2018 - 2019 SEASON   |   Season tickets start at $70

Contemporary.
Seductive.
And really good.

Canadian Premiere
Mainstage 1
Sept 16 - Oct 14 2018

A Doll’s House,
Part 2

By Lucas Hnath

"So endlessly stimulating... stirs the heart even as it invigorates the mind..." Broadway News

Description

A culture-defining drama revisited.

In 1879, when Nora left her husband and children at the end of Ibsen’s A Doll’s House, her door slam reverberated around the world, creating a storm of controversy; much of it focussed on Ibsen’s clarion call for gender equality.

Hnath’s stunning new drama begins with a knock on that same door 15 years later, as Nora returns with an urgent request, confronting husband, daughter and the woman who raised her children.

Layered and very current, A Doll’s House, Part 2 was nominated for the 2017 Tony Award – Best Play.

Why I Chose This Play

It is simply stunning! The intellectual excitement is palpable, as arguments around gender, marriage and family are turned upside down and inside out. — Michael Shamata

A co-production with the Arts Club Theatre, Vancouver
Mainstage 2
Oct 30 - Nov 25 2018

Mustard

By Kat Sandler

"90 minutes of emotionally complex, witty and well-paced magic — literally and figuratively." Examiner.com

Description

A surreal comedy about friends, real and imagined.

Thai is sixteen. Her father has left and her mother finds solace at the bottom of a wine glass. Mustard, her imaginary friend, is still living under her bed and he doesn’t want to leave her.

Sandler won the 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Award for Outstanding New Play for this magical twisted fairy tale about love, desire and moving on.

Why I Chose This Play

Kat Sandler is a young playwright with a unique voice, and Mustard is an unusual combination – a sweet-natured comedy about the challenges life throws our way. — MS

An Alberta Aboriginal Performing Arts and Punctuate! Theatre Production, Edmonton
Mainstage 3
Jan 29 - Feb 24 2019

Bears

By Matthew MacKenzie

"...a witty, riveting and evocative production... Bears will leave you breathless." Now Magazine

Description

A multi-disciplinary journey through our wondrous and contested environment.

Pursued by the RCMP, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Heading through the Rockies for the Pacific, through the forests and along the rivers, he experiences changes – inside and out. Floyd’s journey is assisted by the wildlife he encounters – especially the bears.

Bears won two Elizabeth Sterling Haynes Awards in Edmonton for Outstanding Musical Score and Outstanding Choreography.

"I’d never seen a piece that speaks to issues facing Canada’s Indigenous peoples as effectively and beautifully as Bears does." — Jerry Saddleback, Cree Elder and Dean of Cultural Studies at Maskwacîs College

Why I Chose This Play

I want to showcase the work of one of our country’s outstanding Indigenous theatre companies. This story is so theatrically bold with its chorus of female dancers. — MS

Mainstage 4
April 9 - May 5 2019

4000 Miles

By Amy Herzog

"...funny, moving, altogether wonderful... A heartening reminder that a keen focus on life’s small moments can pay off in a big way." The New York Times

Description

An intergenerational comedy about finding peace, love and understanding.

New York. The middle of the night. Vera, an irascible, politically active 90-year old is awakened by her grandson Leo, who has cycled from Seattle on a trip with his best friend.

In their month together, Vera and Leo bewilder each other, argue and connect as they discover the thin line between growing up and growing old.

A finalist for the 2013 Pulitzer Prize, Herzog’s 4000 Miles is populated with beautifully drawn characters you’ll fall in love with.

Why I Chose This Play

Amy Herzog’s writing is so exquisite, and this story is so simple and true and affecting, I have wanted to program it for years. Funny and recognizable – it sneaks up on you, and before you know it – you don’t want to say goodbye to these people. — MS

More Productions

An Arts Club Theatre Company Production, Vancouver
Summer Comedy
July 24 - Aug 12 2018

Mom’s the Word 3: Nest 1/2 Empty

Written and performed by Jill Daum, Alison Kelly, Robin Nichol, Barbara Pollard & Deborah Williams

"...a perfect balance of emotion and comedy... a performance you really do not want to miss" Lords of Dogwood

Description

A new generation of laughs.

From the world-renowned creators behind the Mom’s the Word series comes a new chapter.

Their kids are grown, their marriages have “evolved,” and their bodies are backfiring. Life doesn’t get any prettier, but it never strays far from the ludicrous, the ribald and the poignant, as the moms continue to mine their personal history for every embarrassing detail.

Why I Chose This Play

I have been in love with these women for almost 25 years, and continue to be amazed at their ability to make everyday life both hysterical and deeply moving. — MS

World Premiere
Dec 4 - Dec 23, 2018

Griffin & Sabine

By Nick Bantock

"Wondrous, ingenious, gorgeous..." USA Today

"Dazzling... beautiful, haunting" Newsday

Description

Griffin Moss is a lonely artist in London, who makes postcards for a living. His life is changed forever when he receives a cryptic postcard from Sabine Strohem, a woman he has never met. She is an artist who illustrates postage stamps, and lives in the South Pacifc. The two begin "An Extraordinary Correspondence."

Combining elements of romance, mythology, modern philosophy, and Jungian psychology, Griffin & Sabine is the story of two souls seeking the courage and the means to unite.

Why I Chose This Play

The remarkable Nick Bantock lives in our community, and his enchanting story – together with his breathtaking artwork – were a part of my history. The chance to put these characters and images onstage is delicious and irresistible. — MS

10th
Anniversary

Four innovative and inspiring shows from across Canada.

Add a SPARK Pass to your season ticket order and you can save up to 33% on your tickets to the SPARK Festival (March 2019).

Tickets & Benefits

Package Price 4 Tickets Savings
Previews $70 $120 42%
Tuesday $80 $130 38%
Wednesday Matinee $105 $180 42%
Wednesday/Thursday $125 $220 43%
Friday $140 $220 36%
Saturday Matinee $140 $220 36%
Saturday Evening $140 $220 36%
Sunday Matinee $125 $180 31%
Flex Pass $150 Variable  

*These prices are in effect to May 31, 2018

Why buy Seasons Tickets?

You’ll save up to 42% over this season’s single ticket prices. It’s an incredible value – season tickets start at $70 (for four shows) and you’ll get the best seats.

You won’t see any increase in your season ticket prices this year. We’ve kept them the same as last year.

Priority Booking

Season ticket holders can book their Mainstage seats before tickets go on sale to the public. You have advance booking privileges for all of our productions, our special events and our SPARK Festival.

Choice & Flexibility

Our Flex Pass, four vouchers you can use in any combination, gives you the opportunity to pick and choose the shows you’d like to see. Perfect for those who like to travel. You can book your seats at any time.

We offer 9 different ticket packages - we can fit your budget and your schedule.

Easy Ticket Exchanges

Simply return your tickets to the Box Office 24 hours prior to the performance (in person, by mail, fax or email) and we can book you into another performance of the same play. An upgrade fee may apply.

How to book

BY PHONE
Call us at 250-385-6815. We can renew / book your new season tickets quickly and easily.

ONLINE
Visit belfry.bc.ca/subscribe
 
If you haven’t booked online with us before you will need to set up an account. Call us at 250-385-6815 if you have any questions.

BY MAIL
Download our Season Ticket Order Form and mail it to us:
 
Belfry Theatre

1291 Gladstone Avenue

Victoria, BC
 V8T 1G5

IN PERSON
Stop by our Box Office at 1291 Gladstone Avenue.

BY EMAIL
Download our Season Ticket Order Form, fill it out and email it to us at boxoffice@belfry.bc.ca.

Get more out of your Belfry experience

To help everyone get more out of our productions (before and after you’ve seen them) we’ve created:

Upstage
Our quarterly magazine will be sent to you (via mail or email - your choice) and is designed to give you insight into each production and enrich your theatre experience.

B4Play
Live talk shows, hosted by CBC Radio’s Gregor Craigie, and featuring artists from the upcoming show, along with experts from the community, have been designed to provide insight into each Mainstage production. Each event is recorded, podcast on our website and some segments are broadcast on CBC’s On The Island.

Afterplay
Facilitated discussions – audience member to audience member – follow every evening Mainstage performance (except Opening Night and Talkback Thursday). These are a great opportunity to share your thoughts and hear how fellow patrons reacted to the show.

Talkback Thursday
Meet the actors post-performance when they return to the stage to answer questions and provide insight into the play.

Podcasts
Hear and download the full interviews from each B4Play and recent stories from The Flame, our storytelling series, at belfry.bc.ca/podcasts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why should I buy season tickets?
If you plan to see more than one show during the season, it’s far more economical to purchase season tickets than to buy on a show-by-show basis. You have access to the best seat selection at the lowest prices.

What is included in a season ticket package?
Four tickets, one for each of our Mainstage productions, at a subscription discount, in the same seats and on the same day of the week for each show.

How do I change my dates?
Simply return your tickets to the box office at least 24 hours before the date of your performance and we’ll be happy to move them to another date within the run of the same show, subject to availability. You can return your tickets in person, by mail, or by fax or email. Exchanges are free for season ticket holders, though you may be asked to pay an upgrade if moving to a more expensive date.

Can I exchange tickets between shows?
Tickets are not exchangeable between shows. If you would like more flexibility, consider a Flex Pass.

Can I get a refund for one or more of my tickets?
We do not offer refunds except in extraordinary cases.

As a season ticket holder, do I get deals if I’m buying extra tickets?
You’ll get access to special deals (discounts or advance purchase opportunities) to shows that aren’t part of your regular package, such as our Summer show and SPARK Festival. Extra tickets to our Mainstage shows are sold at the regular price.

What happens if I lose my tickets?
We are happy to reprint lost tickets for you. Please contact the box office when you realize your tickets are lost, and we’ll have replacement tickets waiting for you to pick up on your way into the performance.

What happens if I miss my show?
Unfortunately, once a performance date passes, tickets to that performance are void. If you miss a performance due to extreme circumstances, such as a medical emergency, please contact the Box Office Manager to see what options may be available to you.

Can I buy season tickets online?
Yes! Go to belfry.bc.ca/subscribe to purchase or renew any of our reserved seating packages. Sorry, due to technical limitations, our Flex Pass is not currently available online.

How do I find out if there are any audience advisories?
We make every effort to advise you of strong language, subject matter, or extreme technical effects (strobe lights, haze). Please look for signs at the entrances to the theatre. Advisories and running times are available at the Box Office as of the first preview. Please let the Box Office know if you have any sensitivities to stage effects.

Key Dates & Calendar

SEASON TICKETS
Spring Prices in effect until May 31, 2018.

SPARK FESTIVAL
Season Ticket holders can purchase a SPARK Pass to save on these shows. See the order form for prices. Single tickets for SPARK shows go on sale this fall.