Since 1974 Toronto’s Bloor West Village Players have produced both entertaining and thought-provoking theatre. As a non-profit group it aims to offer professional production quality, at a modest cost. It is an active part of the community and provides opportunities for training and participation in all aspects of theatre.
We produce a season of 5 Mainspace plays in our 162 seat theatre, from September to May. It’s a major advantage for us to have our own space: we rehearse on site (on the actual stage for much of the time), build sets right on the stage
Who selects our plays?
Our Reading Committee spends the year reading, then presents a long-list of recommendations to The Board, which chooses five.
The Board of Directors
…then co-ordinates the team for each show; directors, producers, stage managers, designers, operators, and the balance of the team are all pulled from our large volunteer base. Read more about volunteers…
Each Board member also has general operations duties to fulfill, including finances, production supervision, technical and property maintenance, promotion, and if they can find the time, some direct a play or even make it on stage.
Board of Directors 2017-18:
Anne Harper, President
Shabnam Munjal, Treasurer
Theresa Arneaud, Secretary
The success of The Village Players lies on its ability to remain community based. Anyone can volunteer or audition for a role – all it takes is a love of theatre, enthusiasm, and a desire to use your skills in a common project (and learn new ones).
SPONSORSHIP & ADVERTISING:
Approximately 1700 individuals come to each of our 5 performances, 70% of them from the West End of Toronto. All of them receive a program for each show, with a program cover for each season.
We sell advertising for that program cover.
If your business is interested in reaching that audience, contact us for rates.
♦ The Mainspace:
Our 162-seat mainspace theatre is available for short-term events during the year, and for longer periods each summer. Access to lights, sound, dressing rooms and workshop is negotiable.
♦ The Studio Theatre:
Our 50-seat flexible theatre space is available for rent and is ideal for auditions, rehearsals, workshops and performances.
♦ Contact Anne Harper at Village Players to find out about rentals of our Main Space and Studio. Although we typically rent out the theatre for full weeks, we can negotiate shorter periods.