What is hipTIX?

  • hipTIX is an exclusive ticket program for high school and university students aged 14 – 29.
  • hipTIX makes theatre more affordable by offering $5 STUDENT TICKETS to Toronto’s hottest theatre, dance, comedy and opera productions!
  • hipTIX is an active community program that partners with valued member companies of TAPA to collectively grow Toronto’s youth audiences by promoting exciting and affordable theatre experiences. By pairing $5 hipTIX with information about available education programs, students can experience the arts independently, gaining a unique perspective on the work being produced on Toronto’s stages.
  • hipTIX lets students take charge of their own ticket buying process and encourages them to make the performing arts their entertainment option of choice for years to come.


What is hipTIXplus?

  • hipTIXplus expands the scope of available ticket inventory to include larger-scale venues and productions.
  • hipTIXplus partners with Mirvish Productions and Soulpepper Theatre Company to offer $25 student tickets to select shows.
  • hipTIXplus offers are featured alongside existing hipTIX inventory on whatsontonight.ca and www.hiptix.ca websites

hipTIX Testimonials

I have never been to a live theatre performance outside of seeing them as part of a class field trip. I was never given the opportunity to see a show as a child since I lived in a low-income family and we couldn’t afford to go or to find time to attend. I am grateful for programs such as hipTIX and hipTIXplus which help students see high-end live performance

Judy Ngo

hipTIX is amazing!  I've seen so many shows I wouldn't otherwise be able to afford and it has been incredible to feel included in the artistic community

Maria C Wodzinska

Best way for students to see theatre in Toronto at prices we can actually afford. It’s less than a pint, and lasts longer, too.

Matthew J McGeachy

FREE Student Workshop: Theatre Careers

Official Educational Partner of the Toronto District School Board

  • Workshops are flexible and 100% FREE
  • Suitable for Grades 9 -12.
  • Available Mondays - Thursdays 
  • Pandemic: Now available – virtual Zoom/Google Meet workshop for online and in-person classes


Working in the performing arts is a viable career option! The hipTIX Theatre Careers presentation and interactive discussion aims to inform students of the performing arts industry opportunities which are available to students in the Toronto Area. Various careers in the performing arts industry are described by a theatre professional. Along with a Q&A, the following topics are presented and discussed:

  • Why theatre?
  • Wheel of Roles! Many types of career options.
  • Living & Working as an artist:
    • Auditions / Creative Jobs
    • How do I get paid?
    • Agents
    • Unions / Professional Standards
  • Get Out There! 
    • Toronto theatre overview
    • hipTIX for students. ($5 tix for 14-29 yrs)
    • Programs for students NOW. 
  • Real-world experiences working in theatre.
  • Questions from students about related topics they wish to explore. 

Learning Outcomes

  1. Thought-provoking discussion on value & social impact of performing arts and how to remove perceived barriers to participation.
  2. Increasing access to resources & opportunities for experiencing / participating in professional performing arts activities outside of school environment.
  3. Exploring career options and employability within the performing arts sector.


  • Flexible. Recommended 45 mins to allow for discussion / Q&A.


  • Reliable internet connection for Zoom/Google Meet workshop
  • Ability to screenshare & present Powerpoint. Prefer cameras ON, mics OFF, chat ON.

Contact Scott Dermody, Outreach Manager
scottd@tapa.ca 416.536.6468 x 26.
Office hours MON-THU 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

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