Past Events

August 21, 2019 Fringe Eve Preview


The famous and free Fringe Eve Preview gives you a sampler of nearly all the shows on offer at the festival. Each show gets just two minutes to win you… Read More

August 20, 2019 Have We Met Before?


Longing, loneliness, serendipity, missed connections and parallel lives are the themes explored throughout this charming short film program. Have We Met Before? documents the history of queer men’s hook-up culture,… Read More

August 20, 2019 5 South


Relaxed performance. From the critically acclaimed company that brought you “Bountiful,” this captivatingly honest, and often hilarious, solo performance revisits the author’s journey in the psych ward, secluded away on… Read More

August 19, 2019 Transfinite


This sci-fi anthology feature film is composed of seven stand-alone short stories where supernatural trans and queer people from various cultures use their powers to protect, love, teach, fight and… Read More

August 18, 2019 Cinderella

Artistic director Jeremy Webb ’s original musical comedy that’s fun for the whole family brought laughter to over 24,000 patrons on the mainstage; wowing theatre-goers with its toe-tapping songs, belly-laughs… Read More

August 18, 2019 The Bonds of Interest

The Bonds of Interest is a brilliant comic intrigue about two con artists who swindle an entire town of crooked merchants, powerful elites and grasping pretenders, all of whom will… Read More

August 18, 2019 TD Fringe Forward Award

Deadline: August 18, 2019 The Vancouver Fringe Festival, in partnership with Neworld Theatre and generously sponsored by TD Bank Group, are establishing this Award to recognize an excellent production that… Read More

August 18, 2019 No Box for Me: An Intersex Story


An estimated 1.7 percent of people are born with variations to their sex characterisitics that defy medical and societal perceptions of “male” and “female” bodies. Intersex people and their identities… Read More

August 18, 2019 Troublemakers 4.0


Our intergenerational film project Troublemakers is back for a fourth year! The Vancouver Queer Film Festival, Reel Youth and Love Intersections have gathered a fresh team of aspiring young filmmakers… Read More

August 18, 2019 Nothing to Lose


Nothing to Lose follows the fierce, fat, queer cast of Force Majeure’s award winning, groundbreaking dance theatre production of the same name. The film explores the inherent movement potential of… Read More

August 17, 2019 Journey / Identity

Colleen McTigue lives and works in St. Catharines. She has been a member of the Willow Arts Community since June 2018. Primarily self-taught, she began pursuing visual arts in March… Read More

August 17, 2019 Closing Night Party

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 on the SummerWorks website

August 17, 2019 Shift Change


Explore the heartbreaks and joys of the women who take centre screen in this program. Terminally In Love is a journey through the mind of Quinn, a neurotic stoner trying… Read More

August 17, 2019 Coming Into Our Own: Youth Shorts


Emerging queer, trans and gender non-conforming youth meet their lives head on in this collection of short films that showcase the diversity of experiences that they face every day with… Read More

August 16, 2019 The Merry Wives of Windsor


Pursuing two respectably married women at the same time, a would-be seducer fails to anticipate that his targets will, quite literally, compare notes. Nor has he reckoned on the mischievous… Read More

August 14, 2019 SummerWorks Exchange Closing Reception

Converge at our final toast to SummerWorks Exchange 2019. An opportunity to reflect on learning, identify lingering questions, and make plans for future connection. More information and tickets

August 14, 2019 Cinderella

With a healthy dose of hilarity, this Tony Award winner combines the timeless songs you know and love with a fresh new take on the beloved fairly tale. Rediscover some… Read More

August 14, 2019 Long Table on Making Space


The Long Table is a dinner party where conversation is the only course. The format ingeniously combines theatricality and models for public engagement. This edition will close out this year’s… Read More

August 14, 2019 Open Studios

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An opportunity to see new works in development. Six artists have been selected to share short excerpts of their next big idea with industry professionals and the general public. This… Read More

August 14, 2019 Public Good


Public Good is an interactive, participatory performance where the audience is asked to come to a collective agreement in the face of an unprecedented moment of conflict and change. In… Read More

August 13, 2019 Creating Sign Language Magic

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Explore of the different ways of making theatre accessible to d/Deaf communities. Creating Sign Language Magic leads you through various methods of creating accessible sign language productions for d/Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing,… Read More

August 13, 2019 Info Fair

An opportunity to meet with and ask questions of funders before the next grant deadline as well as learn more about resources and initiatives impacting the community including. Coffee and… Read More

August 13, 2019 Cliff Cardinal’s CBC Special


You’re listening to the radio in your kitchen. The program moves from the host to the story, the story to the song. An evening of words and music with internationally-lauded… Read More

August 12, 2019 Industry Welcome

An opportunity to connect with colleagues, meet new artists and presenters, as well as learn more about SummerWorks and our partners. Coffee and snacks will be provided. More information and… Read More

August 12, 2019 Pitch Sessions


Six artists from a range of disciplines will share their performing arts projects with industry professionals and the arts community. An opportunity to discover exciting tour-ready works and large-scale projects… Read More

August 12 - August 17, 2019 Antarctica


A post-apocalyptic moment in the near future. Antarctica is being colonized as one of the last hospitable places on earth. 11 people born there in the last century are called… Read More

August 12, 2019 The Breath Between


“Run to the places where you are not welcomed; expand your body so it is all that they see.” Created by the young artists of The AMY Project 2019 theatre… Read More

August 11 - August 17, 2019 Wah Wah Wah


Through extreme physicality, tantrums, and pigs, a young queer woman grapples with the messiness of being violated. A gaze held too long, a dick pic in a DM, a hand… Read More

August 11 - August 15, 2019 Greenland


Receding ice levels off the coast of Greenland reveal that an area thought to be part of the mainland is actually an island. Meanwhile, a rift grows between the island’s… Read More

August 10 - August 18, 2019 Gender Reveal Party


You’re invited! Enact a garden party fantasy of gendered revelations, where the highlights and surprises shared are decided by the person doing the revealing (and where there are always more… Read More

August 10 - August 17, 2019 805-4821


Not all men are men. Welcome to the movies. 805-4821 is a trans coming out story made out of other stories: a dialogue from Shakespeare’s Hamlet, a half-remembered swim lesson,… Read More

August 10 - August 16, 2019 Bonjour Hi


What if an audience was paid for contributing to an artwork? Four artists that blur disciplinary, linguistic and cultural borders, reflect on what it means to participate. Shifting between the… Read More

August 10 - August 12, 2019 CLOSER


A dance in public space for this post / not-so-post #metoo moment. Through forward motion (and some hard steps back), solidarity and connectivity are used as choreographic tools of propulsion… Read More

August 10, 2019 Found Messages for Public Spaces


Using Image Theatre of Theatre of the Oppressed, we will investigate our own personal challenges and social struggles to create short, concise messages/reminders, written stylishly on flat pieces of wood,… Read More

August 9 - August 14, 2019 Deafy


Nathan Jesper has flown in for his big talk and is desperately late. Upon arriving, he launches into his speech but things are soon found to not be what they… Read More

August 8, 2019 Opening Night Party


SummerWorks kicks off the Festival with a big party. Join us for a wild night of music, dancing, performance, and all around revelry. More information and tickets

August 8 - August 14, 2019 burn, burned


After the revolution is won, after the burning of Babylon, and as the dust settles, what next? In a fictitious future, after decades of race wars, a cadre of revolutionaries… Read More

August 4, 2019 Vancouver Pride Parade 2019

A celebration. A protest. A party. A place to take up space. An opportunity to don our finest and shiniest. A chance to recognize how far we have come and… Read More

August 3, 2019 Glory

Relaxed performance. It is 1933 and four friends set out to prove that hockey isn’t just a sport for men. But with the Great Depression weighing heavily on the nation,… Read More

July 28, 2019 Little Shop of Horrors


Skid Row florist’s clerk Seymour Krelborn is too shy to declare his love for his co-worker Audrey – until a mysterious exotic plant brings him unexpected fame and fortune. There’s… Read More

July 28, 2019 Snatch Game

Halifax’s favourite way to end pride: a show of full of laughter, lip-syncing and shade! Join us as some of the funniest drag performers come out to play the impersonation… Read More

July 28, 2019 Ensemble Made In Canada

Join us for this special summer Xenia Concert to hear the fabulous Ensemble Made In Canada performing a program that revels in the many cross-cultural influences that have shaped classical… Read More

July 27, 2019 Not Quite Sherlock


One Man, One Mystery, No Clue. In 2005, Chris Gibbs premiered this one-man comedy play about Victorian London’s most overlooked detective at the Winnipeg Fringe. It won Best of Fest.… Read More

July 26, 2019 If You Could Wear My Sneakers


Zookeeper Ed learns important lessons about animal (and human) rights in this delightful, poetic musical for kids. Sheree Fitch’s poems, brilliantly told through the eyes of animals, are based on… Read More

July 26, 2019 Summer Spice Variety Show

If variety is the spice of life, we’re are stirring up a hot pot of fun with this one! Join us as the Queens of the Glamazon take the stage… Read More

July 26, 2019 Disney’s Newsies

They delivered the papers, until they made the headlines! In 1899, New York City had its papers delivered by an army of ragged orphans and runaways called ‘newsies’. When newspaper… Read More

July 26, 2019 Xenia Concerts: Stephen Prutsman

Award-winning pianist and composer Stephen Prutsman has been presenting concerts for families with children on the autism spectrum in San Francisco since 2012. Freedom of movement and conversational interaction between… Read More

July 26, 2019 The ADHD Project


Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “Special” and embracing what makes us different. A hilariously honest journey exploring ADHD and celebrating… Read More

July 25, 2019 The Swine

Eureka Love hosts as some of Halifax’s best drag queens try to polish folks who have never done drag into presentable drag princesses. Watch as one by one these drag… Read More

July 25, 2019 Can You Ever Forgive Me?

Lee Israel (Melissa McCarthy), the best-selling celebrity biographer (and cat lover) who made her living in the 1970’s and 80’s profiling the likes of Katherine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder… Read More

July 25, 2019 I Lost on Jeopardy


“Look, if you had one shot. One opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?” – Eminem George let… Read More

July 24, 2019 Ben-Hur


A tiny troupe and an epic story. What could go wrong? The film features 200 camels, 2,500 horses and over 10,000 extras. This hilarious adaption of the vengeful saga includes… Read More

July 24, 2019 The Stallion

Eureka Love hosts as some of Halifax’s best drag kings try to polish folks who have never done drag into presentable drag princes. Watch as one by one these drag… Read More

July 24, 2019 LUB DUB


A variety show for the marginalized, the angry, the unseen. LUB DUB is unapologetic, political and fiercely entertaining. Centering the experiences of Black, Filipino, Queer, disabled and low income folks,… Read More

July 23, 2019 Monica vs The Internet


One Filipina. Thousands of racist internet trolls. One deep dive into the comments section. Award-winning storyteller and accidental comedian Monica Ogden sheds light on activism in the age of the… Read More

July 22, 2019 LakeCity Works Open House and Tour

LakeCity Works offers free therapeutic woodworking classes to self-identified women, transgender and gender non-binary people living with mental illness. To learn more about LakeCity Works, join us for an open… Read More

July 22, 2019 Whose Voices are Heard?

Come to a panel discussing why some voices are heard and others are not. Hosted by RRANS at 6:30 pm on July 22 in the BMO Room, Central Library. More… Read More

July 21, 2019 Constellate | OUTspoken

Constellate is a live storytelling event, connecting community through true stories that explore ourselves and our place in the world. Join us for an evening of 2SLGBTQ+ stories. All proceeds… Read More

July 21, 2019 Waitress

Meet Jenna, a waitress and expert pie-maker who dreams of a way out of her small town and rocky marriage. Pouring her heart into her pies, she crafts desserts that… Read More

July 21, 2019 The Comedy of Errors


This season’s The Comedy of Errors is a fast paced, farcical journey to a southern Florida trailer park with two sets of twins and mistaken identity. Separated in a violent… Read More

July 21, 2019 My Frozen Heart: A Comic Tragedy


Relaxed performance. Sarah Beau-DeMers, a “female filmmaker” from small-town Ontario, will stop at nothing to make her film, a definitely-not autobiographical coming-of-age film. But after a series of compromises, she’ll… Read More

July 20 - August 11, 2019 Shakespeare in Love

Young Will Shakespeare has writer’s block. The deadline for his new play is looming and he’s in desperate need of inspiration. And then he finds his muse – Viola. She’s… Read More

July 19 - July 20, 2019 The Bump

What goes bump in the night? You, Kennedy Davenport, Chi Chi DeVayne, Halifax Pride, and a slew of performers. The Bump is part drag extravaganza, part dance party, bringing you… Read More

July 18, 2019 Halifax Pride Comedy Night

You’ve got to be kidding?!? The Halifax Pride Comedy Night features the amazing Martha Chaves, Tranna Wintour, Jane Kansas, Lindsay Dauphinee, and host Bill Wood! This incredible line-up of local… Read More

July 17, 2019 Lilia!

Relaxed performance. Austrian stage actress Lilia Skala flees the Third Reich, escaping to New York City, where she finds herself working in a zipper factory to make ends meet. But… Read More

July 17, 2019 El Diablo of the Cards


An award-winning clown/magic show, El Diablo of the Cards comes all the way from Brazil to bring you an unforgettable night. El Diablo is crossing 52 countries thrilling audiences with… Read More

July 14, 2019 the astrology play


Mercury’s going retrograde again and we are dreading it! On July 7, 2019, — right smack in the middle of the festival — the planet of organization and communication goes… Read More

July 14, 2019 Things the Trees Taught Them


A play about the Canadian Rite of Passage: tree planting. The audience will be brought into the world of tree planters: sore feet, extreme dehydration, being amongst “regular civilization” on… Read More

July 14, 2019 Fingerworks for Fireworks 2019

Learn and practice VocalEye’s innovative tactile approach to describing fireworks for people who are blind and partially sighted with the creators of the technique, Collin van Uchelen and Steph Kirkland.… Read More

July 14, 2019 Accessing Facebook and Social Media

This introduction to Social Media is designed to demystify the workings of Facebook for users with sight loss. Perfect for first-time users and for current users who want to get… Read More

July 12, 2019 Tita Jokes


Meet the Spice Girls of Comedy with a Filipina Twist. They sing, they dance, and they’re going to make you snort-laugh halo-halo through your nose! Join the Toronto SketchFest 2019… Read More

July 12, 2019 Love Notes


I can’t explain the feeling’s plain to me, say can’t you see… A medley of live music and movement to share our stories of infatuation, romance, family, and friendship. A… Read More

July 12, 2019 Strings for Peace Concert


Amjad Ali Khan is the undisputed master of the sarod, and one of India’s most celebrated classical musicians. His ancestors developed and shaped the beautiful nineteen stringed instrument, and his… Read More

July 12, 2019 The Little Mermaid

Relaxed performance. In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid, Ariel, longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of… Read More

July 12, 2019 As You Like It


As You Like It will take you on a fantastical journey to an enchanting place where your quirks and oddities are celebrated, and you are free to love whomever you… Read More

July 12 - July 29, 2019 Spring – Free from Stigma

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This exhibition represents the work of 70 artists with lived experience of mental health/addictions who participated in our Spring 2019 multi-disciplinary Arts Training Season and Open Studio. This is made… Read More

July 11, 2019 Clitoria: A Sex-Positive Superhero!


A sexually repressed high school science teacher accidentally turns herself into a sex-positive Vixen of Kink through a science experiment gone wrong. As the sex ed curriculum is scrapped in… Read More

July 11, 2019 Heart of Matter

Heart of Matter is a meditation on memory and the special artifacts that spark recollection. It is dedicated to objects we keep or forget. This whimsical and poetic dance-theatre work… Read More

July 11, 2019 Gremlin Hour


All Gremlins, including you, are invited to a meeting of gremlins. The child we have to scare is asleep all the time. It’s hard to be spooky when they don’t… Read More

July 11, 2019 Tianna The Traveller

Tianna is a daring escape artist who travels the world collecting unusual stories and stunts. Her cheeky grin shines in the face of a challenge, and her charm pulls audiences… Read More

July 10 - August 14, 2019 Under The Stars

Pre-show at 7 PM – pre-show activities to be announced! Movie at sundown (around 9 PM). Rain date: in the event of rain, we will cancel the scheduled screening date… Read More

July 10, 2019 Outside Ethel: Inside


Ethel lives alone (well, mostly). She is advanced in years. She is having some trouble actually getting out the door. Will she get “bye” with a little help from her… Read More

July 10, 2019 High School High


Multi award-winning show High School High makes it’s Toronto debut from Toasted Theatre’s Alli Harris. Directed by Canadian Comedy Award Winner Al Connors, comes a solo-musical-comedy about how much high… Read More

July 9, 2019 Get Better


Life changing concussions aren’t just for football players. What happens when a busy perfectionist bumps her head too many times? Get Better is a quirky, and dark look into the… Read More

July 9, 2019 Horseface


Meet Alex, a 61 year old woman who is charged with assaulting a man on a train. An older, mostly invisible and very British lady who is pushed to the… Read More

July 8, 2019 Swallowed Whole


Picture this: a sketch series that draws from absurdist images of socio-economic issues, isolation, and fragile privileged entitlement, with the comedic wit behind “Mating Rituals” from last year’s Toronto Festival… Read More

July 8, 2019 The Laundry List


It’s 1919, and Frankie’s Laundry is gunning to be the number one bootlegger in Toronto. His competition thinks otherwise, and a group of chorus girls find themselves in a showdown… Read More

July 8 - August 19, 2019 Anne of Green Gables


This family musical tells the poignant and funny story of a freckle-faced, red-haired orphan named Anne Shirley who arrives at the Bright River Railway Station full of hope for a… Read More

July 8, 2019 Mami Wata

The story about the thirst of life. Tamyka Bullen visited Guyana to know her ancestors, but instead found something she didn’t expect. She realized that to know herself is like… Read More

July 8, 2019 Night Cows


Relaxed performance. Night Cows begins in the evening. A calf, or baby cow describes her mother as she removes the shackles of the day and society transforming herself into a… Read More

July 7 - July 9, 2019 Above & Beyond


Welcome to Bright Star Tours, a travel company where every student shines! In this relatable workplace comedy, best friends Jamie and Nicole will have to outshine macho coworkers and navigate… Read More

July 7 - July 14, 2019 Through the Bamboo


SAVING THE WORLD, ONE GRANDMA AT A TIME. When Philly’s Lola (grandma) dies, she finds herself in the fantastical land of Uwi. Will she be able to end the reign… Read More

July 6, 2019 Nerves


After the sudden death of her grandfather, a young woman learns to juggle her own life with her new found responsibilities as the primary caregiver for her mother, who struggles… Read More

July 5 - July 14, 2019 Red Knows: A Play on Words


A sassy scrumptious analysis of words and silence through the lens of human relationship and connection and complicated exaggeration around an exhilarating yet inspirational display of beautiful-not-perfect. More information and… Read More

July 5 - July 13, 2019 Destiny, USA


From the creator of hit solo shows Pitch Blonde and The Homemaker! When Laura moves from Toronto to Syracuse, New York, she wasn’t expecting to be residing in Trump’s America.… Read More

July 5 - July 13, 2019 Personal Demon Hunter


Velvet Duke is an internationally acclaimed motivational speaker. He is a gifted communicator skilled at exorcising your personal demons through his patented PATH!© system. Today his demons are getting their… Read More

July 5 - July 13, 2019 I Christopher


I Christopher deals with the struggles of finding and maintaining a job with our lead character Christopher who is on the Autism spectrum. The struggle also goes into depth in… Read More

July 5 - July 14, 2019 Scadding


Grab your headphones and favourite pair of shoes for this walkabout audio play. Produced with binaural audio recording, including sound effects and music, 5 mini plays bring to life the… Read More

July 5, 2019 Boy vs Fly


BOY vs FLY, What could possibly go wrong? Dean Bean disrupts his class chasing a fly, trying to be just like his Dad. His impulsive nature gets him into trouble.… Read More

July 5, 2019 Mom’s the Word: Nest 1/2 Empty

From the world-renowned creative team behind the Mom’s the Word series comes another chapter in their stories of family and fracas. The kids are grown, marriages have “evolved,” and bodies… Read More

July 4 - July 14, 2019 Cyrano de Bergerac


Cyrano, Christina, and the Comte de Guiche vie for the affection of Roxanne, one using their wit, another their beauty, and the third . . . well any trick in… Read More

July 4 - July 25, 2019 Corktown Common Outdoor Film Series


For the fourth year of our Corktown Common series, Toronto Outdoor Picture Show invites attendees to enjoy four weekly screenings this July in the glow of our brand-new, magnificent, much… Read More

July 4, 2019 For Sama

To celebrate seven years of JAYU Programming, we are offering a very special and FREE presentation of the award winning favourite For Sama. This film is generously co-presented with: Hot… Read More

July 3 - July 13, 2019 The ADHD Project


Award-winning storyteller Carlyn Rhamey shares the trials and triumphs of growing up a little bit “Special” and embracing what makes us different. From her diagnosis and placement in a segregated… Read More

July 3 - July 14, 2019 Drink of Choice


You walk into a bar, someone comes to take your order, and what happens next is your choice. Join us at the bar for a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure storytelling experience where the… Read More

July 3 - July 13, 2019 I, Malvolio


Is this the kind of thing you find funny? I’ll be revenged on the whole pack of you. A new production of Tim Crouch’s acclaimed play. Follow impel-theatre on snapchat… Read More

July 3 - July 13, 2019 Philip & Lucinda Dino-Show


Philip and Lucinda, dinosaur explorers extraordinaire, set out to understand the Paleozoic Era with song, dance and acrobatics. Philip and Lucinda may be “dino explorers” but they soon discover that… Read More

July 2 - July 23, 2019 The Young Ones


The earth is in a terrible way. The sun is too hot. The land is too dry. But the Young Ones are looking for hope. Join us in a park… Read More

June 30, 2019 Anne of Green Gables

Relaxed performance. A young red-haired orphan girl is mistakenly sent to a farm in Avonlea, PEI, and the rest is history. This timeless classic is a poignant story about love,… Read More

June 30, 2019 Youth Drama Camps

Participants will experience the fundamentals of drama, dance, film, and work on the creation of a short play that will be presented at the end of the week. Fun activities… Read More

June 29, 2019 SIghted Guide Basics

How do you help a blind person cross the road? How do you get the attention of a blind person? Is it okay to say “see you later” to a… Read More

June 29, 2019 Sidewalk Summer Open House

Save the date! Our fifth 307 open house event called Sidewalk Summer Open House is on Saturday, June 29. Come check out ideas, prototypes and see Sidewalk’s vision for the… Read More

June 28, 2019 Queer Songbook Orchestra


Celebrated national chamber ensemble Queer Songbook Orchestra unearth the queer backstories and personal narratives inspired by musicof the past several generations. Weaving together stories told by local narrators with arrangements… Read More

June 28 - June 29, 2019 Circus Sessions – Professional Artists

Circus Sessions is a weeklong circus laboratory and think-tank that will offer a small group of contemporary circus artists the opportunity to work with internationally renowned circus artist/ instructor/ researcher.… Read More

June 28, 2019 Call for Instructors

Deadline: Friday, June 28 (for contracts that begin in September 2019 and end in June 2020) Instructors will develop and teach programs, workshops and classes offered at Workman Arts as… Read More

June 27, 2019 A Century Songbook

Relaxed performance. A musical journey celebrating one hundred years of Montreal Jewish history. Performers take us through daily life, historic landmarks, and events that shaped our community such as the… Read More

June 25, 2019 Diaspora


The Frank Theatre presents a reading of Diaspora: an interdisciplinary, devised performance created by queer refugees and immigrants. This collaboration between the Frank’s Artistic Director, Fay Nass, and an ensemble… Read More

June 24, 2019 Jesse – An ASL Opera


Jesse – An ASL Opera is a workshop reading by Landon Krentz, Heather Molloy & Paula Weber resulting from a two-week experimental process that gathered Deaf and Hearing artists to… Read More

June 23, 2019 A Dinner Party

When Boo, Darling, Baby and Sweetie are unable to agree on a common definition of Love, their otherwise normal dinner party spirals into an absurd chaos of marriage proposals, identity… Read More

June 23, 2019 Blockorama

Blockorama, the largest and longest running stage at Pride has a vibrant history as an activist-based, artistic space. Curated by Blackness Yes!, a committee of artists and activists from Toronto’s… Read More

June 23, 2019 Pride Parade 2019

Stand loud and proud with more than 200 groups marching in Pride Toronto’s Pride Parade, one of the largest in North America. Bursting with performances, floats and thousands of marchers,… Read More

June 23, 2019 Intro to Letterpress

Intro to Letterpress with Kay Slater. This workshop will prioritize Deaf and Hard of Hearing participants, instruction will be spoken as well as signed but we ask that Deaf and… Read More

June 22, 2019 Rite of Spring


For the first time in North America, one of China’s most prolific performers and choreographers, Yang Liping, well-known in China as the Peacock Princess, presents her incredible new work, Rite… Read More

June 22 - June 23, 2019 ASL / Deaf Stage

Kick off your Pride Saturday and Sunday at the Fido South Stage with some carefully curated programming by queer ASL artists. Pride Toronto website 2019 Pride Guide (PDF only)

June 21 - June 22, 2019 Circus Sessions – Emerging Artists

Circus Sessions is a weeklong circus laboratory and think-tank that will offer a small group of contemporary circus artists the opportunity to work with internationally renowned circus artist/ instructor/ researcher.… Read More

June 21 - June 22, 2019 The Queen in Me


The Queen in Me explores the constraints of conventional opera roles and their reliance on gender and sex stereotypes, exploding operatic expectations of demure muses and femme fatales by turning… Read More

June 20, 2019 Where Words Once Were

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

June 20, 2019 Curator Roundtable


QAF visual artists and curator Elwood Jimmy convene for a panel discussing the visual art exhibition. More information on the Queer Arts Festival website

June 19 - June 21, 2019 Frame of Mind

Propeller Dance once again breaks barriers with FRAME OF MIND. Featuring the premiere of an evocative new work, A Look Inside, the theme of mental health gets a breath of… Read More

June 19, 2019 A Night of Storytelling


Danny Ramadan brings his much-loved nights of readings to the Queer Arts Festival. Featuring Kai Cheng Thom, Andrea Jenkins, Tash McAdam, Monica Meneghetti and Michael V. Smith. More information and… Read More

June 18, 2019 Gala Opening Reception – Art Party!


Join us for the Queer Arts Festival’s opening Art Party!, where art and conviviality converge at the grand opening of the 2019 Queer Arts Festival rEvolution. Art Party! marks the… Read More

June 16, 2019 Dynamic Duos: Fauve / Misery

Opening weekend! Best-selling romance novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) is on his way home from his Colorado writer’s retreat when a blizzard causes him to run off the road. As… Read More

June 15, 2019 True North

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Making the National Basketball Association (NBA) is every young player’s dream, but for Toronto’s hopefuls, it seems the ultimate goal might be just a bit closer to reach. Next to… Read More

June 15 - June 29, 2019 The Black Drum

A young woman’s life is turned upside down when her tattoos come alive and propel her on a fantastical journey in search of her own inner voice. Faces, hands, and… Read More

June 15, 2019 MINE


Using the computer construction game Minecraft as a kind of theatre, a group of gamer/performers between the ages of 11 and 46 enact different mother-son narratives in front of an… Read More

June 14 - June 16, 2019 Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools


Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn Parry met on an Arctic expedition from Iqaluit to Greenland. Now they share the stage in Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools; a… Read More

June 14 - June 16, 2019 The Mind Palace

Momo Movement presents The Mind Palace, a co-created contemporary performance exploring the imaginations of our ensemble members. This fantastical show will take you on a journey through the landscapes, emotions… Read More

June 13 - June 22, 2019 Destiny, USA


When Laura moves from Toronto to Syracuse, New York, she wasn’t expecting to be residing in Trump’s America. Gaining her first job as a relay operator for the deaf and… Read More

June 12, 2019 Choir!Choir!Choir!


Equal parts singing, comedy, and community-building, the night unfolds like a dream: You get a lyric sheet at the door, DaBu teaches you the vocal arrangement, and a video is… Read More

June 10 - June 21, 2019 House of Mirrors


Relaxed performance. From Narcissus to Alice, reflections have fascinated and intrigued us throughout the ages. House of Mirrors is a reality-bending, sensory-altering, mind-dizzying experience that has enchanted audiences across the… Read More

June 10 - June 30, 2019 Home Made Visible – Whitehorse


Indigenous, Black and People of Colour communities are disproportionately underrepresented in all media. How do past images unearthed from personal and institutional archives come to shape new stories? The Home… Read More

June 9 - June 14, 2019 Matilda the Musical

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 9, 2019 Monday Nights


Who you are on the court reveals who you are off the court. Five men came together every Monday night and stayed until the lights turned off. They didn’t come… Read More

June 9 - June 10, 2019 Masquerade


One of Moscow’s oldest theatre companies returns with a show that will sweep you off your feet and into a storm of intrigue, hidden truths, and heaps of snow. Based… Read More

June 9, 2019 Golda’s Balcony

A riveting portrait of Golda Meir and her journey from the pogroms of Russia to the halls of the Knesset as Israel’s first and only female Prime Minister. This award-winning… Read More

June 8, 2019 Project Disruption

Email by June 8 to register! See below for alternate ways to get in touch. The Cyborg Circus Project Presents: PROJECT DISRUPTION A Cultural Hotspot SPARK project in partnership… Read More

June 8, 2019 Dragtoons

Get your best onsie, grab your fave cereal, and park it in front of the TV. Or better yet, in our theatre haus at the Bus Stop Theatre! Come on… Read More

June 6, 2019 Sister Act the Musical

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 6 - June 8, 2019 August: Osage County

When their father vanishes, three daughters return home to support their mother. The result is an epic portrait of the modern dysfunctional family. Fiercely funny and bitingly brutal. More information… Read More

June 6, 2019 The Lind Prize Described Tour

VocalEye is pleased to partner with The Polygon Gallery and Kickstart Disability Arts in offering an accessibility tour, recommended for visitors of all ages with vision loss, hearing impairment, or… Read More

June 2, 2019 Closing Night Film: Me, My Mouth & I


RAFFTO is excited to show our festival closing film Me, My Mouth and I! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners British Council, Hot Docs, Why Not Theater, and Tangled Art… Read More

June 2, 2019 Film Criticism Panel

ReelAbilities Toronto is proud to present a panel on Film Criticism and Disability. Featuring: Michael McNeely Shay Erlich Angelo Muredda Linda Luarasi More information and RSVP

June 1, 2019 Love & Loss and Wild Prairie Rose


RAFFTO is excited to show two films Love & Loss and Wild Prairie Rose! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners Centre for Independent Living Toronto. And venue partner, Al Green… Read More

June 1, 2019 MUHI: Generally Temporary


RAFFTO is excited to show the film MUHI: Generally Temporary! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners JAYU’s Human Rights Film Festival, Toronto Jewish Film Foundation, and Toronto Jewish Film Society.… Read More

June 1, 2019 Industry Workshop with AMI

Calling all filmmakers and content creators! Are you interested in making your media available to the widest audience possible? Join AMI media accessibility specialist, Simone Cupid, as she explains the… Read More

June 1 - June 12, 2019 Beauty and the Beast

Relaxed performance. Clocks and candle sticks come to life in this delightful family musical based on the award-winning animated film. This classic story follows Belle, a bright and adventurous young… Read More

June 1, 2019 Le cheval de bleu

Comme des contes qui galopent! Cheval rouge, cheval vert, cheval de bois, cheval de fer : on peut posséder mille chevaux, mais rien à faire, il n’y a pas mieux… Read More

June 1, 2019 BAAFF 2019 Film Screening

BAAFF will be showing some new films submitted to this year’s festival – a great sneak peak into what will be shown in December. Programs will be available on the… Read More

June 1, 2019 Shorts: You Can’t Hurry Love


This collection of shorts is all about looking for love wherever you can find it…at your kid’s school, in your school, online, during a tarot card reading, or at your… Read More

June 1, 2019 Memories of My Body


Political and social upheaval in Central Java forces a closeted young dancer out into the world. There, he meets remarkable people as he struggles to come to terms with his… Read More

May 31, 2019 Little Rebel and Refuge in the Rockies


RAFFTO is excited to show two films Little Rebel and Refuge in the Rockies! Thanks to our co-presenting community partner JAYU’s Human Rights Film Festival, Canadian Sport Film Festival, Variety… Read More

May 31, 2019 The Polar Bears Go Up


Relaxed performance. Get ready to fall in love with these two adorable polar bears! They’ve lost their prized balloon and they need to get it back. Plenty of laughs ensue… Read More

May 31, 2019 LARRY


Can a man get in touch with his femininity without losing his balls? Meet Larry, from Moose Creek, BC. He’s “no idiom”, and he’ll be the first to tell you… Read More

May 31, 2019 Future Filmmakers Workshop

Future Filmmakers is a free three hour crash course and short introduction into the world of filmmaking. Learn the basics of camera work, lighting, laying out a scene and how… Read More

May 31, 2019 Shorts: Thrive


Dating, parenting and spirituality. This year, Thrive takes a closer look at these topics, featuring trans stories that go beyond our gender markers, and asking bigger questions about the human… Read More

May 31, 2019 Being Impossible


Finding your identity is difficult at the best of times, but what if a critical piece of your history has been kept from you? When Ariel has sex with her… Read More

May 30, 2019 The SUM and Remains of ’69


The west coast stop of Queer Media Database Canada-Québec Project’s touring exhibition series, marking the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Omnibus bill. Exhbition runs from May 14 – August 17.… Read More

May 29, 2019 NAAW on This! – Comedy Night

“NAAW On This!” is a hilarious lineup of unconventional comedians who will celebrate the lighter side of disability and mental health while telling stories from lived experience in The Westin’s… Read More

May 29, 2019 Shorts: Real and Spectacular


From trans trailblazers to intersex activists to gay porn starts to a pair of elderly lesbian entertainers, this program highlights a few of the very real and very spectacular members… Read More

May 28, 2019 MesoAmérica Resiste!

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Presented by the Beehive Design Collective. Come see a mural-sized pen and ink masterpiece that took over nine years to create! The Beehive Design Collective works as word-to-image translators of… Read More

May 28, 2019 Jack & Yaya


Growing up trans in a rural community can feel isolating and lonely. But Jack and Yaya, who grew up with neighbouring backyards, had each other every step of the way.… Read More

May 28, 2019 José


Chinese-American director Li Cheng lived in Central America for two years interviewing gay and marginal youth, and learning about Guatemalan culture and history, in preparation for his second feature film,… Read More

May 27, 2019 Vision Portraits


What happens when visually impaired artists work in visual media? Vision Portraits introduces us to several artists who navigate that formidable challenge. Rodney Evans, director of queer classic, Brother to… Read More

May 27, 2019 A Dog Barking at the Moon


Unhappiness can become such a habit that we forget about its root cause. In her assured and lyrical debut feature, writer-director Xiang Zi introduces us to a family living with… Read More

May 27, 2019 Second Star on the Right


Young at heart and lost in life, Emilia is far from having it all figured out. She’s unemployed, in a relationship she won’t commit to, and the odd one out… Read More

May 27, 2019 Fabiana


The life of a long-distance trucker isn’t easy, and proves especially challenging for Fabiana, a 56-year-old trans woman who spends her life crisscrossing the highways of Brazil. In director Brunna… Read More

May 26 - August 3, 2019 Come From Away

Relaxed performance. It’s been called the “edge of the world.” The weather is wild, but the locals never lack for warmth. And it’s here, in Newfoundland, where a remote town… Read More

May 26, 2019 RAFFTO / Citizenship Project

Screening at City Hall as part of Doors Open Toronto: Films from the Citizenship Project My Life in the City

May 26, 2019 From Zero to I Love You


In this entertaining romantic dramedy, commitment-phobic Pete (Darryl Stephens, Noah’s Arc) and married-with-children Jack unexpectedly fall for each other, and life becomes suddenly complicated. Pete, a gay man living in… Read More

May 26, 2019 Queering the Script


“I learned about myself through this show. I saw myself in this character,”explains an enthusiastic fan in Queering the Script,a sparkling celebration of queer fangirls and the shows they love.… Read More

May 26, 2019 The Ground Beneath My Feet


The Ground Beneath My Feet is a masterful thriller that looks at the intersection of mental health and womanhood through the experiences of Lola (Valerie Pachner), an ambitious workaholic on… Read More

May 26, 2019 ANNE+


When it comes to queer women and dating, we often recognize universal rites of passage: first love, the older woman, the closeted—or the wild—one. In this smart, sexy new web… Read More

May 25, 2019 The Hamlet Frequency

Relaxed performance. Hamlet has never ceased pacing his way through time towards our 21st Century imagination and we follow him still, one step after another to the inexorable end and… Read More

May 25, 2019 PushPULL Relaxed Dance Performance

PushPULL Dance is a company committed to diversity, creativity, community and camaraderie. Our members want to make sure that dance is something that is accessible for everyone to both watch… Read More

May 25, 2019 Comedy Night: Laugh with RAFF!

RAFFTO is excited to present a night of live comedy! Thanks to our co-presenting community partners: Bad Dog Comedy Theatre and Cahoots Theatre Projects. Line-up: Sage Lovell (Deafening Darkness) Michael… Read More

May 25, 2019 Lady Parts


From the sadistic minds behind the award-winning hit The After After Party comes Lady Parts, a live satirical sketch show like you’ve never seen before. Described as “Broad City meets… Read More

May 25 - May 26, 2019 Other Inland Empires


When writer/director Julie Hammond learned that Gidget, the quintessential California girl and 1950’s spark of a global surf boom, was really the Jewish daughter of Austro-Hungarian refugees, she began to… Read More

May 25, 2019 The Blonde One


Things grow hot and heavy between roommates Gabriel and Juan in this steamy, heartfelt film from acclaimed Argentinian director, Marco Berger (Plan B; Absent; Taekwondo). Gabriel is attracted to his… Read More

May 25, 2019 Zen in the Ice Rift


Zen is a rowdy 16-year-old living in a small village on top of the Italian Apennines. Despite being a rising star on the local hockey team, they can’t seem to… Read More

May 24 - May 26, 2019 ASL Interpreter Training in Theatre

This workshop is intended for certified ASL interpreters who will be hired professionally to interpret theatre performances. Individuals may sign up for the whole workshop or just for Saturday and… Read More

May 24, 2019 Hope and Fire

What are the possibilities for Mi’kma’ki? In this dynamic, multi-disciplinary installation-performance, indigenous and black artists dream, hope and create a different way forward for this land. The artists individually and… Read More

May 24 - June 2, 2019 Contemporary Dance Solo


Robert Azevedo felt bad for the family and friends who would always come support his dance performances even though they “don’t get it” and then afterwards wonder why he didn’t… Read More

May 24, 2019 Awkward Hug


In the summer of 2009, Cory Thibert was a quiet 19-year-old living in his parents’ basement. He was working as a server to pay his college tuition, spending time with… Read More

May 24, 2019 Drag Kids


Drag origin stories are overflowing with misfit kids who were bullied at school and at home because of their love of feminine clothes and cosmetics. But what if those kids… Read More

May 24, 2019 Billie and Emma


Set in the ‘90s, Billie and Emma explores the turbulent nature of young love and the importance of having someone to laugh with through it all. After getting into trouble,… Read More

May 22, 2019 Afternoon Shift

In partnership with the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, Wonder’neath is pleased to announce a free, drop-in pilot program, Afternoon Shift, that is open to youth, their families, friends, and… Read More

May 19, 2019 The Color Purple

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

May 19, 2019 Call For Artists

Deadline: May 19 at midnight The Long Exposure Festival, an outdoor light festival, takes place tentatively July 13, 2019 in Don Mills Park. We are looking for artists and collaborators… Read More

May 19, 2019 TWEET TWEET!


TWEET TWEET! is a 30-minute contemporary circus performance experience for our youngest audience, age 0-5 years and their caregivers. The show takes place on a magical tree apparatus (built by… Read More

May 18 - May 19, 2019 Lilies; Or, The Revival of a Romantic Drama

In 1912, two schoolboys fall in love performing a play about Saint Sebastian. Their passion is interrupted when one is unjustly sent to prison. Decades later, several inmates agree to… Read More

May 18 - May 25, 2019 Welcome to My Underworld

Nine blazing hot works written and performed by new Canadian dramatists with gate-crashing ideas, delicious poetry and unique characters woven into a spectacular journey to the Underworld, in search of… Read More

May 17, 2019 Album Release Show: Dark Beings

Album release party for Toronto electronic legends LAL’s new album “Dark Beings.” With a set designed by LAL, Syrus Marcus Ware and Raven Davis with projections by Jose Garcia and… Read More

May 11 - June 1, 2019 Flying Hearts


Relaxed performance. Join four friends as they set off on an imagination adventure through the sights, sounds, and textures of earth, water, air, and light! Flying Hearts is an Inclusive… Read More

May 11, 2019 Antigone: 方

Relaxed performance. An urgently contemporary adaptation of the classic Greek story, inspired by the 2014 student umbrella protest in Hong Kong and the 1989 uprising in Tiananmen Square. In this… Read More

May 11, 2019 Trophy

Walk through a pop-up city of stories. Comprised of a cluster of tents and 9 local storytellers, Trophy lights up Fernwood Square. Inside each tent, encounter a person who tells… Read More

May 10 - May 11, 2019 Mamma Mia!

Summer, warm breezes, Greece, all of your favourite ABBA songs: pure musical heaven. Sophie is getting married and wants to find her father so he can walk her down the… Read More

May 10, 2019 Jellyfish Are Immortal

Welcome to the ocean. Grab a life vest. You’ve just floated upon a theatrical explosion between the self-help aisle and the marine life section of the bookstore in this ted… Read More

May 10 - August 17, 2019 Period of Adjustment

Working primarily in sculpture and performance, Carrie Perreault balances resistance and restraint in onerous actions that recount long-term precarity. In making her work, she expends great effort to achieve minimal… Read More

May 9, 2019 A Love Letter to Emily C

A Love Letter to Emily C explores the life and times of Canadian icon and artist Emily Carr. Humorous and moving, this play is an interdisciplinary marvel like nothing you’ve… Read More

May 8 - May 12, 2019 Billy Elliot

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 8, 2019 Awkward Hug

In the summer of 2009, Cory Thibert was a quiet 19-year-old living in his parents’ basement. He was working as a server to pay his college tuition, spending time with… Read More

May 7, 2019 A Man Draws a Bird

Relaxed performance. What they survived might kill you. After a catastrophic impact a man and a woman are trapped in a strange world called The In-Between. Here in the darkness… Read More

May 7 - May 26, 2019 Home Made Visible Tour: Vancouver

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A theatrical screening of all six commissioned films, with a discussion following the program Project organizers Ananya Ohri and Elizabeth Mudenyo, and filmmakers Aeyliya Husain and Maya Bastian. Learn more… Read More

May 6 - May 28, 2019 Home Made Visible Tour: Scarborough


Location: Discussion Room Facilitator: Fiona Raye Clarke Capacity: 15 (Please register in advance) ‘Making Home’ is a two-hour creative writing workshop based on the Amherst Writers & Artists (AWA) Method… Read More

May 5, 2019 Countess Maritza

When the beguiling young Countess Maritza invents a fiancé in order to keep her hordes of admirers at bay, it’s inevitable that she will find true love by the end… Read More

May 3, 2019 Adrenaline

What is more difficult, to stay in danger with your loved ones or to live alone in safety? Adrenaline follows one man for one night, getting ready to celebrate his… Read More

May 3 - May 4, 2019 Most Imaginary Worlds

Created by Inside Out Theatre’s Point of View Ensemble Presented by Quest Theatre A mysterious man lives on a bus, serving ice-cream and wisdom… A star gazing mermaid floats in… Read More

May 3 - June 15, 2019 Fault Lines: Leala Hewak and Laura Shintani

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A Featured Exhibition in the Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival. About the Exhibition Acceptance of change and change through acceptance—Fault Lines explores processes emblematic of observant insight and growth gained from… Read More

May 2, 2019 Crossing Swords

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, 2019 Return to Treasure Island

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 2 - May 5, 2019 Who Let the Dogs Out


It may have seemed like a simple undertaking when he started, but little did artist and curator Ben Sisto know that to answer the question, “Who let the dogs out?”—one… Read More

May 2, 2019 La Cenerentola

In Rossini’s masterpiece, La Cenerentola (Cinderella), the evil stepmother trades places with a malevolent stepfather, the fairy godmother is a philosopher, and the legendary glass slipper is replaced with a… Read More

May 2 - May 3, 2019 Raising Stanley/Life With Tulia

Is a guide dog just a dog that works, or are they more than that? Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick tells stories of the four guide dogs she has handled, accompanied by… Read More

May 1 - May 4, 2019 A Kandahar Away


In 1991, a refugee arrived in Canada with his wife and five children, having fled his home in Kandahar, Afghanistan. Decades later, upon discovering the dwindling hamlet of Kandahar, Saskatchewan,… Read More

April 30 - May 4, 2019 Assholes: A Theory


Inspired by the New York Times bestseller Assholes: A Theory by Aaron James, acclaimed filmmaker John Walker takes us on an investigative journey to test the limits of our acceptance… Read More

April 30 - May 4, 2019 The Pickup Game


Generating over a billion dollars a year, the pickup industry is shocking, secretive and—to put it politely—scummy. Built upon myths and manipulation, expensive workshops and training videos push an agenda… Read More

April 30 - May 1, 2019 Seahorse


Freddy, a young British trans man, dreams of becoming a father. Knowing full well the complications and hardships of attempting pregnancy, Freddy moves forward on his road to having a… Read More

April 30, 2019 2019 Art Encounters

Deadline: April 30 At Toronto Outdoor Art Fair, we have established a rich tradition of launching successful careers and providing a highly accessible venue for artists and the public to… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 The Corporate Coup D’État


If you think Amazon and Apple are controlling your life, you may sadly be right. Canadian philosopher John Ralston Saul coined the term “corporate coup d’état” in his 1995 CBC… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 The Hottest August


With a nod to Jean Rouche and Edgar Morin’s seminal vérité documentary Chronicle of a Summer, Brett Story focuses her observational lens on New York City and its outer boroughs… Read More

April 29 - May 5, 2019 Last Breath


A routine maintenance dive off the coast of Aberdeenshire in the North Sea quickly turns into a nail-biting search-and-rescue mission when a commercial diver’s “umbilical” line, supplying air and heat,… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 Our Dance of Revolution


This untold history of Toronto’s Black queer community spans four decades of passionate activist rebellion. Refusing to be silenced and raging with love, the featured trailblazers demanded a city where… Read More

April 29 - May 1, 2019 There Are No Fakes


Norval Morrisseau (Copper Thunderbird) is arguably the most influential Indigenous artist in Canada, commonly referred to as the founder of the Woodlands style. After spending $20,000 at a reputable Toronto… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 When We Walk


Since being diagnosed with a severe form of multiple sclerosis more than a decade ago, Jason DaSilva has tenaciously guarded his independence, despite using a wheelchair and requiring around-the-clock support.… Read More

April 29 - May 3, 2019 Willie


In a country filled with hockey heroes, Willie O’Ree stands amongst the greats. In 1958, he broke the colour barrier, becoming the first Black player in the National Hockey League.… Read More

April 28, 2019 Reaching for Starlight

Reenie wants to dance, like her mother did before her. Along with her classmates, she believes she has what it takes to earn the coveted solo at the year-end recital.… Read More

April 28, 2019 4000 Miles

New York. The middle of the night. Vera, an irascible, politically active 90-year old is awakened by her grandson Leo, who has cycled from Seattle on a trip with his… Read More

April 28 - May 4, 2019 Always in Season


This documentary feature film connects the lingering impact of more than a century of lynching African Americans to contemporary racial violence in the US with the case of Lennon Lacy,… Read More

April 28 - May 2, 2019 Conviction


Women are the fastest-growing segment of the prison population in Canada. A filmmaking team attempts to understand this statistic by documenting the experiences of a few incarcerated women and embarking… Read More

April 28 - May 3, 2019 Drag Kids


Preteens Stephan, Jason, Bracken and Nemis are like many kids their age: they like candy, catchy pop tunes and sleepovers. But unlike others, they have an unusual interest in dressing… Read More

April 28 - May 3, 2019 Pipe Dreams


In a house of worship, devotion takes many forms. Aiming to master the world’s largest instrument, five young organists compete in the prestigious Canadian International Organ Competition, culminating in a… Read More

April 28 - May 5, 2019 Quiet Storm: The Ron Artest Story


Coming out of New York’s infamous Queensbridge projects, Ron Artest (now known as Metta World Peace) was a highly touted basketball prospect who eventually became an NBA All-Star and Defensive… Read More

April 28 - May 2, 2019 Toxic Beauty


Beauty products are a multi-billion-dollar industry. Despite public attention, companies continue to get away with harmful practices that leave the average consumer wondering which brand can be trusted. Toxic Beauty’s… Read More

April 27, 2019 The Birds and the Bees

Relaxed performance. Gail, a retired empty-nester, has been quietly raising bees in solitude. Unexpectedly, her grown daughter Sarah returns home; it seems twenty years of artificially inseminating turkeys have taken… Read More

April 27 - May 3, 2019 Inside Lehman Brothers


Over 10 years after losing her job as an account executive for a Lehman Brothers subsidiary, Sylvia Vega-Sutfin still lives in fear of her former employer—so much fear that she… Read More

April 27 - May 4, 2019 Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts


Trixie Mattel, the half-Ojibwa drag queen, folk musician, comedian and TV personality—best known for snatching the crown in season three of RuPaul’s Drag Race All Stars—provides an all-access pass to… Read More

April 27, 2019 Let’s Dance

Ballet, bhangra, and breakdancing…this high-energy, interactive program features music that will be sure to make you move to the beat! You and your family will be dancing in your seats… Read More

April 27, 2019 2019 Inkling Symposium


A forum on intersectionality in the arts The Inkling Symposium is a day of workshops, panel discussions, performances, installations, and art actions on disability, equity, and collaborative artmaking. Presentations are… Read More

April 26 - May 3, 2019 Killing Patient Zero


1981: A mere seven years since homosexuality had been de-classified as a mental illness in North America. There was progress and a feeling of gay liberation in the air—and then,… Read More

April 26 - May 2, 2019 Prey


Widespread sexual abuse within the Catholic Church has traumatized thousands. Many have only recently come forward to speak publicly, while others have been silenced through settlements. One of the perpetrators,… Read More

April 26, 2019 Gaelynn Lea in Concert

Come celebrate Kickstart Disability Arts and Culture‘s 21st anniversary with a concert featuring a visual arts presentation by Mujtaba Saloojee, a performance by David Roche, and a music by Gaelynn… Read More

April 26, 2019 Raine Hamilton & Tamyka Bullen


Raine Hamilton Resonant, acoustic chamber folk with an other-worldly edge, and a lyric presence that cuts deep. Prism-clear vocals + strings; A combination of vocal agility and power. Raine is… Read More

April 25 - May 4, 2019 Well Groomed


Move over, Westminster Kennel, there’s a more colourful dog show in town! Creative dog grooming involves dyeing and sculpting dog fur into kaleidoscopic hues and gravity-defying shapes. Transforming an average… Read More

April 23 - May 3, 2019 Bed & Breakfast

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

April 20 - May 12, 2019 The Tempest

A truly unique retelling of Shakespeare’s most magical story, directed by Josette Bushell-Mingo, former Artistic Director of Tyst Teater, Sweden’s National Deaf Theatre, from 2005-2018. The Tempest will feature Deaf… Read More

April 20 - May 3, 2019 Dead People’s Things

Phyllis, a Millennial, inherits a house and all of its contents after her estranged hoarder aunt commits suicide. She then must work with neighbour Beatrice, a Baby Boomer who has… Read More

April 19, 2019 The Young King

Relaxed performance. A young goatherd finds out that he is heir to the throne and is dazzled by the riches and finery of his new life, only to discover that… Read More

April 18, 2019 Open Studio with Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Vanessa Dion Fletcher is OCAD University’s Artist in Residence. On April 18th come to visit Vanessa at her studio. This casual event is an opportunity to see Vanessa’s artwork in… Read More

April 16, 2019 Act of Faith

Inspired by the true story of an inexplicable recovery from paraplegia by one of our own – a Vancouver teacher/dancer – after 13 years of life in a wheelchair, this… Read More

April 16, 2019 Courageous Conversations and Empathy in Communications

This workshop explores engaging in difficult conversations in empathetic, meaningful and impactful ways. The session uses anti-oppression frameworks to explore strategies to resolve conflict and build allyship. The session uses… Read More

April 14 - April 19, 2019 The Orchard (After Chekhov)

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 14, 2019 Under the Stairs

Relaxed performance. In this innovative musical play, the cupboard under the stairs is a portal to a magical place that provides young Tim with refuge from Mom and Dad’s bickering.… Read More

April 14, 2019 Never the Last

Delinquent Theatre presents the world premiere of Christine Quintana and Molly MacKinnon‘s romantic yet tragic tale, Never the Last, as part of the See More Theatre Series at Vancouver Civic… Read More

April 11, 2019 Might as Well Be Dead

Eleven years ago, wealthy businesswoman Mrs. Herold tossed her only son Paul onto the streets to fend for himself. Now, realizing the error of her ways, she has come looking… Read More

April 11 - April 18, 2019 Dis merci

In Dis Merci, four neighbours are getting ready to throw a party for a refugee family arriving in Canada. Despite their best intentions to welcome the newcomers into their lives… Read More

April 9, 2019 Gutenberg! The Musical!

Relaxed performance. Bud and Deb are aspiring playwrights about to give the performance of their lives. It’s a backer’s audition, and in a desperate, bravely hopeful bid to fulfill their… Read More

April 7, 2019 Shove It Down My Throat

Relaxed performance. In 2013, Luke O’Donovan is arrested after a knife fight at a New Year’s party. The media portrays him as a maniac who went on a stabbing spree.… Read More

April 5 - April 6, 2019 August Wilson’s Fences

All great plays are about family. Set in Pittsburgh in the 1950s, a former baseball star now supports his family by working as a trash collector. The literal fence in… Read More

April 4 - April 20, 2019 The Chemical Valley Project

All performances are relaxed. Through an innovative blend of projection design, object puppetry, and solo-performance, Kevin Matthew Wong performs this documentary theatre work on environmental racism and reconciliation amidst the… Read More

March 30, 2019 Meet My Sister!

Relaxed performance. In this hysterical new comedy two sisters, Stella and Blanche, one from Northern BC and the other from Northern Ontario, try in vain to get their mother to… Read More

March 29, 2019 Body Brake X

More dancing, more awesome – 10th anniversary edition! Part cabaret, part performance installation, part immersive environment, completely fun! Combining the energy of a rock concert in an evening of dance,… Read More

March 28, 2019 Hot Brown Honey

Fighting the power never tasted so sweet! For the Game Changers, Myth Slayers, Poets, Movers, Music Makers, Ground Breakers, Truth Sayers, Shake em up Women, Queens, Queers and Risk Takers:… Read More

March 23, 2019 Yev

Relaxed performance. Yev is a hermit living in a remote region of the Siberian Taiga, the sole survivor of a family who fled civilization for fear of religious persecution. Matthew,… Read More

March 23, 2019 Straight

Relaxed performance. Meet Ben. Ben is a 26-year-old investment banker. Ben likes beer, sports and Emily…and Chris. Straight is a provocative new play that deals with fidelity, sexuality and identity… Read More

March 20, 2019 The Scarlet Letter

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

March 20 - March 24, 2019 Crying Hands

Crying Hands tells the tale of Hans, who was born deaf and grew up in Berlin before the war broke out in 1939. The production follows Hans’ fate as a… Read More

March 19, 2019 World Poetry Day: Poetry in Many Languages

Presented by Winnipeg’s Poet Laureate Di Brandt and the Winnipeg Arts Council. An evening of traditional poems, representing poetry in many languages from around the world. Featuring poetry, music, and… Read More

March 17, 2019 Noises Off

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 16, 2019 The Giver

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 14, 2019 The Good Bride

The Good Bride is a one-woman comedy about a Quiverfull Christian girl. As 15-year old Maranatha waits excitedly for her 28-year old fiancé to carry her off to their wedding,… Read More

March 13, 2019 The New Canadian Curling Club

The New Canadian Curling Club tells the story of a Chinese physician, a Jamaican Tim Horton’s manager, a South Asian father, and a 17-year old Syrian refugee who live in… Read More

March 13, 2019 Brockton Writers Series


6:30 PM: Guest Talk Zoe Whittall – On Writing Comedy 7:00 PM: Readers Kim Moritsugu Jim Nason Aparna Kaji Shah Daniel Perry Q&A with the writers afterward. Books and refreshments… Read More

March 10, 2019 Made In Italy

Relaxed performance. It’s the 1970s and Francesco is the only kid in his Jasper school with a three-piece suit and a lunchbox full of cured meats and aged cheeses. Torn… Read More

March 10, 2019 The 26 Letter Dance

Relaxed performance. This inventive, interactive show inspires kids to dance to the beat of their own drum – based on the alphabet! Bouge de là takes us on a journey… Read More

March 10 - March 24, 2019 CHICHO

Chicho, an ashamed-queer-Catholic-man-boy from Venezuela, hilariously attempts to feel beautiful despite his warring identity politics. In this wildly entertaining exploration of a diasporic experience, CHICHO meticulously presents the disparity between… Read More

March 10 - March 11, 2019 Come to the Edge

A creative oasis animated by the Imagining Possibilities Leadership Team. You will witness a ritual inviting you to bring your imagination to the edge, and jump into the world that… Read More

March 9, 2019 Generally Hospital

Relaxed performance. Let’s get clinical! Generally Hospital is a comedic show about a serious place: the hospital. Songs about death, hospital rules during The Purge, and finding love in a… Read More

March 9, 2019 Poly Queer Love Ballad

Poly Queer Love Ballad is an intimate, edgy new musical merging slam poetry with catchy pop-folk tunes. Nina, a polyamorous bisexual poet, meets Gabbie, a monogamous lesbian songwriter, at Cafe… Read More

March 8 - March 9, 2019 Vigilante

The story of the Donnellys– the shocking massacre of Johannah Donnelly and her dangerously devoted sons in nearby Lucan in 1880 – can still freeze the blood. With a pulsing… Read More

March 8 - March 30, 2019 Outliers on Tour


Outliers on Tour is bringing the outsiders in. Bridging the peripheries of both Toronto’s borders and the ways in which Disabled artists must operate on the margins. Tangled Art +… Read More

March 3 - March 9, 2019 Children of God

In this powerful musical, the children of an Oji-Cree family are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. This is a story of redemption: for a mother who was… Read More

March 2, 2019 Circle Game

One of the most influential recording artists of the late 20th century, Joni Mitchell has often reflected on social and environmental ideals through her music. Circle Game reinterprets Mitchell’s iconic… Read More

March 2, 2019 Home Made Visible Tour

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Indigenous, Black and People of Colour communities are disproportionately underrepresented in all media. How do past images unearthed from personal and institutional archives come to shape new stories? The Home… Read More

March 1, 2019 All You Can Hold

All You Can Hold is a multi-arts spectacle created to the music of LAL’s Album – Find Safety. A big hit at SummerWorks 2015, All You Can Hold incorporates the… Read More

February 28 - March 23, 2019 Being Scene 2019

Workman Arts presents BEING SCENE, a sweeping exhibition encompassing over 100 artworks by 60+ artists that examine all facets of mental health and addiction experiences. Being Scene covers a wide… Read More

February 27 - March 9, 2019 Prince Hamlet

When he learns his father’s death was no accident, Prince Hamlet sets out to find the truth for himself. Staring down his own mortality, the prince uses theatre and trickery… Read More

February 26 - March 8, 2019 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

February 23 - March 2, 2019 The Threepenny Opera

Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill’s classic play with music is given a sick new twist. Featuring an integrated cast dominated by performers with disabilities, this Threepenny Opera will make you… Read More

February 23 - March 2, 2019 Paolozzapedia

In Paolozzapedia Adam Paolozza blends his signature potent theatricality, contemporary carnivalesque commedia dell’arte aesthetic, storytelling, and family anecdotes, to create a funny and deeply autobiographical show about the creative nature… Read More

February 23, 2019 Deathtrap

Relaxed performance. Sidney Bruhl is languishing in his Connecticut home, struggling to overcome a bout of writer’s block that has seen his Broadway success turn to near bankruptcy. But the… Read More

February 23, 2019 Here on the Flight Path

Relaxed performance. One man, three women, two balconies. Set on adjoining balconies in a big city apartment building, Here on the Flight Path follows John Cummings as he interacts with… Read More

February 22 - March 1, 2019 Good Morning, Viet Mom

As a young filmmaker, Franco goes to Vietnam looking for inspiration for his first feature film and finds an unexpected subject – his mom. Known best for his stand-up comedy,… Read More

February 21, 2019 Raine Hamilton w/ String Trio

The Raine Hamilton String Trio headed out on their first tour with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation in October 2018. Raine started presenting concerts with ASL interpretation in 2017, in… Read More

February 21, 2019 In the Fire


Femmes du Feu’s Holly Tredennick grapples with fire, trauma, and the memories of her firefighter father in an intimate aerial circus performance. More information and tickets

February 21 - May 23, 2019 AGH Touch Tours

Experience art through the sense of touch. Visitors work with specially trained Docents to explore selected works. These tours are designed with people with vision loss in mind, but everyone… Read More

February 20, 2019 Smoke

Jordan, Aiden’s ex, shows up at Aiden’s apartment to confront her about the allegation that Jordan sexually assaulted her two years ago. The smoke is thick and the town is… Read More

February 17 - February 22, 2019 The Matchmaker

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 17 - February 18, 2019 We Are All Treaty People

Two children – one Indigenous, one white – are told by the Trickster they cannot be friends due to the terms of Alberta’s Treaty 7. But the Trickster’s words inspire… Read More

February 17, 2019 Bears

A politically charged theatre-dance hybrid that journeys through our wondrous and contested environment. Pursued by the RCMP, Floyd has to get out of town fast. Heading through the Rockies for… Read More

February 15, 2019 Open Call for Submissions

Tangled Art + Disability is currently accepting proposals from Deaf, Mad and Disability-identified artists, and groups, collectives, and organizations engaging in disability curation to be hosted at Tangled Art Gallery.… Read More

February 15 - February 17, 2019 Deafies’ Unique Time


All the way from Toronto, Deafies’ Unique Time is a show with three Deaf actors of diverse backgrounds putting their unique performing skills to use! We want to show you… Read More

February 15 - February 17, 2019 Apple Time


From the creators of the smash hit Deaf Crows comes a brand new show, Apple Time! The play is a bridge to all realms: a magical, liminal ‘third’ space, in… Read More

February 15 - February 17, 2019 Tales From The East Coast


Direct from Nova Scotia, Tales From The East Coast is an entertaining and interactive series of poems and stories by Canadian Deaf writers in both ASL and MSL (Maritimes Sign… Read More

February 14, 2019 A Doll’s House

Henrik Ibsen’s realist masterpiece resonates more than a century after the debut of Nora Helmer, whose bourgeois illusions are shattered by the realization that she’s merely a doll in her… Read More

February 14, 2019 Inaudibility World (Staged Reading)


Staged reading. Will you be my friend? It’s such a simple question. A work in progress play will explore the areas of dating relationships, deaf and hearing people. “Are YOU… Read More

February 14, 2019 Deafies’ Unique Time


Three BIPOC Deaf artists weave together their diverse backgrounds into a theatrical experience you won’t want to miss. Performed in ASL with English interpretation. Created and performed by Thurga Kanagasekarampillai,… Read More

February 14, 2019 How was your day, honey?


A new parent attempts to recreate the emptiness of the year she spent alone at home with her baby. Performer + creator: Katie Swift. Director: Rose Plotek. Composer and musician:… Read More

February 14, 2019 The BiG SiSSY Show: The Message


This afro-futurist, queer rock opera charts alien witch BiG SiSSY’s journey from Black Starr Planet to Earth to liberate us from our oppressive systems. The BiG SiSSY Show: The Message… Read More

February 14, 2019 Temple of the Divine Queer


Imagine a world in the future where Queerness has become the dominant religion in the world; where Gay Icons have become stained glass windows and the altars are covered in… Read More

February 13 - February 17, 2019 Songs My Mother Never Sung Me


Songs My Mother Never Sung Me is an opera for families about a Deaf mom and her hearing son. The piece is bilingual and is performed and sung in English… Read More

February 13 - February 18, 2019 Adeline, Carol and Friends


Deaf Spirit Theatre returns with a brand new show! This collective from Kingston, Ontario will perform a series of unique skits a featuring a comedic duo of two women in… Read More

February 13, 2019 Deafy


Staged reading. Nathan Jesper has flown in for his big talk and is desperately late. Upon arriving, he launches into his speech but things are soon found to not be… Read More

February 13, 2019 Lost Together


Lost Together invites you to share a story about something you’ve lost. Throughout the conversation, Shira and Michaela will work together to recreate that lost thing for you. The objects… Read More

February 13, 2019 ASL Opera – Call for Artists

Welcoming artists from Montreal, Toronto, and beyond! Deadline to submit is February 13, 2019. This project aims to fulfill four primary goals: To make traditional opera accessible to D/deaf and… Read More

February 11 - March 2, 2019 Assassinating Thomson

Bruce Horak is a critically acclaimed visual artist, actor and playwright who lives with just 9% of his vision. In this, his one-man tour-de-force, Horak delves into the mysterious death… Read More

February 10, 2019 Creatures

Relaxed performance. Creatures, a performance by duo RoyaLazyness, is a demonstration of the power of dance to move bodies beyond comfort zones, regardless of disabilities and differences. Inspired by breakdance,… Read More

February 10, 2019 The Wolves

Relaxed performance. Set in an indoor soccer facility, with live-action soccer on stage, Sarah DeLappe’s play The Wolves is an urgent and timely ensemble piece depicting an all-girls soccer team… Read More

February 9, 2019 Little Witch


Deep in the woods lived Little Witch, her beloved cat and her mother, Old Witch.  One day, the ailing Old Witch finds an ogre caught in a trap.  As a… Read More

February 9, 2019 The In-Between


Relaxed performance. Lily feels trapped. When a conflict between her best friend Brit and the guy she likes Karim breaks out after other students share racist, anti-Muslim memes, a misunderstanding… Read More

February 7, 2019 Raine Hamilton w/ String Trio

The Raine Hamilton String Trio headed out on their first tour with American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation in October 2018. Raine started presenting concerts with ASL interpretation in 2017, in… Read More

February 7 - February 10, 2019 Apple Time

Apple Time is a bridge to all realms. It is a magical space where Deaf, Hard of Hearing, newcomers, oral communication and signing come together to create entire new worlds.… Read More

February 6, 2019 BOOM X

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 6 - February 24, 2019 Prince Hamlet

Ravi Jain’s remixed, reimagined, and bilingual Prince Hamlet features a cross-cultural, gender-flipped cast, challenging conventional ideas of who gets to tell this story. Struggling with the death of his royal… Read More

February 5 - February 9, 2019 Hook Up

Three friends hit university – no parents, new friends, new rules, and a new normal. Hook Up raises questions of consent, shame, and power in the lives of young adults… Read More

February 3, 2019 Sweet Charity

Relaxed performance. Welcome to the dancehalls of New York, and to the turbulent love life of a sassy, diehard romantic hostess whose naiveté keeps getting her in hot and cold… Read More

February 2, 2019 Torn Through Time

Relaxed performance. Jess is in the middle of a writing assignment on one of her heroes and it’s not going well. Frustrated, she rips the pages out of a library… Read More

February 1 - February 2, 2019 L’Homme de Hus


An adventure for performer and audience alike, Camille Boitel‘s raucous embodiment of the title character in this amazingly physical performance piece will have you laughing out loud one minute and… Read More

February 1, 2019 Dragging ASL to Pride Revival

Dragging ASL to Pride is back! Ontario Rainbow Alliance of the Deaf (ORAD) and Deaf Spectrum is bringing you talented Deaf performers onstage – dressed in drag! This show will… Read More

January 31 - February 1, 2019 Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools


A concert, a conversation and a multimedia performance all in one, Kiinalik: These Sharp Tools is the meeting point for two people—Inuk artist Laakkuluk Williamson Bathory and queer theatre-maker Evalyn… Read More

January 31 - February 2, 2019 Zvizdal (Chernobyl – so far so close)


Members of the Antwerp-based art collective BERLIN, together with journalist Cathy Blisson, spent five years filming Nadia and Pétro Opanassovitch Lubenoc, an elderly couple living deep within the irradiated Chernobyl… Read More

January 30, 2019 Keynote: Dawn Jani Birley


Keynote: Dawn Jani Birley Knowledge is power, but sign language is my superpower… For a long while, society has been promoting the idea of embracing diversity, being inclusive and respecting… Read More

January 30, 2019 The Penelopiad

“Now that I’m dead, I know everything.” So begins Penelope, the famously faithful wife of the Greek hero Odysseus, speaking from the afterlife in Hades. Canadian literary icon Margaret Atwood… Read More

January 29, 2019 Lake of the Strangers

Relaxed performance. Lake of the Strangers is a powerful new play by Hunter Cardinal. Inspired by ancient Nehiyaw mythology, this story follows two brothers in their last summer adventure. Through… Read More

January 29 - February 2, 2019 This is the Point


This “play about love, sex, and disability” runs the gamut from joyous celebration to unflinching drama as it paints a collective portrait of real-life individuals whose lives have been touched… Read More

January 28, 2019 Bruce Horak – Assassinating Thomson

In his critically acclaimed one-person performance, Horak paints a portrait of the entire audience while simultaneously telling the story of how he came to be a visually impaired visual artist,… Read More

January 27 - February 2, 2019 Rose

Relaxed performance. In the idyllic mountain town of Somewhere, everyone knows exactly who they are and what their place is. Except for Rose. Rose is different, and she knows it.… Read More

January 26, 2019 salt.


The Transatlantic Slave Triangle connected Africa with Europe and the Americas; it was the transport route for innocent masses stolen in the name of racism and greed. Some of us… Read More

January 26, 2019 Brownton Abbey

Celestial beings from queer dimensions transform Harbourfront Centre into a kaleidoscopic off-world temple as Brownton Abbey, the UK based Afro-Futurist performance party with a Space Church theme, hits Toronto. Created… Read More

January 25, 2019 Critical Ideas: Arts + Access


As an ongoing Festival thematic concern, we ask: How is accessibility changing the way we create, curate and experience art? What do we have to gain when we re-frame our… Read More

January 25, 2019 Crip Shorts

Six extraordinary disabled performers from Canada and the UK bring their distinct creativity to this one-night celebration. Five short acts, each responding and redefining the experience of disability through performance,… Read More

January 24, 2019 PALMYRA


In this prizewinning piece, the set is almost bare and broken crockery is the main prop; PALMYRA may seem slight at first glance, but it’s about as rich in implication… Read More

January 24 - January 26, 2019 Kids


Liu Kuan-Hsiang goes for broke in this ecstatic tribute to his late mother; the dancer and choreographer clearly has a lot to get off his chest, and his catharsis is… Read More

January 24 - January 26, 2019 Cripping the Arts

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Cripping the Arts 2019 is three days of programming – panel discussions, co-creative workshops, exhibitions and performances – animating how Deaf, Mad, and Disability arts and activism changes how we… Read More

January 24, 2019 Café Daughter

In 1950’s small town Saskatchewan, nine-year-old half-Chinese, half-Cree Yvette Wong struggles to find her in place in a small-minded community until an unexpected ally helps set her on a path… Read More

January 23 - January 27, 2019 Prince Hamlet


Shakespeare’s classic gets the update it needs in Ravi Jain’s wildly inventive, radically inclusive production. With integrated English and American Sign Language, it is uniquely accessible to both hearing and… Read More

January 23 - February 2, 2019 Race Cards

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“Why do people assume that racism will just passively die out if we wait long enough?” That’s number 307 of 1,000 questions that Selina Thompson has composed and put on… Read More

January 22, 2019 Sansei: The Story Teller

On December 7, 1941, an attack on Pearl Harbour triggered events in Canada that may easily be described as among the darkest in our history – the internment and dispossession… Read More

January 19, 2019 Youth Assembly

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The Youth Assembly is a one-day FREE performing arts conference just for young people. Whether you’re curious or passionate about pursuing careers in the performing arts, you can explore various… Read More

January 19, 2019 Ga Ting


Ga Ting weaves a powerful and emotionally-charged story about an immigrant Chinese couple trying to come to terms with the death of their son, Kevin. When they invite Kevin’s Caucasian… Read More

January 12, 2019 Cannibal


When you survive the unsurvivable, who do you become? Bridget Walker has written a play about the abduction of her son and it’s a smash hit. Critics are raving, but… Read More

January 11 - January 20, 2019 Raising Stanley / Life with Tulia


What is life like working with a guide dog? How was that dog raised? Storyteller Kim Kilpatrick, painter Karen Bailey, and director Bronwyn Steinberg vividly document the journey from puppy… Read More

January 11 - March 31, 2019 This is the Point – On Tour

This is the Point is a joyous and unflinching portrait of four individuals whose lives have been shaped, in part, by cerebral palsy. Dan and Christina are parents searching for… Read More

January 9 - January 20, 2019 Lauren & Amanda Do It


Relaxed performance. Sexy, provocative and fuckin’ funny. Join Lauren, Amanda and musical accompanist Alli in a late night talk show about sex. Think The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, but… Read More

January 5, 2019 Munschtopia

Based on stories by Robert Munsch, and adapted by Debbie Patterson. Prairie Theatre Exchange presents five much-loved Munsch stories, including Put Me in a Book!, Wait and See, Pyjama Day!,… Read More

January 2 - January 5, 2019 Cinderella

Relaxed performance on January 2. 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.… Read More

December 26, 2018 House at Pooh Corner

Relaxed performance. Winnipeg’s most famous bear makes a return appearance to help celebrate the holiday season. As if by magic, the theatre transforms into the world of Winnie-the-Pooh and The… Read More

December 23, 2018 Home Alone Quote-Along

Calling all ladies, gentlemen and little jerks: It’s time to don your ugly Christmas sweater for our fifth annual Home Alone quote-along! In true holiday tradition, we’re showing it with… Read More

December 23 - January 2, 2018 Pick of the Litter

The celebratory hit that won over Hot Docs audiences returns to warm our hearts just in time for the holidays. Follow the remarkable two-year journey of a rambunctious group of… Read More

December 18 - December 21, 2018 Of Fathers and Sons

Exiled Syrian filmmaker Talal Derki returns to his homeland where he gains the trust of a radical Islamist family, sharing their daily life for over two years. With rare access… Read More

December 17, 2018 National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation

Chevy Chase leads this National Lampoon’s holiday favourite as family man Clark Griswold, whose attempts to put on a proper Christmas for his kin goes terribly and hilariously awry. From… Read More

December 16, 2018 A Christmas Story

Bob Clark’s hilarious holiday favourite A Christmas Story is back for another year! Poor little Ralphie. Like other nine-year-old children all over the country, all he wants for Christmas is… Read More

December 15, 2018 Twas the Night Before Christmas

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 15 - December 19, 2018 Peter Pan

Pirates. Lost Boys. A ticking crocodile. The fantastical audience favourite is back! J. M. Barrie’s classic story about the boy who would never grow up is given a lively musical… Read More

December 14, 2018 OAC Exhibition Assistance

Workman Arts has been selected as a recommender for the Ontario Arts Council’s Exhibition Assistance Grants, a program that provides funding for presentation costs for confirmed exhibitions. The funding we… Read More

December 14, 2018 BAFF Roadshow – Truro


Join us for the BAFF Roadshow in Truro, Nova Scotia for a evening of great short films! More information about the BAFF Roadshow Films: Transform: Transform is a short autobiographical… Read More

December 14 - December 16, 2018 The Silence of Others

In 1977, Spain passed an amnesty law known as “the pact of forgetting,” prohibiting the prosecution of any crimes against humanity committed during the 40-year dictatorship of General Franco. But… Read More

December 14, 2018 Love Actually

Love is in the air this holiday season—a lot of love, and a lot of laughter. From the makers of Bridget Jones’s Diary and Notting Hill, comes a singularly splendid… Read More

December 13 - December 16, 2018 A Christmas Carol

Experience all the magic, music, and sheer joy of this acclaimed adaptation, with a new twist! The Dickens classic, A Christmas Carol, returns to the Spriet stage this season with… Read More

December 11, 2018 Zorro: Family Code

Relaxed performance. When Zorro’s arch nemesis, Capitán Juan Ramon, escapes a California prison and flees across the ocean to a tiny Spanish town – the masked crusader is hot on… Read More

December 10, 2018 Love, Scott


After leaving a bar in a small town in Nova Scotia, musician Scott Jones was stabbed in the back for being openly gay. The violent attack left him paralyzed from… Read More

December 9 - December 12, 2018 Beauty and the Beast

“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 9, 2018 The Distant Barking of Dogs


Following Russia’s annexation of Crimea in March 2014, an armed conflict erupted in Eastern Ukraine between pro-Russian separatists and the Ukrainian government. A mile from the war zone in Donbass… Read More

December 9, 2018 The Rescue List


Child trafficking is rampant along Lake Volta, Ghana. Human traffickers trick poverty-stricken families into selling their children by using terms like “short term work” to disguise child enslavement. Children often… Read More

December 8, 2018 A Year of Hope


Graphic, shocking and eye-opening, A Year of Hope is a cinematic guide into the world of Manila’s street youth. Mikala Krogh follows 20 children during their one year stay at… Read More

December 8, 2018 Charm City


With a deep rooted history of economic instability, racism and segregation, Baltimore has been plagued by high homicide rates, police brutality and gang violence. The discriminatory laws and escalating street… Read More

December 8 - December 9, 2018 Pink Xmas 2018

Don your gay apparel and shop 50+ LGBTQ+ creators, artists and makers at Toronto’s queer (holiday) art, craft, fashion & lit fair. More information on the Pink Market website Pink… Read More

December 7, 2018 Won Lee Fellowship

The Won Lee Fellowship is a $1,000 cash award designed to support a hard-working artist who identifies as Deaf, Mad or Disabled. You can nominate yourself or someone else for… Read More

December 7, 2018 TransMilitary

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Based on outdated and discriminatory medical policies dating back to World War II, transgender people were banned from serving in the US military until July 2016. While an estimated 15,500… Read More

December 7, 2018 Shorts Screening Series


Please note that this event is a part of the Opening Night Reception and is only accessible with a ticket to TransMilitary, the Opening Night Film. More information on the… Read More

December 6, 2018 A Christmas Carol

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 4 - December 14, 2018 Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

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 3, 2018 An Intimate Moment with Maanii Oakes


Join artist Maanii Oakes for an intimate community session and discussing topics including maintaining authenticity in creative practices, the works and arts practice involved in FLOURISHING: SOMEWHERE WE STAY AUTHENTIC,… Read More

December 2 - December 22, 2018 East Van Panto: Wizard of Oz

Poor Dorothy! When a pipeline bursts, Dorothy and Toto are flung to the magical Land of Oz, aka Nanaimo and Hastings. There, Dorothy is pursued by a Wicked Witch, meets… Read More

December 2, 2018 Mental Health in the Media


Come join a number of media experts talk about the history of how mental health issues are reflected in modern media and how some Haligonians are working to change perceptions… Read More

December 1, 2018 Lévriers

Relaxed performance. According to what criteria and in whose eyes do we achieve success? Lévriers is a theatrical investigation led by director Sophie Gee and five others who, like her,… Read More

December 1, 2018 Obaaberima

Imprisoned in Canada for committing a violent crime, a young man from Ghana tells his cellmates a story on the eve of his release. Although there is risk in sharing… Read More

December 1, 2018 BAFF Jr. Children’s Event


A free reading by CEO Tova Sherman of reachAbility’s very own original book, the Fountain of Harmony. The Fountain of Harmony is an official selection of the Nova Scotia Department… Read More