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Next Stage Festival is January 4 – 15, 2017

10 years, 10 artists

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We started the Next Stage Theatre Festival 10 years ago…

To give indie artists an opportunity to take their work to the next stage! Since 2008, over 75,000 patrons have attended NSTF. $495,000 has been returned to the artists that participated.

In just 10 years, NSTF shows have received 25 Dora Mavor Moore nominations! (Click here to read them all.) Artists from the festival have gone on to become major players in Canada’s cultural scene, bringing the indie spirit with them. We are so proud to have offered them a platform, a showcase, a next stage.

Feeling nostalgic? View our first 2 NSTF programs below:

Read on to see what 10 of our past NSTF artists have to say about their experience at NSTF!


2008 - Christopher Stanton
2009 - Convergence Theatre
2010 - Jason Maghanoy
2011 - Judith Thompson
2012 - Morro & Jasp
2013 - Jordan Tannahill
2014 - Susanna Fournier
2015 -Templeton Philharmonic
2016 - Rob Kempson
2017 - Pea Green Theatre