125 Bathurst St, Toronto, ON, Canada
NileGuide Expert tip:
To the budget-conscious: try to catch one of the 10 rush tickets available for $10 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday night. Tickets for previews run $15.
2010 marks the 40th anniversary of Toronto's Factory Theatre - a staple venue in the city's alternative theatre community. Located just south of Queen Street West at the corner of Bathurst and Adelaide streets, the theatre has been housed in a designated heritage building since 1983. The 200 seat Mainstage and 100 seat Studio Cafe bring audiences original Canadian works across two intimate spaces. Through its edgy, contemporary content, Factory endeavours to step outside of traditional theatre conventions: its productions reflect the interest in "creative risk" at the heart of the company mandate. Check out the 2009-2010 brochure for information on new works by Canadian playwrights George F. Walker, Kevin Loring and Michel Marc Bouchard. True to its commitment to making theatre alternative and accessible, Factory offers a number of ticket options to those looking to sate their hunger for culture without breaking the bank.