Announcing Hybrid by Design

A participatory video game performance, a live augmented reality escape room, immersive short films, a tiny concert inspired by a giant book… Experience the festival for free online or IRL at The Theatre Centre May 9-15, 2022. The future of live art is hybrid by design.

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what’s on(line) + a conversation with peggy baker

In the past few weeks, we’ve had a bunch of artists working in the space, and we’re taking you behind the scenes to learn more about their processes. This month, we sat down with Peggy Baker (dancer, choreographer and artistic director of Peggy Baker Dance Projects) to talk about her new project Beautiful Renegades and what excites her about the next generation of artists.

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we made it, thanks to you.

2021 was another year for the books. The doors remained closed to the public for much of the year, but there was a flurry of activity happening behind the scenes. It’s been a privilege to continue to work with and support the many artists who have made The Theatre Centre their home to create during this time.

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what’s on(line) + keeping public land in public hands

Even though the building is still closed to the public, we’re fortunate to be able to allow artists to work in the space. This month in the Incubator, Victoria Mata has been working on solo choreography for Cacao: A Venezuelan Lament, and PJ Prudat and Jonathan Seinen are further developing À la façon du pays. Upstairs in the Franco Boni, Lorena Torres Loaiza is building a life-sized maze for Pandora in the Box.

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programming announcement

21/22 Programming header

After being closed to the public for 19 long months, we’re back with a year of genre-defying new work featuring free online and in-person performances from award-winning artists and a highly anticipated international tour.​​

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prophecy fog’s melissa joakim takes home a dora!

On June 29, we came together virtually to recognize exceptional artists and performance work at the 2020 Dora Awards. We were fortunate to receive nominations in a number of categories and we’re thrilled to see Melissa Joakim take home an award for Outstanding Scenic Design for Prophecy Fog.

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do you miss theatre as much as we do?

Today, The Theatre Centre joins the arts and culture sector in the #FairnessForArtsON campaign. We are not asking for special treatment. We’re asking for the same reopening terms that equivalent peer industries such as sports and restaurants have already been given. Please join us and help us make some noise.

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