Theatre Passe Muraille has become the most totally eclectic theatre in town, offering a home to every kind of work imaginable… it makes for an explosion of joy like nowhere else.”

– Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

 

 

Theatre Passe Muraille – Consistently staging distinct experiences from the community and beyond.

 

A Call to Push Past Barriers:

 

Be bold & brave.

Be open & inquisitive.

Be yourself in the community.

Hear from your neighbours.
Dare to be present.

Welcome to Theatre Beyond Walls – Consistently staging distinct experiences.

 

 

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre in Canada. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices that support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.

 

Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays, striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.

 

TPM’s founder Jim Garrard set our mold when he said “There should be no walls of pre-conception about what theatre could be…producing plays that are new and different and thought-provoking is what’s important… to explore new models.”

 

Since 1968, we’ve created over 600 new Canadian plays and built a rich legacy of groundbreaking theatre.

 

Theatre Passe Muraille operates out of a designated historical building; the former Nasmith Bakery and Stables. But true to name, productions also take place “beyond walls” at site-specific locations across Toronto.

 

More than ever, we cherish your attendance, so that TPM can support and give voice to the next generation of artists and audiences – who embrace the path less travelled. Come push past barriers with us.

 

Mandate

Theatre Passe Muraille is mandated to develop and produce innovative and provocative Canadian Theatre, and to nurture new and established artists and companies.

 

Artistic Vision Statement

Theatre Passe Muraille is home to a repertoire of work that is inclusive, eclectic and representative of our city. We are an active part of our community.

 

As an institution we are committed to listening – to our staff, the artists, the audience, our collaborators, and the community.

 

We are creating new collaborative models for the myriad of relationships between independent artist & institutions.  We collaborate with other companies in order to achieve our vision and values. We empower artists in the creation and dissemination of their work out into the world.

 

We are as interested in developing audiences, artists, and companies as we are in developing plays. We champion diversity of practice. We take chances and value risk as highly as success.

 

Our Twin Theatres

Farham Maltings
 Farnham, UK

Farnham Maltings is a multi-faceted creative organisation that works with artists and communities to encourage the most people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible.

 

The Blyth Festival 
 Blyth, Ontario, Canada

The Blyth Festival is a community-based professional theatre that endeavours to enrich the lives of its audience by producing and developing plays that give voice to both the region and the country.

 

Theatre Passe Muraille is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and engages professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Theatre Passe Muraille is also a member of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, Theatre Ontario and the Creative Trust. Theatre Passe Muraille is funded by the Canadian Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and by its commercial sponsors and individual benefactors. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Theatre Passe Muraille has become the most totally eclectic theatre in town, offering a home to every kind of work imaginable… it makes for an explosion of joy like nowhere else.”

– Richard Ouzounian, The Toronto Star

 

 

Theatre Passe Muraille – Consistently staging distinct experiences from the community and beyond.

 

A Call to Push Past Barriers:

 

Be bold & brave.

Be open & inquisitive.

Be yourself in the community.

Hear from your neighbours.
Dare to be present.

Welcome to Theatre Beyond Walls – Consistently staging distinct experiences.

 

 

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre in Canada. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices that support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.

 

Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays, striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.

 

TPM’s founder Jim Garrard set our mold when he said “There should be no walls of pre-conception about what theatre could be…producing plays that are new and different and thought-provoking is what’s important… to explore new models.”

 

Since 1968, we’ve created over 600 new Canadian plays and built a rich legacy of groundbreaking theatre.

 

Theatre Passe Muraille operates out of a designated historical building; the former Nasmith Bakery and Stables. But true to name, productions also take place “beyond walls” at site-specific locations across Toronto.

 

More than ever, we cherish your attendance, so that TPM can support and give voice to the next generation of artists and audiences – who embrace the path less travelled. Come push past barriers with us.

 

Mandate

Theatre Passe Muraille is mandated to develop and produce innovative and provocative Canadian Theatre, and to nurture new and established artists and companies.

 

Artistic Vision Statement

Theatre Passe Muraille is home to a repertoire of work that is inclusive, eclectic and representative of our city. We are an active part of our community.

 

As an institution we are committed to listening – to our staff, the artists, the audience, our collaborators, and the community.

 

We are creating new collaborative models for the myriad of relationships between independent artist & institutions.  We collaborate with other companies in order to achieve our vision and values. We empower artists in the creation and dissemination of their work out into the world.

 

We are as interested in developing audiences, artists, and companies as we are in developing plays. We champion diversity of practice. We take chances and value risk as highly as success.

 

Our Twin Theatres

Farham Maltings
 Farnham, UK

Farnham Maltings is a multi-faceted creative organisation that works with artists and communities to encourage the most people to make, see and enjoy the best art possible.

 

The Blyth Festival 
 Blyth, Ontario, Canada

The Blyth Festival is a community-based professional theatre that endeavours to enrich the lives of its audience by producing and developing plays that give voice to both the region and the country.

 

Theatre Passe Muraille is a member of the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and engages professional artists who are members of Canadian Actors’ Equity Association. Theatre Passe Muraille is also a member of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts, Theatre Ontario and the Creative Trust. Theatre Passe Muraille is funded by the Canadian Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, and by its commercial sponsors and individual benefactors.