Avon Theatre

99 Downie Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Event: The Rocky Horror Show

BMO MainStage, Vanier Park

1695 Whyte Avenue, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: As You Like It

Royal Ontario Museum

100 Queens Park, Toronto, ON M5S 2C6, Canada

Event: ASL Interpreted Museum Tours

Festival Theatre

55 Queen Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Event: The Music Man

ATB Financial Arts Barns

10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G9, Canada

Event: SOUND OFF: Open Call for Submissions

Cool Airs Rental Stage at Holy Trinity

10037 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G6, Canada

Event: Adventures of the Squealy-Moo Pirates

The Theatre Centre - BMO Incubator

1115 Queen Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada

Event: The Negroes Are Congregating

Acacia Hall

10433 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2C7, Canada

Event: Evacuated!

Toronto Media Arts Centre - Main Gallery

32 Lisgar Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Event: SummerWorks Closing Night Party

Avon Theatre

99 Downie Street, Stratford, ON, Canada

Event: Coriolanus

Walterdale Theatre

10322 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 5C3, Canada

Event: Tragedy: A Tragedy

Yardbird Suite

10203 86 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 2M2

Event: F*ck Tinder: A Love Story

Roots on Whyte Community Building

8135 102 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 4A4, Canada

Event: The ADHD Project

Grindstone Theatre

10019 81 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 1W7, Canada

Event: Naked Girls Reading Presents…

Studio Theatre

10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G9, Canada

Event: AWKWARD HUG

Sugar Swing Ballroom: Upstairs

10019 80 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 1T4, Canada

Event: #YesAStripper

King Edward School

8530 101 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 3Z5, Canada

Event: Bedwetter

The Playhouse

10033 80 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6E 1T4, Canada

Event: The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine

Campus Saint Jean

8406 Marie-Anne Gaboury Northwest, Edmonton, AB T6C 4G9

Event: HOTEL VORTRUBA

The Avondale

194 Avondale Ave, Stratford, ON, Canada

Event: Mzansi Youth Choir

Westbury Theatre

10330 84 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T6E 2G9, Canada

Event: Rig Pig Fantasia

Springer Theatre

690 Charles Street South, Gananoque, ON, Canada

Event: Prairie Nurse

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Northwest Calgary, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Into the Woods

Waterfront Theatre

1412 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Rocko and Nakota: Tales From the Land

The Cultch

1895 Venables St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Awkward Hug

Victoria Hall

411 Greenfield Street, Petrolia, ON, Canada

Event: East Coast Kitchen Party

Revue Stage

601 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Self-ish

Studio 1398

1398 Cartwright St, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Angels & Aliens

Aki Studio

585 Dundas Street East, Toronto, ON, Canada

Event: I Call myself Princess

Fountain Hall

1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Event: Shakespeare In Love

Studio Theatre

34 George Street East, Stratford, ON, Canada

Event: Paradise Lost

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Honour Beat

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Festival Theatre

10 Queen's Parade, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON, Canada

Event: The Magician’s Nephew

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Junie B Jones

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Mustard

Berkeley Street Theatre

26 Berkeley Street, Toronto, ON, Canada

Event: Life After

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

2 Forks Market Road, Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Event: Comet in Moominland

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Goosebumps the Musical: Phantom of the Auditorium

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Mary and Max

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Sweat

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: A Christmas Carol

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Beauty and the Beast

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Twas the Night Before Christmas

Surrey Arts Centre Main Stage

13750 88 Ave, Surrey, BC, Canada

Event: Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

Fountain Hall

1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Event: Cinderella

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: BOOM X

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: The Matchmaker

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: The Shoplifters

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: The Giver

Fountain Hall

1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Event: Noises Off

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: The Scarlet Letter

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: The Orchard (After Chekhov)

Granville Island Stage

1585 Johnston Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Bed & Breakfast

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Crossing Swords

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Return to Treasure Island

Max Bell Theatre

240 9th Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Billy Elliot

Fountain Hall

1593 Argyle St, Halifax, NS, Canada

Event: The Color Purple

Beddington Theatre Arts Centre

375 Bermuda Drive Northwest, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Sister Act the Musical

Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage

2750 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada

Event: Matilda the Musical

Vertigo Studio Theatre

115 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, AB, Canada

Event: Where Words Once Were

Accessing the Arts

Welcome! Accessing the Arts is a pilot initiative that is working towards becoming your go-to source for information about accessible arts and culture. Our goal is to promote accessibility in the arts and showcase how communities are reshaping the arts sector. We believe that art is for everyone!

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Upcoming

July 20 - October 20 The Rocky Horror Show

Stratford Festival

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It’s the most fun you can have in fishnets! Come see this smash-hit musical extravaganza. Invite your friends and party to the irresistible rock-and-roll score. Drinks before, during and after… Read More

July 22 - September 9 As You Like It

Bard on the Beach

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It’s the 1960s, and free spirits are escaping from Vancouver to get “back to the land”. This joyful tribute to love, laughter and music features 20 classic Beatles songs, from… Read More

August 2 - December 6 ASL Interpreted Museum Tours

Royal Ontario Museum

On the first Thursday of each month, ASL interpretation is provided for the Museum Highlights Tour. ASL-Interpreted Tours at the ROM offer a learning experience for the whole family, and… Read More

August 7 - August 24 The Music Man

Stratford Festival

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A charming but fraudulent salesman arrives in River City to work his usual scam. With melodies that include the rousing “Seventy-Six Trombones,” this musical-comedy classic will delight the whole family.… Read More

August 14 - September 14 SOUND OFF: Open Call for Submissions

SOUND OFF: A Deaf Theatre Festival

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Attention Deaf performing artists! SOUND OFF, Canada’s national festival dedicated to the Deaf performing arts is announcing an open call for submissions. In collaboration with Workshop West Playwrights’ Theatre and… Read More

August 18 The Negroes Are Congregating

SummerWorks

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Relaxed performance. The Negroes Are Congregating is a personal and contemporary piece delving into the psyche of generational internalized racism. Delivered through a fusion of spoken word, satire, and soulful… Read More

August 18 Evacuated!

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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Mountains, popsicles… political collapse? International storyteller and multiple Best-of-Fest winner tells the true story of her evacuation from Indonesia. Captivating, graceful and surprising! Duration: 60 minutes. More information and tickets

August 19 SummerWorks Closing Night Party

SummerWorks

Say goodbye to another year of the Festival. Come for the drinks and celebration, and stay for the announcement of the SummerWorks Awards. More information about the Closing Night Party

August 19 Coriolanus

Stratford Festival

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See Robert Lepage’s breathtaking production that explores the age-old tensions that still tear at the heart of democracy. There’s one visual surprise after another in this fast paced show. More… Read More

August 19 Tragedy: A Tragedy

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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A local news team bravely stands in front of an unfolding catastrophe prepared to bring unflinching coverage. But as the night wears on and answers can’t be found… they flinch.… Read More

August 19 F*ck Tinder: A Love Story

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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After this Moth champion gets held up at gunpoint the night his girlfriend breaks up with him, he moves from LA to San Francisco and dates 120 women in 2… Read More

August 20 The ADHD Project

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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Storyteller Carlyn Rhamey (SAOR) shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “special” and embracing what makes us different. Enter her world of chaos, creativity and combat… Read More

August 20 Naked Girls Reading Presents…

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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Naked Girls Reading is a group of women who love to read… naked. That’s really it. There’s not a whole lot more to it. Should there be? After all –… Read More

August 21 AWKWARD HUG

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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Actor, writer and storytelling champion Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart in this coming-of-age story with a twist. Duration:… Read More

August 21 #YesAStripper

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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International showgirl Arabella Allure tells the riveting story of her journey from power suits to platform heels. Australian mining towns, Albertan dive bars, and renowned New Orleans stages – delve… Read More

August 22 Bedwetter

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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Relaxed performance. You’ve heard the jokes about bedwetters, but have you listened to the stories? Tamlynn recounts her sometimes heartbreaking, often hilarious true story of becoming a woman while feeling… Read More

August 23 The Anger in Ernest and Ernestine

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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In this physical comedy, Ernest and Ernestine discover their relationship as it changes from gushing, “you didn’t have to do that!” to screaming “YOU DIDN’T HAVE TO DO THAT!” …… Read More

August 23 HOTEL VORTRUBA

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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Relaxed performance. From the creators of Falling Awake comes HOTEL VORTRUBA, an otherworldly place where finding shelter is not so simple and magic lingers in every shadow. Duration: 60 minutes… Read More

August 24 Mzansi Youth Choir

Stratford Summer Music

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Relaxed performance. The word Mzansi is the Soweto township slang word for South Africa, so MZANSI specialises in an exciting assortment of South African music that combines traditional rhythms, pop… Read More

August 25 Rig Pig Fantasia

Edmonton Fringe Festival

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A play about oil, donuts and road rage, about colonialism, reconciliation and what it means to be a man. And dancing. It’s also about dancing. Duration: 90 minutes More information… Read More

September 2 Prairie Nurse

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Relaxed performance. In 1960s small-town Saskatchewan, two Filipina nurses arrive to work at a local hospital. No one in town can tell them apart, including the man that falls in… Read More

September 6 Into the Woods

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. Recently made into an award-winning film, Into the Woods is an all-ages, musical clash of fairy tales. Characters like Cinderella, Jack, Red Riding Hood and several others are… Read More

September 9 Awkward Hug

Vancouver Fringe Festival

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Actor, writer, and storytelling champion Cory Thibert embodies his 19-year-old self as he uncovers the truth behind what sets his family apart in this coming-of-age story with a twist. Duration:… Read More

September 13 East Coast Kitchen Party

Victoria Playhouse Petrolia

Relaxed performance. Created by Mark Payne & David Rogers Join ‘da fun Eh! as Mark and his singin’, steppin’ and fiddling’ friends kiss the cod and share some scratch. Originally… Read More

September 14 Self-ish

Vancouver Fringe Festival

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SELF-ish follows Esther, a 35-year-old Korean-Canadian woman, examining herself in the face of a recent tragedy. Esther wakes up to the familiar tremor of existential angst ripple over her body… Read More

September 15 Angels & Aliens

Vancouver Fringe Festival

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Fringe favourites Jeff Leard and Sydney Hayduk team up in this bold comedy to answer the big questions. Questions like: Are we alone in the universe? Are we living in… Read More

September 21 - September 27 I Call myself Princess

Native Earth Performing Arts

A Paper Canoe Projects and Cahoots Theatre production in association with Native Earth. When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina… Read More

September 23 Shakespeare In Love

Neptune Theatre

Relaxed performance. Playwright Will Shakespeare struggles to write his next play against a fast approaching deadline. He finds his muse and inspiration in Viola – a beautiful young woman who… Read More

September 23 Paradise Lost

Stratford Festival

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Inspired by John Milton’s epic poem of the cosmic battle between good and evil, Satan’s revenge and the expulsion of Adam and Eve from the Garden of Eden, this ultra-contemporary… Read More

September 26 Honour Beat

Theatre Calgary

Two grown sisters face off over their mother’s death-bed. Together they confront one another, their own identities, and what will remain when their mom leaves this world. A contemporary look… Read More

September 30 - October 5 The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

Arts Club

15-year-old Christopher Boone has a unique perspective. He is incredibly talented at math, but never ventures beyond his street and strongly distrusts strangers. When his neighbour’s dog is killed, Christopher… Read More

October 6 Junie B Jones

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. Featuring the outspoken, curious and lovable Junie B. This delightful adaptation of Barbara Park’s best-selling books brings to life a tremendously lovable individual in a genuinely comical musical.… Read More

October 9 Mustard

Arts Club

Mustard has outstayed his welcome. After all, Thai is now 16 years old and no longer needs an imaginary friend living under her bed. To make matters worse, Mustard is… Read More

October 14 Life After

Canadian Stage

Relaxed performance. Sixteen-year old Alice is left to navigate life after her father, a superstar self-help guru, dies in a car accident. We plunge into Alice’s overactive inner world as… Read More

October 19 Comet in Moominland

Manitoba Theatre for Young People

Relaxed performance. Beneath a canopied dome, a miniature universe of mysterious forests, magical caves and sailing seas fill the theatre. Tove Jansson’s story of trust, bravery and ingenuity has delighted… Read More

November 7 Mary and Max

Theatre Calgary

Based on an Australian claymation film about two unlikely pen pals, which screened in 2009 at the Calgary International Film Festival, Mary and Max is a hilarious and heartening tale… Read More

November 11 - November 16 Sweat

Arts Club

For a group of lifelong friends, a night at the local bar is the balm against a hard day on the factory lines. When tensions rise at work and picket… Read More

November 22 The Boy’s Own Jedi Handbook

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. The year is 1977 and The Kid, a ten-year-old Star Wars fan is trying to make sense of a new town and school. He soon discovers that Star… Read More

December 4 - December 14 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Arts Club

A holiday confection filled with classic Jane Austen charm, Miss Bennet is a modern sequel about the bookish middle child of the Bennets. While Mary starts to dream of a… Read More

December 6 A Christmas Carol

Theatre Calgary

Celebrating 32 years of spirited tradition! Join the Spirits of Christmas Past, Present, and Future as they take Ebenezer Scrooge on a journey through time from darkness to light. This… Read More

December 6 - December 22 Joseph & the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. One of the most enduring shows of all time, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat is a reimagining of the Biblical story of Joseph, his father Jacob, eleven… Read More

December 9 - December 12 Beauty and the Beast

Arts Club

“Tale as old as time, song as old as rhyme.” Can Belle teach the Beast to love, before it is too late? Discover the magic behind the castle walls in… Read More

December 15 Twas the Night Before Christmas

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. This new, one-act musical tells the story of a family trapped in a cabin by a snowstorm on Christmas Eve. They’re away from home, have no power, no… Read More

December 27 Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players

Royal Canadian Theatre Company

The Royal Canadian Theatre Company is pleased to present a relaxed performance of Ellie King’s Hansel, Gretel and the Strolling Players. The apple crop has failed for the past five… Read More

January 2 Cinderella

Neptune Theatre

Relaxed performance. Jeremy Webb brings the hilarious tradition of the Great British Holiday Extravaganza to Neptune’s Fountain Hall stage in the ultimate family show for the holidays. The age-old tale… Read More

February 6 BOOM X

Theatre Calgary

Rick Miller returns to Theatre Calgary after his sold out run of BOOM in 2016 with the world premiere of BOOM X! Picking up where BOOM left off at Woodstock… Read More

February 17 - February 22 The Matchmaker

Arts Club

Horace Vandergelder seeks a wife and matchmaker Dolly Gallagher Levi doesn’t need to look very far to find her! With forbidden young love and mistaken identities afoot, more than one… Read More

February 26 - March 8 The Shoplifters

Meet Alma, a career shoplifter who prefers the “five-finger discount” over any senior citizen’s deal. When a grocery store theft goes awry, her elaborate life of petty crime is halted… Read More

March 16 The Giver

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. Twelve year old Jonas lives in a perfect world, free of poverty, crime, war, and strife. When the Elders of the Community choose him to be the Receiver… Read More

March 17 Noises Off

Neptune Theatre

Relaxed performance. Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and… Read More

March 20 The Scarlet Letter

Theatre Calgary

It is 1642 and Hester Prynne has been branded an adulterer by her Puritan village and forced to wear the titular scarlet letter as repentance. However, in this modern adaptation,… Read More

April 14 - April 19 The Orchard (After Chekhov)

Arts Club

It’s Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard, but told through the lens of a Punjabi-Sikh family in the Okanagan Valley. With the bank calling and money low, will the Basrans be able… Read More

April 23 - May 3 Bed & Breakfast

Arts Club

When Brett inherits a family estate, he and his partner, Drew, move to a quiet little tourist town to set up a B&B. But will these big city boys face… Read More

May 2 Crossing Swords

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. When the boys from St. Mark’s join the girls from St. Anne’s to present “Cyrano de Bergerac”, three friends get more of an education than they bargained for.… Read More

May 2 Return to Treasure Island

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. It’s the story of two brothers who discover their family legacy as they are transported to a mysterious island full of pirates, castaways and singing insects! Will they… Read More

May 8 Billy Elliot

Theatre Calgary

This Tony Award-winning musical is an inspiring and moving tale about the importance of following your heart. Set in working-class England, young Billy dreams of trading in his boxing gloves… Read More

May 19 The Color Purple

Neptune Theatre

Relaxed performance. An inspiring family saga telling the story of a woman who, through love, finds the strength to triumph over adversity and discover her unique voice in the world.… Read More

June 6 Sister Act the Musical

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. When disco diva, Deloris Van Cartier, witnesses a murder, she is put in protective custody in the one place the cops are sure she won’t be a found:… Read More

June 9 - June 14 Matilda the Musical

Arts Club

Sometimes you have to be a little bit naughty to find your happy ending! Armed with an outsize wit and a vivid imagination, precocious Matilda takes a stand to change… Read More

June 20 Where Words Once Were

StoryBook Theatre

Relaxed performance. Young Orhan lives in a world where words are both very precious and very dangerous. Only 1,000 of them can exist: new ones are forbidden, and anything newly… Read More