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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 open. Please click on the "Register" tab above.

 Would you like two free admissions to any Highlights Concert? If you can volunteer as a cashier/receptionist for one session (a morning, afternoon or evening) that's what you'll get! Please contact us and let us know what discipline you prefer and we'll put you in touch with the section head.

The 2016 Syllabus is posted. Please choose the 'Syllabus' tab above, and be sure to read the 2016 Rules and Regulations as there are changes from year to year. A DRAFT calendar is also posted on the 'Festival' tab.

Thanks to all who participated in the 2014 Teacher Survey. Please read a summary of the results here.

The Annual General Meeting of GVPAFA was held at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 29, 2015. We welcomed six new members to our Board, including President John Sterk pictured below. Please read the bios of our Board on the "About" tab.


Congratulations to Ben Parker (1st place - Brass) and Simon Farintosh (2nd place - Classical Guitar) for their recent wins in the National Festival held in Edmonton.

Our 89th Festival is scheduled for April 7 to May 14, 2016.

A DRAFT calendar is posted on the "Festival" tab.

A complete list of award recipients for Festival 2015 is now posted. Select the 'About' tab and click 'Award Recipients' on the left column of that page.

Some knitting was left at one of our venues during sessions; a little bag with navy blue knitting done on circular needles. Let the office know if it's yours!

Congratulations to all our registrants who performed in the Provincial Festival in Powell River. Our Festival had an outstanding number of placements won!

The Festival office  is located at 21-21 Dallas Road in James Bay. It is situated at the back of the Shoal Point complex, (water side of the building)  on the second floor, overlooking Fisherman's Wharf. The stairwell is a short distance to the right of the Moka House 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 in Shoal Point customer marked spots.