Vancouver Island's

Skilled Stage Labour

The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists & Allied Crafts of the United States, its Territories and Canada is best known as the I.A.T.S.E., but is often shortened to simply I.A. We have skilled Members in the areas of:

  • Carpentry

  • Sound

  • Lighting

  • Properties

  • Flys

  • Rigging

  • Video

  • Wardrobe

  • Scenic Painting

  • Wigs / Hair

  • Makeup

  • Loading / Fork Lifts

  • Projectionists

  • Backline

  • First Aid

  • Front of House

Our Local represents the many fine Craftspeople, Technicians, and Front of House personnel in the theatre and entertainment industry.

IATSE Local 168 was originally chartered in the early 1900’s to provide stage labour at the Royal Theatre.  IATSE Local 168 has since been rechartered to include projectionists and Front of House workers and continues to grow both in its membership and venue affiliations.

Our jurisdictions include Stage, FOH, and Projection for Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada.

IATSE Local 168 maintains working relationships with:

  • Royal & McPherson Theatres Society
  • Cowichan Valley Regional District
  • Tidemark Theatre
  • Pacific Opera Victoria
  • Christie Lites Vancouver
  • Medico Vancouver
  • Pacific Audio Works
  • Concert Works Canada Ltd
  • University of Victoria / UVic Student’s Society
  • Live Nation
  • Local 891
  • Local 118

IATSE local 168 is the sole labour supplier for Victoria Stage Incorporated.  VSI has held the labour contract for the Victoria Save on Foods Memorial Centre since its opening in 2005.  VSI also provides labour for many other companies around Vancouver Island.