The Phoenix Theatre

Our 2021 mainstage production of "Love and Information" (photo: Olivia Zappone)

Our 2021 mainstage production of "Problem Child" (photo: Olivia Zappone)

Our 2020 mainstage production of "The Children’s Hour" (photo: Dean Kalyan)

Our 2019 mainstage production of "7 Stories" (photo:Dean Kalyan)

Our 2019 mainstage production of "The Drowsy Chaperone" (photo: Dean Kalyan)

Our 2018 mainstage production of "Crimes of the Heart" (photo: David Lowes)

Learning in action at the Phoenix Theatre

Phoenix Theatre productions serve an integral part of the academic requirements of students enrolled the Department of Theatre’s Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees.

When you attend the Phoenix Theatre you experience some of this city's most exciting and eclectic theatre – while participating in the education of our students. Our students learn by doing! They are involved in every aspect of these productions – from acting on stage, to the design, creation and management of sets, costumes, props, sound and lighting. 

Discover the difference that the youth, talent and energy of our students can make and get a preview of Canada's next generation of theatre artists!


2021-22 Season

As UVic returns to classes on campus this fall, the Phoenix is optimistically planning for in-person performances. While hopeful, we acknowledge we must also continue to be responsive as the pandemic evolves. Audience numbers may be limited and we are planning for various scenarios and incorporating flexibility into everything we do, including offering some livestream options.


Dead Man’s Cell Phone"

November 11 – 27, 2021

By Sarah Ruhl
Director Fran Gebhard


Dead Man’s Cell Phone

February 17 – 26, 2022

Adapted from the poem by T.S. Eliot 
Director & Choreographer Conrad Alexandrowicz

Shakespeare’s Women

March 17 – 26, 2022

By Libby Appel 
Guest Director Dean Gabourie