revisit, renew, reimagine
BYGONE THEATRE is a registered charity founded in 2012. Our mandate is to produce theatre written or set in the early-to-mid 20th century, focusing on historical aspects in design and incorporating a classic cinema aesthetic.
We took a hiatus our 2020/21 season due to the COVID19 pandemic, and used that time to develop our charitable initiatives. Our Sustainability Mandate was presented at the United Nations SDG Action Awards in 2020, and we expanded our Diversity and Accessibility Mandates to include clear, quantifiable goals. In fall of 2021 we were awarded the Toronto Star Readers' Choice Award, Diamond Level, and in 2022 we received our first grant, a Canada Council Digital Now grant for The Yellow Wallpaper presented in March 2023. We started off our 10th season as a charity, and in August of 2023 we moved into our first space, The Bridge, at 379 Adelaide St. W., making low-cost rentals available to local artists.