We create alternative theatre — created for and with an audience, examining the marginal, the unexplored and the unforeseen.

*We use a pay-what-you-can-afford (PWYCA) to remove financial barriers to accessing theatre. Our tickets start at $5!

Our venue

We are located in the heart of Toronto, near the Queen street West/Bathurst intersection. Theatre Passe Muraille is a historic building (the former Nasmith Bakery and Stables) that has been renovated into an intimate theatre space. Since 1968, this building has produced some of Canada’s most iconic experimental and alternative shows.

The neighbourhood is vibrant with restaurants and cafés along Queen street west, so you can plan a great night out when you come see a show!

Upcoming digital production

Toka by Indrit Kasapi

Toka tells the story of siblings who wrestle with a long-standing land dispute that has resulted in generational death after death, and is threatening to come to a brutal climax. This startling work of physical theatre about modern-day blood feuds in post-Communist Albania, is delicate, evocative and heart-breaking.

Over 700 new Canadian plays have been created inside our theatre

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) is Canada’s original alternative theatre company based in Toronto — Founded in 1968, TPM is currently developing and producing new Canadian plays. TPM is striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.

Photo credits | Photo of Kanika Ambrose, Virgilia Griffith as Iphigenia, Paula-Jean Prudat as Chorus, Image of Christopher Manousos, Kat Khan and William Yong, Leslie Ting and Hye Won Cecilia Lee, Mala Naraine, Ephemeral Artifacts by photographer Dahlia Katz. Photo of Samson Bonkeabantu Brown by E.S. Chea