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a café
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Orange and bright spritz drinks are displayed in the sunny theatre centre cafe
May 22, 2024 -
Aug 31, 2024
Cafe
Hot dogs fly in the sky above the theatre centre building
Jul 19, 2024 -
Jul 19, 2024
RAP SHEETS x DJ NANA
Jul 22, 2024 -
Jul 22, 2024
Café/Bar
DJ, Drag Performances & Live Music! We’re taking our Community Meal to the next level!

Join us beside The Theatre Centre at Lisgar Street, we’ll have hot dogs (vegan/veggie options as well), and as per Ontario Food Business Regulations, puppies are welcome!

We’re part of The Theatre Centre, but we are also our own thing. A workspace, a coffee shop, a bar, a performance space, a gathering place. Coffee, cocktails, delicious treats, and free wifi—spend an hour or the whole day. This place is for you.

news

Announcing SummerWorks Performance Festival programming at The Theatre Centre

We’re delighted to announce that we’ll be partnering with The 34th SummerWorks Performance Festival...
Theatre Centre cityscape in a starry night sky, a puppy goes on a walk.

Artistic Director Aislinn Rose talks about The Night Shift on CBC’s Here & Now

Artists in Toronto are working the night shift this week. It's part of a project celebrating the 10th anniversary of The Theatre Centre at its current home.
The Theatre Centre building

The Theatre Centre announces 10 for 10

This year, The Theatre Centre celebrates ten years of programming in our forever home at 1115 Queen West. To mark the occasion, a series called 10 for 10 (ten unique

our community

“The freedom and the emphasis on process over product are freeing and low pressure and it leaves room to be creative in a way I’ve never experienced before.”
Brandon Ash-Mohammed
Comedian-in-Residency
“The Theatre Centre’s programs allow artists like me to take major risks. It is an essential bridge between the artistic community and the audiences who seek to experience experimental and deeply personal works.”
Hannah Moscovitch
Residency Alum
“Working in the Incubator space these past two weeks was transformative... Being hosted at The Theatre Centre made us feel held, safe, and included...Your support and trust literally made our workshop possible.”
Jill Connell
★★★★★
“Great coffee house. Great coffee. Great theatre. Great staff. Really gives you the vibe of an amazing city! Love it! Also their coffee reward system is awesome. After 5 coffees you get one free, after 10 coffees you get a free theatre ticket!”
Debbie Roopnarain

where we are

The Theatre Centre resides on stolen land in Tkaronto — a gathering place that has been home to the Anishinaabe, including the Mississaugas of the Credit; the Haudenosaunee; and the Wendat since time immemorial. We offer our gratitude to all past, present, and future generations of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples that care for Turtle Island. Tkaronto is covered by the Dish With One Spoon Wampum, an agreement forged between the Anishinaabe Nation and the Haudenosaunee Confederacy to peaceably share resources; and Treaty 13, an alleged agreement between settlers and the Mississaugas of the Credit.

Like many arts organizations, The Theatre Centre has directly benefited from settler-colonialism throughout its past to the present day. By making our home in Tkaronto, we take on a role that comes with responsibilities to the land and its stewards. We are committed to using our voice and platform to support those already doing the work, but we know we still have a long way to go.