Intrepid Theatre Company Society
Our Impact Why We Exist
In its 29th year of operation, Intrepid Theatre is recognized as a leader and innovator in the development and support of a lively local independent theatre scene. The companies and artists we supported in the past are now being presented in the seasons of larger theatres across the country, while we nurture the newest generation of artists and audiences.
Intrepid Theatre produces three annual international performance festivals: Winterlab, Uno Fest and the Victoria Fringe, and operates two theatre venues in downtown Victoria, the Metro Studio (185 seats) and Intrepid Theatre Club (50 seats). In addition to providing a home for our festivals, these essential venues provide affordable and accessible rental opportunities year-round for dozens of small theatre and dance companies.
In 2012 Intrepid Theatre opened Ticket Rocket: Victoria’s Community Box Office, as an entrepreneurial measure towards improved sustainability.
In the summer of 2015, Intrepid theatre will produce the inaugural OUTstages Festival, Victoria's first queer theatre festival.
Our Story What We Do
Mandate: To educate and enhance the public’s awareness and aesthetic appreciation of contemporary and progressive styles of modern theatre by encouraging, developing, and producing new and/or experimental works for public performance.
Mission Statement: To enhance the experience of live theatre in Victoria.
We are highly regarded nationally and internationally as an innovative, ambitious and progressive theatre presenter. We attend national networking events and are sought-after partners for touring, working with the country’s most prestigious theatre presenters.
We are the company that says “yes” to new artists and ideas, supports the work of independent companies who may never have their own funding, and connects Victoria artists and audiences with what’s happening in contemporary theatre in the rest of the world.
Our Programs How We Do It
Intrepid Theatre is home of Uno Fest, Victoria Fringe Festival, Metro Studio Theatre, and Intrepid Theatre Club.
Intrepid Theatre is a charitable, not-for-profit organization in Victoria BC Canada, which produces the annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, Uno Fest: Canada’s Singular Live Theatre Event, and a year-round series of international theatre presentations and premieres for local indie companies. Intrepid also created the Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club – two small downtown Victoria venues that are home to our festivals and presentations, and are available for rental by local and touring artists and companies.
What You Can Do
Intrepid Theatre is a charitable, non-profit organization that contributes to the vibrancy of our city by developing work by talented emerging artists, presenting alternative theatre from around the globe, and providing affordable venues for local performers, and creating free public events for people of all ages. We are able to do this because of the generous support provided by individual donors who believe in the importance of live theatre. When you make a charitable, tax-receiptable contribution to Intrepid Theatre, you’re not only supporting the artists, programs and venues you love, you’re also showing our sponsors and government funders that you care about what we’ve accomplished over the past 27 years.