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Montreal's Summer Festival That Has It All Kicks Off This Weekend Downtown

A month filled with burlesque, music, comedy, and theatre.
Montreal's Summer Festival That Has It All Kicks Off This Weekend Downtown

Montreal is loaded with awesome summer festivals, but only one of them is unlike any other. Zoofest, running from July 10th to August 3rd, is a zany bilingual mix of performances, comedy shows, theatre and music that defies categorization and simply needs to be seen.

In 15 venues around the city, there will be 130 shows by over 300 artists in genres spanning comedy, music, burlesque, and more. The common thread between these amazing performers is their limitless talent.

There are lots of great ways to enjoy Zoofest. If there are only a few shows you're interested in, you can buy individual tickets to performances for $13-$25 each. However, if you'd like to see more of the festival's incredible offerings, you should check out the Zoopass and the Goldpass.

Zoopass and Goldpass are your keys to the festival. With Zoopass and Goldpass, you'll get access to all of Zoofest's shows, provided that they're not sold out.  Pricing for Zoopass works as follow:

1 x Zoopass for $49,99 + tax

2 x Zoopass for $45,00 each + tax (10% discount)

3 x Zoopass for $39,99 each + tax (20% discount)

4 x Zoopass for $37,99 each + tax (25% discount)

Even better, you have a bunch of options for picking up your Zoopass or Goldpass. You can buy it in person at their new pop-up shop, which is located at 1564 Rue St-Denis, opened 10am to midnight at La Vitrine (2 Rue St-Catherine), or at Capital One at the corner of Rue Jeanne-Mance and Rue St-Catherine. You can also reserve online.

There are tons of great shows to check out with your Zoopass or Goldpass, but here are some of the ones we're most excited about:

  • Slightly Fat Features in Variety Soup

You've never seen anything like this show. It's a comedy cabaret performed by a British troupe, but words can't capture the one-of-a-kind experience. You simply need to see their incredible physical skills and choreographed chaos for yourself.

  • Liar Liar

Magician Paul Dabek brings together magic and comedy for a night of entertainment you're sure to love. His dynamic show has brought him to six continents, including four years of selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Don't miss it!

Will you be at Zoofest?

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