Classical Theatre Slam

In Partnership with Shakespeare Bash'd

Mon, May 29, 2023
  • Adjudicated By Cameron Grant, Julia Nish-Lapidus, and James Wallis

Event Ended

  • Date: Mon, May 29, 2023
  • Time & Duration: 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm (EST) (1h 30m)
  • Intermission: 1 (10 min)
  • Venue:
    Hart House Theatre
    7 Hart House Circle,
    University of Toronto,
    Toronto, ON M5S 3H3
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  • Note: Free and open to all, no tickets required


Join us for our second annual Hart House Theatre Classical Theatre Slam in partnership with Shakespeare BASH'd!

The Hart House Theatre Classical Theatre Slam is an inclusive way for students and emerging artists to join together and share their talent across the theatre community. This is a free event and all members of the community are encouraged to attend the live performance.

From initial video submissions, a shortlisted group of performers will perform and compete to be crowned the 2023 Classical Theatre Slam Winner. In addition to performing at Hart House Theatre, Shakespeare BASH’d will welcome the winner of the Classical Theatre Slam to attend a workshop led by their company free of charge.


Top Three Winners:

1. Carling Tedesco

2. isi bhakhomen

3. Will Carr

Wildcard Winner:

Jasmine Axolu-Simmons

Covid Policies

Hart House strongly encourages the wearing of masks.

Effective July 1, masks are no longer required to be worn in all indoor spaces of Hart House, including the Hart House Theatre, Hart House Fitness Centre, and the Justina M. Barnicke Gallery at Hart House. We ask everyone to respect others' decisions, comfort levels & health needs.

For up-to-date protocols on visiting U of T campuses, please see the Covid planning update on the U of T website. If you do not have a mask, one will be offered to you at the Information HUB or Fitness Information Desk. Please see U of T's latest statement on masks.

Getting Here

Parking and Drop Off:

  • Due to ongoing construction as part of the U of T Landmark project, there is no parking in the immediate vicinity.
  • It is recommended that if you are arriving by car/Uber/Taxi you are picked up and dropped off in the 18 Queens Park Crescent West Loading Dock, where there is roundabout access.
  • An alternative drop off is the Hoskin Avenue/Tower Road intersection.
  • Please note – there is no roundabout for vehicles on Tower Road.
  • Both drop off locations have ramp access to the elevator on the first floor of Hart House which leads down to the Theatre by hitting the (T) button.
  • Hart House Circle from the Wellesley St underpass is closed to vehicles.
  • The closest parking to the Theatre is a 6-minute walk away.
  • Please visit the Parking Services website for more information about parking on the U of T campus.
  • Please visit TTC Service advisories for posted interruptions to TTC service.
  • The closest subway stop is Museum Station.

We encourage you to plan ahead and give yourself extra time if you are thinking of driving or parking.

More information is available through our Visitor Info page.