ECT is a professional not-for-profit theatre company based in St. Catharines, Ontario who produce contemporary Canadian plays and create original works to connect Niagara audiences. We create intimate and compelling theatre that reflects our region’s unique identity and provokes conversations about our past, present, and future.

What we do

The core of ECT’s vision is supporting local and emerging artists and playwrights through mentorship and artistic collaboration to inspire creative energy and fresh perspectives. With a focus on new plays and Niagara work, we value fostering and celebrating the playwright, diversity on the page and stage, and collaborative artistic connection with our community.

Women of Resilience

      In September 2020, ECT started production on a documentary film creation based on our beloved Senior Stories project. Directed by Egyptian-Canadian filmmaker, Roselyn Kelada-SedraWomen of Resilience features the stories of some remarkable older women of Niagara. Approximately 45 minutes in length, the film highlights four senior women from diverse backgrounds with the themes of regeneration through connection.

Contact Us

Essential Collective Theatre
202-36 James St
St. Catharines, ON
L2R 5B8
Rebecca Walsh (she/her)
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