Cheap Theatre in Toronto for the Week of June 11, 2012

Five For Twenty (or Less)

This week’s cheap theatre post is pretty exciting as all the shows are either PWYC (pay-what-you-can) or even better – free. There’s a Luminato magic show, an outdoor performance of Shakespeare, an adaptation of Peter Pan, a dance show and a drama by Young People’s Theatre. If you’re looking for a free or super cheap night out in Toronto check out the rest of this post.

HEARTBEATS Dramaway presents a dance review featuring RhythmWorks East and West groups as part of the annual Multi-Arts Showcase. Jun 16 at 1:45 pm. Pwyc ($15-$20 sugg).Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery.


KNOWN TO POLICE (Nomanzland). Residents of a notorious community are backed into a corner by authorities and must decide how to respond in this collective creation for ages 14 and up. Jun 15-17. Free. Young People’s Theatre, 165 Front E. 416-862-2222,

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING by William Shakespeare (Bard in the Park). The classic romantic comedy is performed outdoors. Bring a blanket. Opens Jun 12 and runs to Jun 17. Pwyc. Kew Gardens, Bandshell, 2075 Queen E. 416-691-1113 ext 224.

THE CHEAT (Luminato). Blind performer Richard Turner performs card tricks and more. Opens Jun 11 and runs to Jun 14. Free. TIFF Bell Lightbox, RBC Lobby, 350 King W. 416-368-4849,

THERE AND BACK (Dramaway). Three groups from the GTA-based creative arts company perform this adaptation of Peter Pan. Jun 16 at noon, 3:30 and 6:15 pm. Pwyc. Papermill Theatre, 67 Pottery. 416-614-1078,