September 21 – 27, 2020

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

Watch Canadian Icon Jully Black's #iMissLiveTheatreTO Favourite Toronto Theatre Moment
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THANK YOU to all our sponsors for your generous support of #iMissLIveTheatreTO:

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

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 TheatreAlma Matters ProductionsAlumnae Theatre
Aluna TheatreAmplified OperaAnandam DancetheatreARC
b current Performing Arts CompanyBad Dog Theatre CompanyBad Hats Theatre Breakaway Entertainment
Buddies in Bad Times TheatreBygone TheatreCahoots Theatre ProjectsCanadian Opera Company
Canadian StageCentre for Indigenous TheatreCitadel + CompagnieCoal Mine Theatre
Common Boots TheatreConvergence TheatreCORPUS Dance ProjectsCreateTruth Productions
Crow's TheatreDance Umbrella of OntarioDancemakersDanceWorks
Discord and Din TheatreDon’t Look Down TheatreDopoLavoro TeatraleElectric Moon Theatre Company
Esmeralda Enrique Spanish Dance CompanyEtobicoke Musical ProductionsFactory Theatrefu-GEN Theatre Company
Goat Howl TheatreGroundling Theatre CompanyHarbourfront CentreHarold Green Jewish Theatre Company
Hart House TheatreJumblies TheatreKaeja d’DanceLoose Tea Music Theatre
LOVE2 THEATRE CO.Lucid Ludic ProductionsLuminato Festival TorontoMammalian Diving Reflex
Mixed Company TheatreModern Times Stage Players of TorontoMusic TorontoNative Earth Performing Arts Inc.
Necessary Angel Theatre CompanyNightswimmingNightwood TheatreNOWADAYS THEATRE
Obsidian Theatre Company Inc.One Little Goat Theatre CompanyOnelight TheatreOpera 5
Opera AtelierOutside the MarchPaper Canoe ProjectsPeggy Baker Dance Projects
Pleiades TheatrePratibha ArtsPuppetmongers TheatreREAson d’etre dance productions
Red Sky PerformanceRedWitreWork ProductionsRock Bottom Movement
Roseneath TheatreSara PorterSeven Siblings TheatreShadowland Theatre
Shakespeare in ActionShaw FestivalSilver Lining ProductionsSoulpepper Theatre Company
Soundstreams Canada ConcertsSoup Can TheatreStill Your FriendStratford Festival
Studio 180 TheatreTafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and Chamber Choir Tapestry OperaTarragon Theatre
The Christmas Story - The Church of the Holy TrinityThe Company TheatreThe Eclipse Theatre CompanyThe Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre
The Fringe of Toronto Theatre FestivalThe Howland CompanyThe Musical Stage CompanyThe National Ballet of Canada
The Second City Canada IncThe Theatre CentreTheatre Direct CanadaThéâtre français de Toronto
Theatre GargantuaTheatre Passe MurailleTheatre RusticleTheatre Smith-Gilmour
theatreSixTiger Princess Dance ProjectstimeshareTO Live
Toronto Dance TheatreToronto Summer Music FestivalUNIT Productions Volcano Theatre
Whetstone ProductionsWhy Not TheatreWorkman ArtsYonge Street Theatricals
Young People’s TheatreZata Omm Dance Projects

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


  • 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.


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


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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Thank you for supporting #iMissLiveTheatreTO!

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