Against the Grain Theatre

Registered Name: Against the Grain Theatre Inc.

Business Number: 822613378RR0001

Since 2010, Against the Grain Theatre has been making waves in Canada’s classical music scene. Offering everything from Mozart, Handel, Schubert and Puccini to Britten, Messiaen, Janácek and Kurtág, we have made it our mandate to exhibit fresh, daring re-interpretations of classical repertoire. We perform in nontraditional spaces — courtyards, bars, Victorian mansions, wedding halls — and with scaled-back accompaniment, such as a string quartet or piano, to bring out the full force of operatic singing in close quarters. The result? A thrilling, intimate, and unforgettable experience shared between our artists and audiences. Come see for yourself.

Against the Grain Theatre is a proud member of the Toronto Alliance for the Performing ArtsOpera Volunteers International, and

Against the Grain Theatre is proud to be the inaugural participant in the Canadian Opera Company’s company-in-residence program.

What People Are Saying

"The future of opera."

— Alexander Neef, General Director of the Canadian Opera Company, Read More

"“4NNNN. Evocative projections, burlesque dancers and a soprano cavorting in the air are among the additions to this sexy production, but the story about love and grief still shines through.”"

— Glenn Sumi, NOW Magazine, Read More

"#UncleJohn brings a modern, triumphant twist to Don Giovanni."

— Robert Harris, The Globe and Mail, Read More

"Against the Grain Theatre is currently presenting the most dramatically effective production of Debussy’s opera Pelléas et Mélisande you are ever likely to see."

— Christopher Hoile, Stage Door, Read More

"Against the Grain Theatre has, with its first attempt to mount opera in a traditional theatre space, achieved that rarest of wonders: a production that succeeds on all levels."

— John Terauds, Ludwig Van Toronto, Read More

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