To start us off, we figured we would create a short list of Canadian Companies creating and producing great original work. Know of a company we should include here? Drop us a line and we will continually update this site as we go. In the meantime, check out some of these great Canadian Companies!!!
The Stratford Shakespeare Festival:
With William Shakespeare as its foundation, the Stratford Shakespeare Festival aims to set the standard for classical theatre in North America. Embracing our heritage of tradition and innovation, we seek to bring classical and contemporary theatre alive for an increasingly diverse audience.
The Charlottetown Festival:
Confederation Centre is the result of a dream shared by all Canadians – to create a place where our country’s history and multicultural character is celebrated, and where the talents of its people are nurtured and showcased.
Theatre 20 is a Toronto-based, artist-led theatre company formed to present story-driven musicals by developing new Canadian works and by re-imagining existing repertoire.
It aims to nurture the talent of writers and composers and foster the development of young artists through mentorship and education programs.
The Blyth Festival:
The Blyth Centre for the Arts (including Blyth Festival) was founded in 1975 to produce theatre that reflects the culture and concerns for the people of southwestern Ontario and beyond.
Festival Players of Prince Edward County produces a yearly festival of high-calibre professional theatre in a rural setting. We produce an entirely Canadian season of plays, new works as well as those from the repertoire of outstanding previously produced work.
Catalyst Theatre is committed to creating original Canadian work that explores new possibilities for the theatrical art form and the process through which it is created, to exposing the work locally, nationally and internationally, and to challenging the artists and audiences who participate in the creation of this work.
IANA Theatre Company:
IANA Theatre Company was founded in the fall of 2009. We believe in the talent, creativity, and ingenuity of Canadian Musical Theatre wrtiers and performers, and are determined to showcase it. IANA produces a full season of Canadian Musical Theatre each season, and tours its most successful productions.
Atomic Vaudeville is an award-winning performance company based in Victoria, British Columbia. AV’s mandate is to encourage and support the professional development of new and emerging local actors, writers, musicians, artists and performers through the commissioning, development and public performance of plays and works by emerging local writers, composers and performing artists;
Intrepid Theatre is a charitable, not-for-profit organization in Victoria BC Canada, which produces the annual Victoria Fringe Theatre Festival, Uno Fest: Canada’s Singular Live Theatre Event, and a year-round series of international theatre presentations and premieres for local indie companies. Intrepid also created the Metro Studio and Intrepid Theatre Club – two small downtown Victoria venues that are home to our festivals and presentations, and are available for rental by local and touring artists and companies.