Canadian Theatre Companies

Theatres You Should Visit2b Theatre (Halifax) 2b theatre company strives to stimulate the mind and to awaken the spirit by producing theatre that is vital, innovative, and challenging. Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, 2b theatre company creates, develops, and presents works for the regional, national, and international stages.

25th Street Theatre Centre Inc. (Saskatoon, SK): Our mission is to promote innovative professional theatre that encourages audiences, involves the community, and fulfills the needs of Saskatchewan artists in their pursuit of excellence.

A Company of Fools (Ottawa) produces and performs innovative, entertaining shows drawn from the works of William Shakespeare, designed to entertain and challenge audiences of all ages.

Acting Up Stage Theatre (Toronto) is a company dedicated to producing intimate musical theatre productions in Toronto.

Actors Repetory Theatre (Toronto) is a not-for-profit, artist-driven organization of actors from various age groups and backgrounds who are connected by the ARC mission, which is to discover exciting, provocative theatre from the international repertoire that has rarely, if ever, been produced in Toronto.

Alianak Theatre Productions (Toronto) is a not-for-profit
company set up to produce and co-produce new Canadian and international plays that explore new directions in drama.

All Nations Theatre Society (Calgary) creates socially relevant theatre using Forum Theatre and Image Theatre techniques to explore issues and facilitate positive social change.

Alberta Theatre Projects (Calgary) presents new and contemporary plays from the national and international repertoire, and works extensively in new play development, producing the annual Enbridge playRites Festival.

Andy Jones Productions (St. John’s, NL): comedy veteran, writer, actor, and director Andy Jones has written five critically acclaimed one-man shows and has extensively toured across Canada, Now booking An Evening With Uncle Val _and How to Catch Rabbits in Wintertime. Also touring three person puppet show “The Queen Of Paradise’s Garden”.

Arbor Theatre (Peterborough, ON): Peterborough’s oldest theatre company, Arbor Theatre is dedicated to creating, developing, and performing passionate new Canadian young-audience history plays and adaptations of classic children’s literature.

Artistic Fraud of Newfoundland (St. John’s, NL): an interdisciplinary company that promotes Newfoundland & Labrador talent and the new techniques developed by the company and employs these innovative techniques in the creation of original works.

Arts Club Theatre (Vancouver) is dedicated to producing and developing quality live professional theatre in an entertaining and stimulating environment, presented at the elegant Stanley Industrial Alliance Theatre and the casual Granville Island Stage.

Atlantic Fringe Festival (Halifax) Atlantic Canada’s Fringe Festival. 40 plays. 8 venues. 300+ performances in downtown Halifax.

Axis Theatre Company (Vancouver) produces original physical theatre plays for audiences of all ages, incorporating mask, dance, music, song, acrobatics, and text.

Bad Dog Theatre (Toronto) is an improv comedy club in Toronto with shows most nights of the week, improvisation workshops, and acting classes

The Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, AB): Theatre Arts provides a carefully integrated group of programs dedicated to training and professional development for artists and technicians at various stages of their careers

Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival (Vancouver) produces four full-scale Shakespearean productions annually from end of May through September in two open-ended performance tents, with Vancouver’s city, sea, and mountains as backdrop.

Belfry Theatre (Victoria) produces contemporary plays from the international repertoire, with an emphasis on Canadian work.

BirdLand Theatre (Toronto) is a nonprofit theatre company devoted to the innovative staging of contemporary plays and the development of new works through working with guest artists, partner institutions, and the community.

Black Theatre Workshop (Montreal): Our mission is to encourage and promote the development of Black and Canadian theatre and to express the creative will of Black-Canadian theatre artists.

Blyth Festival(Blyth, ON) The Blyth Festival is dedicated to producing and developing scripts that give voice to the region and the country.

Boca del Lupo Theatre Society (Vancouver) is dedicated to the creation of new performance works using unique processes of collaboration and extraordinary interactions between performer and audience.

Buddies In Bad Times Theatre (Toronto) a theatre company dedicated to the promotion of Queer Canadian culture in Toronto.

Burning Passions Theatre (Toronto): The mandate of Burning Passions Theatre is to produce and/or facilitate the creation of Canadian works of theatre that give voice to women, youth, and marginalized communities.

Cabaret Company (Toronto) The mandate of the company is to produce the work of Sky Gilbert. The work is always personal and immediate, controversial, political, and sexual.

Café DaPopo (Halifax) is a unique theatrical event in Halifax where you can order up your favourite dramatic treats!

Cahoots Theatre Projects (Toronto) is a charitable arts organization with a mandate to create, develop, and professionally produce new Canadian plays that reflect cultural diversity.

The Canadian Opera Company (Toronto) is the largest producer of opera in Canada and one of the largest in North America. The company enjoys an international reputation for artistic excellence and creative innovation.

The Canadian Stage Company (Toronto) is one of Toronto’s leading theatres producing a mixture of contemporary and Canadian works.

Carousel Players (Vancouver) is dedicated to inspiring, enlightening, and entertaining young people and families through accessible theatrical experiences that develop audiences and artists.

Catalyst Theatre (Edmonton) is an innovative theatre company that creates and tours original, newly created theatrical productions by a core group of resident artists. The company is based in a renovated 138-seat warehouse in Edmonton.

Catch 23 Improv (Toronto): some elite names from Toronto’s alternative comedy scene come together, along with the bodies represented by those names, and perform the kind of improv that make the viewer understand what Descartes meant when he said, “Holy bananas, that’s funny!”

Centaur Theatre Company (Montreal): Quebec’s premier English-language theatre develops, produces, and presents plays from the local, national, and international repertoire for audiences from all walks of life and is a leader in international collaboration.

Cercle Molière (Winnipeg) specializes in the presentation of high-quality theatre in French in Manitoba.

Chemainus Theatre Festival (Chemainus, BC): Producing professional live theatre year-round, this regional company stages world classics, musicals, and new plays featuring professional guest artists from across North America

Chester Playhouse (Chester, NS): Year round venue presenting music, theatre dance community events and a professional summer theatre festival

The Citadel Theatre (Edmonton) is Edmonton’s regional theatre. It provides Edmonton audiences with 11 productions of professional live theatre each season in its beautiful facility with five performance spaces.

Coad Canada Puppets (North Vancouver, BC) specializes in world-class puppet theatre and international touring.

Concrete Theatre (Edmonton) is an Edmonton-based company of artists that works in the community using theatre to promote cultural diversity and examine social issues, with an emphasis on programming for young audiences.

Confederation Centre for the Arts (Charlottetown) is Canada’s national memorial to the Fathers of Confederation, producing a summer festival of music and laughter.

Cooking Fire Theatre Festival (Toronto) is a festival of original outdoor performance happening each June in Dufferin Grove Park in Toronto. The festival showcases work by innovative, artist-run companies interested in the politics of art and public space.

Corporate Jesters (Toronto) is a company comprised of trained actors and business professionals that specializes in custom-designed entertainment and development workshops for the corporate sector.

Crow’s Theatre (Toronto) Crow’s Theatre specializes in new voices with an alternative sensibility – the outsider, works with a sense of social criticism expressed through a strongly theatrical vision.

Da Capo Productions (Toronto/Kitchener, ON) is a professional nonprofit theatre company dedicated to the artistry of musical theatre. Our mandate includes producing cutting-edge works and developing emerging talents and providing arts outreach.

DanCap Productions (Toronto) is dedicated to producing Broadway-caliber musical theatre productions.

Dancing Sky Theatre (Meacham, SK) is a group of professional theatre artists dedicated to involving people in the lively act of theatre. We produce new and existing Canadian work that reflects the rural culture around us.

Die-Nasty (Edmonton) is a live improvised Soap Opera that runs weekly in Edmonton!

DNA Theatre (Toronto) seeks to create unique experiences of theatre and performances that are deeply affecting.

Dramamuse (Gatineau, QC): develops and presents a highly interactive form of theatre based on historical and cultural research. Scripted plays, improvised performances and a hybrid of both scripted and improvised pieces.

Drayton Entertainment (Ontario) Musicals and comedies at six locations: Drayton Festival Theatre (Drayton), Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II (Grand Bend), King’s Wharf Theatre (Penetanguishene), St. Jacobs Country Playhouse (St. Jacobs), and Schoolhouse Theatre (St. Jacobs).

Driftwood Theatre Group (Toronto) is a nonprofit summer touring company specializing in the works of William Shakespeare. We also encourage the production of current Canadian works through Trafalgar 24, our annual 24-hour theatre creation festival.

DynamO Théâtre (Montreal) focuses on developing, producing, and performing original theatre-of-acrobatic-movement productions.

Eastern Front Theatre (Halifax) is dedicated to developing, producing, and promoting outstanding theatre from the heart of Atlantic Canada.

Eddie May Entertainment (Ottawa) Canada’s longest-running producer of murder mystery entertainment. Performs every weekend in the Velvet Room at Fat Tuesdays New Orleans Experience. Troupe also performs off-site at private parties and customized corporate events.

The Edmonton International Fringe Festival (Edmonton) is the largest Fringe Festival in North America!

Electric Company Theatre (Vancouver): A creation and touring collective known for original works that are physically and visually adventurous, pushing the limits of form and staging while preserving a strong sense of story.

Encore Entertainment (Toronto) is a not-for-profit theatre company, providing family entertainment at an affordable price since 1997.

Factory Theatre (Toronto) is unique in its commitment to the development of the Canadian voice. For nearly four decades, this role has been undertaken through commissions, staged readings, workshops, and play production.

Feast Dinner Theatre (Halifax) Halifax’s premiere dinner theatre, serves up a full evening of dining and entertainment that is second to none. Featuring the best singers, actors, and dancers in town, The Feast produces three musical comedy shows a year.

Festival Antigonish (Antigonish, Nova Scotia): Operating from the Bauer Theatre on the campus of St. Francis Xavier University, we provide summer repertory theatre with Main Stage, Family Stage, and Stage 2 productions.

Festival Les Coups de Théâtre (Montreal) is an international festival of arts for young audiences held every two years in Montreal, showcasing some of the best performances from Quebec, the rest of Canada, and around the world. Our offices are headquarters for ASSITEJ Canada.

Festival TransAmériques (Montreal) is the first annual festival of contemporary dance and theatre in Canada. This new international festival will feature exciting performances that are at the very forefront of contemporary art.

Free Will Shakespeare Festival (Edmonton) is all about celebrating why the Bard’s works are still relevant today.

fu-GEN Asian-Canadian Theatre Company (Toronto) is dedicated to the development of professional Asian-Canadian theatre artists through new and established works

Full Circle: First Nations Performance (Vancouver): A professional theatre that produces four Mainstage productions, two Studio series productions, runs an Academy program offering theatre classes and workshops, and develops new plays through commissions, readings and workshops.

Gateway Theatre (Richmond, BC): A professional theatre that produces four Mainstage productions, two Studio series productions, runs an Academy program offering theatre classes and workshops, and develops new plays through commissions, readings and workshops.

Ghost Jail Theatre (Toronto) is a weekly Improv show in Toronto that will blow your mind.

Ghost River Theatre (Calgary) has built a reputation as a home for audiences and artists alike, looking to experience original and “playfull” theatre.

Globe Theatre (Regina) is Saskatchewan’s largest cultural institution, producing entertaining, educational, and challenging theatre – an artistic centre for Regina featuring the work of both emerging and established artists.

Grafton Street Dinner Theatre (Halifax) is a dinner theatre downtown Halifax.

Great Canadian Theatre Company (Ottawa): The Great Canadian Theatre Company is committed to the development and production of Canadian plays.

Gryphon Theatre Foundation (Barrie, ON): Since its incorporation in 1970, Gryphon Theatre has presented hundreds of performances, including 17 world premieres, growing into Huronia’s premier professional theatre.

Green Fools Theatre Society (Calgary) is a not-for-profit charity that creates, performs, and teaches physical theatre arts for diverse audiences locally and internationally.

Green Thumb Theatre (Vancouver) develops and produces original Canadian scripts for young audiences, focusing on contemporary topics that are of interest and concern to children, teenagers, and young adults.

Harbourfront Centre (Toronto) is an arts and cultural facility and producer of major international performance festivals.

Harbourfront Jubilee Theatre (Summerside, PE) is owned by the Regional Cultural Events Centre, a registered non-profit organization managed by a board of directors, general manager, and director of operations, and boasts a friendly, knowledgeable, professional staff and a dedicated core of over 40 volunteers. Its mandate is to provide a continuous live entertainment service to the Island community and its visitors, featuring both local and touring productions, while being the driving force within the community to encourage and nurture the development and appreciation of the performing arts.

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre (Toronto) seeks to illuminate humanity through a Jewish perspective. It’s based in Toronto.

Hart House Theatre (Toronto) has a rich history, a wealth of support from generous sponsors and opportunities for outside groups to advertise in the theatre programs, or rent the facility and take advantage of the theatre’s technical capabilities.

Headlines Theatre (Vancouver) develops and produces theatre, film, and video that raise awareness of issues of social justice and create dialogue on issues of community concern.

Imago Theatre (Montreal) Imago Theatre’s artistic mission is the development and production of new theatrical works that advance the art form, offering a vital challenge to the public while pushing the content, form, and expression of contemporary theatre.

Imperial Theatre (St. John): Atlantic Canada’s busiest and most beautiful venue for live performance has been restored to its original 1913 glory as a Victorian proscenium-arch vaudeville roadhouse.

Improv Monologue Project (Toronto) is a website that features spontaneous monologues performed by improvisers without any preparation.

Interaction Theatre (St. John), formed in 2001 as a Theatre Performance Company for children aged 3-18, IACT members are trained in all aspects of theatre performance, with a strong focus on creative self-expression, self-confidence, and group work.

Intrepid Theatre Company (Victoria) are the producers of the Victoria Fringe and Uno Fest; national and international small-scale theatre presentation; administrators of Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club in downtown Victoria.

Irondale Ensemble Project (Halifax) creates dynamic, original theatre and to explore the integration of theatre into educational programs and community development initiatives. We maintain a corps of theatre artists, who work together in an ongoing and open ended process. The work of the Ensemble includes the research into theatrical forms, training in various performing arts and the design of arts in education programs. The ensemble creates plays that challenge existing theatrical norms, thereby broadening Nova Scotia’s definition of theatre and also making it more accessible to more Nova Scotians, both as participants and as audience members.

Kaleidoscope Theatre Productions Society (Victoria) is a professional theatre producing company dedicated to young audiences, celebrating over 30 years of operation. Programs feature school touring and a resident season.

La Troupe du Jour (Saskatoon, SK): The only theatre company in Saskatchwan dedicated to promoting the richness of the fransaskois culture, developing French-language theatre at both professional and community levels.

Lighthouse Festival Theatre (Port Dover, ON): We are a professional theatre company in Port Dover devoted to the research, development, and production of new Canadian plays and musicals.

Live Bait Theatre (Sackville, NB) is committed to enhancing the cultural life of the central Maritime region by providing entertaining and innovative professional theatre as well as a variety of other live performances including dinner theatre, comedy and live music.

London Fringe Theatre Festival (London, ON) is a 10-day theatre festival held in 5 venues in London’s downtown core. In 2006, over 17,000 attended, and over $75,000 was returned to participating artists.

Lorraine Kimsa Theatre for Young People (Toronto) is the largest theatre for young audiences in Canada, it seeks to develop and create innovative theatre and programming that will have a positive and lasting impact on the emotional, social, and intellectual development of young people.

Lunch Box Theatre (Calgary) is committed to creating and performing theatrical works of 40 to 50 minutes in length for a diverse lunchtime audience.

Magnetic North Theatre Festival (Ottawa): A national festival celebrating the best in English-language Canadian theatre, presenting 8 to 12 plays over 11 days. Premiered in Ottawa in 2003, where it will return every other year.

Magnus Theatre (Thunder Bay, ON) combines works from the classical and international repertoire with a strong commitment to the development and production of new Canadian works.

Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg): MTC exists to celebrate the widest spectrum of
theatre art. Deeply rooted in Manitoba, it aspires to both reflect and inform the community it serves.

Manitoba Theatre for Young People (Winnipeg): The only professional theatre in Manitoba dedicated to young audiences, MTYP presents a 10-play season for ages 3 to teen, tours both provincially and nationally, and offers year-round theatre classes.

The Mayfield Dinner Theatre (Edmonton) is Canada’s #1 rated Dinner Theatre.

Mermaid Theatre of Nova Scotia (Windsor, NS), best known for its original puppet theatre productions and dynamic youth outreach program, tours extensively throughout North America and abroad.

MetaPhysical Theatre (Toronto) is a physical theatre company that uses imagery, text, movement, and styles of play in the creation, development, and presentation of its original scripts, ideas, and co-productions.

Mirvish Productions (Toronto) owns and operates the Princess of Wales, Royal Alexandra, Canon and Panasonic theatres in Toronto.

Mob Hit Productions (Calgary) is a multidisciplinary production group that is focused on integrating the performing, visual and media arts in order to tell compelling and entertaining stories in new and innovating ways. Our goal is to produce and distribute new and established work that is accessible through many mediums.

Modern Times Stage Company (Toronto) is an artistic collaborative devoted to offering culturally-inclusive, alternative theatre experiences.

Monkey Toast (Toronto): Canadian Comedy Award winner, Monkey Toast: The Improvised Talk Show is proud to present its one-of-a-kind talk show at the Gladstone Hotel Ballroom. Each show we interview three different celebrity guests. After an interview segment, Monkey Toast’s Host/Interviewer, David Shore, throws the focus to the Monkey Toast players who then use the interview as the inspiration for their improvised scenes.

Mulgrave Road Theatre (Guysborough, NS) develops and produces theatre inspired by the Atlantic-Canadian experience.

The National Arts Centre (Ottawa) The NAC is Canada’s premier showcase for the performing arts, producing, co-producing, showcasing, and developing the best in Canadian theatre in both official languages.

The National Theatre of the World (Toronto) is a fresh progressive theatre company intent on creating captivating live theatre through the art of improvisation.

Native Earth Theatre (Toronto) is the oldest native professional performing arts organization dedicated to creating, developing, and producing professional artistic expression of the Aboriginal experience in Canada.

Necessary Angel Theatre Company (Toronto) is a Toronto-based theatre company that aims to create theatre that is immediate, surprising and essential entertainment for a world on the brink.

Neptune Theatre (Halifax) is Halifax’s regional theatre It presents a mixed repertoire from September to May. Facilities include a main stage, studio stage, 2 rehearsal halls, and 2 teaching studios.

Neworld Theatre (Vancouver) researches, develops, and produces new and found works for the theatre and other media. We create work through a spirit of community and interdisciplinary collaboration. We initiate and produce events that foster communication, co-operation, and exchange between artists of all disciplines locally, nationally, and internationally.

Nightwood Theatre (Toronto) is a company that forges creative alliances among women artists from diverse backgrounds in order to develop new Canadian works.

Nightswimming Theatre Company (Toronto) is dedicated to developing new plays, performance pieces and dance.

Northern Light Theatre (Edmonton): Challenging both artist and audience by producing and developing provocative scripts – language-rich texts that are dark, poetic, and funny, and reflect a complex world.

November Theatre (Vancouver): November Theatre’s mandate is to produce and create dynamic pieces that challenge artists and audiences alike.

Obsidian Theatre (Toronto) seeks to develop and produce the Black voice on the world stage.

Odyssey Theatre (Ottawa): Ottawa’s only professional outdoor summer theatre. Performs in Strathcona Park. Unique performances including mask and movement.

Oh Susanna! (Edmonton) is a monthly Euro-style variety show hosted by Susanna Patchouli (Mark Meer).

Old Trout Puppet Workshop Society (Calgary) is a touring, creation-based theatre company devoted to the development of the art of puppetry. We produce new works in a collaborative artistic setting, integrating performance, movement, sculpture, and music.

One Light Theatre Society (Halifax) is a professional theatre company that produces original adaptations using various texts with a disciplined collaborative approach.

One Yellow Rabbit Theatre (Calgary): Based in the Big Secret Theatre in Calgary’s EPCOR CENTRE for the Performing Arts, OYR has presented its unique brand of performance across North America, Australia, Asia, Mexico and Europe since 1982. Each year OYR produces new Ensemble creations, presents guest artists, produces the Annual High Performance Rodeo Festival of new and experimental theatre and hosts the Summer Lab Intensive school.

Out of Line Theatre (Winnipeg) boldly experiments with a range of performance styles, object use, and multi-media in collaboration with various artists to create a unique aesthetic and provocative story-telling approach.

OUT Productions/Les productions Out (Montreal) is a project-based company that produces professional projects and special events, in English and / or in French, that reflect and celebrate queer culture.

Pegasus Murder Mysteries and Theatrical Performances (Calgary) provides interactive shows and talent emphasizing humour – murder mysteries, medieval feasts, etc. – usually in a dinner theatre format for corporate and public shows.

Persephone Theatre (Saskatoon, SK): Produces contemporary and classic mainstage plays and offers a school of dramatic arts for young people. Persephone’s Youth Theatre tours provincially every year.

PI (Pink Ink) Theatre (Vancouver): Global thinking, local acting.Since 1984, Pi Theatre Productions has been deepening intercultural dialogue by producing French-Canadian plays in translation and cutting-edge contemporary works from the world stage.

Picnicface (Halifax) is a great sketch comedy troupe based in Halifax.

Playhouse Theatre Company (Vancouver): The Playhouse Theatre Company is a pre-eminent Western theatre company producing Canadian and international, contemporary and classical plays.

Playwrights Theatre Centre (Vancouver): Playwrights Theatre Centre is a developmental theatre company devoted to developing new Canadian plays from idea through to production readiness

Port Hope Festival Theatre (Port Hope, ON) produces an annual season of comedies, mysteries, and musicals at the historic Capitol Theatre – built in 1930 and Canada’s only remaining “atmospheric” theatre.

Port Stanley Festival Theatre (Port Stanley, ON) produces live summer theatre from May to September featuring musicals, comedies and Canadian works.

Pound of Flesh Theatre (Vancouver): PFT believes in the power of classical plays as interpreted with contemporary sensibilities. Through adaptation, re-imagining, and re-assessing, we aim to share timeless stories with today’s audience.

Prairie Theatre Exchange (Winnipeg) is a centre of innovative, contemporary theatre and drama education, offering a season of adult and family mainstage plays, TYA touring productions, and a theatre school.

Project Project– (Toronto) are purveyors of fine improvised comedy and other monstrosities in Toronto.

Puente Theatre Society (Victoria): Puente means “bridge” in Spanish, and PTS seeks to use theatrical experience as a bridge between cultures. Its goals are to offer work and creative opportunities to immigrant artists while exposing Canadian audiences to works from other cultures.

Quest Theatre Society (Calgary) strives to create theatre that is responsible and sensitive to a child’s development – to produce innovative, entertaining works that enhance people’s lives.

Radix Theatre Society (Vancouver) exists to foster the creation and production of experimental, socially relevant, and original works of art, presenting work in a variety of media with a focus on performance-based interdisciplinary work.

Rapidfire Theatresports (Edmonton): Guardians of Theatresports in Edmonton, purveyors of cutting-edge improv comedy. World champions and world hosts – you’ll never see this again.

The Red Barn Theatre (Jackson’s Point, ON) is Canada’s oldest professional summer theatre and is dedicated to the presentation of compelling and entertaining contemporary plays and musicals with an emphasis on Canadian work.

Repercussion Theatre (Montreal): Dedicated to producing quality indoor/outdoor accessible adaptations of Shakespeare and other classics.

Rosebud Theatre (Rosebud, AB) produces diverse programming that draws from the full theatrical repertoire, geared towards a broad audience.

Ryerson Theatre School (Toronto) The theatre of Ryerson’s Drama Program.

Sage Theatre (Calgary) produces Theatre of Immediacy. Our contemporary programming holds provocative ideas, soulful expression, and concern for community

Salamander Theatre for Young Audiences (Ottawa) is Eastern Ontario’s theatre resource for young people. We provide professional performances and workshops to young people and their teachers.

ScriptLab (Toronto) develops Canadian musical theatre based in Toronto.

The Second City (Toronto) is North America’s leader in sketch and improv comedy. Intimate, cabaret-style theatre seats 300+, available for late-night rentals and daytime events. Training Centre houses 6 rehearsal studios.

Shadow Theatre (Edmonton) is committed to producing new plays and to developing and producing new works by Edmonton playwrights. Resident in the Varscona Theatre and co-manager of that venue

Shakespeare by the Sea (Halifax) performs on the military batteries of Point Pleasant Park as well as offering site-specific productions around the city.

Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan Festival (Saskatoon, SK) produces two Shakespeare shows in repertory in our large tent every summer. A community stage in our smaller tent features play readings and other work.

shameless hussy productions (Vancouver) is an ensemble of rebellious, self-producing artists telling provocative stories about women to inspire the hand that rocks the cradle to rock the world.

The Shaw Festival (Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON) presents plays by Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries (1856-1950) and contemporary plays examining that period. Our season runs in repertory in three theatres from April to November.

Ship’s Company (Parrsboro, NS) produces new and innovative Canadian plays in their new facility incorporating the historic Minas Basin ferry vessel, the_M.V. Kipawo, permanently located in Parrsboro Harbour.

Smile Theatre Company (Toronto) brings one-hour musicals to seniors who are denied the pleasure of attending regular theatre performances due to physical, financial, or transportation difficulties.

Solar Stage Children’s Theatre (Toronto) presents a season of Canadian and international one-act plays in its children’s theatre in North York.

Solo Collective (Vancouver) is a theatre company committed to commissioning and producing new text-based works by Western Canadian playwrights. Our productions are unique, intimate and completely original.

Soulpepper Theatre Company (Toronto) nurtures the arts and peppers the soul in Toronto.

Stage West (Mississauga, ON): Hotel with 224 suites, giant water slide, fitness facilities, meeting and banquet facilities, and a 600-seat dinner theatre with a 60-foot buffet.

The Stephenville Festival (Stephenville, NL) is situated in the scenic Bay St. George region
of Western Newfoundland. Musicals, classics, and homegrown works make up each summer season.

Stirling Festival Theatre (Stirling, ON): Our mandate is to present a year-round schedule of musicals, comedies, and light-hearted entertainment, and to provide programming in the arts for children and young adults.

The Stratford Festival (Stratford, ON) is a world-renown Shakespeare Festival that presents a seven-month season in four venues, encompassing Shakespeare and the best in contemporary drama, musical theatre, and new Canadian works.

Studio 180 (Toronto) has the mission to produce socially relevant theatre that provokes public discourse and promotes community engagement.

Summerworks Theatre Festival (Toronto), an annual juried professional summer theatre festival featuring primarily new productions and remounts of Canadian work over 11 days in early August. The festival is open to local, national, and international work.

The System Theatre (Edmonton/Calgary) produces both new and established contemporary works from the Canadian and international repertoire. We aim to increase cooperation among artists in Edmonton and Calgary, effecively creating a system whereby artists in either locale can view both cities as one community and work easily in both artistic centres.

Talk is Free Theatre (Barrie, ON) is theatre that encourages and supports the artistic community of Ontario located in Barrie.

Tarragon Theatre (Toronto) creates, develops and produces new plays and provides the space for new work to thrive.

Teatro la Quindicina (Edmonton) is an ensemble theatre company that primarily produces the work of playwright in residence Stewart Lemoine.

Theatre Aquarius (Hamilton, ON): Our goals are educational and developmental, providing a mix of original work and mostly Canadian plays that include mainstage, second-stage, and children’s productions.

Theatre Calgary (Calgary) is Calgary’s largest and longest running professional theatre company; Theatre Calgary sets a high standard for ambitious programming, extraordinary productions and passionate community engagement. Our productions are an eclectic mix of plays which stimulate, provoke and delight.

Theatre Conspiracy (Vancouver) :Western Theatre Conspiracy explores internationalism theatrically by interpreting work by international playwrights, exploring contemporary world drama in translation, and developing new plays on international themes.

Théâtre de l’Oeil (Montreal) is a touring company for young audiences, devoted exclusively to the art of puppetry.

Théâtre du Nouveau Monde (Montreal) One of the major French-speaking theatres in North America, the TNM has a bold artistic policy, an ever-expanding audience base, and a clearly defined vision of its future at the heart of Montreal’s cultural life.

Theatre Gargantua (Toronto) is an ensemble-based, multi-disciplinary theatre company committed to the development and performance of imagistic creations that fuse original text, movement, design, music, and film elements.

Theatre in the Raw (Vancouver): Our company is dedicated to artistic, grassroots, independent theatre work. We are risk-takers, welcoming new and experienced performers and playwrights, with a one-act festival, touring, plus full-length runs of mainstage original, classical and musical plays

Theatre Network (Edmonton) produces and develops contemporary Canadian plays (with an emphasis on western Canadian playwrights) and contemporary work from the world stage.

Theatre New Brunswick (Fredericton): Our mission is to create extraordinary theatre that inspires and entertains our audience while celebrating New Brunswick’s best theatre artists; and to provide outstanding theatre training and performance that educates and awakens the imaginations of our youth.

Theatre Newfoundland (Corner Brook, NL) operates year-round, with Sept-May activities focusing on youth and community and May-Sept operating an eight-play professional theatre festival.

Theatre Orangeville (Orangeville, ON) maintains a special interest in providing Canadian programming and in developing the talents of young people. We are passionately committed to telling stories for, by, and about Canadians.

Theatre Passe Muraille (Toronto) is dedicated to reflecting the values, experiences, and cultures of the country and its people through producing affordable, accessible, diverse, and entertaining live theatre.

Theatre Projects Manitoba (Winnipeg) develops and produces new work by emerging and established Manitoba playwrights, and occasionally produces other new Canadian plays.

Theatre SKAM (Victoria): As Victoria’s alternative professional company, Theatre SKAM’s mandate is to create living, contemporary theatre; to provide varied and provocative entertainment at home and on tour; and to employ emerging artists.

Theatreworks seeks to produce new Canadian works and premieres of works by International Artists.

Thousand Islands Playhouse (Gananoque, ON) Professional theatre producing new Canadian works as well as plays from the international repertoire in two theatres: Springer Theatre and Firehall Theatre

Touchstone Theatre (Vancouver): With a mandate to develop, produce, and present contemporary Canadian theatre, the company has operated for over 30 years.

Toronto Fringe Festival (Toronto) is an annual theatre festival featuring plays by more than 130 companies from Toronto, across Canada, and around the world.

Trickster Theatre (Calgary) creates new works out of the ideas of a core group of artists and runs a residency program fostering the creativity of audience members.

Two Planks and a Passion Theatre (Canning, NS) is a rurally based touring company dedicated to producing new work and Maritime premieres with well-developed roles for women. It is the anchor tenant at the Ross Creek Centre of the Arts.

Upintheair Theatre (Vancouver) creates theatre in a collective environment. Our mission is to produce theatre that is darkly humorous, fun, and thought-provoking.

The Varscona Theatre (Edmonton) is a unique, cooperatively run performance venue in Old Strathcona.

Vertigo Theatre (Calgary) produces Canada’s only mystery-based plays (Vertigo Mystery Theatre), Calgary’s only professional presentation series for young audiences (Y Stage) and provides a venue for arts organizations (Vertigo Theatre Centre).

Victoria Playhouse (Victoria (By the Sea), PE) is a registered not-for-profit organization housed in the historic Victoria Community Hall. The professional theatre company produces a summer theatre festival from late June through September.

VideoCabaret (Toronto) produces plays which combine comedy, tragedy, pathos and farce to dramatize Canada’s history

Winnipeg Jewish Theatre (Winnipeg) presents theatre that represents the Jewish experience, cultivates the creation of new Canadian plays, and promotes a better understanding of Jewish culture within the community.

Wonderbolt Circus Productions (St. John’s, NL) creates, develops, and produces original circus-style clown and adult theatre. Through workshops, we share and develop skills with the community at large.

Workshop West (Edmonton) is committed to developing and producing new Canadian plays and playwrights, with a mainstage season and second-stage series, in addition to new play development programs.

WYRD Productions (Toronto) has been involved in the development of new theatre since 1995. Founded by Rick Miller and Jeff Lord as a company devoted to multi-disciplinary artistic creation, it has since evolved into one of Canada’s leading international exporters of culture

Youtheatre (Montreal): Youtheatre’s mandate is to create, develop, and produce new work for young people by the finest Canadian playwrights.

Zuppa Theatre Company (Halifax) is an ensemble of theatre artists mandated to create and encourage the proliferation of innovative, exciting theatre, Zuppa Circus gives performances outside the traditional theatre context, and tours, teaches, produces workshops, and presents works by other artists.


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