WHO WE ARE
SALON Theatre is an interdisciplinary, charitable organization working at the intersection of history, heritage and the arts. Our company is made up of talented and trained artists and administrators dedicated to telling Canadian stories.
WHAT WE DO
We use theatre, music, digital media, and humour to create original shows that engage
Canadians in our history, our heritage, and the formation of our government.
Over the years, our projects have included:
- Historical Walking Tours
- Historical Residencies
- Site Specific Theatre
- School Tours
- And many more…
WHERE WE GO
SALON is based in Kingston, Ontario, Canada’s first capital. In addition to local events,
we run regional and national projects throughout the year, including artist residencies,
school tours and performances on board VIA Rail trains.
WHEN (what time period do our shows explore)
Many of our stories are about Canada’s first government and contain characters based
on people who lived in the 19th century. We believe that history, and the
people who make it, are always up for review. It is our goal to reflect, express and
expand contemporary perspectives about our past so we can better understand how that
past influences us today.
WHY WE DO IT
We hope that SALON’s stories will inspire Canadians, especially young Canadians, to take part in conversations about national identity, civic engagement, and our democracy.