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Single tickets – $10*

Free Events: Staged play readings from our Playwrights-in-Residence and Writer’s Circle are free to the public. No pre-purchased tickets are required.

*Includes double bills.

Box Office

Tickets are available for purchase online, by phone or at the door.


Aki Studio
Native Earth Performing Arts
585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, ON M5A 2B7

Phone: 416-531-1402 (Mon-Fri 10am-5pm)


If you are unable to afford the cost of a ticket but would like to see a Paprika performance, please contact 


All festival performances take place inside Native Earth’s Aki Studio, located in the Daniels Spectrum at 585 Dundas Street East, on the south side of Dundas, just east of Parliament Street.

Getting Here0

The 505 Dundas Streetcar will be diverting during the time of the Festival, travel times to Daniels Spectrum may be increased. Visit for more details.




Aki Studio


Aki Studio is a 120-seat black-box space helmed by Native Earth Performing Arts. Located in Daniel Spectrum, a cultural centre in Regent Park, Aki Studio is a rental venue that supports Indigenous, multi-cultural and independent theatre organizations, as well as being Native Earth’s home base. Equipped with a comprehensive technical rig with adjustable seating arrangements, Aki Studio is fully accessible for both patrons and performers. This venue is perfect for theatre and dance performances, and is flexible enough to become your new favourite venue for special events.


Native Earth Performing Arts and Artscape strive to provide equal treatment to and equitable benefits of its services, programs and facilities in a manner that respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities.

  • The Dundas Street entrance provides barrier-free access to the building
  • Two elevators are located in the South Lobby
  • All floors have accessible washrooms and stalls, as well as accessible drinking fountains
  • Signage throughout the building is written in Braille
  • A hearing enhancement system is available in Aki Studio and the Ada Slaight Hall

Land Acknowledgement

Paprika Festival acknowledges the ancestral lands and waterways of the Anishnaabe (Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation), Haudenosaunee, Peoples from the Size Nations Confederacy of the Grand River, Wendat, Huron and any other nations who cared for the land (acknowledges and unacknowledged, recorded and unrecorded).