Next Stage

Toronto Fringe's curated, boutique festival runs January 9 to 20, 2019.

An incredibly varied assortment of indie shows

Toronto Star

About Next Stage

The Next Stage Theatre Festival is the premiere winter theatre event in the city. Produced by the Toronto Fringe, Next Stage is a platform for past Fringe artists to take groundbreaking work to the next level – and a gathering place for discerning culture lovers in the city. It takes place every January at the Factory Theatre. 

While some of the shows have appeared at previous Fringe Festivals, most are new works by established Fringe artists who have demonstrated the passion and tenacity to take their work to the next stage.

Next Stage was created to encourage artists who have previously participated in any CAFF member festivals to move beyond the summer production model and showcase their work to a wider audience, including discerning artistic decision makers who could be interested in programming their shows on main stages across the country.

Get ready to laugh and cry