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Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre

Hart House Theatre is often referred to as the cradle of Canadian Theatre. Opening in November of 1919 the Art Deco theatre on the University of Toronto campus quickly became a leader in the Canadian “Little Theatre” movement of the 1920’s and 1930’s.

This beautiful 430 seat, fully equipped, proscenium theatre resides totally underground.


Hart House Theatre

7 Hart House Cir, Toronto, ON M5S 3H3


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Accessibility Information

Hart House continues to make every effort to facilitate the inclusion of campus and community members with disabilities into all aspects of our facilities and services.

Patrons may gain access to the theatre by using the 10 steps via the main entrance, or the ramped, accessible entrances located off Tower Road and Queen’s Park Circle. The main passenger elevator travels to the theatre lobby via the Theatre (T) button.

Accessible seating is available, an accessible washroom is located in the lobby, large print text only programs are available upon request and registered service animals are welcome.

To make a specific request or inquiry, please email us.

Facilities for the Hearing Impaired
We are pleased to announce that our theatre has acquired Assistive Listening Devices –  solutions that overcome the challenges of noise, distance, clashing conversations, and hearing loss to deliver precise and personalized audio in any setting or environment. These systems require use of headsets which are available, free of charge, at the lobby concessions counter on a first-come, first-served basis.

Patrons borrowing headsets will be asked to leave a piece of photo ID or credit card (as a form of security deposit) which will be given back when the undamaged headset is returned, following the performance.


PLEASE NOTE: Due to construction, there is currently no access to parking on Tower Road or Hart House Circle. For more information about parking on U of T campus, please visit Parking Services website.





Facility Details

Maximum Capacity: 428


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