Community Theatre Regional Associations

Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario (ACT-CO)
The Association of Community Theatres - Central Ontario (ACT-CO) is made up of community theatre companies across the Greater Toronto Area (the city of Toronto, the regions of Durham, Halton, Peel, and York, the counties of Dufferin and Simcoe, and the district of Muskoka) and has been part of the theatrical community since 1932, encouraging the development and appreciation of the performing arts.

Eastern Ontario Drama League (EODL)
The Eastern Ontario Drama League is an umbrella organization representing community theatres from Haliburton to Cornwall to Cobourg.  Two festivals are held each year providing theatre groups the opportunity to learn and improve their skills through professional adjudications.  The Full-Length Festival is held in the spring and the One-Act Festival in the fall.


The QUONTA Drama Region has been presenting Festivals since 1958, first as part of the Dominion Drama Festival structure, and since 1973 as a regional qualifying round for the annual Theatre Ontario Festival.  QUONTA includes community theatres from the Northeastern Ontario region.

Western Ontario Drama League (WODL)
Founded in 1932, WODL is a network of community theatres that promotes the continual development of theatre arts and artists in Western Ontario.  Their website profiles their member theatres, festivals, awards and resources.

Other Theatre Associations in Canada

Like Theatre Ontario, some of these organizations serve both the professional and community theatre sectors; others are exclusively for amateur theatres.

Association of Community Theatres Manitoba
Volunteer organization with a mandate to support amateur theatre and amateur performing arts in Manitoba.

Fédération québécoise du théâtre amateur
Quebec association of French-language community theatres.

Quebec Drama Federation
A registered charity founded in 1972, the Quebec Drama Federation exists to encourage and maintain English-language theatre in Quebec by providing leadership in promotion, development, and support.  Membership includes community and professional theatres.

Theatre Alberta
Theatre Alberta website features links to theatre companies, training, publications and information on theatre activities in Alberta.

Theatre B.C.
Theatre BC promotes and encourages the development of community theatre in British Columbia by providing leadership and opportunities for participation, education and sharing the enjoyment of diverse theatre experiences.

Theatre Nova Scotia
Theatre Nova Scotia's website links to theatre companies, shows and resources for theatre companies in Nova Scotia.

Theatre PEI
Theatre Prince Edward Island is a vital catalyst and resource for the development and growth of theatre and theatre skills across the Island.

Theatre Saskatchewan
Theatre Saskatchewan's website links to theatre companies, shows and resources of theatre companies in Saskatchewan.


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