Royal Onstage welcomes National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry

By Sara Wilson

Famed National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry, known for capturing picture-perfect moments with marine wildlife and underwater environments will be the inaugural speaker in the National Geographic Live series at the Royal Theatre on Nov. 7.

The Royal and McPherson Theatres Society will take on a new role in 2017/2018 season with the Royal OnStage presents National Geographic Live, National Geographic’s touring speaker series.

“Historically, the Royal and McPherson theatres have been rental houses, where promoters bring shows to the theatres and the RMTS facilitates the best production, audience and box office experience possible,” says RMTS Executive Director Lloyd Fitzsimonds. “This will continue to be our main focus but with the launch of Royal Onstage presents, we also take on an entrepreneurial role as a promoter.”

During Nat Geo Live events, the audience will dive deep into the world’s oceans, experience surreal beauty and the enduring power of the human spirit, and meet Spinosaurus, the largest predatory dinosaur ever discovered.

“We know this series will speak to Victorians, who are some of the most active, curious and environmentally aware people in the country,” Fitzsimonds said.

Since 1998, Skerry has been a contract photographer for National Geographic Magazine covering a wide range of subjects and stories. In 2014 he was one of five photographers named as a National Geographic Photography Fellow. In 2015 he was named a Nikon Ambassador and in June 2017 he was awarded the title of Rolex National Geographic Explorer of the Year. Tickets start at $42.50 and are available at rmts.bc.ca.

Just Posted

Madcap British farce comes to Langham Court Theatre

Communty theatre company winds up successful season with Noises Off

BEHIND BARS: Nothing common about this place

Commons bartender Geneviéve Turgeon makes what’s old fashioned new again

Victoria Drum Fest continues to attract topnotch international talent

Festival founder Murray Creed expects 10th anniversary event May 26 will be the best yet

MATHIEU POIRIER: New Island brewery tour book a great resource for beer fans

Learn some of the background of local breweries in Island Craft, by Jon C. Stott

Choir offers a capella take on Beatles hits

Soundings will perform concerts in Oak Bay and Sidney May 24 and 25

WATCH: Maya mixes the ancient with the contemporary at the RBCM

New ‘world-leading’ exhibit offers many pieces not seen before by the public

Mamma Mia! poised to be biggest Chemainus Theatre show ever

Plenty of buzz as Island dinner theatre schedules ABBA-fueled romp

Special Report: Front line work by caring emergency doctors

Dr. Jason Wale uses unique program to help people with addictions in Greater Victoria

Action on climate change a moral commitment: author

Dahr Jamail to speak in Sooke on June 4

Put your love of reading to good use June 1

Bolen Books hosting Summer Readathon to help the Victoria Literacy Connection

Most Read