750 Spadina Ave (@ Bloor), Toronto, ON, CA
Bio: The Al Green Theatre, located in the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre at the corner of Spadina and Bloor, is one of Toronto’s newest performing arts spaces. The 288 seat theatre has three rows of tiered seating at the rear of the auditorium (with barrier free access for up to four wheelchairs) consisting of 54 fixed seats. The remaining rows of seats are removable, for functions such as banquets in which greater floor space is needed. In addition to the Al Green Theatre proper (stage and auditorium), the facilities include a green room /dance studio (45’ x 19’-6” x 9’-6”) with limited storage space and 2 dressing rooms (each 16’ x 7’-5” x 7’-5”). A separate entrance on Bloor Street features its own sign and identification for the theatre. Patrons of the arts entering here go directly to the lobby and theatre entrance. The central focus of the theatre is the stage (roughly 30’ wide x 28’ deep with wing space stage left and a crossover upstage), which was designed for professional quality performing arts and has a sprung floor for dance. A large movie screen is located at the back of the stage. Films are front projected from the upper level projection room, located above and behind the tiered seating. There are two 35 mm projectors, a state of the art video projector and a surround sound system. The Al Green Theatre is a multi-purpose facility. As a performance space, it has already been used by many groups for music, dance, theatre, film, and book and poetry readings. As a meeting space, it is an excellent venue for seminars, lectures, and debates for groups throughout the community. The Al Green Theatre team prides itself on working with clients to ensure successful, professionally run events. We work closely with many artists and groups in the community, representing diverse disciplines and audiences. Our active partnerships program enables us to reach many audiences across the GTA. We invite you all to join us and be inspired.