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Giants will take over the sky in downtown Barrie

For two weekends in September, Talk Is Free Theatre will bring culture, music and theatrical performance to rooftops, balconies and fire escapes
Downtown Barrie is shown in a file photo.

Featuring back-to-back shows and endless opportunities for audiences of all ages and interests, an array of top Canadian artists will offer inspiring performances from Broadway Tunes to African Drums to an Interactive Puppet Musicaland lots in between – all in unexpected places – inviting the imagination to soar and reminding audiences that the sky is the limit.

Don't let the onset of fall get you down. Instead... look up! There are Giants in the Sky!
To close off the summer with a bang, Talk Is Free Theatre’s newest Performance Festival, Giants in the Sky, is taking over downtown Barrie in ways you’ve never seen.
Over the course of two weekends, Sept. 9-11, 2022 and Sept. 16-18, 2022, culture, music and theatrical performance is bringing rooftops, balconies and fire escapes of the city to life. And it’s all free!
Giants in the Sky is the perfect end-of-summer outing for folks of all ages — including families  offering a diverse array of programming. Audiences will find themselves exploring surprising locations in downtown Barrie experiencing free performances by an incredible array of Canadian performers.

Both local audiences and tourists are welcome to attend over the two weekends. People may wish to spend a couple of hours exploring or even a couple of days taking it all in.

TIFT will make the festival accessible to tourists visiting Toronto from around the globe who may not have access to a vehicle to get to Barrie, by offering a bus charter each for the six days of the Festival. For $28+HST per person round trip, tourists and Torontonians alike can take the TIFT “GIANT SKY” shuttle to Barrie to catch shows at the Free Festival. Departure times vary depending on start time of the festival each day. Pick up will be at the Sheraton Hotel, 123 Queen St. W., across from Nathan Phillips Square.