In the Community

The Canadian Heritage Arts Society’s mission extends beyond the College to the broader community, with a commitment to preserve and promote arts and culture, and increase awareness and appreciation by making the arts accessible to all.

Relaxed Performances

Open to everyone, but intended to be welcoming of anyone who may find the traditional theatre environment challenging. CHAS offers discounts for service organizations and other groups interested in attending relaxed performances.

Community Performances

CHAS is committed to supporting local non-profits by making our community of artists available for appearances and performances. The College requires four weeks notice for an appearance request, and four months notice to produce a larger presentation. 

Alumni Christmas Caroling

Each December our graduates create a nostalgic Christmas presentation made available to community groups, non-profits, and service organizations in Greater Victoria.

Public Education Sessions

Professional artists offer interactive performing arts presentations to students and the public at schools, festivals, education fairs, trade shows, and conferences.

Production & Event Support

Venue space and equipment is offered at reduced rates to emerging artists and not-for-profits to support charitable events and artistic creation.

Community Volunteer Program

A vibrant program where volunteers work with professional and emerging artists on every aspect of our community programs.

Alumni Residency

The Society offers College graduates support to further develop new works in progress while also developing their teaching skills providing workshops and talk-back sessions.

Ticket Support

The Society discounts ticket prices at the College to increase access to the theatre for groups who may traditionally face barriers to access.

For more information on how you or your organization can get involved in our community programs, please contact our Engagement Officer at

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Unity (1918), 2019 | director Glynis Leyshon | photo credit Peter Pokorny