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About Tarragon

We're on a mission

Tarragon Theatre is Canada’s home for groundbreaking contemporary plays. Our mission is to create, develop and produce new plays to provide the conditions for new work to thrive.

Tarragon Theatre is a creation and playwrights’ theatre. We seek to create theatre that investigates artistic form, which may incorporate non-traditional practices and methods of storytelling, and may integrate other disciplines such as movement, music or non-text based performance – all toward creating enriching and provocative theatre experiences for the artist and audience. Our philosophy is to create an environment that fosters artistic discourse within the ecology of Canadian theatre, new play development and dramaturgy practice. We open our doors to celebrate and learn from the scope of voices that make up our country and the various artistic practices that resonate within them. To that end, Tarragon is equally a hub for creation and development as it is a production company, with the ultimate goal of creating a meaningful experience for our artists to thrive and bridge their ideas from concept to realization.

It is in that spirit that we are unpacking the notion of what it means to be Canadian and what it means to be a playwright by championing the ways in which and whose stories are shared, whether that be in non-traditional forms that support non-text-based work, or through Indigenous and diasporic lenses that are the foundation of our country. Our aim is to become not just the home of the Canadian Playwright, but our Country’s Neighbourhood Theatre – a space that welcomes all experiences and storytellers within our theatre ecology, one that emboldens process as equally as production, and ultimately bridges our audiences and communities through the power of theatre excellence and discourse.

Education and outreach activities – to artists, to young people, to educators, and to our general audience – are designed to foster an understanding and appreciation of the process of creating new plays.

Tarragon’s venue is used extensively to support the creation and development of new works by other theatre artists, through space made available for rehearsals, workshops, and productions.

At a glance

Visit Tarragon

A comprehensive guide to finding our building and how to get here. To find a charming brick building with two theatres; the Mainspace seating 200 people and the Extraspace which seats 100 people. Both theatres have accessible seating.

Accessibility

Accessibility is extremely important to us, click the link for more information on how we work to provide the best experience for everyone. We do our best to meet and exceed your needs in accessing our building, our theatre and your creativity.

Seating

We’d love to share with you the configurations of our various spaces. Both our Mainspace and Extraspace theatres “boast a host” of amenities and production capabilities suitable for performing and work spaces, that are accessible to all.

Health and Safety

Our health and safety policies at a glance. The safety of our artists, audiences, volunteers and staff is our number one priority. Find our safety measures in place to ensure a comfortable visit. Reviewed regularly throughout the season.

Our Team

Meet the talented team behind Tarragon. A loyal, dedicated group of artists and administrators, working to create space for meaningful  creation and helping to produce the finest in new Canadian theatre.

Board of Directors

Introducing our Board of Directors committed individuals who uphold our theatre’s values, mission and vision to bring new Canadian theatre to the stage.

Land Acknowledgement

We acknowledge the sacred land and traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples, now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis.

Archives

Tarragon is proud of our legacy of bringing new work to audiences for over 50 years. A leader of new play development, offering playwrights and artists the chance to collaborate and create from conception to presentation.