10th InspiraTO Festival: Canada’s largest ten-minute play festival is fired up  

Get ready for a 90 performance extravaganza (compared to last year's 20 performances). With ten days of exciting theatre, it’s worth planning. Catch a redShow and afterwards see some quickies. Or see a full row of quickies, then catch a blueShow. Full calendar available here.  If you would like an overview and the calendar click here.

Each night we have our safariTheatre – site specific plays that take place in a venue near the theatre. New this year, theatreCarrousel, is our in-house site specific plays, which includes a musical component. TICKET INFO HERE.

Curators present up-and-coming artists in our urbanArt shows. There’s live music on the first Friday to pump up your spirits. On our last day we present the Peoples’ Choice Awards. Get fired up.  Volunteer.

InspiraTO is known for edgy, relevant ten-minute plays. Each show runs for 70 minutes with seven ten-minute plays, no intermission and swift set changes.

Watch the redShow - if you like your plays full of passion.

Watch the blueShow - if you like your drama sublime.

See both, compare and vote for your favorite one.

10 stand-alone, ten-minute plays are performed in the Trinity Studio at the Alumnae Theatre every half hour.

These plays are more intimate. You'll be literally a few feet from the actors. Raw, visceral and in your face.

Catch a whole series of plays or catch a play between mainstage shows.

For full play details click here.

Check in at the Alumnae Theatre Box Office and be guided to four site specific venues nearby. Get ready to experience the city like never before. Limited space.

Check in at the Alumnae Theatre Box Office and be guided to four site specific rotating plays within the Alumnae building. These plays include a musical component. Get ready for a magical mystery ride.


urbanArt X and Y: OCADU's curatorial grads interview six contemporary Canadian artists and showcase their work

urbanMusic: live jazz band performs on the first Friday of the festival

retroTen: a 10 year retrospective

Readings: actors read 5 favourite ten-minute plays from the past 

talkBacks: post show audience Q & A

Awards: Peoples' Choice Awards presented on the last day


180 ten-minute plays produced to-date

We are on our way to producing a milestone in Theatre InspiraTO's history: Ten years of producing bold, dynamic plays.

We have grown to become Canada's largest ten-minute play festival and a space for up-and-coming artists.




30 positions needed! With over 100 artists participating at this year's festival we will need crew and volunteers, from stage managers, coordinators, front of house and more.


Theatre InspiraTO. Defiant. Fired Up.