Located in a beautifully-restored heritage building in the heart of downtown Toronto, Young People’s Theatre is an ideal spot for your rehearsal, production, event, festival or function. Our performance spaces come with theatrical lighting, sound and draperies, and can be augmented with projection upon request.

For those looking to build a show, YPT also has full-service props, wardrobe and scenic carpentry shops staffed by highly-skilled artisans.

The Mainstage (Susan Rubes) Theatre

The Mainstage is the largest space at Young People’s Theatre with 460 seats. The theatre is a proscenium-style theatre with a broad apron and a raised, sprung floor that can been configured to suit most styles and forms of performance. Our rental season for the Mainstage is from mid-May until the end of June. The Mainstage is not available for hourly rental.

The Studio (Nathan Cohen) Theatre

The Studio is a 115-seat, black box style studio, which is used both as a rehearsal hall and a theatre. It comes with a modest lighting and sound system and features a fixed, pull-out bleacher system. The Studio is available throughout the year. This space can be rented for productions on a daily basis or for workshops and rehearsals on an hourly basis.

The Studio (Nathan Cohen) Theatre; Photo by Jeff Cummings
The Studio (Nathan Cohen) Theatre; Photo by Jeff Cummings
The Studio (Nathan Cohen) Theatre; Photo by Jeff Cummings
The Studio (Nathan Cohen) Theatre; Photo by Jeff Cummings

The Classrooms

YPT’s two classrooms are well suited to workshops, readings and rehearsals. Classroom 1 is 460 sq. ft. and is located on the ground floor. Classroom 2, located on the 1st floor, is 890 sq. ft. with ample natural light, an upright piano, and a small lounge area. Both classrooms come with tables and chairs.

The Lobbies

There are lobbies located on each of the facility’s four floors and can be used for receptions and events, workshops, classes or meetings. Use of the main lobby is included with the rental of the respective theatre, but the lobbies can also be rented individually.

The Shops

To inquire about having all or some of your show built by YPT’s talented Production Staff, please contact 416.363.5131 x249.


Rental rates are for space only and do not include Technical Production or Front of House labour. YPT can also provide Box Office services. Please call for more details.

Performance/Workshop/Rehearsal Spaces
Space Daily Rate Hourly Rehearsal Rate
Mainstage $1,500 N/A
Studio $800 $18
Classroom 1 $120 $15
Classroom 2 $120 $15
Lobby Space Call for more info N/A

YPT offers special rates to qualifying not-for-profit and community groups.


For bookings and general inquiries, please contact us by telephone: 416.363.5131 x244 or email: online(at)

This facility is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.