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The Night Shift

For one week, The Theatre Centre will be opening its doors to artists, creators, and makers overnight.

In response to the lack of affordable creative space in the City, The Theatre Centre is offering artists a chance to work in our building each night June 10-15, from 10PM – 8AM. The Night Shift will culminate in an optional community showing on Saturday, June 15, 2024 at 11:59PM.

Artists and creators of all disciplines can apply. You are not required to use all available hours/days, but those who plan to use more time will be given priority.

To apply, review our call for expressions of interest and fill out the linked Google Form. Applications are due Friday, May 17, 2024 at 11:59PM ET.

PDF version of the Call for Expressions of Interest is available to download by clicking here.

For questions, please contact [email protected].

Interested in attending the public showing on June 15th?

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About Night Shift

Night Shift was originally a 2019 experiment as part of The Theatre Centre’s participation in Metcalf Foundation’s Staging Change program, and was a huge success with featured works including comics, writings, installations, and music.

two raccoons climb on top of the graphic blue surface at night time. they are startled by a yellow light.

This event is part of our 10 for 10 programming (ten unique offerings over ten months), which celebrates ten years since we moved into our forever home on 1115 Queen Street West.

Learn more about the program and upcoming events here.

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The Theatre Centre is a nationally recognized live-arts incubator and community hub. Our mission is to offer a home for creative, cultural and social interactions to invent the future. We make work that spans disciplines and genres; work that pushes the boundaries of what is considered “art”. Our programming and our role as a community space are inextricably linked. Art is not made in a silo: it is connected to the world around it.

10 for 10 activities have been financially assisted by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund of the Government of Ontario through the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport, administered by the Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund Corporation.

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Images from Night Shift 2019

Photo by Kyle Purcell

June 10, 2024
to June 15, 2024

Expressions of interest due May 17, 11:59PM ET

Tickets are


Franco Boni Theatre, BMO Incubator, Café/Bar, Gallery, Patio, Green Roof, Café

Performance Dates

This performance is 10pm - 8am