New Theatre Stage
Nathan Phillips Square is a civic square that also serves as an event destination. Festivals of varying sizes are held throughout the year to celebrate Toronto’s cultural diversity and spirit. Events on Nathan Phillips Square are free and open to the public. These events are produced by not-for-profit or charitable organizations.
The revitalized Nathan Phillips Square will house a new, permanent stage that also acts as a landscape element and shade canopy on summer days.
During the fall, winter and spring, the stage will appear as an open, urban landscape that connects to the elevated walkways. Torontonians will also be able to use the stage as a set of two-tiered urban bleachers to view the open Square.
Behind the stage is a backstage area that accommodates an assembly area for performers, a secure holding area, technical support rooms, a stage management office, washrooms and an outdoor loading area for stage equipment. These spaces are located on stage level and are connected to the underground level by an elevator and stairs.
Under the Stage
Directly below the stage are all the major support spaces for the stage. This area includes the men’s and women’s change rooms and washrooms, Green Room, VIP suite, crew rooms, and separate offices for production management and visiting companies.