Five Shows Under $25 in Toronto this Week
Hey Mooney parents! And grandparents, aunts, uncles, guardians… If you’re anything like me with my kids, you’re running pretty low on ideas to keep them occupied for the last couple of weeks of summer vacation! So to help you out, this week we’ve got some budget-oriented suggestions for fun, family-friendly theatre experiences for the young (and young-at-heart) in your life. Something you may appreciate, if your wallet looks anything like mine, by this time in the summer – after things like big-budget activities and day camps. Take a peek below at some suggestions for theatre that will be engaging and entertaining no matter your age!
Under the cut are 5 fun, family-friendly live theatre experiences in Toronto with ticket prices of $25 or less (okay, one is $27.00 but it’s close enough, right?!? And there’s water cannons!), playing the week of August 19th, 2019. All of these shows are perfect for the budget-conscious theatre enthusiast! Experience quality Toronto theatre without the strain on your wallet!
Jacqueries Part 2. (The Citadel, 304 Parliament) Jacqueries Part 2 is an immersive, interactive dance/theatre work inspired by escape rooms and the history of surveillance. In general Jacqueries is all-ages and child-friendly, but there are some dark themes. Preview Aug 21 ($5.00) Opens Aug 22 and runs to Aug 24. Thur-Fri 6:15 pm & 8:00 pm, Sat 1pm. $20
Jillian Jiggs. (Wychwood Theatre, 76 Wychwood.) Jillian and her pals dress up and go on adventures in this family show based on the books by Phoebe Gilman. For ages 4 and up. July 6-Sep 2, Sat-Sun 2 pm. $22.60.
Peter Pan’s Pirates. (Pirate Life Toronto, 333 Lake Shore Blvd E.)
Sly Jax, Ripper, and Long Shanks are pirates aboard the Jolly Roger. They spend their days working the ship and receiving orders from their Captain, James Hook. But when Captain Hook reveals that Peter Pan has returned to the Neverland, the trio realize their opportunity for revenge has finally come. Join the crew of the Jolly Roger and sail on the waters of the Neverland in this theatrical experience for all ages. Aug 23-25 7pm. $25
Pirate Life 2019. (Pirate Life Toronto, 333 Lake Shore Blvd E.) Children’s interactive adventure theatre show aboard a 50-foot pirate ship that sails along the harbour. Kids get pirate names, dress in costumes & face paint, fire water cannons and search for sunken treasure. May 4 – Oct 13, see website for schedule. $27.
Your Dance Fest (Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie.) random acts of dance presents a community-oriented dance festival featuring professional performances, audience/artist interactions, free workshops, parties and more. Aug 23-25, see website for schedule. $15, stu/srs $10, child (under 12) $5. Family pass (2 adults & 2 kids) $30.