Toronto Theatre Companies
Separating fact from fiction on the topics of mental health issues and addictions is not easy, but this theatre group is dedicated to artistically informing. By combining professional artists as well as people who have professional or personally experienced mental health issues, the Workman Theatre Project produces quality theatre productions. The company tours throughout Canada, produces the annual 'Rendezvous with Madness Film Festival', and holds an annual art exhibit entitled 'Being Scene'.
This Toronto stage troupe has been performing theatrical and musical delights for over 35 years. Past performances have included Pirates of Penzance, Princess Ida, and modern adaptations of such classics as The Mikado. The performance venue is the Leah Posluns Theatre, located in the Bathurst Jewish Centre.
This troupe of seasoned theatre professionals of African descent splendidly deliver the works of renown playwrights, predominately but not limited to those of similar backgrounds. Performing venues have included the du Maurier Theatre at Harbourfront Centre and Berkeley Street Theatre. A play reading series and workshops complement the artistic mandate of the group.
Toronto's Medieval and Renaissance Players
Queen of Puddings combines exquisite vocal and instrumental music with contemporary Canadian writings. These operatic productions are generally performed at the Harbourfront Centre Theatre.
Some of Canada's premiere artists have joined this company, renown for its critically acclaimed classical productions. Training and outreach for young performers is also the mandate of the group.
Grupo Teatro Libre tiene la misión de hacer teatro en español de forma colectiva y colaborativa representando creaciones originales u obras de dramaturgos latinoamericanos en su idioma original.
Works by both respected playwrights and ascending writers are performed at the Factory Theatre. The theatre focuses on Canadian plays, and runs a variety of programs to assist developing artists, as well as actively participating in renowned events such as The Fringe festival.
Come to the Scarborough Village Theatre for entertaining productions that range from the classics to first runs. This theatre company is over 45 years old, and has been greatly supported by the community.
A Toronto theatre company producing intimate musical theatre productions, while cultivating a new generation of audiences through thought-provoking, contemporary works.
Visit The Second City in its new intimate, state-of-the-art theatre, opening September 2005. Enjoy a performance from the undisputed leader in improve and sketch comedy, producing generations of talent – Mike Myers, John Candy, Eugene Levy, Martin Short. Located on Mercer Street in Toronto’s Entertainment District. Mainstage performances Tuesday through Sunday. A must see while in Toronto.
Stage Centre Productions has been performing classical theatre repertoire for over a quarter century. From light-hearted comedies to powerful dramas, the productions are sure to please. All performances are staged at the Fairview Library Theatre in the North York area of Toronto.
Along with a host of productions, Driftwood is best known for their annual Outdoor Summer Theature tour, bringing professional productions of Shakespeare to communities across Ontario.
Bound to Create Theatre strives to create cutting-edge theatre that aggressively reaches its audiences to ‘provoke and charge the soul’ by creating intense and visceral productions that have a modern, social, and artistic relevance to the world today.
Stuart Knight is a multifaceted artist and keynote speaker extraordinaire. For an interesting night out, try The Decide Show, a musical theatre production with a twist.
Urban Spine presents original works done by spirited players. Performed outside at various locations and events, the productions are non-traditional and often satrical. Children's performances are staged regularly.
This not-for-profit theatre group runs a minimum of two shows a year (spring and fall). Since 1966, the group has performed such musicals and operettas as "Oklahoma!”, "Jesus Christ Superstar" and "The Desert Song". Although EMP has amateur status, the productions have benefited from the professional expertise of many.
Professional dramatic performances of myths, legends and folklore are the focus of this outdoor summer theatre group. Homer's 'The Odyssey', the classic Russian story 'The Firebird' and 'Bluffer's Moon', a French Canadian tall tale are some of the past productions that have been met with resounding approval from audiences. Most of the performances by the Cliffhanger group are held in the distinctive Guild Inn Gardens, a historical site that provides the perfect backdrop for the plays.
Staged and Confused Productions is a not-for-profit organization that produces professional quality, contemporary theatre, from Canada and abroad featuring Toronto's next generation of emerging artists.
City Centre Theatre Productions is a non-profit theatre company offering Toronto affordable high-quality theatre in the downtown core.
Billed as the largest not-for-profit contemporary theatre company in Canada, CanStage works with international playwrights but emphasizes homegrown talent. The company performs nine regular productions a year at three Toronto venues.
Dancap Productions Inc. is dedicated to producing the best of Broadway-style theatre created in collaboration with acclaimed artists and award-winning creative teams that will engage theatre lovers in Toronto, throughout Canada, and around the world. Dancap Productions Inc. is committed to providing audiences with memorable theatrical events while offering patrons access to unique promotional and membership opportunities to enhance their theatre-going experience.
Touring shows for kids and families in both official languages, English and French with a great mandate! little red theatre produces dramatic performances using a wonderful eclectic mix of puppets, songs and original musical scores, dance and new audio visual technology. Productions can be presented at schools, libraries or theatres.
Tap your fingers to the musical theatre productions by this nonprofit troupe. Past presentations have included such classics as 'Annie Get Your Gun', Singing in the Rain' and 'A Chorus Line'. Curtain Call Players perform in the Fairview Library Theatre, located in the North York region of Toronto.
Established in 1994, this theatrical company works to provide cutting edge performances using large-scale puppetry in public spaces. Community-based parades, medieval mystery plays and colorful pageants are just a sample of past productions.
Mixed Company Theatre produces innovative, socially relevant drama as a tool for positive change. Founded as an artist-run collective in 1983, Mixed Company today uses Forum Theatre and interactive arts to educate, engage and empower audiences in schools, communities and workplaces.
Come view Studio 268's innovative performances - the energy and imagination is spellbinding. Studio 268 performs at Tarragon Theatre Extra Space, 30 Bridgeman Avenue, Toronto.
This internationally acclaimed, black light theatre company uses amazing, larger than life props and characters to captivate its audience. Famous People Players is a Canadian treasure, dedicated to working with people who are developmentally challenged.
Theatre Passe Muraille makes its home in a designated historical building which was once home of the Nasmith Bakery and Stables. In the 1970's, the theatre was bought and renovated to encompass two separate performance spaces. The Mainspace Theatre holds up to 160 people and is a two level, black-box space with a reception and bar area on the upper level. The Backspace Theatre is suitable for smaller events, with a maximum seating of 65.
A dynamic, not-for-profit Toronto community theatre group which produces Broadway musicals, Gilbert & Sullivan, operettas, plays and choral concerts.
Predominately a first rate training facility for theatre professionals, Equity Showcase Theatre also runs award-winning productions. Alumni of Equity include Brent Carver, Albert Schultz and Fiona Reid.
Great Big Theatre Company (since 1994)offers Theatre Arts classes & camps for youth ages 5 - 17yrs. Check out their website for information on locations and schedules.
The Panasonic Theatre is located in downtown Toronto on Yonge Street, close to fashionable and trendy Yorkville and the campus of University of Toronto. Surrounded by many shops and restaurants, the new Panasonic Theatre continues the long tradition of the past century, now entertaining audiences for years to come.
This non-profit, volunteer group of performers, staff and crew have staged such entertaining plays as 'The Diary of Anne Frank, 'The Odd Couple (Female Version) and 'You're A Good Man, Charlie Brown'. Encore Entertainment productions are currently held in the Studio Theatre in the Toronto Centre for the Arts, located on 5040 Yonge Street.
Civic Light Opera
This theatre company performs several times a year, predominately at the Fairview Library Theatre. Past productions include My Fair Lady, Gypsy and Babes in Arms.