Founded in 2011, Theatre of the Beat is a Canadian touring theatre company working to catalyze conversations on social justice and its intersection with the beliefs of the communities in which it finds itself. 


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#churchtoo is headed to ottawa!

Saturday, october 26th @ 7 pm at ottawa mennonite church PWYC

Fresh off the whirlwind adventure of performing #ChurchToo in The Netherlands (see below), the cast is once again packing their bags, loading into the van and heading up north to Ottawa. We are beyond thrilled to be partnering with Ottawa Mennonite Church and bringing #ChurchToo to yet another Canadian city. Ottawa will be the 12th city #Churchtoo has been performed in and we look forward to bringing this show to more communities both nationally and internationally.

Click here to learn more about the show and email laura [at] to inquire about booking.

we went to the netherlands

staging change through restorative justice

On June 28, we had the pleasure of presenting our first international performance. Thank you so much to Global Mennonite Peace building Conference and Festival (2GMP) for the opportunity of presenting #ChurchToo in Elspeet to such a wonderful and warm audience.

We couldn’t have done this without the support of our donors, raising $9229.60! Thank you to everyone who helped made our first abroad experience happen. From the bottom of our Beatnik hearts, we appreciate all of you!

We were recently featured in Canadian Mennonite Magazine profiling the restorative justice work we have been facilitating inside Grand Valley Institute for Women. We have been working inside Grand Valley Institute since 2016 and are thrilled with the impact we have seen the program make on our participants.

In November, a performance will be held for fellow inmates, Theatre of the Beat Staff and Board, and Donors, involving the themes of Growth and Acceptance.



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