Welcome to P.M.Arts - Our 12th Edition!

The Toronto Conference runs Thursday, March 28 – Sunday, March 31, 2019 

In August, at the CITT/ICTS Rendez-vous 2018 Conference in St. Catherines, PMArts was presented with The Honorary Membership Award, for significant contribution to the development of technical disciplines within Canada. This support and public recognition by our peers reinforces the fact that our industry has come to rely on the networking and non-academic training that PMArts has to offer.

Supported since Year 2 by CITT and PACT, we are still a small, shoe-string operation, organizing a weekend conference in Toronto each spring, bringing together professionals to lead participants through practical exercises and thoughtful discussions – and of course, in-the-pub networking – centering on topics essential to managing our production processes.

This year we continue to offer our 3 fulldays o f programming and look forward to reuniting our team of seasoned and returning presenters. A new addition this year is a session devoted to the role PACT (Professional Association of Canadian Theatre) plays in our lives.

At the CITT/ICTS Conference, we announced that the SMArts umbrella now has a new addition: TDArts, with a focus on topics of interest to those Technical Directors among us. The inaugural sessions will follow the close of our weekend, in the same location: Monday, April 1 at Ryerson School of Performance. They do not yet have their own web site so check out their page on this site.

We continue to value our 11+ year relationship with the Ryerson School of Performance, as they once again host us. Our conference (and TDArts) will take place in their Boardroom on the 9th floor of 20 Dundas St. West, across from the Eaton Centre.


Peter Fleming and Bonnie Thomson


For more information check out our course calendar.