The Theatre on King (TTOK) is Nogojiwanong/Peterborough’s hub for new and risk-taking performance creation, and a centre for diverse arts events. Deeply committed to the creation and presentation of the arts, TTOK nurtures artistic exploration and expression, by providing a supportive and accessible space for diverse, independent artists to innovate, create, and connect.

Our mission is to enrich our community through inclusive, engaging, and thought-provoking interdisciplinary arts incubation and programming, fostering a vibrant and resilient regional arts scene.


We envision TTOK as a cornerstone of Nogojiwanong/Peterborough’s cultural identity, championing artistic experimentation and diversity. Through our commitment to accessibility and community engagement, we aim to inspire lasting change and enrichment in the lives of artists and audiences alike.

Our vision is to cultivate a thriving interdisciplinary arts ecosystem that reflects and responds to the community’s diverse experiences and challenges, while offering a sanctuary for creative exploration and dialogue.

CORE Values

  • INCLUSIVITY AND ACCESSABILITY: We are steadfast in our commitment to creating an accessible, safe, and welcoming environment for all, recognizing the diverse needs and backgrounds of our artists and audiences.
  • ARTISTIC INNOVATION AND RISK-TAKING: TTOK is a safe haven for experimenting with new ideas, encouraging artistic risks that push boundaries and provoke thought.
  • COMMUNITY CONNECTIVITY AND RESPONSIVENESS: We actively engage with and respond to local issues, striving to facilitate sociopolitical and artistic dialogues and ensuring our work remains relevant and impactful.
  • ARTISTIC SUPPORT AND EMPOWERMENT: We are dedicated to supporting the full spectrum of the creative process, empowering artists through mentorship, infrastructure, and hands-on production support.
  • SUSTAINABILITY AND ADAPTABILITY: Acknowledging the economic and social challenges we face, we focus on sustainable and adaptable strategies to ensure the continued vitality of the arts in our community.