Theatre Kingston

The Storefront Festival was launched in Summer 2016 to wide acclaim and box office success. This annual lottery-based theatre festival sees all box office proceeds returned to the artists involved. 

Theatre Kingston - Brett Christopher

Artistic Producer Brett Christopher has been an active member of the Canadian Theatre community since 2001. His work includes: Vancouver’s Arts Club, the Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Segal Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Sunshine Festival, Port Hope Festival, Actors Repertory Company, Western Canada Theatre, Convergence Theatre, and Thousand Islands Playhouse.  (pictured here in I Am My Own Wife, Theatre Kingston 2009)

The company is dedicated to creating theatre at the highest quality possible, often hiring some of the country's top artists to work on its productions. (picture here is Stratford veteran Michael Blake and Shaw Festival's Tasha Mumba in The Mountaintop, 2015)

Theatre Kingston is a founder of the Kingston Theatre Alliance and The Kick & Push Festival with the intention of unifying the city's theatre scene and providing opportunities for local makers to learn and practice their art. (pictured here is Sophia Fabiilli in Shipwrecked!, part of the Kick & Push Festival 2015)

Theatre Kingston is the city’s professional theatre producing company.

Theatre Kingston presents work at various venues across the city, including the Grand Theatre, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more. The company has been producing theatre for 26 years, introducing Kingston to some of Canada’s best plays and playwrights. It strives to provide emerging artists in the community with opportunities to work with and connect to professional artists from all over Canada. Our primary goal is to give our audiences examples of the art form at a calibre seen on the stages of the major Canadian urban centres. We are driven by the mission to continually strengthen the city’s theatre community and to allow the possibility for our stories and our artists to move beyond the city limits into the Canadian cultural landscape. 

2018-19 SEASON

BUTCHER

October 26 - November 11, 2018

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Directed by Katherine MacKay

Written by Nicolas Billon

A  mysterious old man  is dropped off at a police station, wearing a foreign military uniform, a Santa hat, and a meat hook dangling around his neck. Impaled on the end of the hook is the business card of a lawyer with the words "arrest me" on it .  

'How we can balance the need for peace with the desire for justice? 

Tickets

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WHAT A YOUNG WIFE OUGHT TO KNOW

January 30 - February 17, 2018

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Directed by Rosemary Doyle

Written by Hannah Moscovitch

It's 1920s working-class Ottawa, and young wife and mother Sophie  is the host of the evening. We know her deceased sister will speak to her. 
We know her stable-boy husband makes very little money. 
We know that Sophie does not want more children. 

Tickets

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Storefront Festival 2019

STAY TUNED for information on the application process for SUMMER 2019. We are currently working out the calendar and details and will post them here as soon as they become available. If you have any feedback/suggestions based on your experience with last year's festival, please feel free to get in touch at info@theatrekingston.com or by phone at 613-544-2021.

 

Background: The inaugural Storefront Festival first took place in Kingston, Ontario between July 15-23, 2016 as part of The Kick & Push Festival. Fifteen productions performed over 8 days in empty storefronts in the city’s downtown core. 

CHECK OUT THE INITIAL SNEAK PEEK VIDEO

Theatre Kingston is dedicated to bringing accessible, exciting, and homegrown theatre experiences to residents and visitors of our incredible city and to building a hotbed of talent in our community.  Not to mention, the artists involved in each show keep 100% of the ticket sales!

Contact
Rosemary Doyle, Artistic Director/Producer
Location
111 - 370 King Street West, Kingston ON K7L 2X4, Canada
Telephone
613-544-2021