PuSh Youth Program

Are you 16 to 24 years old and interested in what the PuSh Festival has to offer, or know someone who is? The PuSh Youth Program immerses  young people into the rich world of the performing arts by making it accessible, engaging and entertaining. Whether you’re cautiously curious or an emerging pro, PuSh has an adventure for you. To find out more, contact Youth Program Coordinator Natalie Tin Yin Gan at youth@pushfestival.ca.

Youth Pass & Tickets

We know that money can be a barrier to seeing live art, that’s why PuSh is offering the Youth Four-Show Pass for only $20! Or you can line up for Youth Rush Tickets ($5) to select shows, one hour before showtime.

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Youth Academy

The Youth Academy is a unique opportunity for a small group of young people who hope to pursue a life and career immersed in and around the performing arts. The Academy provides a platform to experience, examine and engage in the professional contemporary performing arts community through workshops, discussions and shows, leading up to and during the PuSh Festival in January. Essentially a “book club” for the contemporary performing arts, the Academy meets on a bi-weekly basis.

Deadline to apply: Friday, October 28, 2016

Apply for the Youth Academy

Youth Assembly

The Youth Assembly, now in its second year, is a free performing arts conference for young people curious or passionate about pursuing a career in the performing arts. There will be a focus on youth engagement and tackling issues relevant to emerging artists. The Youth Assembly—a full day of workshops, presentations, and critical dialogue—is part of an important global discourse and your chance to contribute, network and build community. Afterwards, join us for a performance of Concord Floral for only $5.

Saturday, January 28 1:00–6:00PM, 7:00PM Concord Floral (optional)
Roundhouse Community Arts & Recreation Centre
This event will be ASL interpreted.
FREE. Limited spots available, pre-registration is required.

Register for the Youth Assembly

Young Ambassadors

Are you a post-secondary student or recent graduate who wants to make in-depth connections to the national and international arts community? Become a local ambassador for visiting artists and technicians. 

Apply to be a Young Ambassador


Each year we mentor interns in focused fields of festival production, providing long-term training opportunities for emerging arts professionals. Give your career a kick-start with the PuSh Festival. Contact info@pushfestival.ca for more information.

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