Theatre SKAM’s family-friendly live performance festival on the Galloping Goose trail!

Experience a live performing arts festival in Victoria, BC this July.

Theatre on the Galloping Goose will be back July 16th – 18th, with what is expected to be SKAMpede’s biggest festival yet. We’re talking about innovative performances from 16 Canadian theatre companies, each offering their own flavour of fresh theatrical experiences.

In the spirit of exhilaration that comes with mobile theatre experiences, families will have the opportunity to walk, skip or cycle their way from performance to performance in tours of up to 12 participants, creating a fully-embodied experience of the festival. All performances will be physically-distanced and family-friendly, allowing for maximum audience participation in the safest environment possible.

What’s more is that TheatreSKAM is thrilled to announce that the SKAM Young Company, a troupe of actors ages 15-19, will be performing a unique work of their own creation in the festival. This highly-anticipated performance is sure to inspire young audience members and the next generation of theatre creators here in our ever-bursting talented town of Victoria.

Show descriptions, ticket bookings and map coming soon!


SKAMpede is a festival in Victoria of new short works by top performers who have been selected through a formal submission process. Each of the shows are different and the range of performances encompasses spoken word, dance, story telling and much more!  The local performers have all worked as professional artists, including at Craigdarroch Castle, Atomic Vaudeville, The Belfry Theatre and Butchart Gardens. SKAMartists are paid for their work.

See our past lineups here.


Theatre SKAM has worked to develop this COVID-19 safe festival in Victoria  carefully since 2008.  Each year we see it grow. We know the event works and we know we can handle large crowds. This year, we have had to limit our ever-growing audience in order to abide by physical distancing regulations. We want our patrons to have fun while feeling relaxed and safe in the environment.


Like many people who regularly use the Galloping Goose, we also consider ourselves stewards of the trail. We have worked with city and regional officials, community groups, and other professionals to ensure the footprint of the event is minimal. We’re proud to say that thanks to help, especially from local company The Sustainable Fox, our 2019 festival left almost zero wasteWe plan to minimize the waste we create this year, including waste from our additional safety protocols.

Thank you to our 2021 sponsors:

We acknowledge the financial support of the Province of British Columbia.