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Theatre Centre


Founded in Toronto in 1979, the B.A.A.N.N. Theatre centre was originally a shared facility for five experimental theatre companies: Buddies in Bad Times, Autumn Leaf Theatre, AKA Performance Interface, Necessary Angel, and Nightwood Theatre. It began as a place where each company could come, rehearse, and get opinions on new works and performances from like minded people. By the mid-1980's, the five founding members had left, but the Theatre Centre continued on, helping new companies develop and giving them a creative space in which to work. 

In 2002, Theatre Centre premiered its first festival, an innovative biennial event, Free Fall, which was dedicated to boundary testing national and international works.

Most recently, in 2014, the Theatre Centre has become a live arts hub and incubator in the historic Carnegie Library building in Toronto. 

Found in this collection are administrative files, show files, financial information (government grants and fund raising), posters, reviews and articles, press releases, house programs, and production photos, R&D series.


36 cm of textual materials.

Type(s) Of Materials: 
Published Material
Unpublished Material and Manuscripts
How To Access: 

XZ1 MS A917 to XZ1 MS A920

This collection is available for viewing on-site in Archival & Special Collections during our regular business hours.