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Alumnae Theatre Company (ATC)

The Alumnae Theatre, now housed in a converted firehall in downtown Toronto, has been run by women for over 100 years, a notable accomplishment in a field traditionally dominated by men.

​A charitable organization that produces engaging and thought-provoking theatre, the Alumnae continues to thrive because of its diverse, enthusiastic and fun group of women volunteers. We invite women with a passion for theatre to join our membership!

Alumnae Theatre is a place for women artists to hone their craft, learn a new one and explore their passions. Whether you want to brush up on your acting, try your hand at writing, or direct for the first time, there are opportunities for everyone in our various groups and programmes. Experience is not required and our groups reflect this, with veteran artists working and learning alongside artists who are just beginning.

What types of memberships are there?

  • Active Membership: $65/year for women who want to participate in Alumnae groups and programs and will contribute a minimum of 20 hours of THEATRE SERVICE.  ($30/year for women aged 18-30).​
  • Supporting Membership: $85/year for women who want to support the theatre but aren’t able to volunteer. Supporting members are issued a tax receipt and receive our monthly newsletter. (Supporting Members do not receive complimentary season’s tickets or other Active Membership benefits.​

What are the responsibilities of an Active Member?

  • Active members must contribute a minimum of 20 hours of theatre service in one or more of the following areas:
  • Front of House (Management, Box Office, Reservations)
  • Bar (Management, Serving. SmartServe required)
  • Producing or Stage Management
  • Lighting or Sound Design, Lighting Operator or Sound Operator
  • Set Design, Set Building
  • Costume Design
  • Props Sourcing
  • Marketing, Public Relations, Audience Development or Social Media
  • Building Operations
  • Group Chairs
  • Board of Directors
  • Rentals Supervisor
  • FOH Manager
  • Bar Manager
  • Membership Secretary
  • Webmaster, Editor/Members Pages, Website Support
  • Alumination/Cue to Cue Editors
  • Building Operations
  • Site Visit Coordinator (for potential renters)

​What exclusive events and groups can Active Members participate in?


A monthly meetup for ACTIVE members to come together and practice their craft, discuss challenges, and support each other in their journeys as actors.  Past activities have included: Introduction to Shakespeare, Scene Study, Auditioning and Monologue Workshops.


Watch or participate in rehearsed, virtual readings of renowned plays. Nearly every week a play is selected, cast and rehearsed 3-6 times via Zoom. It’s great opportunity to gain experience and to play the parts you’ve always dreamed of. Plus, you get to do it in the comfort of your own home!


An opportunity for directors to share best practices and experiment with directing methods in our virtual labs. Previous sessions have included: Directing a Monologue, Dealing with “Challenging” Actors, The Writer/Director relationship, The Director’s Pitch.


In addition to our members’ groups, Alumnae hosts professional workshops based on member interest and in all areas of theatre. Previous workshops have included: Scene Study, Voice, Stage Combat, and The Audition/The Callback, as well as Writing Intensives with Diane Flacks, Colleen Murphy. and Beverley Cooper and Master classes with R.H. Thomson, Ingrid Hart, and Richard Rose.  Workshops and master classes are free or discounted for ACTIVE members.


A once-a-month get-together to read and share work, get feedback and discuss script and playwrighting issues and opportunities. Partnering with directors, dramaturges, and actors, NPD organizes 3 annual showcases of new works: Write Now, Big ideas Festival and Next Stage.

​What other benefits do Active Members receive?

  • Non-transferable ticket to every Alumnae production for yourself whenever you want, pending availability (min. value of $120)
  • Discount on rental space (for Active members in good standing for the past two years)
  • Advance notice of auditions, guaranteed audition slots and preference in the audition process for all Alumnae productions
  • Free or discounted workshops
  • Preference in, director selection and play submissions process
  • E-newsletters and e-blasts to keep you informed of company activities and opportunities
  • A voice at membership meetings
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting



Become an ACTIVE Member today to take advantage of these opportunities and others.

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