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Toronto’s Favourite Cost-Effective Rehearsal Spaces

by Ryan Quinn & Hallie Seline

We asked Toronto theatre artists what their favourite cost-effective rehearsal spaces were:

b current’s studio theatre

Located within the beautiful Artscape Wychwood Barns at St. Clair and Bathurst, b current performing art’s new 700-foot studio theatre is perfect for rehearsals, workshops, intimate theatre events, meetings, and community gatherings!

Features include: 50 seat capacity, wheelchair accessible, with elevator access, dressing room/backstage area, lighting and sound system to be installed by end of May 2017, charming vintage Edison bulb string lights for general non-theatre events, Hardwood floor, wireless internet access, 50+ chairs for your use, dry bar and front of house area for concessions by donation, gender neutral washroom, air conditioning, high vaulted ceilings and is steps away from public transportation.

Rate: $15/hour and all monies earned go towards b current performing arts’ programming and community building initiatives, which uplift the voices of racialized theatre artists from the page to the stage.

To book, please contact Artistic Director, Catherine Hernandez at catherine@bcurrent.ca

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The Storefront Studios

Located at 296 Brunswick Ave in the heart of the Annex, this Studio provides a great space for rehearsals, workshops, readings, or classes. The second floor space boasts a full wall of windows that floods the room with natural light, a large rehearsal table (perfect for table reads) 50 folding chairs and two bathrooms. thestorefronttheatre.com

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The Attic

1200sft open concept unit is a beautiful space for rehearsals of all kinds. The space features a private bathroom, ceilings which range from 6′ to 14′, and it is not attached to any residential units. The space is available to book from 8am to 12am. theatticartshub.com

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The Box

The Box is a large, multipurpose rehearsal space located at 103-89 Niagara Street that often holds open movement classes and other events. It’s a 600 square foot space with beautiful exposed-brick walls (we love that stuff) that also includes a greenroom, kitchen, and bathroom. http://www.theboxtoronto.com

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Collective Studio (Theatre Lab and Pandemic Theatre)

Collective Studio is run by Theatre Lab and Pandemic Theatre, and is located near Lansdowne station. It is a newly-renovated 500 square foot adaptable studio for things like rehearsals, readings and workshops! http://theatrelab.ca/space/

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FuGEN Theatre

FuGEN Theatre at 157 Carlton Street is a 430 square foot studio space equipped with dance floors and mirrors, which could be very useful for those of you working on physical theatre or perhaps for those who just like to watch themselves act… It also has free Wi-Fi, a stereo system, air conditioning and a full kitchen. http://fu-gen.org/about-us/fu-gen-rental-space/

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lemonTree Creations

The lemonTree Creations Studio is a large space that regularly holds classes for those looking to hone their craft. They will also soon be instituting a residency program, which is a great opportunity for dedicated artists to have a regular rehearsal home. This space also comes equipped with a kitchenette and Wi-Fi.  http://www.lemontreecreations.ca/

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Aluna Theatre’s Studio Space

Located at 1 Wiltshire Ave. Unit 124, in Toronto, Aluna’s Studio is a beautiful 750 sq. foot studio with sprung floors and two-piece washroom. Equipped with a fridge, coffee maker, microwave, tables, chairs, and mats.  Sound and lighting equipment available for an additional charge. Read more about prices and availability here: http://www.alunatheatre.ca/studio/

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**Are we missing your favourite Toronto Cost-Effective Rehearsal Space?
E-mail us at inthegreenroom.ca@gmail.com and we will add it to our list!**

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