Canada's Magnetic North Theatre Festival

Registered Name: CANADIAN THEATRE FESTIVAL SOCIETY

Business Number: 856852934RR0001

About This Charity

About Magnetic North

Canada’s Magnetic North Theatre Festival has a deeply rooted belief that Canadian theatre has both a transformative and nation-building role in modern arts and society.  Every year we bring theatrical innovation and artistic excellence to the stage whether the Festival is in our home town of Ottawa or to a new host Canadian city. It is the only national theatre festival that moves around the country and is dedicated to presenting contemporary works of Canadian theatre. This presents unique challenges, but also allows Magnetic North the extraordinary opportunity to expose host communities to a pan-Canadian theatre experience while simultaneously offering a launching pad for Canadian touring theatre.

What People Are Saying

"We have met so many peers over the years at Magnetic North, peers who have become friends, colleagues, and partners. It means that as Canadian artists we have a sense of what Canadian theatre is, and how it’s evolving."

— Anthony Black, Artistic Co-Founder, 2b theatre

"What amazes me most about Magnetic North is the diversity of the plays, the quality of the artistry and the beauty of the stories. I also love the energy of the Festival, the feeling that I'm participating in something really big and really important."

— Natasha MacLellan, Artistic Producer, Ship's Company Theatre