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April 18, 2024

PACT's Response to the Federal Budget 2024

On April 18, 2024, PACT issued a statement in response to the 2024 Federal Budget. 

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April 17, 2024

Federal Budget 2024

A look at the key items of relevance to arts and culture in the 2024 federal budget. 

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March 27, 2024

Celebrate World Theatre Day and Support Canadian Theatre

2024 Canadian Ambassador for World Theatre Day Jani Lauzon shares a message of urgency and hope for World Theatre Day. 

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March 20, 2024

Happy World Theatre Day for Children and Youth 2024

Today we celebrate the importance and impact of theatre for young audiences on our communities! 

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March 19, 2024

Advocacy Update: Response Letter to Planned Cuts to Canadian Heritage

On March 19, 2024, PACT issued a response letter to the federal government around the recent refocusing of government spending and the resulting changes in programming at the Department of Canadian Heritage, outlined in the 2024-2025 Departmental Plan. 


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March 5, 2024

An Urgent Call to Support Canadian Theatres

The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) and Association des théâtres francophones du Canada (AFTC) Announce Plans for World Theatre Day.

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February 12, 2024

Call for Nominations: PACT Board Executive

Every three years, the PACT membership elects the executive positions for its Board of Directors. This is your chance to take a turn at leadership and play a role in shaping the next chapter of your association.

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February 8, 2024

Call for Visual Assets!

Preparations are underway for World Theatre Day for Youth on March 20th and World Theatre Day on March 27th. We are excited to share the details with you soon. In the meantime, we need your help!

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February 5, 2024

Sunny Drake Productions wins the 2024 PACT Green Award!

Now in its second year, The Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) awards the 2024 PACT Green Award to Toronto-based Sunny Drake Productions.

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January 25, 2024

Nominations for the 2024 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award are now open!

Nominate a colleague or mentor for their contribution to Canadian theatre and commitment to inspiring others!

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January 9, 2024

Happy New Year from PACT!

Read the new year message from PACT's Executive Director, Brad Lepp.

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September 26, 2023

Advocacy Update: Letter of Response to Statistics Canada Report

On August 22, 2023, Statistics Canada released its analysis report, “Return to Life after two years of the COVID-19 pandemic”. While we appreciate their ongoing efforts to report on post-pandemic recovery, PACT felt this report failed to convey a complete picture of the challenging circumstances facing Canada’s live performing arts sector.

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September 5, 2023

Call for Submissions: The 2023 PACT Green Award

The PACT Green Award, an initiative of the Environmental Stewardship Committee, honours programming from companies and/or artists that inspires theatre workers and theatregoers to engage with the climate crisis and environmental stewardship in creative and exciting ways.

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August 22, 2023

PACT is looking for its next Membership & Communications Manager!

PACT is seeking its next Membership & Communications Manager to steward our members and colleagues, grow our membership, manage our renewal process and more! Learn more about the position!

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August 17, 2023

PACT's Pre-Budget Submission for 2024

PACT’s budget recommendations focus on training, infrastructure support, and encouraging audiences to return to the theatre.

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July 18, 2023

Announcing Brad Lepp as PACT's new Executive Director

After an extensive national search, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) is excited to announce BRAD LEPP as PACT’s next Executive Director, effective August 8, 2023.

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June 28, 2023

Meet the 2023 winner of the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award plus the 2 Lifetime Honorary Membership Award winners!

After careful review by the Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award committee, the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) presents the 2023 Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award (MGLA) to...

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April 4, 2023

Mallory Gilbert Leadership Award nominations are now open!

Nominate a colleague or mentor for their contribution to Canadian theatre and commitment to inspiring others!

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