Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Summer means Shakespeare around these parts, so this week we’re laying down all your budget-friendly options if you’re into the Bard! If not, we have one shiny outlier for you to round out the theme–but any of these picks look to be a good time, particularly for the old bank account. Check ’em out under the cut!
The Taming of the Shrew. Driftwood Theatre’s presents the annual Bard’s Bus Tour, featuring Shakespeare’s comedy performed under the stars at various venues in Toronto and in towns around southern Ontario. Jul 8-Aug 14, see website for schedule and locations. All shows pwyc ($20 reserved). Show Info.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Humber River Shakespeare Company presents its annual outdoor summer production in Toronto and other cities in southern Ontario. All shows Tue-Sat 7 pm, pwyc. Jul 5-30, see website for schedule and locations. Toronto-area shows July 24 & 29-31 at Montgomery’s Inn; July 26 at Etienne Brulé Park; July 27-28 at the Old Mill. Show Info.
Shakespeare in High Park: Hamlet. Canadian Stage and the York University Dept of Theatre present the annual outdoor theatre gig. The classic tale of betrayal, revenge and murder is performed outdoors. Previews from Jun 30, opens Jul 14 and runs to Sep 3, Tue, Thu & Sat 8 pm (All’s Well That Ends Well runs on Wed, Fri & Sun to Sep 4). Pwyc, $20 suggested; advance premium reserved seats $25. At the Amphitheatre. Show Info.
Shakespeare in High Park: All’s Well that Ends Well. Canadian Stage and the York University Dept of Theatre present the annual outdoor theatre gig. The bed-trick romantic comedy is performed outdoors. Previews from Jul 1, opens Jul 15 and runs to Sep 4, Wed, Fri & Sun 8 pm. (Hamlet runs on Tue, Thu & Sat to Sep 3). Pwyc, $20 suggested; advance premium reserved seats $25. At the Amphitheatre. Show Info.
Life is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca (Sad Ibsen Theatre). When an aging king reveals a secret son who’s been locked away since infancy, the prince must overcome his isolated upbringing and a murderous prophecy. Opens Jul 15 and runs to Jul 24, Fri-Sat 7pm, mat Sat-Sun 2 pm. $20, stu $15. Show Info.