Shakespeare in the Ruff

Registered Name: Shakespeare in the Ruff

Business Number: 829282508RR0001

Now in our ninth season, Shakespeare in the Ruff is a professional outdoor theatre company serving the diverse neighbourhoods of Toronto’s East End. Our work lies at the intersection of Outdoor Theatre, Education, and Community Building.

  • We create original Canadian adaptations of Shakespeare’s plays pushing the boundaries of form and content for outdoor theatre.
  • We offer integrated education programs for youth that provide hands-on, one-on-one mentorship with our professional artists.
  • We bring together local residents, emerging artists, businesses, and non-profit organizations through our activities to build a stronger community.

We offer all of our programming free or Pay-What-You-Can to ensure accessibility for everyone.

What People Are Saying

"They've solidified their place among the best outdoor Shakespeare experiences in the city"

— Jordan Bimm, NOW Magazine

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