Celebrating World Theatre Day 2018

Celebrate World Theatre Day with Theatre Ontario, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, and Playwrights Guild of Canada

OPEN HOUSE – Tuesday, March 27th, 3-5pm
Suite 350, 401 Richmond Street West, Toronto

Join Theatre Ontario, the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, Playwrights Guild of Canada, and the rest of Suite 350 at 401 Richmond as we celebrate World Theatre Day 2018 with special guests, cocktails, appetizers and more.

Doors open at 3pm.

The Speakers

  • Robin Sokoloski, Executive Director of Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC)
  • Bruce Pitkin, Executive Director of Theatre Ontario
  • Kelsey Dann and Blaine Dickens, representatives from Theatre Ontario's Youth Advisory Committee (YAC)
  • Jacoba Knaapen, Executive Director of Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA)

4:00pm - Nina Lee Aquino's message as Canada's World Theatre Day Representative

RSVP for the Open House (closed)

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Celebrating Theatre across Ontario! – 4th Annual Online Auction

Take part in this year’s 4th Annual Online Auction, and help us reach our goal of $2,500 in benefit of our Youth Advisory Committee (YAC), and the continuation of all of our Youth Initiatives throughout the year.

The auction kicks off on Tuesday, March 20th at 9am, and bidding will close at 6pm on Tuesday, March 27th. Don’t miss out!

All items and packages will entice you to get out and experience Ontario's unique theatre landscape and enjoy a night out!  Visit and support theatres and artists from across Ontario.

Bid now on our online auction (closed)

A huge thanks to our 2018 Online Auction supporters:

Fundraising Worldtheatreday18 Auctionsupporters

Auctions are not your thing…no worries!
You can still support our Youth Initiatives campaign by making a milestone donation.
$25 towards our 25th Annual Next Generation Showcase

Donate Now


Youth Advisory Committee - #WorldTheatreDay, Social Media Campaign

Building off the success of last year’s initiative, the Youth Advisory Committee will be collecting even more thoughts, perspectives and insights about the importance of theatre and emerging artists in our communities!

Join the conversation online and share you passion for theatre.

Learn more about the Youth Advisory Committee's World Theatre Day Social Media Campaign


#KingStreetEast exciting new partnership with Theatre Ontario

KingstreeteatsSave-the-Date for a Special Fundraising Dinner on Tuesday, March 27th (6:30pm) as #KingStreetEats and Theatre Ontario venture into the first community outreach event in conjunction with our Youth Initiatives fundraising campaign.

Look out for more details on our social media coming soon!

Learn more about this partnership in an article recently published by Metro News

Get to know #KingStreetEats HERE


World Theatre Day Message

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), together with l’Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (ATFC) and the Playwrights Guild of Canada (PGC), has commissioned a message each year to promote and celebrate World Theatre Day from a distinctly Canadian perspective. In 2018, this message has been written by Nina Lee Aquino and translated into French by Djennie Laguerre.

Download the message from the PACT website

We will broadcasting Nina Lee Aquino's message via Facebook Live


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