Next Stage

Toronto Fringe's curated, boutique festival ran January 9 to 20, 2019. Stay tuned for 2020 dates and details!

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, many are new works by established indie theatre artists who have demonstrated the passion and tenacity to take their work to the next stage.

Next Stage was created to encourage indie artists and artists who have previously participated in any CAFF member festivals to move beyond the summer festival 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