Crow's Theatre

Crow’s Theatre has been a leading force in the Canadian theatre landscape, recognized for provocative and award-winning new theatre work. Founded in 1983 by Jim Millan, it first established itself by winning the Dora Mavor Moore Award for Innovation and Artistic Excellence for Dali, the company’s very first original production. In 1989, Brad Fraser’s Unidentified Human Remains and the True Nature of Love was an unqualified hit. Crow’s Theatre spent the next decade establishing a reputation in Canada and abroad with tours and remounts of some of the most successful productions.

Since its inception, Crow’s Theatre has been a responsive and evolving expression of the creative aspirations of its Artistic Director. Since 2007, Artistic Director Chris Abraham has continued in this spirit with an increased focus on the development of emerging and mid-career Canadian playwrights through commissions, residencies, and extended play development.

Crow’s has continued to build on its body of new work, with notable world-premieres of Eternal Hydra, Instructions to Any Socialist Government Wishing to Abolish Christmas, SEEDS, Someone Else, Winners and Losers, and The Watershed. Alongside these premieres, Crow’s has continued to tour nationally and partner with artists and institutions across the country in the development of new work. Crow’s productions are regularly invited to play at Canadian theatre festivals, including Magnetic North, FTA, and PuSH.

In January 2017 Crow's opened the doors to its new permanent home, Streetcar Crowsnest in Toronto's East End.

Streetcar Crowsnest houses three spectacular venues for artistic performance, community events, kids programming, and social and corporate functions: the Guloien Theatre; the Scotiabank Community Studio for performances, community programming and events; a Lobby Bar; and an onsite restaurant.

Streetcar Crowsnest is the first professional performing arts facility of its kind east of the Don Valley Parkway, an area that is home to over 1.3 million people.  As a major cultural hub in the east end, Streetcar Crowsnest will strengthen local neighbourhoods, serve residents and their families, and fortify the role of the arts and artists in Toronto.  

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