May 13-19, 2024

Aki Studio

Currently in the 8th year of partnership, Paprika Festival is working with Native Earth to present the 23rd 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, design, and arts administration. New in 2017, through the support of Native Earth and other industry partners, Paprika Festival launched the Indigenous Arts Program to support and present the work of young Indigenous artists.


This year’s Festival events are all FREE / BY DONATION, and available at these amounts:

  • FREE
  • $5 Donation – Equivalent to1 Printed Script
  • $15 – Equivalent to 1 Hour of Rehearsal Space
  • $20 – Equivalent to 2 x Participant Lunch
  • $50 – Equivalent to 1 Month of Pro Zoom
  • $100 – Equivalent to 2 Hours 1-on-1 Mentorship

Donations at the level of $50 (Equivalent to 1 Month of Pro Zoom) and $100 (Equivalent to 2 Hours 1-on-1 Mentorship) will receive a Tax Receipt after the Festival.


Paprika Festival is a theatre organization that runs year-round professional training and mentorship programs that culminate in a performing arts festival of new work by young and emerging artists. Learn more here. Welcome to the future of theatre.