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August 4, 2022 - August 14, 2022


Hosted by SummerWorks Performance Festival

WE. ARE. BACK. This year we return to our 11-day Festival format, and we are thrilled to share our programming for this summer with you!

Grounded in an expanded Public Works stream, this year’s Festival offers city-wide engagement like never before!! We can’t wait to engage 13 neighbourhoods across Toronto, introduce ourselves to new audiences, and also have the opportunity to reconnect with you. SummerWorks Presentations, Exchange and Labs are returning this year, with over 30 performances, workshops and events in person for you to choose from, as well as an extensive array of online and hybrid experiences on offer too.

Cultivating space for exploration and innovation through theatre, dance, music, live art, interdisciplinary, and hybrid forms, this year’s Festival offers you a variety of dynamic ways you can engage as a participant or spectator.

We hope you’ll join us August 4th – August 14th as we re-familiarize, recalibrate and reimagine our relationships with our city and each other.


If you have access needs or a question about accessibility at the SummerWorks, contact our team at outreach@summerworks.ca.

ASL Interpretation SummerWorks is dedicated to ensuring access for ASL users at all events throughout the year, and work with our programmed artist and partner companies to provide ASL options wherever possible.

ASL interpreted projects and event this year include:

  • Opening Night Community Meal & Party
  • Ask an Elder & Community Meal
  • Closing Night Community Meal & Celebration
  • Switching Queen(s) by Switch Collective
  • Ghosts Don’t Need Passports by Teardrop Collective. 

Captioning Where ASL is not available, SummerWorks will seek to provide Live Open Captioning for all of the events and shows we present, and our programmed artists and partner companies are encouraged to do the same.

Relaxed Performances Relaxed Performances are designed to welcome audience members who will benefit from a more relaxed sensory experience and casual environment, including (but not limited to) patrons with an Autism Spectrum Condition, a sensory processing disorder, or a learning disability. There is a more relaxed approach to noise and movement within the theatre space; house lights will remain on at a low level and some minor production changes may be made to reduce the intensity of light, sound and other startling effects.

These shows are for anyone. Many other people may choose to attend a relaxed performance, either as an access requirement or because they like the inclusive environment.

All of our programmed artist and partner companies are encouraged to provide Relaxed Performance options.

Physical Access All of our venues – including off-site locations – have accessible entrances and washrooms. Where possible, we have indicated ideal WheelTrans pick up and drop off locations in each venue’s listing and map.

Moving Shows Some performances may require audiences to move short distances to follow a moving performance. All performances will be accompanied by a Front of House assistant or volunteer who will be able to assist you if required. Chairs will be available, so please make yourself known to team if you think this would benefit you during these performances.

More accessibility information is available on the SummerWorks website


SummerWorks Performance Festival

401 Richmond St W,, Suite 423, Toronto, ON, M5V 3A8, Canada

Email: info@summerworks.ca

SummerWorks is widely recognized as one of the most important platforms for launching new work in Canada. We are interested in continuously re-imagining and innovating the possibilities of performance- how it is created, presented and experienced. SummerWorks presents two Festivals annually, Progress International Festival of performance and ideas, and SummerWorks Performance Festival.