temp2 copySince our beginning in 1986, Harbourfront Centre’s World Stage has evolved into a varied season of international performance. With bold curatorial vision, World Stage assembles and presents today’s performance leaders to share and develop Toronto’s understanding of the contemporary.

At World Stage we always aim to do what others do not. With that comes a commitment to risk, innovation and the discovery of new forms. We believe that both artist and audience development is at the core of our work.

We work to support artists who are advancing the vocabularies of theatre, dance, performance art and multidisciplinary practice and we always ensure that Toronto innovators are reflected in World Stage programming. The world is a big place and we try to select work that is relevant and exciting to Toronto’s many publics and provide opportunities for these publics to intersect and engage in dialogue with a curated collection of global trendsetters.