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The Coal Mine Theatre



Artistic Director: Diana Bentley

Artistic Director: Ted Dykstra

Current staff listing:

The Coal Mine Theatre is Toronto’s premiere Off-Off-Broadview theatre! Coal Mine brings Canada’s most influential theatre artists back to where many of us started out – in an intimate but transformable black-box space. Get close to the action at Coal Mine Theatre; there’s no professional theatre experience like it in Toronto.

Since its founding in 2015 by Diana Bentley and Ted Dykstra, The Coal Mine Theatre has become one of the most talked-about and critically acclaimed theatres in Toronto, independent or otherwise. For eight seasons, in its intimate storefront space on the Danforth, the Coal Mine has presented challenging, stimulating, and award-winning scripts from Canada and around the world. Its productions routinely feature a thrilling combination of well-known and up-and-coming theatre artists, whose outstanding work regularly results in sold-out shows and extended runs.




The Coal Mine (798 Danforth Avenue)
The Coal Mine Theatre
The Coal Mine (1454 Danforth Ave)

Produced by The Coal Mine Theatre

Prophecy Fog November 12th, 2023 – December 10th, 2023
Appropriate September 24th, 2023 – October 26th, 2023
The Effect July 9th, 2023 – July 30th, 2023
Yerma February 5th, 2023 – March 5th, 2023
Detroit July 3rd, 2022 – August 7th, 2022
The Antipodes April 3rd, 2022 – May 15th, 2022
Marjorie Prime January 26th, 2020 – February 23rd, 2020
Between Riverside and Crazy November 24th, 2019 – December 22nd, 2019
Knives in Hens September 22nd, 2019 – October 13th, 2019
Hand to God April 21st, 2019 – May 12th, 2019
The Wonder Pageant December 2nd, 2018 – December 23rd, 2018
The Nether September 7th, 2018 – November 4th, 2018
The Aliens September 17th, 2017 – October 8th, 2017
Orphans April 9th, 2017 – September 30th, 2017
Superior Donuts February 8th, 2017 – February 26th, 2017
Breathing Corpses October 25th, 2016 – November 13th, 2016
Instructions (To Any Future Socialist Government Wish to Abolish Christmas) May 29th, 2016 – June 19th, 2016
Killer Joe April 3rd, 2016 – April 24th, 2016
Creditors April 28th, 2015 – May 17th, 2015
Bull March 17th, 2015 – April 5th, 2015

Presented by The Coal Mine Theatre

The Winter’s Tale January 28th, 2016 – February 20th, 2016
The Motherfucker with the Hat November 9th, 2014 – November 30th, 2014

Current Staff

Diana Bentley Chief Engineer (2014-)
Ted Dykstra Chief Engineer (2014-)

Former staff

Marcie Januska Structural Engineer
Wes Babcock Technical Director
Wes Babcock Scenic Carpenter
Kostis Petridis Graphic Designer
Charlotte Ficek Marketing
Charlotte Ficek Social
Kristina Ruddick Photographer
Dahlia Katz Photographer
Christopher Hayes Front of House
Julie Chamberlain Front of House
Shayna Linds Front of House
Anna Lender Front of House
Flora Quintus Front of House
Don Kendal Volunteer Coordinator