Live & Outreach Events during The Children’s Republic

Date posted: August 31, 2017

Anita Rochon and Gregor Craigie at the B4Play event for Alice Munro Stories / Photo by Don Craig

Saturday, September 9 at 11 a
Belfry Theatre, Studio A, 1291 Gladstone Avenue

Free Event. A live talk show hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie, with guests including playwright Hannah Moscovitch, director Christian Barry, Dr. Kristin Semmens and retired child psychologist Dr. Robert Oppenheimer.

B4Play is streamed live on Facebook and also podcast on our website and at

Facilitated discussions – audience member to audience member – will follow every evening Mainstage performance of The Children’s Republic (except Opening Night and Talkback Thursday). A great opportunity to share your thoughts and hear fellow patrons’ reactions
to the production and the ideas it presents.

Thursday, September 21
Meet some of the actors post-performance when they return to the stage to answer questions and provide insight into the play.

Monday, October 2 at 7:30 pm
Librarians go head-to-head as they race against the clock to speed review their favourite books in these fun and competitive events, co-presented with the Greater Victoria Public Library.

Sunday, October 1 at 2 pm
For our patrons with low or no vision, we offer this VocalEye performance during The Children’s Republic. Trained Audio Describers provide descriptions of the visual elements of the show, allowing people with low vision to enjoy the theatrical experience without missing any of the details.

The Flame
Monday, September 25 at 7 pm
Join host Deborah Williams for an unforgettable evening of true tales at Victoria’s preeminent true storytelling series. The Flame is a storytelling series that features real people, sharing their personal true stories in front of a live audience. The Lobby will be set up cabaret-style; seating is first-come, first-served — those arriving later may find standing room only. Lobby opens at 6pm. Tickets are $15 Adults and $9.50 Students, plus tax.