Famous Canadian Theatres
There are many Canadian theatres that are worth visiting and offer spectators the chance to watch performances in different genres, including comedy, drama, fringe, experimental theatre.
4th Line Theatre
This famous theatre company was founded in 1992 to produce and showcase original Canadian plays. Located in Millbrook, Ontario, the company has developed a number of productions such as Wounded Soldiers, St. Francis of Millbrook, Queen Marie, Crow Hill The Telephone Play, and many others. It features outdoor plays and uses the latest technologies to create original productions.
This playhouse has showcased famous artists, playwrights, and troupes over the years, including names such as Tomson Highway, Rick Mercer, and Kids in the Hall. The theatre currently participates in the Not In OUR Space project, which is a nation-wide anti-harassment pilot project developed in collaboration with the Canadian Actor’s Equity Association and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres. The main goal of the project is to promote productive and safe workplace conditions for everyone, without discrimination, harassment, or bullying because of family or marital status, gender, ethnic origin, color, race, etc. The Factory Theatre has showcased a number of inspiring plays such as Escape from Happiness, The Rez Sisters, Love and Anger, and many more. The theatre building is also worth mentioning because of its Gothic style arch entry, hood moldings, gabled roof, and asymmetrical façade.
This famous non-for-profit company stages performances in three venues in the Greater Toronto Area – the High Park Amphitheatre, Berkeley Street Theatre, and St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. Founded in 1988, this performing arts company features a unique combination of theatre, music, film, opera, and dance. Canadian Stage has been awarded awards such as the Dora Mavor Moore Awards, Chalmers, and Governor General’s. A number of great plays have been staged in different venues over the years, among which London Road, Winners and Losers, and Venues in Fur. Recent productions include Five Faces for Evelyn Frost, Who Killed Spalding Gray, and Concord Floral. Canadian Stage also features performances by other arts organizations such as The 1979 Group and the Ace Dance Theatre as well as post-show talkbacks, pre-show chats, and student workshops. Canadian Stage also participates in the RBC Emerging Artist Program and offers professional resources, mentorship, and residencies. The main goal of the program is to offer support to artists and performing arts groups in different genres, including film, literature, performance, theatre, music, and visual art.
Centaur Theatre Company
Located in Old Montreal, this non-profit organization supports the production and development of plays in different genres, including cutting-edge vein, modern, and classical. The Wildside Theatre Festival is held in January and features shows, textless adaptations, autobiographical storytelling, and plenty more. The 2019 edition of the festival showcases plays such as Crime After Crime, Punishment, Fluorescent, and Hyena. The company also organizes a fundraising gala that features a silent auction, live auction, musical performances, and other events. The 2018 gala was attended by representatives of the Rossy Family Foundation, Reitmans Limited, Cummings & Gold Families, Air Canada, and many others.
Royal Alexandra Theatre
This is one of the oldest theatres in Canada which opened doors in 1907 and featured artists such as Edith Piaf, Ruth Gordon, Mae West, Ingrid Bergman, Humphrey Bogart, Orson Welles. Today, the theatre showcases musicals such as Mamma Mia!, Kinky Boots, and Come From Away.
Other theatres that are worth mentioning include the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts, Halifax Theatre for Young People, and Thousand Islands Playhouse.Visit Our Sponsors Learn More Learn More