Buddies in Bad Times - Toronto
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2017-18 SEASON

BUDDIES TURNS 39 YEARS OLD THIS SEASON. AS WE HEAD TOWARD A NEW DECADE, WE ARE ASKING SOME BIG QUESTIONS.

 

I invite you into the heart of the oldest queer theatre in Canada, to grapple with the intersections of queerness, colonization, climate change, indigeneity, race, class, and religion. This season we implicate ourselves both in history and in our collective future.

I’m excited to unveil significant new queer works on our stage, as well
as welcoming back audience favorites from last season. I am also excited to be deepening our relationships with Toronto’s most groundbreaking indie companies, and establishing new and innovative partnerships with theatre makers here in Toronto and across the country.

Join us as we break new ground, hold space for radical queer conversation, and dream the culture forward.

 

THE 39TH RHUBARB FESTIVAL
FEBRUARY 14-25

 

“The wildest theatre fest in town.”

— Toronto Life

FESTIVAL SPONSOR TD BANK GROUP

Canada’s longest-running new works festival returns for a 38th year. Rhubarb transforms Buddies into a hotbed of experimentation, with artists exploring new possibilities in theatre, dance, music, and performance art. Rhubarb is the place to see the most adventurous ideas in performance and to catch your favourite artists venturing into uncharted territory.

Rhubarb is a space for artists and audiences to experiment together by trying new things and testing their boundaries. You always get to see more than one show (often 3 or 4) in one night, and no two nights of Rhubarb are ever alike. So come out and see what’s happening.

Saturdays

Every Saturday night, Buddies opens the doors to our community for a night of fun, friends, and dancing

IS BUDDIES A BAR, A THEATRE, OR WHAT?

It’s both. Buddies in Bad Times is a professional theatre company dedicated to the production and development of queer plays. We’ve been around since 1979 and are the largest and longest-running queer theatre in the world. On Saturday nights, we host late night events to raise money for our theatre and community programming. All the proceeds from the bar go directly to the theatre, which makes Saturday night at Buddies the most fun you’ve ever had supporting the arts.

Doors always open at 10:30. Legal Government Issued Photo ID required. Must be 19+ to attend.

$7 cover

The best party on the block takes over the whole building for Queer Pride. Come early to see Toronto’s top drag queens in a super-charged floor show, and stay late with our resident DJ Regina spinning your favourite top-40 queer anthems.

How to not be a Jackass

Buddies is part of a diverse neighbourhood of businesses, bars, and people’s apartments – we ask that when you come to party on the weekend that you treat our neighbourhood, our neighbours, and your fellow party-goers with respect.

Tip your bartender.

Remember that consent is sexy.

Use whatever bathroom you want, and let everyone else do the same.

Got a group or a special event?

If you’re bringing a bunch of people to Buddies, talk to [email protected] about getting on the guest list.

Buddies in Bad Times Theatre
12 Alexander St, Toronto, ON M4Y 1B4, Canada
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Date start27.01.2018 22:30
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