In response to COVID-19, Young People’s Theatre is changing its rental program to adhere to public health regulations and to better serve the rapidly increasing need for digital video services. Until regulations change, we will not be renting our spaces for rehearsal, auditions, workshops or public events or performances, but we will be offering a new suite of digital production services. Please contact Joshua Hind, Director of Production at for more details and availability.

Located in a beautifully restored heritage building in the heart of downtown Toronto, YPT is now your first stop for professional recording or online webcasting of performances, workshops, panel discussions, interviews, or whatever innovative program you’ve planned to reach your audience in this extraordinary time.

And some things haven’t changed. For those looking to build a show, YPT still has full-service props, wardrobe and scenic carpentry shops staffed by highly-skilled artisans.

One Historic Building. Endless possibilities.

Young People’s Theatre has two primary production spaces, the Susan Douglas Rubes Mainstage and the Nathan Cohen Studio. The Mainstage features a large heritage brick background wall, motorised trusses, soft goods, a sprung floor, full theatrical lighting, and a large open stage, ideal for ensuring physical distance.

The Nathan Cohen Studio is a flexible black box with a fixed lighting grid and theatrical lighting.

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

Our heritage building also has classrooms, lobbies, hallways, stairwells, corners, quiet nooks and other spaces that can make your production unique.

Our Equipment

Our inventory of equipment is growing all the time. This list is subject to change.

The Shops

To inquire about having all or some of your show built by YPT’s Production Staff, please contact Shanna Miller, Technical Director at

Working with YPT

If you have a digital production you want to bring to YPT, please get in touch with us!

Contact Joshua Hind, Director of Production at

This facility is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.