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September 21 – 27, 2020

The #iMissLiveTheatreTO campaign officially launched 10:00am, Monday, September 21 with a LAUNCH VIDEO to kick off the week via the TAPA YouTube channel.

THANK YOU everyone for helping to make #iMissLiveTheatreTO an amazing success!

THANK YOU to those who participated in the Empty and Dark Toronto Theatre Venues video.

THANK YOU to those who participated in #LightUpLive, lighting their venues in red during the evening of September 22.

Click the image to view more from coast to coast to coast.

THANK YOU to those of you who participated in #MyFavouriteTorontoTheatreMoment.

THANK YOU to all our sponsors for your generous support of #iMissLIveTheatreTO:


Make a donation to your favourite theatre, dance and opera company* or The AFC to show your support:

Against the Grain Theatre Inc. Al Green Theatre Alma Matters Productions Alumnae Theatre
Aluna Theatre Amplified Opera Anandam Dancetheatre ARC
b current Performing Arts Company Bad Dog Theatre Company Bad Hats Theatre Breakaway Entertainment
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre Bygone Theatre Cahoots Theatre Projects Canadian Opera Company
Canadian Stage Centre for Indigenous Theatre Citadel + Compagnie Coal Mine Theatre
Common Boots Theatre Convergence Theatre CORPUS Dance Projects CreateTruth Productions
Crow’s Theatre Dance Umbrella of Ontario Dancemakers DanceWorks
Discord and Din Theatre Don’t Look Down Theatre DopoLavoro Teatrale Electric Moon Theatre Company
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance Company Etobicoke Musical Productions Factory Theatre fu-GEN Theatre Company
Goat Howl Theatre Groundling Theatre Company Harbourfront Centre Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company
Hart House Theatre Jumblies Theatre Kaeja d’Dance Loose Tea Music Theatre
LOVE2 THEATRE CO. Lucid Ludic Productions Luminato Festival Toronto Mammalian Diving Reflex
Mixed Company Theatre Modern Times Stage Players of Toronto Music Toronto Native Earth Performing Arts Inc.
Necessary Angel Theatre Company Nightswimming Nightwood Theatre NOWADAYS THEATRE
Obsidian Theatre Company Inc. One Little Goat Theatre Company Onelight Theatre Opera 5
Opera Atelier Outside the March Paper Canoe Projects Peggy Baker Dance Projects
Pleiades Theatre Pratibha Arts Puppetmongers Theatre REAson d’etre dance productions
Red Sky Performance RedWit reWork Productions Rock Bottom Movement
Roseneath Theatre Sara Porter Seven Siblings Theatre Shadowland Theatre
Shakespeare in Action Shaw Festival Silver Lining Productions Soulpepper Theatre Company
Soundstreams Canada Concerts Soup Can Theatre Still Your Friend Stratford Festival
Studio 180 Theatre Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Tapestry Opera Tarragon Theatre
The Christmas Story – The Church of the Holy Trinity The Company Theatre The Eclipse Theatre Company The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
The Fringe of Toronto Theatre Festival The Howland Company The Musical Stage Company The National Ballet of Canada
The Second City Canada Inc The Theatre Centre Theatre Direct Canada Théâtre français de Toronto
Theatre Gargantua Theatre Passe Muraille Theatre Rusticle Theatre Smith-Gilmour
theatreSix Tiger Princess Dance Projects timeshare TO Live
Toronto Dance Theatre Toronto Summer Music Festival UNIT Productions Volcano Theatre
Whetstone Productions Why Not Theatre Workman Arts Yonge Street Theatricals
Young People’s Theatre Zata Omm Dance Projects

*This list is representative of the professional theatre, dance and opera membership of TAPA

Make a video

  • Record a short video of MY FAVOURITE TORONTO THEATRE MOMENT to share to any social media platform with the hashtag #iMissLiveTheatreTO
  • This can be a favourite production, a specific moment in a production, a backstage experience, or a specific tradition surrounding going to the theatre (e.g. the moment when the lights go down). Make sure the message captures the feeling that the moment brought you.

Post an image

Choose an image that reflects MY FAVOURITE TORONTO THEATRE MOMENT you have articulated and add the #iMissLiveTheatreTO brand to it:

  • Go to
  • Click “Get Started”
  • Import the photo from your computer or Facebook
  • After the upload select “edit”
  • Choose “Watermark → Logo”
  • Choose Import Logo and upload the attached #IMissLiveTheatreTO watermark
  • Position the wordmark anywhere on your photo that you like and click “Finish”

Choose Download and create a free account to receive your image. Post your branded photo and message on your favourite social media sites and end with the hashtag #iMissLiveTheatreTO

Display a poster

Download and Print the poster #iMissLiveTheatreTO to publicly display in your windows or doorways:

About the #iMissLiveTheatreTO

At this time of year, the theatre, dance and opera sector would typically be celebrating the launch of the 2020-21 season. Instead the industry continues to feel the devastating impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

  • While many parts of our economy cautiously begin to reopen, the performing arts remain largely dark – amongst the first to close and will be the last to re-open
  • The impact to date in Toronto is 25,000 cancelled or postponed public performances; $500 million lost ticket sales; 20 million lost audience members

To raise awareness of the effect of the pandemic on the theatre, dance and opera community in Toronto we are inviting you, our audiences to join artists in celebrating our vibrant cultural landscape.

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