Toronto Events: Toronto International Circus Festival

Are you looking for a way to enjoy Toronto under a strict budget? Then it is a very good idea to book your stay in Toronto this May 22, 23, and 24.

So what’s happening in Toronto during those dates? The Toronto International Circus Festival! This year, the festival is featuring as much as four exciting programs—all with free admission!

You can even get to spend a minute or two with these circus performers and find out a little more than their twisted moves and jaw-dropping stunts. You can interact with them and learn about their craft. This is an opportunity no other circus shows can give you.

Here are some of the exciting shows you can enjoy in the Toronto International Circus Festival:

Zero Gravity Circus Showcase. Easily the main attraction of the festival, the Showcase will feature circus professionals at their highest energy and most amazing stuns. Visit Sirius Satellite Stage at 2:30 PM to see the Zero Gravity Circus in action.

The Sweet Variety of Circus. At the Redpath Variety Stage from 11:00 AM to 4:45 PM, the Sweet Variety of Circus is a series of circus performances aimed at showing you the lighter side of the circus. Jokes and antics are easily the main attraction of this show.

Fesso & Lu. Lu showcases her prowess in aerial ballet at the Studio Theatre on Saturday and Monday, 2:30 PM and 4:30 PM. Along with her is Fesso, her quirky and reckless partner, who will surely make the audiences laugh with his antics.
Cyrk Du Solo. Stand-up comedy, vaudeville, and ventriloquism. Tony Molesworth, also known as the Global Village Idiot, manages to mesh all three in one show called Crk Du Solo. He will be performing in the Studio Theatre on Saturday and Monday at 11:00 AM, and Sunday at 2:30 PM and 4:00 PM.

Tumble & Swing Acrobatic Workshops. This festival won’t let you leave Toronto without knowing how to at least perform some acrobatic stunts. There are professional in Enwave Theatre from 11:00 AM to 4:30 PM, all of whom are willing to help you learn how to work the aerial hoop, hula hoop, and mini-trampoline among many other equipment in the studio!

Aside from the mentioned programs, there will also be ongoing activities throughout Toronto. You can even get to know the artists in advance here. The best part is that the locations of these activities are all near to an inexpensive and convenient international hostel, Backpackers on Dundas. By staying here, you are placing yourself at the middle of the circus fun!

Image courtesy of the Toronto Star

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