This is for the passionate theatre-goer with a curious mind — for the one who wants to go behind the scenes, dig deeper into the art, and find out how our shows are created before they hit the stage.

This pass will give you the opportunity to attend first read-throughs, dress rehearsals, meet with artists working on our plays, and experience new plays at various stages of development.

The cost for this program is $165 for the 2017/18 season. The program can be purchased by phone at 416-531-1827, or when you purchase your 2017/18 Season Subscription.

For more information on this program, please contact Esther Jun, Assistant Artistic Director at

Example of events:

First Read-throughs – First Read -throughs are a really special event to attend. It is the ‘first day of school’ for a production. The actors, director, designers, carpenters, front of house, full Tarragon staff, Board of Directors and donors are in attendance. The play is read aloud for the first time, and the director and designers flesh out their interpretation of the play. Audit the Season Subscribers have the rare opportunity to hear the play before it ever stands up and to imagine all of its possibilities as they view the miniature model of the stage.

Dress Rehearsal – Dress Rehearsals are not open to the public. This is often the second run-through ever of the play with all of its design elements (lighting, set, costume, projection). The performances are still being refined and the air is electric. At Tarragon, because the text itself is still being developed, there are often numerous shifts from the Dress Rehearsal to Opening Night.

*Please RSVP to alert us of your participation five days prior to the events. For events with the time listed as TBC, we will reply confirming the time. Many events have a capacity of 20 Audit the Season Subscribers, and events are available on a first-come first-served basis.

*Rehearsal Etiquette: when we are invited into rehearsal, we are flies on the wall – we will debrief as a group in the lobby, but in the room we reserve our questions. When attending a rehearsal, plan to come 10 minutes prior to get settled. No latecomers can be admitted. No food, drinks or gum please.

*After each event, a member of the Artistic team will host a short debrief in the lobby. Please feel free to bring a friend to the ‘bring a friend’ events. We will offer a coupon so that your guest can attend one of the previews of a play later in the season.


Audit the Season Events for the 2017/18 Season
(All dates subject to change)



Dress Rehearsal- September 17@ 7:00pm
Artist Talk- October 5, 2017-@ 6:00pm

Marine Life

First Read – October 16, 2017 @ 10:00am
Dress Rehearsal – November 7 @ 7:00pm
Artist Talk – November 22 @ 6:00pm

Mr.Shi and his Lover

Dress Rehearsal- November 5 @ 7:00pm
Artist Talk- November 14 @ 6:00pm


First Read- December 14 @ 10:00am
Dress Rehearsal- Dec 31 @ TBC
Artist Talk- January 4 @ 6:00pm

Cottagers and Indians

First Read- January 15
Dress Rehearsals- February 11 @ 7:00pm
Artist Talk- February 1 @ 6:00pm


First Read- Jan 22 @ 10:00am
Dress Rehearsals- February 18 @ 7:00pm
Artist Talk- Tuesday, Feb 26 @ 6:00pm

Girls Like That

First Read- March 19 @ 10:00am
Rehearsal Sit in- April 4 @ TBC
Dress Rehearsals- April 15 @ 7:00pm