Located in Victoria, B.C., the Belfry Theatre operates as a registered not-for-profit society. Since its inception it has established a reputation of excellence by creating first-class works from the Canadian and international repertoire of contemporary plays. The Belfry has enjoyed dramatic growth in the past 25 years, developing from a three-person, six-month work grant 'idea' into a leading and stable member of Greater Victoria's arts scene. As the area's largest adult professional theatre company it is supported by the Federal government through the Canada Council, the Province of British Columbia through the Ministry Responsible for Small Business, Tourism and Culture, and the four core municipalities of Greater Victoria. Private funding comes from a wide variety of foundations, corporations, businesses, and private patrons.