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Toronto: The Assembly Theatre starts a GoFundMe campaign to stay open

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Our team at The Assembly Theatre has been closely following the COVID-19 situation, and steps have been taken to comply with Toronto's public health recommendations. In order to ensure the health and safety of our patrons, artists, and staff, The Assembly Theatre will be temporarily closing their doors and suspending all public performances until at least April 5 2020

Unfortunately, due to this current mandated closure and the multiple cancellations of shows and events, The Assembly Theatre is taking a significant financial loss and is struggling to stay afloat. This is a very difficult time for all of us societally, and in the arts community, independent theatre is uniquely vulnerable. 


We have launched this gofundme campaign to help keep the lights on at The Assembly Theatre during this mandated closure. We desperately need your help in order to continue to provide affordable, inclusive art space for new and emerging artists as well as provide Toronto’s thriving independent scene with a place to create, grow and flourish.

Any little thing helps.


During this time, it is hard to see beyond these days of social isolation, production cancellations, and financial crisis, but we at The Assembly Theatre are continuously inspired by our communities ability to come together during difficult times. We know the Toronto independent theatre scene will come back stronger than ever and we can't wait to help foster that rejuvenation! We are so proud of the productions and the countless artists who have shared their work in our space last for the last 3 years and we can't wait for the many more that are yet to come!

During this time, we want to send you all the biggest virtual hug and encourage everyone to continue to create new and inspiring work. We will get through this.

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