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Artword's Guide to Theatre Companies in Toronto, as well as theatre organizations.

Toronto Theatre Companies
Toronto Theatre Companies

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Information compiled by Judith Sandiford 

AfriCan Theatre Ensemble produces plays originating from or inspired by Africa.

Anandam Performance Group combines puppetry, mask, dance and martial arts in performance.
April Productions produces plays that reflect the contemporary Canadian cultural fabric.
Artword Theatre, a producing company focussing on ensemble approaches that mix music, text and the visual (also a theatre facility from 1993-2006).
b current, from dub to theatre that reaches in many directions and supports fresh talent.
Cahoots Theatre Projects produces new Canadian plays that reflect our cultural diversity.
CanStage Canadian Stage Company, at the Bluma Appel Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre, 27 Front St. East, and Berkeley Theatres Upstairs and Downstairs, 26 Berkeley Street. It has a long history in Canadian theatre, creating and producing Canadian and international contemporary theatre.
Clay and Paper Theatre specializes in giant puppetry spectacles in public spaces.
Crows Theatre develops plays that question accepted truths about our history, our times.
da da kamera partners Daniel MacIvor and Sherrie Johnson focus on new works.
DNA Theatre creates environmental theatre to create unqiue experiences and a new theatrical language.
Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival presents an unjuried 2-week theatre festival in July in numerous venues.
Glastonbury West
Good Hair Day Productions singer Fides Krucker explores contemporary repertoire and extended vocal techniques.
Graduate Centre for Study of Drama
Jumblies Theatre explores the boundaries between high and popular art, activating communities through art.
Le Théâtre Français de Toronto est un théâtre professionnel de langue française, de répertoire et de création, pour la communauté francophone de Toronto.
Mammalian Diving Reflex creates new work and community events with an activist performance style that involves the audience.
Mixed Company Theatre specializes in Forum Theatre and works of social commentary.
Modern Times Stage Company produces and develops plays of mythic inspiration with vocabulary that speaks across civilizations.
Native Earth Performing Arts produces work that expresses the Aboriginal experience in Canada.
Necessary Angel Theatre Company creating original work that challenges assumptions and engages multiple points of view.
Nightwood Theatre for twenty-five years has produced, developed and toured plays by and about outspoken Canadian women.

Obsidian Theatre Company focusses on the work of playwrights of African descent.

Pea Green Theatre Group featuring a highly stylized physical language, thought provoking and entertaining.
Pleiades Theatre produces plays originating in languages other than English, made accessible new Canadian translations.
Puppetmongers use puppets to tell entertaing stories for all ages.
Soulpepper Theatre, established in 1997 by twelve of Canada's leading theatre artists to create a classical repertory theatre company in Toronto is resident company in the Young Centre.
Shadowland Theatre creates original theatre of spectacle with puppets, stilts, music, fire.
Shakespeareworks makes Shakespeare accessible to young audiences through workshops and summer theatre.
Studio 180 Theatre ensemble committed to theatrical storytelling and the collective theatre experience.
SummerWorks Theatre Festival, a 2-week curated festival in August that encourages exploration.
Theatre Archipelago brings a Caribbean perspective to Canadian theatre.
Theatre Direct develops Canadian plays that provoke, challenge, question and empower young audiences.
Theatre Gargantua, an artist-driven ensemble company that develops new works with music movement and design.
VideoCabaret specializes in creating historical epic comedies of manners.
Volcano creates and produces original, experimental and largely Canadian works.

Theatre Organizations

Theatre Ontario an association of community, educational and professional theatre organizations and individuals dedicated to the development of high quality theatre in Ontario, since 1971.

Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA), a professional arts service organization, advocates on behalf of local theatre, dance, opera companies and artists, provides services to TAPA members, and runs TOTix ticketing service, online and at its Dundas Square booth.