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Theatre Direct Canada

Theatre Direct:
We are primarily a Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) arts company that engages in site specific work. As we work with children, we address issues that this generation of young people are currently facing. We have recently become Butterfly Rangers with the David Suzuki Foundation, ( a Butterfly Ranger is a volunteer opportunity ), and we will be launching an initiative to create a dozen pollinator patches throughout our neighbourhood in the west-end of Toronto. In the fall of 2020 we animated Earlscourt Park with a large community-created Halloween art installation. We were supposed to present a large, roving theatre show and another community-crafted art installation (that dealt with the flora in Toronto parks) in the spring. Due to the ongoing pandemic our theatre show was cancelled, and the installation is on hold.
About Theatre Direct:
Now entering its 44th season, Theatre Direct Canada is one of the country’s leading theatres for young audiences whose award-winning productions have reached audiences in schools and theatres across Canada and the world.

As we navigate through the ongoing global health crisis that challenges our sector, Theatre Direct is committed to finding new ways to engage young people through theatre. Together, as a team of artists and producers, our company strives to innovate in form and style, experimenting with digitally-integrated, immersive, audience-driven and site-specific work that activates the imaginations and aspirations of young people by inviting them to join in!

Parks we work in:

  • Earlscourt Park

Things we do:

  • crafts/folk art
  • environmental education
  • festivals
  • music
  • native/pollinator gardens
  • resources
  • theatre
  • visual arts

Where you can find us

  • 1 Wiltshire Avenue, Toronto, ON, Canada

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