Upcoming Events
In the Heights

Before his "Hamilton" became a Broadway phenomenon, Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote "In the Heights," a Tony-award winning musical celebrating Hispanic culture, music and dance. The Holyoke Community College Theater Department, in collaboration with Mount Holyoke College, will bring In the Heights to the stage for a full-scale production

This production is made possible, in part, by the support of MIFA Victory Theatre  and  MassHumanities
Leslie Phillips Theater
Holyoke Community College

$10 general admission
$8 students & seniors
$5 HCC community w/ a valid ID.

November 7, 2018 - Free High School Only performance at 10:00 AM
November 8, 2018 - 7:00PM
November 9, 2018 - 7:00PM
November 10, 2018 - 2:00PM (Matinee)
November 10, 2018 - 7:00PM
November 15, 2018 - 7:00PM
November 16, 2018 - 7:00PM
November 17, 2018 - 7:00PM

The Friday, Nov. 16, performance
will be ASL interpreted.
MIFA Victory Theatre is participating in #GivingTuesday 11/27/18
As part of our yearly annual appeal you can now apply your generosity on one of the largest giving days of the year. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season and the potential for helping MIFA educate, entertain and enrich our surrounding communities with the arts and soon to be restored Victory Theatre. 

Mark your calendars for #GivingTuesday and
keep us in mind for your end of year giving!
Victory Update
Our architects,  Durkee, Brown, Viveiros & Werenfels (DBVW) have been working at the theater weekly taking measurements and surveying the area, finalizing plans and meeting with our newly announced construction managers Barr & Barr on the pre-construction phase. Also MIFA, DBVW, and Barr & Barr will be meeting with all departments of the city to discuss the pre-construction phase and what the Victory site needs to get permits and the full go ahead to begin construction.
September 17, 2018
Victory Press Conference
Video by Holyoke Media www.holyokemedia.org
Daily Hampshire Gazette Editorial:
The Victory Theater in Holyoke seats 1600. The seats will be be refurbished as part of the renovation project which just received 13 million in bonds from the state on Monday, September 17, 2018.
MIFA Victory Theatre on WWLP-22News
Also see WWPL22News Facebook live video here: www.facebook.com/WWLP22News/videos

MIFA Victory Theatre in the
Daily Hampshire Gazette
Photo by Carol Lollis
Victory Press Conference Photo Album
Visit To Other Historic Theaters
In September and October MIFA CREATIVE CAST of architect, construction manager, theater consultants and experts payed visits to three extraordinary working theaters like the Victory to see how they’ve addressed preservation and construction issues to successfully house a variety of acts, shows and ambitious programming.

“The managements and staff of Broadway’s Schoenfeld (formerly Plymouth), Boston’s Emerson Colonial (under new 40 year lease to London’s Ambassador Theatre Group) and Providence’s PPAC we’re incredibly warm and welcoming and the visits absolutely eye-opening for our Victory plans”. - MIFA Victory Executive Artistic Director Don Sanders

“To see how historic theaters can be adapted to accommodate the latest technologies and the needs of actors today. From the way one enters the seating chamber to the size of its public spaces, these historic theaters are similar to the Victory Theatre in so many ways!” - Michael Viveiros, AIA Principal, DBVW Architects

4 Successful Shows
In Holyoke!
Dancing In My Cockroach Killers

Palante Theater Company and MIFA Victory Theatre Presented Pregones / The Puerto Rican Traveling Theater in Dancing In My Cockroach Killers, a sassy new Latino musical created in collaboration with poet and Springfield resident, Magdalena Gómez. The company traveled from New York for two evening and two matinee performance at Palante Pop Up! at 413 Main St, Holyoke. Palante, MIFA and Pregones/PRTT are working on plans for future collaborations here is Holyoke!

Photo posted by Mayor Alex Morse
Video by Holyoke Media - Pregones Presents Meets With Local High School Students
Photo posted by Nelson Roman
This program is supported in part by a grant from the Holyoke Cultural Council, a local agency which is supported by the Mass Cultural Council, a state agency.
#ArtsMatterDay 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018 was the 5th annual #ArtsMatterDay ! For the past four years, the creative community has taken social media by storm sharing hundreds of pictures, videos and art showing why arts matter.
Photo: Pregones / PRTT   and Nelson Roman of  Palante Theater Company   after the final performance of "Dancing In My Cockroach Killers"helping MIFA support #ArtsMatterDay!
On #ArtsMatterDay MIFA's Don Sanders spoke on 89.5FM/WSKB Arts Beat Radio.
MIFA'a Executive Artistic Director Don Sanders production of ERC's Because I Could Not Stop - An Encounter with Emily Dickinson by James Melo, finished a successful 5 week run at the New York City's Signature Theatre on October 21, 2018, starring Angelica Page. www.romanticcentury.org