Free screening of Victoria

Victoria on MASTERPIECE doesn't return for a new season until after the New Year, but you can join us for a free screening of the first hour of the show's first episode on Jan. 9 in Bloomington-Normal. 

Victoria on MASTERPIECE returns to Sunday nights on WILL-TV for an all-new season Jan. 14. However, you can join WILL-TV and WTVP for a FREE sneak peek of the first hour of the premiere episode of Season Two on Jan. 9 at The Normal Theater. Full details, including how to RSVP, can be found below.

In 1837, a diminutive, neglected teenager is crowned Queen Victoria, navigates the scandal, corruption, and political intrigues of the Court, and soon rises to become the most powerful woman in the world. Season Two finds the young queen wanting it all—romance, power, an heir, and personal freedom...

While adapting to motherhood after the birth of her first child—a daughter, to the disappointment of many—the disaster of the Anglo-Afghan War unfolds abroad and the catastrophic Irish potato famine begins to wreak havoc. In other foreign affairs, a royal state visit to France is in the offing.

As for our Prince Albert, he is most intrigued by the budding Industrial Revolution, which is now sweeping England.

There is Charles Babbage’s mechanical calculator, a collaborative project with the bewitching Ada Lovelace, daughter of the scandalous Lord Byron. Then there is William Fothergill Cooke’s miraculous electrical telegraph, not to mention Marc Isambard Brunel’s daring—and dangerous—Thames Tunnel.

What an extraordinary time to be Queen!

You won't want to miss a moment of the drama of the candid, spirited monarch who was perhaps the first woman to seem to have it all in the second season of Victoria on MASTERPIECE, returning to WILL-TV at 8 pm on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2017.

Join WILL-TV & WTVP for the small queen on the big screen

What: Watch the first hour of the first episode of the all-new season of Victoria on MASTERPIECE
Date: Tuesday Jan. 9, 2018
Location: The Normal Theater, 209 West North Street, Normal, IL 61761
Time: Doors open at 6:30 pm; the screening starts at 7 pm
RSVP: While the event is free and open to the public, an RSVP is required. To RSVP to this event, please click here

Questions? Call 217-333-7300 or email

For a royal good time

Enjoy this exclusive scene from the first episode...

The cast describes Season 2 in three words... 

Victoria stars Jenna Coleman and Tom Hughes play "Would You Rather?"

The cast explores the challenges of pregnancy and childbirth in the Victorian era...

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