System

For patrons who are hard of hearing, the theatre is equipped with an infra-red hearing assist system. We have 6 devices available through the Box Office.

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B4Play – Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

Photo – Gregor Craigie at B4Play / Photo by Don Craig

B4PLAY
Saturday, March 26 at 11 am

Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring interviews with:

* Michael Shamata, Artistic Director

* Vincent Gale (Jon) Actor

* Dr. Alexandra Sasha Kovacs, Assistant Professor at the Department of Theatre, University of Victoria.

* Reem Girgrah, Sexualized Violence Education and Prevention Officer with the Equity and Human Rights Office at the University of Victoria. 

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Accessible Performances & Services – Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes

To ensure your comfort and take care of the details, we ask that you book your tickets by phone – 250-385-6815. Please call us if you have any questions.


VocalEye Performance

Almost Live Event Matinee (1:30 pm)
Saturday, April 16, 2022

Experience this Belfry production online with VocalEye audio description on Saturday, April 16. The virtual Zoom lobby opens at 1:30 pm for community socializing with host Amy Amantea followed by a pre-show introduction at 1:45 pm.

The feature presentation begins at 2 pm. You’re invited to stay for the post-show chat with special guests and a prize draw. This event is designed to be accessible for people who are blind and partially sighted and is free to attend.

Register here: https://bit.ly/VEZoomReg

Supported by


Wheelchair Access

Except for our Balcony, the Belfry is fully wheelchair accessible. As space within the theatre is limited, we ask you to book wheelchair seating in advance (250-385-6815). Please let us know if you have a companion with whom you wish to sit.

Wheelchair seating is provided on the Main Floor of the theatre in rows B and C. Companion seating is adjacent to those wheelchair positions.

The wheelchair ramp is located on the west side of the building, off of Gladstone Avenue and there is are two designated parking spots on Gladstone Avenue, close to the wheelchair ramp.

Our wheelchair-accessible washroom (1.7 m x 2.05 m) is located in the southeast corner of the lobby.


Hearing Assist System

For patrons who are hard of hearing, the theatre is equipped with an infra-red hearing assist system. We have 6 devices available through the Box Office.

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B4Play

B4PLAY
Saturday, January 29 at 11 am

Our live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie and featuring interviews with Kevin Loring (Playwright / Director), Sam Bob (Actor – Little Red Warrior), and Susan Smitten (Executive Director at RAVEN)

RAVEN raises legal defence funds for Indigenous Peoples in Canada to defend their rights and the integrity of lands and cultures.