Next Stage

2022 Festival Line-Up Just Announced!

Toronto Fringe is excited to announce the return of in-person events as part of the 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival. This will be the first time that Toronto Fringe has been able to present in-person offerings since January 2020. The 2022 Next Stage Theatre Festival will be a hybrid of six in-person and four digital offerings, with the in-person events taking place at the Ada Slaight Hall at the Daniels Spectrum in Regent Park. The festival runs from January 19 – 30, 2022 and tickets will go on sale on December 8, 2021. This festival will be generously supported by Ontario’s Ministry of Heritage, Sport, Tourism, and Culture.

After over a decade of festivals at Factory Theatre, Fringe will be sad to say goodbye to such a long-term venue partner for Next Stage; however, the Fringe Festival will return to the Factory Theatre in the summer of 2022. This winter, the festival looks forward to building new relationships with the community in Regent Park. The new venue allows festival organizers to implement rigorous COVID-19 safety protocols, with increased lobby space and modern air ventilation systems.

Read full press release, including show listings, here.


Want to learn more about what Next Stage is like when it's NOT a pandemic?

Check out our 2020 teaser video and brochure below. (This is the last time we had an in-person festival!)


Browse the 2020 brochure here.