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YES Theatre was incorporated as a not-for-profit organization with charitable status in 2010. It was created out of a need for a place where emerging artists could come together and work in a professional setting. Our inaugural production of Hair was a huge success. Since then, we have become a staple in the Northern Ontario arts community. Our productions have been seen by over 50 thousands patrons, from Sudbury and areas beyond. YES has been a leader for innovative storytelling; creating a clear and inventive aesthetic that is signature to our work. In 2012 former Artistic Director of the Sudbury Theatre Centre, David Savoy said this about the company:

“ Your passion, vision, and drive, give me hope for the theatre’s survival.”

We are a group of immensely passionate, dedicated, professional artists, who love our home and wish to continue to see our arts community flourish for many years. We have utilized many different spaces in our community for site-specific theatre, including our 2015 production of American Idiot which took place in the old Grand Theatre, now a nightclub. We have been invested in the community through various events with many local charities and organizations. The company was built off a number of ideas. The first of which being that if you create an environment of love and support, the work will prosper. Secondly, that giving young people an opportunity to strive to achieve professional quality work will lead to that very thing. Finally, YES is a place for us to train together and learn from one another. The company consists of not just young artists but their families and local Sudburians. Since our inception, we have had 180 artists on our stage and over 250 volunteers; all of whom respect the company and our community and are dedicated to bringing high-quality work, service, and entertainment to the Greater Sudbury community.

PRODUCTION HISTORY

2010- Hair
2011- Rent
2012- Spring Awakening
2013/14-Jesus Christ Superstar (Remounted due to popular demand)
2014- In the Heights
2014- Les Miserables in Concert (a co-production with the Sudbury Symphony Orchestra)
2015- American Idiot
2015-Fiddler On the Roof
2015- The Last Five Years (Toured to Toronto in Feb 2016)
2016-Hairspray
2017- Hockey Dreams (A co-production with the STC)
2017- Billy Elliot (box office records with 5100 tickets sold)
2017-Beauty and the Beast in concert (YES Theatre Orchestra)