A show on the GO – Metrolinx and Luminato Festival team up to bring live performances to GO Trains this month

Luminato Festival is doing live performances on GO Trains to entertain riders during their commute. Read on to get a sneak peek of this first-of-its-kind show and find out where you can see it.

This month, keep your eyes peeled for live performances coming to a GO Train near you.

What kind of performances? Well, the show actually takes place on the GO Train.

The show, known as Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO, consists of several actors, who will be in costume and performing an original play beginning at certain GO stations. The performance continues on the GO Train, where actors will go from coach to coach and invite customers to follow along. Finally, the show concludes at Union Station.

With one day dedicated to each GO Line, Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO will run for seven weekdays between June 7 and June 19. The show is run by Luminato Festival, an international arts festival that focuses on media, visual arts and performance. They collaborated with Metrolinx to bring their performances to a new medium: the train.

The plot of the show surrounds a fish on his morning commute to the lake. Riders can expect to see lots of dancing, music and colourful costumes.

For more information about the plot, click here to visit the Luminato website.

Cast members of Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO during a rehearsal performance. (Cassandra Popescu photo)

In efforts to reach a large variety of GO customers, Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO will be performing on each of the GO Lines, with performances at three GO stations per line.

Event details:

  • Thursday, June 9 – RICHMOND HILL LINE
    • Gormley GO – 8:11 a.m.
    • Richmond Hill GO – 8:20 a.m.
    • Langstaff GO – 8:25 a.m.
  • Friday, June 10 – KITCHENER LINE
    • Mount Pleasant GO – 7:40 a.m.
    • Brampton GO – 7:46 a.m.
    • Bramalea GO – 7:53 a.m.
  • Monday June 13 – BARRIE LINE
    • King City GO – 8:07 a.m.
    • Maple GO – 8:14 a.m.
    • Rutherford GO – 8:18 a.m.
  • Tuesday June 14 – STOUFFVILLE LINE
    • Centennial GO – 7:42 a.m.
    • Unionville GO – 7:47 a.m.
  • Wednesday June 15 – MILTON LINE
    • Erindale GO – 8:12 a.m.
    • Cooksville GO – 8:17 a.m.
    • Dixie GO – 8:22 a.m.
  • Thursday June 16 – LAKESHORE EAST LINE
    • Pickering GO – 7:57 a.m.
    • Rouge Hill GO – 8:04 a.m.
    • Guildwood GO – 8:10 a.m.
  • Friday June 17 – LAKESHORE WEST LINE
    • Bronte GO – 7:57 a.m.
    • Oakville GO – 8:03 a.m.
    • Clarkson GO – 8:10 a.m.

Take a look at the photos below for a closer look at Art in Transit: Luminato on the GO – and be sure to check out the performance on your morning commute this week.

Story by Abby Zinman, Metrolinx editorial co-op student