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undercurrents festival

Feb 7 – 17 2024

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Ottawa’s premier contemporary theatre festival!

For over a decade, undercurrents has been showcasing some of the most innovative and thought-provoking works of art from local and national artists. Our festival brings together artists from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and disciplines to showcase their talents in an intimate and inclusive setting. Our programming is diverse and always fresh, featuring everything from experimental theatre to live music performances, from solo shows to full productions. We believe in giving a platform to emerging artists and voices that are underrepresented in mainstream media.

Under Development

under development is the Ottawa Fringe’s new play development program, inviting local artists/collectives to work on their new creation pieces in residence at Arts Court for a year.

under development offers rehearsal/creation space and access to professional development opportunities, workshops, and Fringe resources. Participants have the freedom to create based on their own process and timeline, with access to resources on an as needed/requested basis.

under development participants meet regularly with Fringe staff and as a group for updates and to share their work.

Celebrating diversity in theatre, music, and spoken word performances!

At undercurrents, we are committed to providing a safe and welcoming space for everyone. Our festival is designed to be accessible and inclusive to all members of our community. undercurrents tickets are sold on a “Pick you Price” model at $10, $20, $50 or $75. Choose your own price, no questions asked.

We invite you to join us for our upcoming festival, where you’ll have the opportunity to experience a range of exciting and boundary-pushing performances. Whether you’re a theatre enthusiast, a music lover, or simply looking for something new and exciting to do, there is something for everyone at undercurrents.

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