Paprika Festival 2023

The 22nd Annual Youth-Led Performing Arts Festival
Produced by Paprika Festival in partnership with Native Earth

MAY 16 – 22, 2023


Currently in the 7th year of partnership, Paprika Festival is working with Native Earth to present the 22nd annual youth-led performing arts festival. Following a year of professional theatre training and mentorship programs, Paprika Festival showcases creations from the next generation for one full week in Aki Studio.

Paprika programs are free of cost for participants and offer exceptional training in: playwriting, performing, directing, producing, collective creation, and design. Through the support of Native Earth and other industry partners, Paprika Festival launched the Indigenous Arts Program in 2017 to support and present the work of young Indigenous artists. For more information, visit