Mission & Values

As Canada’s foremost feminist theatre, Nightwood provides an essential home for the creation of extraordinary theatre by women.

To be a world-renowned cultural centre for provocative theatre, bringing audiences, artists, and activists together to elevate women’s voices.


  • We use theatre to provoke a deeper conversation about the diversity of our lived experiences.
  • Empowerment:

  • Theatre is a tool of empowerment for the individual and for the community. 
  • Feminism:

  • We believe in equality for all genders. Theatre has the power to challenge stereotypes and social assumptions about race, gender and sexuality.
  • Inclusivity:

  • We have a responsibility to produce art that gives voice to the diverse society we live in.
  • Integrity:

  • It is critically important to operate with integrity, be truthful in our interactions and accountable for our actions.
  • Opportunity:

  • It is our responsibility to mentor and share knowledge with emerging talent and seed a new generation of Canadian theatre practitioners.
  • Respect:

  • All of our relationships, whether with artists, producers, employees, donors or audiences must be conducted with full transparency, open communication and an emotional intelligence that approaches human relationships with fairness and collaboration.

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