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Cripping the Arts: A Disability Arts Cabaret

Alex Bulmer & Mat Fraser

****UPDATE – 10 tech released tickets are now available. Please call the Harbourfront centre at 416 973 4000 option 1 or visit their website. ****

Presented by the British Council Canada, Tangled Art + Disability, Invisible Flash and Harbourfront Centre, Cripping the Stage is a disability arts cabaret featuring cutting-edge disabled artists from Canada and the United Kingdom. The show will take place in the Brigantine Room at Harbourfront Centre on the evening of April 30, 2016.

Co-hosted by Alex Bulmer (Invisible Flash, Winston Churchill Fellow) and Mat Fraser (American Horror Story), this event puts disabled performers centre stage to celebrate Cripping the Arts Symposium presented by Tangled Art + Disability, a symposium exploring disability arts, access, aesthetics, and justice. The three-day event seeks to advance Deaf and Disability Arts in Canada, and enliven the vibrancy of Canadian culture.

Cripping the Stage will showcase music, performance and stand-up comedy by Alex Bulmer (CA/GB), Liz Carr (GB), Laurence Clark (GB), Mat Fraser (GB), masti khor (CA), The Mighty Rhino (CA), jes sachse (CA), Lynx Sainte-Marie (CA) and Syrus Marcus Ware (CA).

Save the date: April 30, 2016 from 8-11pm!

We are proud to present an entirely accessible event for all audiences.

We offer ASL interpretation, full live audio-description, and attendant care for the entire Relaxed performance event. Additionally, guide dogs are welcome and there will be accessible seating. We request that you assist us in making this a scent-free space. If you would like more information regarding the accessibility features at this venue, please contact the Harbourfront box office at 416-973-4000 option 1.


Cripping the Stage welcomes its audience to a relaxed environment. Relaxed Performances are specifically designed to welcome people who will benefit from a more relaxed performance environment, including people with an Autism Spectrum Condition, sensory and communication disorders, or a learning disability. We offer a relaxed attitude toward noise or movement throughout the performance.


Address: Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West

Cripping the Stage will be held at the Brigantine Room inside the main building at Harbourfront Centre.

The wheelchair accessible main lobby entrance to the main building is located about 50 feet from Queens Quay West street, past Harbourfront Centre Shop.

The accessible 510 Spadina Streetcar Southbound from the Spadina Station and get off at Queens Quay W at Harbourfront Centre.

The accessible 510 Spadina Streetcar Northbound from Union Station and get off at Queens Quay W at Harbourfront Centre.

Once you arrive in the main lobby, an ATM machine can be found to your left. The box office for the Brigantine room is a few steps away.

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Présenté par le British Council Canada, Tangled Art + Disability, Invisible Flash et Harbourfont Centre, Cripping the Stage est une soirée-cabaret qui aura lieu dans la salle Brigantine du Harbourfront Centre le 30 avril 2016. Cet événement sera la soirée de clôture de Cripping the Arts Symposium presented by Tangled Art + Disability, dont l’objectif est de faire progresser les pratiques d’artistes sourds ou handicapés.