Established in 1979, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre is Toronto’s leading destination for artistically rigorous alternative theatre and a world leader in developing queer voices and stories for the stage. Buddies offers a year-round program that includes a full season of queer theatre, new works festivals, artist residencies, and intergenerational training and education initiatives. In its 40-year history Buddies has welcomed over one million people into its home in the heart of Toronto’s queer village and has premiered nearly 1,000 new works for the stage, making it the largest and longest-running queer theatre company in the world.

It is thanks to you that this work is possible. ArtAttack is a vital source of funding for our artistic programs, which increasingly rely on donor support. So bid early and bid often!

Here’s just some of the good work that the money raised at ArtAttack makes possible.

EMPOWERING QUEER ARTISTS

Be part of the creation of original queer performance by supporting our new work development programs. Your donation will fund arts residencies, workshops, and new play commissions, and help us increase the technical and artistic supports we are able to provide our resident artists.

PUTTING QUEER STORIES ON STAGE

By supporting our or MainStage and Festival programming, you will be providing opportunities for hundreds of queer artists to share their work on our stage and ensuring they have the supports and resources they need to achieve the highest levels of excellence.

ELEVATING QUEER VOICES

Put your support behind our educational programs and help young and emerging queer artists discover their creative voice and share it with the world. Your donation will support a year-round program of free training and performance opportunities for the next generation of queer artists.

CREATING INCLUSIVE QUEER SPACES

Our donors play a key role in ensuring that everything that happens at Buddies can be enjoyed by our entire community by providing free tickets for folks in need, supporting our year-round program of ASL Interpreted performances, and helping us create a permanent staff position dedicated to growing our accessibility programs.

For more about how your support makes a difference, visit our website