Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse

Named in honour of University of Toronto alumna and CDTPS benefactor, the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse is located on the second floor of the University College Union (UC Union) building (79 St. George Street). The theatre has professional lighting and sound installations. It is primarily used by the Centre for Drama, Theatre & Performance Studies. The elevator to access the theatre is currently under repair so the theatre is not wheelchair accessible at this time. The installation of the new elevator is slated for the summer of 2023.

Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse Outside
Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse Inside

Stage: 30' wide, 27' deep, 12' high

Capacity: 90 people

Accessible: Temporarily not accessible due to elevator repairs — new installation will be done in the summer of 2023.

Additional spaces available in the UC Union Building: 

  • Dressing rooms are typically booked in conjunction with the Helen Gardiner Phelan Playhouse
  • Lobby and kitchenette with service window
  • Walden Room
  • Front & Long Rooms

Available for CDTPS student and faculty rehearsal bookings.

Available for rent by external groups from mid-April until mid-August. No rentals are available during the school year.