Guild Festival Theatre 2023 Summer Season

Hey all, I know – it’s been a while. More on that in an upcoming post.

In case you were wondering if there was more to summer theatre festivals than Shaw and Stratford – yes, there is! And one such fest is right here in the GTA.

Guild Festival Theatre (GFT) launches their 2023 Summer Season this July-August. Check out the line-up – tickets on sale now, with more program details coming soon on their website.

A grid image featuring text and illustrations. Left: Guild Festival Theatre 2023, the numbers created with the illustrations for each event mentioned on the right. Right side - a grid of four illustrations with text, clockwise from top left: A keyhole, revealing a rabbit, mushrooms and a heart. Alice in Wonderland based on the novel by Lewis Carroll. Adapted by David Savoy. Next, a painting palette and brush, with music notes and symbols, and the words Family Fest 2023. Next, the prow of a row boat on the water, with silhouettes of three men in straw hats and a dog, plus the title Three Men in a Boat. Lastly, The profiles of three eyeless women floating under water, with the title The Drowning Girls in the centre.

Family Fest (July 7 – 9)

Launching the season with this popular annual event, Family Fest offers a variety of free performances and activities for people of all ages. The event will have live performances, music, dance, games and many more fun activities. To know more about the lineup, featuring both returning favourites and exciting new acts, visit our website.

Alice in Wonderland (July 12 – 22)

Adapted by David Savoy

After a sold-out run in 2021, as well as seven Dora nominations and two wins (Outstanding Performance by an Individual & the Jon Kaplan Audience Choice Award), Alice in Wonderland will make a spectacular return to Guild Park before touring to theatres across the province.

Three Men in a Boat (July 27 – August 13)

Adapted by Mark Brownell

Award-winning writer/director team Mark Brownell and Sue Miner present a hilarious adaptation of Jerome K. Jerome’s classic Victorian satire. Join our three intrepid bachelors Jay, George, and Harris (and their dog) as they spend a disastrous weekend punting up the river Thames.

The Drowning Girls (August 17 – 27)

By Beth Graham, Charlie Tomlinson and Daniela Vlaskalic

A true crime story about three brides with a gruesome connection: they were all married to and murdered by the same man. Hauntingly poetic and unnervingly playful, this award-winning play will bring a touch of mystery to the Greek Theatre.

Tickets: $20-$30

Multi-show Passes: $50-$70

Alice in Wonderland Family Pass: $90

About Guild Festival Theatre

Guild Festival Theatre is Scarborough’s only professional theatre company. Since 2011, tens of thousands of patrons have been enchanted by GFT’s contemporary takes on theatre classics at the iconic Greek Theatre in Guild Park & Gardens. GFT is proud to champion local arts and culture and has been honoured with numerous awards and commendations including Best Live Theatre (Scarborough Mirror), 2017 OAC Premier’s Award for Excellence in the Arts (nomination), the Urban Hero Award (Metroland Media), the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Award and two Dora Mavor Moore Awards.


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Multidisciplinary storyteller. Out & proud. Torontonian. Likes playing with words. A lot.

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