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Street Performers Program

The Street Performers Program was developed in 2009 as part of downtown revitalization efforts with the purpose of creating a lively and dynamic atmosphere in the City's core.  Each year auditions take place through a jury process and those selected are permitted to share their abilities with the public in select locations in downtown Barrie. 

2017 Street Performer Auditions

Date: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location: City Hall Rotunda

Mark your calendars for Thursday, April 13th as the City of Barrie’s Culture Branch and the Downtown Barrie Business Association will be holding auditions to select street performers to animate downtown Barrie during the summer of 2017.

This year up to 8 successful performers will be hired to work in the downtown core. These performers will share early evening shifts Tuesday through Saturday, as well as shifts on Friday, Saturday and Sunday afternoons. Those auditioning will need to ensure that they can be scheduled to work a majority of these times.

Interested individuals can book their audition times through the Culture Branch by calling 739-4299 or by emailing Auditions will be 5 – 7 minutes in length so please prepare your presentation accordingly.

All members of the community are welcome to drop in and enjoy the performances of some of Barrie’s most talented individuals during this audition process.

2016 Street Performers

Danny Leck Scott Bingham
Emily Hoppe Tori Hathaway
Kasey Kohring &
Brandon Pellat
Alyssa Polan
Melina Hanke Ashley Valiant-Blackwood
Mitchell Wilson Gillian Hay
PJ & Oli Megan Baillie

These individuals were selected from a long list of talented performers and were judged on their performance skills and ability to engage an audience. The 2016 Street Performers performed in the downtown core throughout June, July and August at the following times:

Tuesday to Thursday 5–8pm
Fridays 12 noon – 2pm
Saturdays 12 noon – 2pm
Sundays 11am – 2pm

The 2017 Street Performers Program is generously supported by:



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