About TAPA

Our Mission

  • To foster and encourage public awareness of and interest in the performing arts
  • To increase public accessibility to the performing arts
  • To publish information and material of interest to the public relating to the performing arts
  • To receive, acquire and hold fits, donations, legacies and devises
  • To provide facilities for eduction and instruction in the performing arts

TAPA supports 201 theatre, dance and opera organizations in Toronto in addition to a wide variety of performing arts practitioners. Your donation to this valuable organization supports Toronto’s theatre, dance and opera community — and is greatly appreciated.

Donations to P.A.I.S. (Performing Arts Information Services), the charitable arm of TAPA, supports many valuable TAPA programs including:

  • hipTIX — Offering $5 theatre, dance and opera tickets to students ages 14-29.
  • citySPECIAL — Providing free theatre, dance and opera tickets to newcomers, at-risk youth and marginalized individuals.
  • The Dora Mavor Moore Awards — Celebrating excellence on Toronto stages in professional theatre, dance and opera with 48 awards in six divisions.
  • TAPA Industry Listings — A free daily resource that includes job postings, volunteer opportunities, calls for submissions, spaces for rent, artistic residencies, workshop and event notices, and auditions.
  • TRIP — Travel retreat initiatives program providing TAPA member organizations assistance with travel and touring-related costs.