Our COVID-19 update in response to UNO Fest, rental events and our office

April 2, 4pm

As the situation around the Coronavirus (COVID-19) evolves rapidly, we wanted to share our response. This is a changing situation, and we will continue to post updates on our website. The health and well-being of our communities, audiences, artists, volunteers and staff is of the highest priority.

In order to contribute to public health efforts, and to quickly and effectively comply with recommendations from Health Canada and BC Health, we have made the difficult decision to suspend all public programming at both the Intrepid Theatre Club and the Metro Studio effective immediately through May 31.

During this time our office will be closed until April 2, and administrative operations will continue, with staff working from home and our venues closed to the public.

We are not cancelling or postponing this year’s UNO Fest, instead we are working to bring UNO to your home with UNO Fest Online April 27 – May 9. Experience full shows online, interviews with the artists, video content from new shows in development, free streaming solo performances, and Facebook Happy Hours with artists and artistic staff. We are embracing our festival tagline – this is theatre outside the lines! A calendar and ticket info will be coming next week.

We see this as an experiment. A way to keep art and performance in your life while isolated at home. A challenge to rise to. A new meaning to the term UNO Fest as you experience UNO while being UNO.

At this point, we are planning to proceed with the Victoria Fringe, August 26 – September 6. We are working hard to re-envision the Fringe on a new scale and are revising timelines for artists to ensure that we can be as responsive as possible to the ever-evolving situation. We don’t know what will be possible, but here’s what we are committing to:

On June 1, we will officially announce if the Victoria Fringe will proceed as scheduled or be postponed to Aug-Sep 2021. If it proceeds, it may look a little different to previous years and we’ll provide more details on this date. Whatever form it takes, it will honour the spirit of Fringe.

These are difficult times. Theatre brings people together. Art can unite communities.

We will share different online platforms on our social media where you can continue to access art & performance digitally through livestream events, museum and gallery tours, plays to read and new art to experience. Now is the time to keep art alive, to support artists, and arts organizations.

Stay healthy. Be compassionate. Enjoy UNO Fest Online. 
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For recommendations on protecting yourself and your community during this time and to lear more, visit http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/coronavirus-(novel)

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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.