unoIntrepid Theatre’s Uno Fest starts today. What is Uno? It’s an international festival of one-person shows and they are back for the 18th year.

16 shows over 2 weeks. You can enjoy quality shows from Toronto, Montreal, Portland, Vancouver, UK, and of course, Victoria.

My husband and I have been a big fan of the Fringe Festival, another festival produced by Intrepid, but this will be our first time to experience Uno.  I’m starting tonight with 6 Guitars by Chase Padgett from Portland, and then Victoria’s own Mike Delamont‘s God is a Scottish Drag Queen II. So excited!

I have never thought about it, but last week someone told me Uno festival shows are all very good, because it’s a curated collection. Also, what makes Uno cool is that every opening night at Uno fest is Pay-What-You-Can for tickets at the door. Disclaimer: I’m a new board member for Intrepid Theatre.  And what I really love about this company is that they strive for accessible theatre. So, if, for some reason you cannot afford a ticket, go to the first performances.

Shows are either at Metro Studio(1411 Quadra) or at Intrepid Theatre Club (#2-1609 Blanshard at Fisgard)

Regular ticket price for shows at Metro Studio is $20, shows at Intrepid Theatre Club is $18. They also have a sharable 5-Show pass for $85.

All the show details are available at Intrepid Theatre website. I will be going to most of the shows – please let me know if you are going to any of the shows, if you need a company, or have any questions.

Special Event – Dark Monday

Uno Fest fundraiser Dark Monday is on May 11th at Phillips Brewery (2100 Government Street)!

Uber popular event that is sure to sell out. Enjoy pizzas from The Joint Pizzaria and amazing open taps beer from Phillips. The ticket also includes a ticker to any performance at Uno Fest. Crazy deal.

We are going! Who’s coming?

Buy your tickets here.