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Young People's Theatre

Young People's Theatre

Young People’s Theatre (YPT) launches the next stage in the company’s 57-year history, co-led by Indigenous artist and new Artistic Director Herbie Barnes, and Executive Director Nancy Webster. This new era also marks the unveiling of YPT’s expanded and renovated theatre complex, more than 10 years in the making. As Canada’s largest and oldest professional theatre for young audiences, the company produces and presents a full season of theatre and arts education programming, serving approximately 150,000 patrons annually. With the purchase of a multi- use building across the street from its historic theatre, YPT has expanded its footprint, increased its accessibility, refreshed its lobbies, and upgraded the theatrical equipment capabilities of its 450-seat Ada Slaight Stage and 115- seat Studio. United in vision, the two facilities now anchor the corner of Front and Frederick Streets in downtown Toronto creating Canada’s largest theatre complex for young people.



Young People's Theatre

165 Front St. E., Toronto, ON M5A 3Z4


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Accessibility Information

  • Service Animal

    Service Animal

    YPT acknowledges the vital relationship and dependency that exists between a person with disabilities and their service animal. Examples of service animals include dogs used by people who are blind, people with ASD, hearing-alert animals for people who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, and animals trained to alert an individual to an oncoming seizure and lead them to safety. Service animals are welcome at YPT. Please inform the box office when booking show tickets, an activity, or a program to ensure suitable arrangements are made.

  • Wheelchair Access

    Wheelchair Access

    YPT encourages the use of mobility equipment whenever necessary to improve access to our services and programs. A ramp is located just east of the main entrance of Young People’s Theatre at 165 Front Street East.

ADDITIONAL ACCESSIBILITY INFO: Young People's Theatre offers Relaxed Performances, ASL Interpreted Performances, Audio Described Performances, Touch Tours, Wheelchair Accessibility and Mobility, and welcomes Service Animals and Support Persons. To learn more, click here.


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Monday to Friday: 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Saturdays 12:00PM – 7:30PM and Sundays 11:30AM – 4:30PM


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