Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the week of August 29, 2011

Five for Twenty (Or Less)

Looking for some cheap Toronto theatre this week? Here are five shows that you can see for $20 or less. Get out there and check out some inexpensive live theatre – it’s a great way to spend your free time and try something new.

Click below the fold to see our top picks!

ARTISTS ON THE INTERNATIONAL STAGE Canadian National Exhibition presents music and dance from around the world, with performances by Tango Soul, Grupo Chile, Jasenka, Orient Dance Co, Gilchrist Irish Dance School and many others. Opens Aug 19 and runs to Sep 5, see website for schedule. Free w/ admission. Direct Energy Centre, Hall B, 100 Princes Blvd, Exhibition Place.

IMPATIENT THEATRE CO presents improv by its students. 7 pm. Free. House Party, scenes by ITC teams. 8 pm. $10. Munchausen, rapid-fire improv based on true stories. 10 pm. Aug 17, Aug 31. Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor W. 416-238-7337,

LAB CAB FESTIVAL (Lab Cab). This festival of dance, theatre, music, comedy, film, art and more features Shadowland Theatre, Newton Moraes, Gadfly Dance, Sara Farb, Morro & Jasp, Sarah Carver and others. Sep 3-4, noon to 6 pm. Free. Factory Theatre, 125 Bathurst.

PETER AND THE WOLF by Sergei Prokofiev (Theatre Rusticle). On the eve of Peter’s death, he and the Wolf recall their lives in this adult version of the children’s story. Previews Sep 3-5, Sat and Mon 7:30 pm. Opens Sep 6 and runs to Sep 11, Tue-Sat 7:30 pm, mats Sat-Sun 2 pm. $22, stu/srs $15, previews $5-$10, mat pwyc. Theatre Centre, 1087 Queen W. 416-538-0988,

THE WINTER’S TALE by William Shakespeare (Canadian Stage Dream in High Park). A jealous king puts his wife on trial in this outdoor production. Opens Jun 28 and runs to Sep 4, Tue-Sun 8 pm. Pwyc ($20 sugg); under 14 free. High Park Amphitheatre, Bloor W and Parkside.