Intrepid Theatre Company Society was founded in November, 1986 to produce the Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival. Now in its 29th year, the Victoria Fringe is one of the oldest in Canada and a founding member of the Canadian Association of Fringe Festivals (CAFF).
In 1996, Intrepid Theatre added a second winter festival - the Focus on Women Arts Festival, an interdisciplinary performance and visual art event which ran for two seasons. In 1998, it was replaced by the Uno Festival of Solo Performance, now North America's longest-running solo performance festival.
In the mid-90s, under the producership of Stephen White, Intrepid Theatre produced a handful of contemporary plays including Charles Tidler's Fabulous Yellow Roman Candle and The Sex Change Artist, and David Drake's The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me (performed by Stephen White and directed by Janet Munsil.) Venues included Open Space Gallery and Theatre Inconnu in Market Square.