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Buddies in Bad Times Theatrein-person Doors Open Toronto


  • In-person
  • Full wheelchair access
  • Parking
  • Self-guided tours available
  • Washrooms
  • Photography allowed
Buddies in Bad Times Theatre

During Doors Open, take a behind-the-scenes look around Buddies in Bad Times Theatre — the world's largest and longest-running queer theatre. Built in 1912, the building served different purposes before Toronto Workshop Productions opened here in the 1960s. Since then, the space has been a hub for alternative theatre, with Buddies (opened in 1994) being awarded a 40-year lease.

Contact info

12 Alexander Street
Toronto, Ontario



Year built: 1912
Building type:Theatre

Dates/hours open

May 27, 10:00am - May 28, 05:00pm

Saturday and Sunday: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.