Toronto’s Best Live Theatre!

Thank you for voting us Best Live Theatre, Diamond Level, for this year’s Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards!

Thank you for voting us Best Live Theatre, Diamond Level, for this year’s Toronto Star Readers’ Choice Awards! We’re thrilled to be on a list that includes incredible companies like the Stratford Festival, Soulpepper, Ed Mirvish Theatre and Young People’s Theatre, and we promise we’ll live up to the title!

We’re up there with the Stratford Festival! Definitely what we needed to brighten this gloomy November.
We were also NOW Magazine’s Runner-Up for Best Small Theatre.

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Author: BygoneTheatre

Bygone Theatre was founded as a collective in October of 2012, and became an incorporated not-for-profit company in October of 2015. Our mandate is to produce theatre written or set in the early 20th century, focusing on historical aspects in design and incorporating a classic cinema aesthetic. ‚Äč In 2019 Bygone Theatre was nominated for 14 Broadway World Toronto Awards, including Best Community Theatre and Best Play (Equity). We took home a total of 5 awards, 4 of which were for The Rear Window, including Best Direction of a Play (Equity); Best Original Lighting Design; Best Leading Actor (Play, Equity); and Best Featured Actress (Play, Equity). We took a hiatus our 2020/21 season because of the COVID19 pandemic, and used that time to develop our charitable initiatives. In August of 2021 we were nominated for the Toronto Star Readers' Choice Award for Best Live Theatre. Part of our mission involves inclusion and accessibility, and we strive to allow artists of all backgrounds and levels of experience the chance to have hands-on experience in whatever capacity they are most interested in; this has included youth outreach programs for high school students interested in production design, and acting opportunities for those who have never performed onstage.

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