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Box Concerts

Delivering free live curbside concerts in Toronto

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This summer, we brought live music to Toronto communities this summer with Box Concerts!

With support from Distillery District neighbours Soulpepper Theatre, we offered free concerts to communities, care homes, and frontline workers, and sold tickets to curbside neighbourhood performances with a compact travelling stage.

Audiences were encouraged to book a performance to enjoy from the vantage of their own porches or to donate a performance to worthy care facilities, retirement homes, and neighbourhood associations.

“It is more important than ever to find ways to safely bring humans together and to use theatre and music to help our communities and front line workers heal and recover.” 

Soulpepper Artistic Director Weyni Mengesha

“Live music outdoors and at safe distances will be a welcome relief and pleasure for folks suffering from screen overload and missing human connection. With so many more people spending time at home, we wanted to find a new way to bring dynamic performances to you, in this case… on a flatbed!” 

Tapestry Opera Artistic Director Michael Mori

Box Stage design by Rachel Forbes
#BoxConcerts videography by Stephen Bell, video edited by Dona Arbabzadeh

Illustration by: Huzaifa Mohamedbha

With support from
Soulpepper Theatre

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