Event Category: Festival

Vancouver Pride Parade

Vancouver Pride Society logo - three triangles with a wavy rainbow beneath

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 reflect on where we need to go from here. Ask ten different people and you will receive ten different answers on what the Pride Parade means to them. Whatever your reason, we invite you and yours to the 2018 Vancouver Pride Parade. We can’t wait to see you there!

There are two accessible Pride Parade viewing areas. The main one is located on the North side of Beach Ave at Broughton. This space features accessible portapotties and a shaded viewing area with chairs and space for mobility devices. ASL interpretation of Parade commentary is provided. Live Description of the Parade for those with vision loss is provided by VocalEye. Volunteers are available to assist you. A secondary accessible viewing area is located outside of Denman Place Mall. This area features a shaded viewing area with chairs.

More information about the 40th Annual Vancouver Pride Parade

Exchange Day 3

A person seated, in focus, in an out-of-focus group of people

The SummerWorks Exchange is a new stream of the Festival, encapsulating our professional development and industry activities. Exchange Events are included for Accredited Industry Pass Holders, and members of the general public can purchase a ticket that gives them access to all events during the day. For more information, visit summerworks.ca/exchange

Info Fair: 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Venue: Theatre Centre – Gallery
1115 Queen Street West
WheelTrans drop off at South East corner of Lisgar and Queen.

Systems Change Open Space: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Venue: Toronto Media Arts Centre
32 Lisgar Street
WheelTrans drop off at north side of building on Lisgar Street.

Community Meal and Porch Sitting: 5 PM – 6 PM
Venue: Lisgar Park
44 Lisgar Street
WheelTrans drop off on Lisgar at north end of park.

More information about Exchange Day 3 and tickets

Exchange Day 2

Three dancers performing in an industrial studio space on a light puple stage for an audience seated in chairs

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. See new works by Andrea Spaziani, Amplified Opera and Theatre Gargantua, Bruce Gibbons Fell, House + Body, Meryem Alaoui, and Teneile Warren. Co-Curated by Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Dancemakers and SummerWorks. This is a seeding ground for new ideas and new creative relationships – a place for you to discover your new favourite artists. Coffee and lunch are provided.

Open studios: 12 PM – 4:30 PM

More information about Exchange Day 2 and tickets

The SummerWorks Exchange is a new stream of the Festival, encapsulating our professional development and industry activities. Exchange Events are included for Accredited Industry Pass Holders, and members of the general public can purchase a ticket that gives them access to all events during the day. For more information, visit summerworks.ca/exchange

Exchange Day 1

A large group of people seated in chairs and on the floor, taking part in a workshop in a large white industrial space with large windows

An opportunity to connect with colleagues, as well as meet new artists and presenters.

Industry lunch: 12 PM – 1:30 PM
Workshop sessions: 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM
Canadian Theatre Review Magazine launch: 5 PM – 6 PM

Workshop Session 1: Affinity Gathering
Workshop Session 2: Systems by Design
Workshop Session 3: Talking Treaties: Quick Creation with the Dish with One Spoon

Full workshop descriptions, more information about Exchange Day 1 and tickets

The SummerWorks Exchange is a new stream of the Festival, encapsulating our professional development and industry activities. Exchange Events are included for Accredited Industry Pass Holders, and members of the general public can purchase a ticket that gives them access to all events during the day. For more information, visit summerworks.ca/exchange

Mzansi Youth Choir

A group of young people in bright red, orange, green, yellow and blue costumes singing and dancing

The word Mzansi is the Soweto township slang word for South Africa, so MZANSI specialises in an exciting assortment of South African music that combines traditional rhythms, pop and jazz…a unique, energetic combination. The choir returns to Stratford in 2018 with a totally new company of singers (ages 14-24) and with their reputation as South Africa’s finest show choir stronger than ever.

More information and tickets
Tickets via Autism Ontario – SW Potential Programme

Birds Make Me Think About Freedom

A group of actors with their arms crossed at the wrists and hands outstretched

Reflections on our humanity inspired by the stories of people institutionalized for having developmental disabilities, their families, and friends.

Created by L’Arche Toronto’s Sol Express, in collaboration with Victoria Freeman, and our team of supporting artists: Angela Blumberg, Natalie Breton, Madeleine Brown, Katherine Duncanson, Carrie Hage, Ruth Howard, David Rawlins, Lieke van der Voort.
All in consultation with our project’s survivor consultants.

Sol Express Performers: R. Boardman, Robert Gray, Nicholas Herd, Nafiz Ismail, Agnes Kenny, Michael Liu, Melissa Marshall, Irene Pollock, Andreas Prinz, Matt Rawlins, Kevin Schmidt, Cheryl Zinyk. (Volunteers: Carling Barry, Fiona Strachan, Madeline Berghardt, Joan Curran)

60 minutes.

Company: L’Arche Toronto Sol Express
Author: Created by the company

Friday, July 6th at 6:30 PM – Open Audio Description
Sunday, July 8 at 3:15 PM – Relaxed performance
Tuesday, July 10 at 1:00 PM – ASL & Relaxed performance
Friday, July 13 at 6:15 PM – Open Audio Description
Sunday, July 15 at 3:30 PM – ASL

Touch tour table available 30 minutes before all performances.

Tactile Audio Display (TAD) seating is available at all performances from July 8th to 15th. TAD channels the performance’s audio into vibrations that can felt through cushions placed on the regular theatre seats. Seating can be reserved through the box office.

For more information please contact access@fringetoronto.com.

Big Sister, Little Brother

Illustration of the back of a child's head wearing a crown, with Big Sister Little Brother in white on a forest green background

In a vast palace, Rita and Archie weave magic garments. But when everything goes wrong, whose fault is it? Like any brother and sister, they blame each other and can’t even agree on which way to run! Big Sister, Little Brother tells the story of the Emperor’s New Clothes with a twist, and is a funny, fast-paced, heart-warming tale.

More information and tickets
About relaxed performances at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre