OFFTA 2023

OFFTA 2023

17th edition
May 26th to June 4th, 2023

The OFFTA is back, with emerging artists of the live arts scenes that weave their projects around tangible magic and speculative healing. This year’s program features strong and complex voices, inviting us to activate our collective imagination to inhabit the world differently, in a more caring way.

Having always been invested in emerging practices and unexplored forms, this year, the OFFTA will feature laboratory projects – sharing the process, art in the midst of unfurling – as well as finished projects. 

Our program will feature live arts that take place throughout Montreal’s many theaters, but also atypical locations (the outdoors, public spaces) and forms (ambulatory performances, immersive experiences). Festive evenings, sharing and networking activities, and meetings for professionals will also take place from May 26 to June 4, once again making the OFFTA a unifying event for festival-goers and the live arts communities alike!


→ Single ticket sales are available since May 10th. Select your performances here below.

Visit for more information about the projects and free satellite activities.

OFFTA, live art festival
Annual artistic event created on the edge of the Festival TransAmériques (FTA), OFFTA is a festival dedicated to emerging avant-garde creation in live arts. Since 2007, it scans the local artistic landscape in order to highlight creators whose projects trace new avenues in theatre, dance, circus and performance. The OFFTA grounds its identity on an artistic direction which favors solid and singular approaches, emerging practices and experimentation.

Shows and labs
This year, OFFTA distinguishes between two types of projects in its programming, allowing curious festival-goers to discover completed projects and works in their creative process. You therefore have access to fully-developed projects – the shows – and projects that are works in progress – the labs. 


Thanks to our partners
Publics partners
Canada Council for the Arts, Canadian Heritage, Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec, Ministère de la culture et des communications, Emploi-Québec, Ministère des Relations internationales et de la Francophonie, Conseil des arts de Montréal, Ville de Montréal - Division festivals & événements Presenting partners Partenariat du Quartier des spectacles, Tangente, Théâtre Aux Écuries, Théâtre Prospero, Théâtre Denise-Pelletier, Parbleux, Livart Collaborating partners Centre de psychologie Gouin, Danse-Cité, FTA - Festival TransAmériques, Café SAT, MAI (Montréal, arts interculturels), Librairie un livre à soi, La Livrerie, Les Productions Recto-Verso - Mois Multi Festival international d’arts multidisciplinaires et électroniques, Carrefour culturel de Notre-Dame-des Prairies, Les Voyagements – Théâtre de création en tournée, La danse sur les route du Québec, RQD - Regroupement québécois de la danse International partners Atelier de l’Observatoire (Maroc), La Bellone (Belgique) Associated partners Caisse Desjardins de la culture, Silo, Zone Festival Media partners Le Devoir, JEU, CHOQ, RCAAQ - Regroupement des centres d’artistes autogérés du Québec, REPAIRE, Ciel Variable, Fugues, Vie des Arts, Ckut, Esse, Cult Mtl, Cibl, CISM.

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