Community Neighbours Program


Theatre is meant to be experienced by all.

Core to our mandate is to make theatre accessible to all members of our community. We believe in the transformative power of the performing arts and are committed to offering programs that reach new and diverse audiences for the Theatre.

Launched as a pilot in 2018, our Community Neighbours program is designed to overcome physical, economic or social barriers and offer disadvantaged or marginalized members of our community who would not normally attend the arts, the opportunity to do so. We want to attract individuals, families and groups from diverse backgrounds and circumstances and provide them with the opportunity to be engaged in the arts.


For many marginalized or disadvantaged members of our community, a major hurdle in attending the arts is the cost of a ticket. To overcome this, we are offering four Community Neighbours Matinee performances this summer. Working with established community organization and social service agencies, we will provide 400 free tickets to low-income families, new Canadians, individuals in vulnerable living situations, seniors living in isolation or on low incomes and residents of community housing.


In order to make our Theatre more accessible and inclusive for this community, we offer an American Sign Language interpreted matinee performance on one of our Community Neighbours Matinee performances (2020 date TBA). We work with three ASL interpreters and organizations serving the Deaf community to promote the event to their members. We plan to welcome up to 80 members of the Deaf community to our ASL interpreted performance.