About Us

Founded in 1968, TPM is Canada’s original alternative theatre company, currently developing and producing new Canadian plays. TPM is striving to articulate a distinct Canadian voice that reflects the complexity of our intercultural society.

Theatre Passe Muraille (TPM) believes there should be a more diverse representation of artists, audience members, and stories in our theatre. TPM aspires to be a leader locally, nationally and internationally in establishing, promoting, and embracing collaborative and inclusive theatre practices. We do this so that we can support and ignite the voices of unique artists, communities and audiences.

TPM’s founder Jim Garrard set our mold when he said, “There should be no walls of pre-conception about what theatre could be…producing plays that are new and different and thought-provoking is what’s important… to explore new models.”

Since 1968, we’ve created over 600 new Canadian plays and built a rich legacy of groundbreaking theatre.

Theatre Passe Muraille operates out of a designated historical building; the former Nasmith Bakery and Stables. But true to name, productions also take place “beyond walls” at site-specific locations across Toronto.

More than ever, we cherish your attendance, so that TPM can support and give voice to the next generation of artists and audiences – who embrace the path less travelled. Come push past barriers with us.