Shakespearience Festival

Coinciding with our annual Bard’s Bus Tour, Driftwood’s Shakespearience Festival is a free series of interactive and family-friendly symposiums, workshops and discussions which enhance, educate and entertain. Make the most of your next Driftwood performance by taking part in a Shakespearience Festival event nearest you. Here’s a rundown of Shakespearience events taking place this summer (and it’s all FREE!):

Late Night Chat | July 25, Thorn Lodge Park, Mississauga

Join cast members immediately after the show for an informal chat about, well, whatever peaks your interest!

Pre-Show Performance | July 26, Parma Park, Toronto | 5:30pm

Come celebrate local artists with us as T.L.C Dancers and spoken word artist Abdi get things started before the show. 

Pre-Show Performance | July 27, Oakdale Park, Toronto | 6:30pm

Come celebrate local artists with us as performers Aliyah Burey and Lady Parul get things started before the show. 

Pre-Show Performance | July 29, (Little Avenue) Memorial Park, Toronto | 6:30pm

Come celebrate local artists with us as performers Chantal Rose and Moose get things started before the show. 

Tuesdays on the Trail | July 31, Alex Robertson Park, Pickering | 10am and 1pm

Calling all actors! Join Driftwood and partner Ontario Power Generation for an outdoor stage experience with fun, hands-on workshops. Create amazing props as you prepare to tell your very own theatrical story.

Late Night Chat | July 31, Guild Park, Toronto

Join cast members immediately after the show for an informal chat about, well, whatever peaks your interest!

Pre-Show Food, Drink and Music | August 1 & 2, Trillium Park, Ontario Place, Toronto | 6pm-10pm

Join us in the heart of downtown Toronto for an evening of theatre on the water you won’t forget! Our hosts, Ontario Place, will have you eating (thanks to the Vista Eatery), drinking (including licensed bar) and dancing before and after the show (additional cost for food and drink).

‘Solve for X’ reading | August 5, Peterborough Theatre Guild, Peterborough | 3pm

Join us for a reading, featuring members of the Rosalynde cast, of Alicia Richardson’s, Solve for X, currently in development through Driftwood’s Beyond The Bard program.

Late Night Chat | August 9, Trent Port Marina, Quinte West

Join cast members immediately after the show for an informal chat about, well, whatever peaks your interest!

‘Solve for X’ reading | August 12, Scugog Shores Historical Museum, Port Perry, Peterborough | 3pm

Join us for a reading, featuring members of the Rosalynde cast, of Alicia Richardson’s, Solve for X, currently in development through Driftwood’s Beyond The Bard program.

Closing Night BBQ and Pre-Show Chat | August 12, Scugog Shores Historical Museum, Port Perry, Peterborough | 3pm

Stay after the Solve for X reading and join Director Jeremy Smith and members of the Rosalynde company as they celebrate the end of another tour with BBQ fare and pre-show discussion, talking about their experiences this summer (additional cast for food and drink).