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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.

 The Festival Office will be closed from Aug. 22 to Sept. 20, 2014. Emails will continue be received and replied to periodically.

The Annual General Meeting of GVPAFA will be held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 in Room 200, First Metropolitan Church, 932 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC. Entertainment by some of Festival’s award winning performers will start the evening off, with the business meeting to follow immediately after. See you there!

Click on the "Festival" tab for a link to the Tentative FESTIVAL 2015 calendar. The Syllabus will be posted as soon as we have it available, hopefully by mid-August.

Several music books were left behind in venues during Festival. Please call the office if you think you may have left yours behind. 


Thank you to everyone who participated in our first GVPAF Teacher Survey.  We had a great response rate and will be pouring over the data and comments over the next month.  Congratulations to Bradford Werner for winning the $100 Visa gift card. 

Please go to the "About" tab for the link to Festival 2014 Award Recipients. Congratulations and heartfelt thanks to all our award donors.

Thanks to all who helped make Festival 2014 such a huge success!
We will be updating the site with F15 information over the next few months.

Check out Karen Elgersma, Host/Producer of go! Island on Channel 4 - Shaw TV in the following youtube link all about Festival:

Tickets for Studio Dance and School Dance sessions and highlights concerts at Farquhar Auditorium, UVIC go on sale April 1.  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 2014 Program is 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; 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.

GVPAF Board is in need of some person/persons interested in contributing to our Festival community by actively updating our facebook page with Festival photos and news. This person/s would report to the Board on a monthly basis and follow the mandates of Festival policy. Ideas, creative input and new energies are what have kept Festival present for 87 years and we are up to the challenge of change for the better! Please contact the office with interest - and Thanks!

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.