Expanding the possibilities
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How to Festival

With our low ticket prices and lots of free programming, there is no better place in Canada to gain such easy access to a high volume of curated projects than SummerWorks. If you’re new to the Festival, here’s a handy guide to enjoying the SummerWorks experience.


Figure out what you want to see

SummerWorks houses a vast array of work. We have four programming streams; SummerWorks Presentations, SummerWorks Lab, SummerWorks Exchange and Public Works.

Learn more about the programming!

Get your tickets

Single tickets can be purchased at door (at the venue) or in advance (online and phone). If you’ve booked your tickets in advance, you’ll receive an email confirmation. This is just your proof of purchase - you will need to exchange this for a ticket at the Venue Box office to receive your ticket before the show.

Reserve Tickets Here

Be on time!

In a tightly scheduled Festival, all shows must start on time, and many do not permit latecomers.

Get involved

Stick around for one of the many post-show chats or conversations, attend a community meal or party, or connect on social media with the hashtag #summerworksTO.


SummerWorks has always been committed to affordable ticket prices as a way of ensuring access and allowing our audiences to experience multiple shows during the Festival. That’s why we use a Pay What You Decide ticket option for every ticketed performance in the Festival.

What does this mean? Our ticket prices range from $15, $25 to $35 – you pick whichever suits your budget. All tickets are general admission, and there are no limits on any price level.

Why would you do this? Because even at $35 you are getting more than your money’s worth. This is also a way for people to increase their support for Festival artists while ensuring financial accessibility for those who need it.


In addition to ticketed performances, a majority of our programming is FREE. Look out for the FREE label on project and event pages for more details.

For free events that require registration, we unfortunately do not accept on-site registrations. You are unable to attend these events after we take tickets offline 3hrs prior.


Single Performance: $15, $25, or $35
Single Tickets can be purchased at the door or in advance

  • Advance sales/reservations for all ticketed and free registration events end 3hrs prior to the event start time.
  • For in-person ticketed events, tickets may be available at the venue box office 1hr prior (subject to availability).
  • For online ticketed events, tickets are not available for purchase after the 3hr cut-off time.
  • For free events that require registration, we unfortunately do not accept on-site registrations. You are unable to attend these events after we take tickets offline 3hrs prior.
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Venue box offices start selling tickets for each show one hour prior to its performance time. Venue box offices accept cash only.


Advance tickets are available up until three hours before show time and can be purchased as follows:

  • Online at summerworks.ca
  • By phone hours, August 4-14, 12pm – 8pm. 

100% of the tickets for every SummerWorks event will be available for purchase in advance.

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Open August 4-14, 12pm – 8pm.

Call (437) 260-9728


  1. Latecomers will be admitted at the discretion of the company and the Front of House Manager. 
  2. All seating is general admission. First come, first seated. 
  3. No refunds or exchanges except in the instance of show cancellation or in relation to our Covid Policy.
  4. No re-entry.
  5. No photography or video recording is permitted.
  6. The venue box offices accept cash only.
  7. Please turn off all cell phones and other electronic devices in the venue unless otherwise noted.


SummerWorks has placed care at the centre while designing our Covid Protocols. The safety of patrons, artists and staff is the number one priority. We will continue to monitor guidance from the government and public health to update our policies with the safest experience possible for all.

Please view our full Covid Patron Policy HERE