Arts & Entertainment


Live Theatre

Victoria has always had a fine tradition of live performing arts. This tradition continues with a variety of venues and performances going on all the time.

McPherson Playhouse

Built in 1914 this center for concerts and live theater is located at #3 Centennial Square. The lobby houses a display of local and regional visual art. Performances change regularly, so ask our reservations agent for more information.

Belfry Theatre

Located in a former church in the Fernwood neighborhood, this theater provides top notch Canadian and international performances in a cozy setting.

Royal Theater

The Royal Theater is a turn-of the century European style venue. With a seating capacity of just 1400, its an intimate theatre that offers a great view no matter where you sit. Book your seats up close to take in the details, farther back for a broader perspective, or in the boxes to see and be seen. Wheelchair seating is also available.

Victoria Opera

The Pacific Opera Victoria puts on 3 productions during 3 months. October, February and April. The repertoire ranges from light Mozart, Gilbert & Sullivan operettas, and occasional Tchaikovsky. The Toronto Star has said of the Opera “The best kept operatic secret in Canada is the artistic Pacific Opera Victoria”.

Victoria Symphony

The season is kicked off on the first weekend in August with the Symphony Splash, a free concert held from a barge in the inner harbour. The Victoria Symphony performance season runs from October thru May.

Movie Theaters

Victoria has a fine selection of movie theaters ranging from single screen houses to large multiplexes. Many theaters are a short distance from the hotel and we would be happy to take you there.

UVIC Cinecenta

Located in the University of Victoria student union building, this small single screen theater shows everything from B-movie classics to modern blockbusters at starving student rates. 20 minutes from downtown ( 5 km ) Finnerty Rd.

Silver City

12 Screens, arcade, food fair 20 minutes from downtown

Capitol 6

6 screens, arcade, downtown location 805 Yates St.

Odeon Cineplex

6 screens 780 Yates St.

University Cinemas

3 Screens

National Geographic IMAX Theatre

This is one of the newest attractions in the downtown area and has proved to be a favourite among our guests. With a screen that is six stories high, the images seem to come to life. This is one of only six National Geographic IMAX theatres, so they tend to get films of very high quality. There are new releases several times throughout the year. The IMAX is located in the Royal B.C. Museum.