1 Wiltshire Ave. Unit 127 Toronto, ON M6N 2V7


Now entering its 46th 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.  

While the days are dark and the air is cold, you can Keep Playing with us at Theatre Direct! Check out our slate full of fun for kids, teens, emerging artists, and families alike: 

~ Sign up your school for a classroom performance of I AM PUFF where kids can explore Deaf culture through theatre!

~ Attend the Forward March Festival: unDONE where you’ll be the first to take in four brand new site-specific pieces created by emerging artist companies for young audiences at Earlscourt Park!

~ Register your kids for our Forward March Break Camp where they’ll get a sneak peak of the Forward March Festival shows and then have the chance to create their own site-specific piece in the park!

~ Celebrate Black History Month at our upcoming Street Dance and BeatBoxing PA Day!

~ Send your teens to Voice 2 Text, where they’ll break down a script and the put it back together in collaboration with a professional team.

~ Test our new ideas in our studio with Hack Lab alongside a community of collaborators!

This winter, let the months roll by with us, and before we know it, the tulips will be popping up everywhere…until then, Keep Playing at Theatre Direct.


  • To commission, develop, produce and present theatre for, by, and with, young people that provokes change and inspires imaginations;
  • To explore challenging ideas and subject matter relevant to young people with creativity and consideration;
  • To offer accessible programming that is inclusive of all young people regardless of ability, background and social status.


  • To explore new approaches to the creation, production and presentation of theatre that activates the imaginations and aspirations of young people and puts them directly at the centre of all our work.  


  • Young people have a desire to be part of the theatre we create and present.
  • By interacting with artists and the world around us through theatre, young people will connect more deeply to each other, their stories and their communities.
  • Through experimentation, theatre for young audiences can spark new theatrical forms and invent innovative ways to tell stories.

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