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SummerWorks Performance Festival
August 1-11, 2024

Festival Tickets

Welcome to the new streamlined ticketing page for the 2023 SummerWorks Performance Festival.

NEW this year: you are able to purchase all of your Festival tickets without ever leaving our website!

Scroll down to ‘Buy Tickets’ and to reserve spots at some of our FREE events and activities. Scroll further to view our full 2023 Festival Ticketing Policies.

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General Information

No refunds or exchanges.
All shows start on time.
All seating is general admission.
Latecomers are not guaranteed entry.
No photography or video recording is permitted.

Ticket Prices

SummerWorks offers Pay-What-You-Decide pricing, with tickets for all paid performances available for $15, $25, or $35. This is part of our commitment to affordable ticket prices, allowing patrons to to increase their support for the Festival when possible, while ensuring financial accessibility for those who need it.

All ticket prices are inclusive of HST.

New this year: A processing fee of $1.50 will be added to each ticket purchased by credit/debit card. This small surcharge directly offsets the processing fee charged by our box office software.

Box Office Information

Online: Tickets are available for purchase online at summerworks.ca, up until one (1) hour prior to each performance or event start time. 

By phone: SummerWorks has limited box office phone hours, from August 3-13 only. Our Festival Box Office phone number is (647) 784-2574. Phone sales are open from 12:30pm – 4:00pm each day of the Festival. Phone sales end one (1) hour prior to each performance or event start time.

(If you require assistance by phone before August 3rd or outside of box office hours, please email boxoffice@summerworks.ca to arrange a call with a member of our Patron Services team.)

In-person: Tickets are available for purchase at our two main Box Office Hubs: 

  • East End Hub at Daniels Spectrum (585 Dundas St E) from August 3 – 7.
  • West End Hub at The Theatre Centre (1115 Queen St W) on August 5, and 7 – 13. 

In-person Box Office Hubs open one (1) hour prior to the first performance of the day at each Hub, and will close 5 minutes after the start of the final performance of the day. Tickets are available for purchase with cash or debit/credit. Both Hubs will sell tickets to all Festival performances and events.

Note: If you are attending a performance at The Citadel: Ross Centre for Dance (304 Parliament St) and are planning to purchase your ticket “at the door”, you must go to the East End Hub at Daniels Spectrum to purchase tickets, then make your way to The Citadel (approx. two blocks/5 minutes away).

Performance Information

The house will be open ten (10) minutes prior to scheduled showtime. Front-of-House staff will ask you to line up in the lobby prior to entry. Seating is first-come, first-served. You must present your e-ticket on your phone or as a print-out to be scanned.

New this year: you do not need to redeem your e-ticket for a paper ticket at the venue.

All shows start on time. Latecomers will not be guaranteed entry. Some performances may have a late call, at which time Front-of-House staff or a volunteer will bring you into the theatre. If you need to leave the theatre for any reason during the performance, you may not be guaranteed re-entry. Designated Relaxed Performances allow for both latecomers and re-entry. For specific information on Relaxed Performances at SummerWorks, visit our Accessibility Page.

Content warnings (ie. use of haze, violence, mature subject matter, strobe effects, etc.) will be listed on the individual show page for each production. If you have further questions about content, our Front-of-House staff can provide more detailed information.

Patron Accessibility

Indicating Access Requests When Booking Tickets Online:
When purchasing your tickets online, during the checkout process there will be a text box prompting you to provide information on any accessibility questions, needs, or concerns. These may include, but are not limited to, accommodations for mobility devices, reserved accessible seating, and whether you will be attending with a support person. You may also reach out at any time to boxoffice@summerworks.ca and we will work to best support you during your time at the Festival.

Indicating Access Requests When Booking Tickets Over The Phone Or In-Person:
Please inform the Patron Services Representative and/or a volunteer on site if you have/require any accessibility needs that we may be able to support you with during your time at the Festival. To connect with Patron Services via phone, we ask that you reach out to boxoffice@summerworks.ca with your phone number, and a representative will return your call.

For full details on accessibility measures at SummerWorks, please visit our Accessibility Page.

Babies in Arms:
We encourage parents who wish to bring their young children with them to attend a designated Relaxed Performance. Children who require a seat will require a ticket.