Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival

Mission


The Greater Victoria Shakespeare Festival brings engaging and theatrical Shakespearian experiences to the community of Victoria, British Columbia.

Since 1991, the GVSF has created opportunities for local artists and has involved local businesses, educators and citizens to celebrate the theatrical arts in our community. For the last ten years, the GVSF has performed outdoors on the beautiful grounds of Camosun College’s Lansdowne Campus, where three to four thousand audience members of diverse ages, cultures, and economic backgrounds are inspired every summer by the immortal words of Shakespeare under the stars.

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The open-air setting and simple, slightly elevated stage meant every chair and blanket spot felt up-close and personal, with actors entering and exiting the stage via lanes that cut through the audience. A small rocky outcrop behind the stage made up the set design, while Camosun College’s beautiful grounds and Garry oak trees provided a refreshing backdrop.
— Quinn MacDonald - Internet Shakespeare Editions