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Aki Studio

Occupying company

Native Earth Performing Arts

Seating Capacity




585 Dundas Street East
Toronto, Ontario

Aki” is the Anishnaabemowin word that encompasses earth, land, place.

Native Earth Performing Arts helms a beautiful black box, creation/rehearsal/performance space in Regent Park. Aki Studio is available for performance rentals, and flexible enough to become your new favourite venue for special events. Our 120 seat black box studio is fully accessible for both patrons and performers. In keeping with the values of Native Earth, it was imperative in the planning of this venue to create an accessible, functional and safe space in which to nurture our growing artist and patron base.

Aki Studio is equipped with a comprehensive technical rig with flexible seating arrangements. Though our capacity is 120, a standard proscenium configuration comfortably allows 118 seats. Our backstage boasts two dressing rooms, a wheelchair accessible bathroom and laundry facilities. Aki Studio is fully accessible for both patrons and performers.


Recent and Upcoming Productions

The Philosopher’s Wife December 4th, 2018 – December 16th, 2018
I Call Myself Princess September 9th, 2018 – September 30th, 2018
4.48 Psychosis March 9th, 2018 – March 10th, 2018
The Other Side of the Game October 14th, 2017 – November 5th, 2017
Sweat August 3rd, 2017 – August 6th, 2017
Comfort November 26th, 2016 – December 10th, 2016
Macbeth: Walking Shadows October 21st, 2016 – October 23rd, 2016
The Space Between February 24th, 2016 – March 6th, 2016
Huff October 10th, 2015 – October 25th, 2015
Searching the Painted Sky July 31st, 2015
Stitch June 3rd, 2015 – June 14th, 2015
God and the Indian May 2nd, 2015 – May 17th, 2015
A Side of Dreams January 20th, 2015 – February 1st, 2015
Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue November 12th, 2014 – November 16th, 2014
30 People Watching October 25th, 2014 – October 8th, 2014
The Mountaintop September 27th, 2014 – October 19th, 2014
A Spirit’s Face June 3rd, 2014 – June 14th, 2014
Elegies: A Song Cycle March 21st, 2014 – April 13th, 2014
In Spirit March 7th, 2014 – March 16th, 2014
The Tin Drum December 5th, 2013 – December 14th, 2013
Dirty Butterfly October 30th, 2013 – November 17th, 2013
You Should Have Stayed Home October 17th, 2013 – October 26th, 2013
Tainted September 26th, 2013 – October 12th, 2013
Sister Mary’s a Dyke?! May 28th, 2013 – June 16th, 2013
Ching Chong Chinaman March 12th, 2013 – March 30th, 2012
Chocolate Woman Dreams The Milky Way January 31st, 2013 – February 3rd, 2013
Café Daughter January 15th, 2013 – January 20th, 2013
The Hours That Remain October 19th, 2012 – November 3rd, 2012