ASL Vlog by Public Relations Specialist Connor Yuzwenko-Martin

Intrepid Theatre, including the Victoria Fringe, is dedicated to creating a safe, fun and creative space for everyone. We are devoted to providing an environment free of discrimination, violence and harassment, where all individuals (volunteers, audience, artists, board and staff) are treated with respect and dignity, can contribute fully and have equal opportunities. We are committed to do all we can to make our festivals and events an inclusive environment for everyone. Read our full policies here.

Intrepid Theatre Company was founded in 1986 to produce the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. 35 years later, our original mandate continues to serve the company’s artistic and strategic plans, and the development of a healthy theatre community in Victoria BC. In brief: To enhance awareness and appreciation of contemporary theatre, by encouraging, developing, and producing new and or experimental work for public performance, and the promotion of new artists and their work through theatre festival production.

A short video from the Community Builder nomination for the 2024 Greater Victoria Chamber of Commerce Business Awards. Video by the number.

In 1998, Intrepid Theatre launched Uno Fest – a curated festival of one-person theatre held annually in May, which sunset on its 25th anniversary.  In 2015, we are proudly launched OUTstages, Victoria’s first queer theatre arts festival. Our new works fetsival, Incoming Festival was launched in 2023, taking the place in our festival calendar previously held by UNO Fest. Other past festivals and series produced by Intrepid Theatre include the Focus on Women Arts Festival (1996-97), Winterlab, an international festival of experimental and interdisciplinary performance, and the You Show (2010-2019), a platform designed to help local emerging artists launch new work. In 2020, new artist residencies were created to support local early-career and emerging artists; the OUTstages Residency Program and conVERGE Residency Program, in collaboration with Puente Theatre.

Intrepid Theatre operates two year-round theatre venues, the Metro Studio (172 seats) and the Intrepid Studio (45 seats). The venues are home to our festivals, presenting activities, , and residency programs for local and regional emerging and established artists, as well as serving as rental facilities for local artists and producing companies.

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Intrepid Theatre is located on the lands of the Lekwungen People, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We give our thanks and respect to the stewards of these lands, and to elders, past, present and future.