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Toronto Festival of Clowns

8 full-length shows, 5 cabarets, and a dozen 20 minute micro plays - over 100 performers highlighting varying styles, such as clown, bouffon, character, puppetry, physical theatre, dance, mime, mask, and vaudeville. Get ready to clown!

Now entering into its 9th year, the Toronto festival of clowns continues to grow and solidify itself as a signature Toronto event – an event like no other! This year there’s even more to offer - and a rare opportunity to see some of the best clowns, bouffon artists and physical theatre performers, our city and the world have to offer.

“It fulfills a need in not only Toronto, but also the national and international physical theatre landscape,” says artistic director Adam Lazarus, “it offers a jolt of freedom in the theatre. We’re bigger and better than ever this year, combining the classic with the contemporary, the audacious with the irreverent, the viper wit with the warmth of heart, all under the glowing lights of our own version of a Big Top.”

We’re also delighted to announce the Red Nose District – our opening night cabaret hosted by perennial Toronto favourites Morro and Jasp, and a presentation workshop with Montreal’s Cirque du Soleil!

Whether red nose, bouffon, character, dance, physical theatre, vaudville, mime or puppetry, the TFOC pops up out of the fringes and for a limited five day run, sends out a charge of all things electric, magnetic, virtuosic and magic.

The Ninth Annual Toronto Festival of Clowns (TFOC)

May 28th to June 1st, 2014

Pia Bouman Studio Theatre (6 Noble Street)

Brockton Collective Studio (442 Dufferin Street)

May 28th to June 1st, 2014

Single Tickets $15

5 Show Pass $65

10 Show Pass $115


Toronto Festival of Clowns

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