Moby Dick

Moby Dick

Seven actors, 50 puppets, video projections, a drowned orchestra and a whale-sized whale equals a visually striking theatrical adaptation of Melville’s magnificent beast of a book from award-winning French-Norwegian puppetry company Plexus Polaire.  “My grandfather was a sailor. He had a naked woman tattooed on his upper arm, and I remember him as a smell […]

Read more »
Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

The Ballad of Johnny Longstaff

A North American Premiere!  Hailed by The Guardian as “the astonishing true story of a working-class hero!” and “A paean to youthful idealism.” by The Times. In a timely, touching and often hilarious musical adventure, follow the footsteps of a working-class hero who chose not to look the other way when the world needed his help and took […]

Read more »
Cabaret Yitesh

Michael Wex’s “The Last Night at the Cabaret Yitesh”

Cabaret meets The Producers in this uproariously edgy new show from the New York Times best-selling author Michael Wex. It’s March 15, 1938, and the censor’s office has just advised the performers in Warsaw’s Yiddish-language “Cabaret Yitesh” that tonight’s show will be their last. With visas to leave the country and nothing left to lose, […]

Read more »
Mackay's Love

Mackay’s Love

Learn about George Leslie Mackay and his work in Taiwan through Mackay’s Love, an adaptation of the 2018 musical theatre show: Kai the Barbarian: the George Leslie Mackay Story. Mackay’s Love is Supported by Spotlight Taiwan, the Canadian Mackay Committee and the Association of Taiwanese Organizations in Toronto.

Read more »
Silent demonstration portion of Great Barrier Reef

Great Barrier Reef

The Great Barrier Reef is a three-and-a-half-hour participatory experience that invites children and adults to explore the coral reef ecosystem. Comprised of a workshop, a show and a demonstration, participants will work together to form a “human” coral reef and take on different roles, from being a part of the reef itself to inhabiting the […]

Read more »
An anomalocaris, ancient creature of the deep

Rella’s Cambrian Dream

Join an expedition into the distant past to learn about the beginning of life on Earth in Canada’s Rocky Mountains, 508 million years ago. During this prototype of Rella’s Cambrian Dream, your smartphone transforms the world into an ancient ocean and you become a researcher using story, song and technology to discover the first creatures […]

Read more »
Bad Hats Theatre group

Storybook Search

The Storybook Search is an immersive, theatrical scavenger hunt that takes audiences through the Harbourfront Centre campus, weaving in and out of stories, puzzles, games and clues as they uncover the “secrets of the harbour.” Kids and their adults will be the first to experience this work in progress by Bad Hats Theatre. Discover the […]

Read more »
A person lounging on a summer's day

A Crash Course in Cloudspotting

An invitation to pause.   To rest.   To listen.   A Crash Course in Cloudspotting asks you to connect with the subversive act of lying down. It’s about public rest, the acts of bravery we don’t see and scaling the distances and depths of human connection.   The piece is part verbatim theatre, meditation on rest, gravity and connection.   Expect […]

Read more »
Performer Chris Dodd

Deafy

Deaf public speaker Nathan Jesper has arrived at his venue desperately late. As he launches into his speech, he soon realizes that things are not what they seem. Written and performed by Deaf actor Chris Dodd, Deafy is a stand-up/sit-down tragicomedy blending ASL, the spoken word and surtitles, which leads you on an unexpected journey […]

Read more »
Participants of The New Embassy

Hope and the Human Spirit

Inspired by Toronto’s renowned, historic Bohemian Embassy, meet a new generation of artists inspiring Canada’s ever-evolving literary scene at The New Embassy: a digital mini-series of spoken word, poetry, prose, theatrical readings, music and dance.  Curated by author Canisia Lubrin, The New Embassy’s opening event features a provocative programme of music, theatre and poetry. Experience […]

Read more »
woman sitting on stairs

A Black Girl in Love (with Herself)

The hilarious Trey Anthony returns to Toronto for two intimate and uplifting nights of honest girl talk. Focusing on love, relationships and family, this interactive and participatory show will have you laughing and crying, yelling “You go, girl!”. Supported by TD Ready Commitment and the Government of Canada

Read more »
Reason D'etre performing a piece

Dancing With the Universe

Dancing with the Universe is a dance theatre production co-directed by Vivian Chong and choreographer Kathleen Rea with dramaturge Tristan Whiston. It tells Vivian’s life story of losing her sight due to a rare reaction to ibuprofen and her journey to rediscover herself as a multidisciplinary artist and athlete. Chong performs in the production alongside […]

Read more »
A person wearing VR goggles

VIOLETTE

Violette welcomes you into her space. She lets you enter the privacy of her room and then of her imagination. Put on your VR headset and become the sole witness to Violette’s untold story, both magical and tragic. You may never look at this world – the one you share with Violette and the rest […]

Read more »
An image of the performance of A story of a house that turned into a dot

A Story of a House That Turned into a Dot

A whimsical and intimate shadow-play about how long the road home is when you run away in anger. She became so hopping mad She became so fizzling furious She became so livid with rage that she opened the window and climbed down the ladder and then she ran.  She ran and ran and ran And ran, ran, ran And she ran there and […]

Read more »
An image of a person with their back turned in an arctic setting.

Those Who Run in the Sky (Angakkussaq)

Those Who Run in the Sky is a coming-of-age story that follows a young shaman named Pitu as he learns to use his powers and ultimately makes his way back to the world of the living from the world of spirits. This piece is performed in Kalaallisut/Greenlandic. English context will be provided.  After a strange blizzard leaves Pitu stranded on the sea […]

Read more »
two men standing on pile

Spoiiiiiiiiing

Join us on an expedition as Kitt Johnson X-act presents a magical performance for children and their adults, Spoiiiiiiiiing. One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. Step into a world full of trash, music and magic, and meet the two unusual trash-sorting experts. One with an ear for the secret music of the trash and the other with an eye for its hidden treasures. 

Read more »