The Victoria Multicultural Society operates the Victoria Event Centre (VEC), located in downtown Victoria, Lekwungen Territory. Opening its doors in 2003, the VEC has quickly become a favourite venue for emerging artists and local community organizers.
Appreciated by producers and organizers for its versatility and affordability, the VEC has been home to countless shows that have brought theatre, comedy, burlesque, cultural performance, activism, and live music to the diversity of visitors who find their way into our venue. Atomic Vaudeville, Fringe Fest, Jazz Fest, and Rifflandia are a few of the festivals that make regular use of our venue, and we host events seven days a week. To see a list of our upcoming shows, be sure to check out our events calendar.
The VEC has seen surges of hope and moments of despair throughout its colourful life. In 2016, a new board of directors set out to fix the leaking roof, make the venue accessible, renovate the bar, and ensure that the space was used to its fullest potential and fulfilling its mandate to support emerging artists and create a home for community organizers.