Expanding the possibilities
of performance

Festival Programming Announcement: June 26th

2024 SummerWorks Performance Festival

Announcing the Artists and Creative Collaborators!

We are thrilled to announce the Artists and Creative Collaborators engaging in this summer’s Festival (August 1-11, 2024)!

Stay tuned for the our full Festival programming announcement in late-June. Sign-up for our e-newsletter, and follow us on social media.

For 11 days each August, we expand the possibilities of performance with curated programming that engages, provokes, and excites audiences, with artistic work from right here in Toronto, from across Canada, and beyond.

Make your summer plans now, and don’t miss out!

Support SummerWorks

SummerWorks is dedicated to nurturing artistic risk and innovation in contemporary performance.

By engaging with artists from a place of care and curiosity, leading with the question “How can we best support you?”, SummerWorks creates the conditions that allow for artistic exploration and collaboration.

As a member of our Festival community, you are a key collaborator in the creation of new work. Not only are you among the first to witness and experience these performances, your donations help ensure that this work happens in the first place.

Less than 10% of our budget is derived from ticket sales. And, like so many performing arts organizations, we continue to experience the impacts of the pandemic, as one-time special project and emergency relief funds disappear. Now more than ever, we rely on the generosity of individuals like you.

Donate to SummerWorks!

Any amount is greatly appreciated. You can make a donation by:

  • Offering a cash or card donation with a volunteer with a yellow bucket, onsite at the Festival
  • Adding a donation or rounding up your order, when you purchase tickets online
  • Visiting summerworks.ca/donate

Thank you for helping SummerWorks expand the possibilities of performance.



Who We Are

SummerWorks is a leader, collaborator and community builder at the forefront of contemporary performance.

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What We Do

Our year-round activities and summer Festival offer four distinct streams of programming: Presentations, Lab, Exchange, and Public Works.

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Get Involved

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There are a number of ways to get more involved with SummerWorks.

Opportunities to work, create, and volunteer with our Festival and year-round programming.

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Help us continue to expand possibilities by supporting SummerWorks today!

Join us now in making an impact on artists’ futures.


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