The Ask

For SummerWorks' 25th, the festival is still growing strong

SummerWorks Performance Festival is Canada’s largest curated performance festival of theatre, dance, music and live art, and there’s a lot to see. For their 25th anniversary, SummerWorks wanted to say “Thank You!” by offering a smartphone app to aid the task of planning your festival itinerary.

The What

Stay in the Loop

In collaboration with designer Stewart Innes, the SummerWorks app’s debut was all about the schedule: browse shows, favourite what looks interesting, sync them to your calendar, and buy tickets. Push notifications keep users in the loop for special events and perks.

The How

Nimble, powered by the cloud

Host to over 500 artists, with 330 shows, across 60 unique performances, being Canada’s largest curated performance festival comes with special challenges. With a huge amount of events and performers, details are always changing right up until the moment they hit the stage. SummerWorks needed the app that was plugged in to their festival management software so they, and their performers, could update info on the fly.

The Where

The festival is diverse, and so is its audience

The app is anywhere you are- that’s the beauty of it. Peruse the bill and build your personalized schedule on the subway, at the beach, or while you wait for your food. With simultaneous release on both iPhone and Android, it’s ready to be in your pocket.