A mysterious woman in dark blue light with a splash of red illuminating her eyes.
Irene Poole. Photo by Bronwen Sharp

Welcome home!

Introducing the 21.22 Canadian Stage season - our triumphant return to our indoor stages!

Canadian Stage continues the process of building back, with an emboldened season of performance that presents large scale, unabashedly theatrical work in tandem with intimate, revealing stories of profound humanity.  Style and form collide, ranging from an ambitiously scaled sci-fi mystery, to a Tarantino-esque revenge play, to a meditation on the simple beauty of being alive.

Tickets for the 21.22 Season will go on sale to Canadian Stage subscribers on November 2, 2021.  Single tickets will go on sale on December 7, 2021.

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Imagine of a woman in dark blue light with a streak of red across her eyes.


A new play by David Greig
Adapted from Stanislaw Lem’s novel
Directed by Brendan Healy

Something strange is happening on Solaris Station in the spectacular sci-fi thriller that asks questions about our place in the galaxy.

Bluma Appel Theatre
January 25 February 5, 2022
Canadian Premiere

Irene Poole. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.


A woman stands bathed in blue light catching streams of water in her hands.


Red Sky Performance
Created by Sandra Laronde

Canada’s leading company of contemporary Indigenous performance returns!

Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre
January 29 – February 6, 2022

Kristin DeAmorium. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.

A black man with short hair and a beard bathed in pink light.


By Crazy Smooth
It is said that the bravest thing a dancer can do is grow old – for a b-boy/b-girl, the experience is approaching heroic.

Bluma Appel Theatre
March 17 - 19, 2022

Toronto Premiere presentation co-presented by Canadian Stage, dance Immersion, and TO Live.
Crazy Smooth. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.

An older white man looks disheveled in front of a green background.


Written and Performed by Daniel Brooks
Directed by Brendan Healy

Beloved director, playwright, and actor Daniel Brooks' funny, poignant, and insightful return to the stage.

Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre
March 20 – April 3, 2022
World Premiere

Daniel Brooks. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.

A black woman looks to the camera in front of a yellow background.


By Aleshea Harris
Directed by Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu

Heads will turn and genres will be smashed in the Canadian premiere of this award-winning modern myth.

Marilyn and Charles Baillie Theatre
May 3 – 22, 2022

An Obsidian Theatre Company, Necessary Angel Theatre Company, and Canadian Stage co-production.

Mumbi Tindyebwa Otu. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.

A shirtless man surrounded by intense red is gripped by two hands grappling him from behind.


By Côté Danse
Created by Guillaume Côté
Story & Text by Royce Vavrek
Music by Mikael Karlsson Projection & Set Design by mirari

The power and allure of one of the world’s most celebrated dancer/choreographers.

Bluma Appel Theatre
May 5 - 7, 2022

Co-presented by Canadian Stage and TO Live.

Guillaume Côté. Photo by Bronwen Sharp.


The Canadian Stage theatre experience has been designed with the safety and comfort of patrons, artists, and staff as the top priority. Canadian Stage will continue to monitor and respond to governmental policy changes and advice from health authorities to ensure we are always up-to-date and offering the safest experience possible.

Things to know.
  • Vaccination and Masks: Policies around face masks and vaccination are evolving. At the time of publication, face masks will be mandatory for all indoor performances, as will proof of full vaccination completed at least 14 days prior to the performance. Any changes to this policy will be updated on our website and communicated to all ticket holders in advance of their performance.
  • Reduced Contact: As much as possible, interactions between staff and patrons will be contactless. This includes ticket scanning, box office transactions, and health screenings.
  • Sanitation: Hand sanitizing stations will be available throughout the venue. All high-touch surfaces will be sanitized both prior to and following each performance.
  • Protecting Your Purchase: We understand that things change. If a performance is cancelled or you are no longer comfortable attending the theatre, you will be offered one of the following:
    • A full refund
    • An account credit to use for a future Canadian Stage production
    • A tax receipt in the amount of the ticket donation

Please do not attend if you have a fever or are experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19, have tested positive for COVID-19 within 14 days of attending, or if you have had close contact with anyone suspected or confirmed of having COVID-19.

All residents and visitors of Toronto must follow the City of Toronto's current Public Health regulations. Click here to view the current Public Health Regulations for the City of Toronto.

Liability Waiver

While we have put measures in place to enhance safety and help reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission from person to person, an inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in public places where people gather. By attending Canadian Stage performances, you voluntarily assume all risks related to possible exposure of COVID-19. Failure to follow these guidelines will result in removal from the venue.

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Canadian Stage has been awarded the Safe Travels Stamp from the World Travel and Tourism Council.  This international symbol is designed to allow travellers to recognize companies around the world which have adopted health and hygiene safety measures that ensure customers experiences are safe.

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