Next Stage Theatre Festival

The Next Stage Theatre Festival is the Toronto Fringe's boutique, curated performance festival. The 16th festival was held in October 2023 at the Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, and featured 6 shows of various genres, an ASL-interpreted screening of The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and free community programming and networking. 

Read our festival wrap up press release here.


Land Acknowledgement

Toronto Fringe acknowledges that our festival occupies spaces in the city known as Toronto, on lands and waterways that have known human activity for thousands of years. It has been the territory of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy of Six Nations, and more recently is also the territory of Treaty 13 with the Mississaugas of the Credit, who are part of the Anishinaabe Nation. We acknowledge our privilege to stand on this land, our responsibility to uphold truth, and our shared stewardship of our home and each other. To all the people of Turtle Island, chi miigwetch.