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Searching for Marceau

Special Event Accessible Event

Date & Time:

May 4 and 5 - 7:30pm


RBG Centre (680 Plains Rd W)


Entertainment, Get Social, Special Event


1 to 2 Hours


Ticketed Event

Event Description

Enjoy a theatrical performance by Tottering Biped Theatre in the Auditorium at RBG Centre.

Dates: Thursday May 4, Friday May 5, 7:30 p.m.

Tottering Biped Theatre logo, and illustration of two feet atop a board, balanced on a tiny image of the world

About the Performance

Searching for Marceau finds a budding young Mime trying to make sense of his two fathers: the real one raising him and the far away Marcel Marceau. The imaginary and the real battle in this theatre/mime piece reinvents Marcel Marceau’s Mime tradition for the 21st Century. 

This piece has toured to Ottawa’s Undercurrent Festival, Kitchener’s Registry Theatre, Toronto’s Pia Bouman studio, the LIVELab at McMaster University, the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts, and the Toronto Fringe Festival where it received 5 Ns from NOW Magazine, 3/4 stars from the Toronto Star, and the ‘Cutting Edge’ Award. 

  • Performance length: 1 hour  
  • Doors open 7 p.m.


Ticket Type Price
Adult $20 (+HST & $1 service fee)
  • After a purchase is complete, the tickets are the property of the ticket-holder, and RBG will be unable to accommodate any date or time changes.
  • Tickets are non-refundable and final sale
  • General admission discounts and coupons are not applicable to this ticketed event.
  • Mime wall illusion
  • Mime Conducting
  • mime wall physical illusion
  • mime reaching their arms out towards a bright light

Frequently Asked Questions


Your tickets will be emailed to you as a pdf attachment shortly after online payment. You will be required to present these tickets upon arrival, either printed out or digitally on your personal device.

Tickets are final sale.

Directions and Parking

This event is held at RBG Centre, located at 680 Plains Road West, Burlington, Ontario. Parking is included. RBG Centre is located along bus routes for Burlington Transit, with stops a short distance from the entrance. See for more details.

Performance Length

Run time is approx. 1 hour with no intermission. The performance begins at 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Recommended Ages

This performance is best suited for adults. Though the show can be viewed by all ages it was not designed for children under 12 years of age.


The performance will be held in the Auditorium. Chairs are provided. Seating is general admission, first come – first served.

Pets / Service Animals

With the exception of service animals, personal pets are not permitted at this event.

Terms and Conditions

Tickets purchased to this event are final sale and non-refundable. Tickets for this experience can be transferred to someone else if you can no longer attend the event. Please keep your tickets and confirmation: it is proof of your purchase and allows entry into the experience.

Liability: RBG assumes no responsibility for loss or damage to property, or for personal injury or mishap; all activities are at the risk of the participant.

Filming/Photography Release: Please be advised that all photos, audio-video, and static images taken at this experience may be used for exhibit, reproduction, and/or distribution for RBG related promotional use, including all forms of print, television advertisement, social media and /or website display. In consideration of your participation as a guest or attendee of this experience, you authorize Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns unrestricted right and permission to copyright and use such photos and images under their sole discretion. Royal Botanical Gardens, its legal representatives, suppliers, invited media and assigns are released without limitation of any claims for libel or invasion of privacy.

By purchasing tickets and participating in this event on RBG properties, you are agreeing to the above release for yourself, and on behalf of your guests.

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