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Theatre Passe Muraille


Founded in 1968 by Jim Gerrard and Paul Thomson, Theatre Passe Muraille's mandate is to be open and inclusive and to move beyond the confines of the theatre's traditional "four walls". Performing out of a converted beakery since its beginning, the theatre is situated in Toronto, ON, and is now considered a historic site. 

Theatre Passe Muraille is a well known experimental theatre and is said to encourage other similar theatres because their continued and long term existence proves that there is an audience for this type of production. 

Over the years, Theatre Passe Muraille has performed diverse and inclusive works including an all-female casting of A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Crash, a play written by Asian-Canadian Pamela Mala Sinha, among many others.

This theatre is still in operation.

As one of the largest collections in the L.W. Conolly Archives, there is a wide variety of materials available: performance files, programs, reviews, promotional materials, administrative records, posters, casette recordings, video recordings, and photographs. 


40 metres of textual and other materials. 

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Unpublished Material and Manuscripts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

XZ1 MS A775 to XZ1 MS A790

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