Profile: Canadian Stage
Status: Resource, Not for profit Theatre company
Community served: All communities welcome. Special ticket access and artistic programs for youth and emerging artists.
Read more about these programs here:
C-stage (under 30) tickets
Youth Night (under 21)
Arts focus: Theatre, including dance and multi-media productions.
Locations: Bluma Appel Theatre: St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts, 27 Front St. E; Berkeley Street Theatre: 26 Berkeley St; High Park Amphitheatre, High Park.
Mandate: Canadian Stage is one of the country’s leading not-for-profit contemporary theatre companies, founded in 1987. Under the direction of Artistic & General Director, Matthew Jocelyn, the company presents theatre with a focus on emerging performance styles and integrates theatre with other artistic mediums such as dance, film, visual arts and more. Canadian Stage shares innovative and vibrant theatre from Canada and around the world that is exciting and compelling for audiences. The company stages an annual season of works at three major venues (The Bluma Appel Theatre, The Berkeley Street Theatre and the High Park Amphitheatre) and runs a series of artist development, education and youth and community outreach programs and initiatives. For more information visit www.canadianstage.com
Accessible Theatre Programs for Youth:
Canadian Stage is committed to making our theatre accessible to young audiences through several programs. We welcome individuals from all communities to engage in C-Stage, Youth Night or our Innovators Program for Young Artists. Our Festival of Ideas and Creation is another unique opportunity.
C-Stage: Under 30? Get a ticket to the theatre for $12.50! By registering an email address, all individuals 29 years old or younger can access these affordable tickets. https://www.canadianstage.com/cstage
Youth Night: Youth under 21 are invited to go behind-the-scenes at our theatres, attend an artistic workshop with members of our staff and creative teams and have some pizza before seeing a show. Registration is FREE but spaces are limited. https://www.canadianstage.com/youth
Innovators Program for Young Artists: This program develops the skills of young theatre artists and nurtures collaborations between emerging directors, designers and stage managers ages 14-21. This unique program is an exciting opportunity for budding artists to connect with professional theatre-makers, see plays, and develop their own artistic vision through mentorship opportunities.
The Festival of Ideas & Creation is Canadian Stage’s flagship artistic development event. Bringing together local, national and international artists to spark new creative projects, the Festival encourages cross-pollination between artistic disciplines and fosters the next generation of artistic innovators. The Festival features an array of programs and opportunities for the public to intersect with the creative process and participate in the artistic conversation. Each project in the Festival is given creation and development time and a presentation. In 2012, the Festival will explore the theme of music and sound in performance practice: this may include, but is not limited to, the incorporation of opera, classical, traditional and contemporary music, musical theatre, song, digital sound design, etc. in performance based work.
Art in Leadership is a community theatre program involving ten weeks of creative workshops for youth living in nearby social housing units. Led by guest artists, the workshops use creative outlets to build the confidence, motivation and leadership skills needed to bridge the opportunity gap for these youth. After a period of development and rehearsal, the group performs a showcase of their works at the Berkeley Street Theatre.
Contact: Artistic Coordinator, Joanne Williams; Education and Enrichment Manager, Erin Schachter; Audience Development Manager, Laura Hagglund
Phone number: 416-368-8243
Address: 26 Berkeley St, Toronto ON M5A 2W3
Social Media: Find Canadian Stage on Facebook and Twitter
For tickets: Box Office: 416 368 3110, www.canadianstage.com
-submitted by Laura Huggland, Audience Development Manager & Erin Schachter, Education Manager
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