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Greater Victoria
Performing Arts Festival
21-21 Dallas Road
Victoria, BC V8V 4Z9
phone 250-386-9223
fax 250-380-6791

Performing Arts BC
Provincial Festival

Each regional festival sends its most promising young artists between the ages of 10 and 28 to participate in the annual Provincial Festival. The five-day event encompasses special master classes, lectures, coaching, workshops, technique classes and adjudications.

Registration is now closed for all disciplines, except School Dance.

Click Here to Register for School Dance Only.

The 2015 Syllabus is online​; click on the "Syllabus" tab above.

Note that you do not need a Paypal account to pay for registration; follow the links on the registration page and select the credit card of your choice. Paypal is simply the "bank" that processes the payment.

CONGRATULATIONS SASHA BEARDMORE!!! Sasha is a past participant in our Studio Dance section and she is off to the Youth America Grand Prix Finals in New York in April. Help Sasha realize her dream by attending her New York or Bust Fundraising Concert on Saturday, February 28. See details New York or Bust.pdf or click here to find out more. http://dancevictoria.com/support-us/dance-accelerator-sasha-beardmore/


Our Festival is a stepping-stone for performers to compete in the National Music Festival. "Help make music score...All it takes is $44" is an invitation to celebrate the 44th anniversary of the NMF and possibly benefit our local Festival. For every $44 donation received by the Federation of Canadian Music Festivals, $15 will be donated to our Festival. Please find more information here.

Tickets for Studio Dance and School Dance sessions and highlights concerts at Farquhar Auditorium, UVIC must be purchased at the Auditorium or online.  To buy tickets in advance go to www.auditorium.uvic.ca or purchase by phone 250-721-8480. Tickets are also available at the door.

The Festival Program ($25) will be available for sale at: Tom Lee Music; Long & McQuade; Larsen Music; Victoria Conservatory of Music; Toes 'N' Taps Dance Shoppe; Ellswear Dance & Activewear; Ivy's Book Shop; Peninsula Academy of Music Arts (North Saanich); the Festival Office and at the venues.

  • Special Offers:  
    Tom Lee Music is a proud partner to the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival each year. We believe making music makes better communities! Visit our Victoria store and mention Festival participation to receive a GVPAF VIP discount card.
  • Accent Inns will offer a $79 s/d rate for any Festival guests booking a room at the Accent Inn-Victoria and identifying themselves as part of the Festival. Mention that you are with the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival to get the discount.       *rate subject to availability and taxes.
  • Receive a 15% discount at Petals Plus Florist during April and May when you mention Festival!

The Studio Dance section needs a few volunteers. Can you help staff the Front of House table at the beginning or end of each day of sessions? Or help schedule the team volunteers? Please contact the office if you can offer assistance. Volunteers receive passes to Honours and Highlights Concerts.

In 2012 the Festival office moved to 21-21 Dallas Road in James Bay. It is situated at the back of the Shoal Point complex, on the second floor, overlooking Fisherman's Wharf. The stairwell is a short distance to the right of the coffee shop as you look at the building. During office hours there is an elevator through the glass door to the left of the stairs. Free one hour parking is available.