Community Events

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POV Season Announcement

Saturday, February 25, 2 to 4 pm
Royal Theatre, 805 Broughton St., Victoria

Join Artistic Director Timothy Vernon, stage director Atom Egoyan, and special guests for an introduction to the operas of Pacific Opera Victoria's 2017/18 Season.

  • 2:00 pm: Coffee & Cookies in the West Lobby
  • 2:30pm: Onstage Presentation
    Artistic Director Timothy Vernon and Stage Director Atom Egoyan
    with special guest artists.
  • 3:30pm: Experience Onstage & Backstage
    Take a self-guided tour of The Magic Flute, hosted by Stage Crew & Production Artists.

Free. No reservations required.


POV Strategic Inquiry Session

Friday, March 3, 4 to 6 pm
Wingate Studio at the Baumann Centre, 925 Balmoral Rd, Victoria

Pacific Opera Victoria is celebrating the accomplishment of much of our 2013-2016 strategic plan, and begins 2017 looking to the future as we develop a new three-year strategic plan for "POV at 40" and a ten-year vision for opera in Victoria.

We invite individuals with an appreciation for the company and the arts to share their insights to help us craft new strategies for the future. Join a discussion about the future on March 3 , from 4pm to 6pm

Please reserve in advance:
250-382-1641 or

  Robert Holliston

INSIDE OPERA with Robert Holliston

A FREE opera preview to help you discover even more about each original POV production. Host Robert Holliston chats about each opera and brings in special guests from the cast and creative team for interviews and performances. INSIDE Opera allows anyone to explore POV's productions, whether they have opera tickets or not.

Free of charge. Free Parking. Bring a friend!

2016/17 Dates

Please reserve in advance, specifying your preferred session (10 am or noon):
250-382-1641 or
Or reserve online: RSVP

INSIDE Opera takes place at the Phillip T. Young Recital Hall
MacLaurin Building, University of Victoria School of Music
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INSIDE OPERA at the Union Club

Enjoy lunch in elegant surroundings while Robert Holliston presents a special INSIDE Opera at the Union Club of Victoria.

11:45 am to 1:15 pm
Union Club Centennial Ballroom, 805 Gordon Street
$35 per person includes lunch (soup, sandwich, dainties, tea, coffee).

2016/17 Dates

Please call 250-382-1641 to reserve with payment. Please reserve at least three days before the event.

Dress code: Business Dress


Sense of Occasion

Pre-performance reception to celebrate the opening night of each production. Gourmet finger foods and wine. Space is limited. Dress is festive.

6:30 pm in the East Lobby of the Royal Theatre
$35 per person plus your opera ticket.


Please call 250-382-1641 to reserve with payment. Please reserve by the Friday before the event.


Pre-Performance Lobby Lectures

Ticket holders for each opera performance are invited to arrive early and hear an entertaining introduction to the opera. Robert Holliston, our genial and erudite guide chats about the composer, the opera, and the music. A delightful introduction to your opera experience!

Each pre-show lecture takes place in the west lobby of the Royal Theatre, beginning one hour before curtain. The lecture is free to ticket holders for the performance. No reservations are required. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis.