Shakespeare In The Ruff is a professional outdoor theatre company serving the diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto’s East End. The company’s work lies at the intersection of Outdoor Theatre, Education, and Community Building. They create original Canadian reimaginings of Shakespeare’s plays pushing the boundaries of form and content for outdoor theatre. Shakespeare in The Ruff offers integrated education programs for youth that provide hands-on, one-on-one mentorship with our professional artists. They bring together local residents, emerging artists, businesses, and non-profit organizations through our activities to build a stronger community.