Why FAMILY Theatre?
Theatre helps to instill the great importance of play and wonder. It gives us the chance to see the world through a different set of eyes.
In our digital environment, we often find ourselves completely disconnected from liveness and from creativity. Inspiration and deep engagement can be hard to find when everything is a click away. Theatre allows us to reconnect, to be present with each other and ourselves, and to celebrate imagination together as a community.
This is why a truly all-ages experience is so essential: through embodied storytelling we learn and relearn how to be empathetic and how to engage more meaningfully with one another.
Theatre is alive. Immediate. Magical.
A Rich History
Solar Stage was founded in 1976, and has been a cultural destination for Toronto families for over forty years. We create award-winning, progressive, original, Canadian, family theatre with a focus on inclusive, diverse, optimistic and inspirational storytelling.
After 40 years, Solar Stage has a new home to be proud of: the Artscape Wychwood Barns at Christie and St Clair. We continue to follow a simple philosophy with a complex execution: make beautiful live art that everyone can enjoy.
The Wychwood Barns is a stunning hard-conversion of an old TTC transit barn, thoughtfully developed by Artscape into a thriving community hub with a gallery, multiple artists' studios, an open event space, greenhouse and garden, weekly farmers’ market, and a very popular playground which includes sandboxes and a splash pad! Coming to Solar Stage will be so much more fun in our new space; a destination for the whole family for the day.
The Wychwood Theatre is also a desirable contemporary event venue perfect for workshops and screenings. It boasts a wide range of lighting options and technical elements; all in a hip, central, TTC-friendly, and wheelchair-accessible location.