Victoria and Vancouver Island boast a year-round schedule of cultural entertainment bursting with talent. Experience live theatre, art exhibits, music concerts, summer festivals and film.
Music for all tastes fills local concert halls, cathedrals, nightclubs and pubs. The Victoria Symphony entertains audiences all year long, but the highlight of its season, and a Victoria tradition, is Symphony Splash: a free concert performed from a barge in the Inner Harbour to over 40,000 people.
Music and arts festivals throughout the summer and around the Island celebrate jazz, blues, r&b, folk, independent film, Shakespeare and fringe theatre. Buskers and street performers add colour to Victoria’s streets and Inner Harbour.
During the summer, bring a lawn chair and a blanket and enjoy classic movies at the harbour boardwalk. A number of modern cinemas deliver Hollywood Blockbusters to residents and visitors, and the National Geographic IMAX Theatre brings images to life on a screen over six stories tall.
For live music, dance, and art events check out Monday Magazine’s Calendar of Events.