Nextfest Nite Clubs

These series of late night multidisciplinary performance parties brings artists and audience together in exploratory, off-the-wall, never-before-seen, might-not-ever-be-seen again collaborative performances and experiences. Each night club has a distinctly different flavour, offering up a little something for everyone. Buckle up!


Friday, June 1 at 9:30pm
in the Roxy on Gateway Theatre
Curators: Abbie Cogger + Katherine Semchuk

A movement-packed, in- teractive dance party full of experimentation and collaboration! Nextfest’s first dance-focused Nite Club explores what movement is and can be. Join the circuit of movers as we one-two-step our way through a night of mind and body bending performances! 18+ event.


Thursday, June 7 at 9:30 pm
in the Roxy on Gateway Theatre
Curators: Steven Teeuwsen + Katrina Beatty

Fall in-line with the Shadow State as Nextfest marches you into new world order of light and projection. Shadow State is an empire of scratch anima- tions, shadow play, technology glitching, projection art, and dance party! Think duality, the ghost in the machine, and hidden impulses. Presented by Nextfest Film and Visual Art. 18+ event.


Friday, June 8 at 9:30pm
in the Roxy on Gateway Theatre
Curators: Gennieve Edwards + Meagan Prus

Have you ever found yourself staring into t h e v o i d for so long that the dark- ness felt like a familiar friend? Ever dip your toe into the waters of your own mortality, thought that it was unsettlingly cold…and LOVED IT? Ever hook up at a funeral? Want to?

Modelled after the Cabaret du Néant in 1890’s Paris, h e l l s m u t promises to be a night of darkness, dapper debauchery, and consensual devilish delights. Dress code is victorian funeral or/and lack thereof. 18+ event.

*Podsnapping: (outdated victorian slang) wilful determination to ignore the objectionable or inconvenient, at the same time assuming airs of superior virtue and noble resignation.


Saturday, June 9 at 9:30pm
in the Roxy on Gateway Theatre
Curators: Soft Butch Cassidy + NIUBOI

Not your drag mother’s kiki. Celebrate PRIDE in style with the coolest kids in town. Dress to impress yourself in your Bauhaus Best*, see #yeg’s emerging queer artists take on the world, and end the night with a burn the roof down (sorry Roxy Theatre) dance party. 14+ event.

*Bauhaus was a rebellious art and design movement which featured bold shapes, bright colours, and found fashion.