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The Festival - is entering its 90th year!

For six weeks from March until May, over nine thousand Victoria-area students of music, dance and dramatic arts are on stages throughout the city receiving adjudications from renowned experts in the arts.

Daily throughout the Festival, talented young people and adults perform in Brass, Classical Guitar, Choral, Composition, Dance (School and Studio), Ethnic Dance, Fiddle, Musical Theatre, Piano, School Bands, School Orchestras, Speech and Dramatic Arts, Strings, Voice and Woodwinds. Our Highlights concerts showcase this amazing talent. Dozens of significant awards and trophies are presented including the Rose Bowl (Classical Voice), the City of Victoria Medallion Tray (Piano), and the Roberto and Mary Wood Scholarship, the largest of its type in Canada.

The public is warmly invited to all adjudicated sessions and Highlights Concerts to support our performers and to enjoy the many outstanding performances.

Hundreds of volunteers help to make the Festival a success.

Latest News

  • NEW VENUES FOR 2017

    Many disciplines will be holding sessions in new venues for 2017. Junior Strings, School Bands, Choral, Piano, School Orchestras and Classical Voice ( [more]
  • ONLINE PROGRAM FOR 2017

    We are very excited that the 2017 Festival program will be available free online, which means all our performers, their families and friends, and the [more]
  • HELP US CREATE A LEGACY

    Our fundraising campaign is in full swing! Our heartfelt thanks to the many donors who have already contributed. Donations raised as part of the 90th [more]
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  • Greater Victoria
    Performing Arts Festival


    Dedicated to developing artistic skills and a love of the performing arts.

    Festival Dates:
    April 3rd to May 13th, 2017

    Registration opens
    January 3, 2017


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Sponsors & Donors



We acknowledge
the financial support of
the Province of British Columbia.