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The Diesel Playhouse


56 Blue Jays Way
Toronto, Ontario
M5V 2G3

No longer operating.


Originally built in 1997 as a home for the Second City.

After the comedy troupe left the premises in 2005, to relocate across the way on Mercer St., the theatre stood dark and was supposed to be turned into condos.

Producer Jeffrey Latimer, who arranged to lease the building from Michael Kleinman the following year, knew he had a two-year stay of execution to keep the venue functioning.

It reopened as the Diesel Playhouse in April 2006 with the production of Boy Groove. Some 140 shows appeared there over the next two years, but the theatre will best be remembered for the hit production of Evil Dead: The Musical, which filled it for 500 performances on two separate occasions, finally ending its run on Sept. 6 of [2008].


Recent and Upcoming Productions

Evil Dead: The Musical February 14th, 2008 – September 6th, 2008
Jewtopia September 23rd, 2007 – December 1st, 2007
Flin Flonning May 31st, 2007 – June 17th, 2007
Evil Dead: The Musical May 1st, 2007 – August 4th, 2007
Ready, Set, Life! April 10th, 2007 – April 22nd, 2007
Boygroove April 21st, 2006 – July 4th, 2006