What is a Content Warning?

The best way to describe a Content Warning is to consider it a “heads up.” A warning can communicate to an audience member that there may be certain depictions, or conversations, in an art piece that could be inappropriate or triggering for themselves.

On our Show Listings page, you’ll find icons that indicate production’s specific Content Warnings. Below you will find details of what each icon means.

ICON
DESCRIPTION
Content warning: Mature Language Mature Language
Content Warning: Violence Violence
Smoking
Sexual Content
Nudity
Firearms
Fog
Flashing
Audience Participation
Content Warning: Abrupt Loud Noise Abrupt Loud Noise
Mental Health Mental Health

DETAILED CONTENT ADVICE

While content warnings can be incredibly helpful, they can’t communicate exactly what to look out for. Shows that have content that need a bit more explanation are listed below. Please note: the below detailed content advice for specific shows could include spoilers.

SHOW
DETAILED CONTENT ADVICE
@SadClown420xx This show is about struggling with the monotony of mental health and self-care, but it does not directly depict any violent or self-harming behaviour.
Beowulf In Afghanistan The play deals with the trauma of war. Passages related to Beowulf describe violent death.
Blindside In this performance you will see an exposed eye socket.
Cabaret-zy! This show is a description of the performer’s own experiences with mental health and mental illness. References to anxiety and depression.
Dressed As People This show contains descriptions of the abuse of children, death of children and references to suicide.

Please Take Note:

Dressed As People is comprised of three separate monologues. The first one, Skinless, by Kelly Robson, deals with institutional violence against young women and children. Although this monologue tells a different story, we recognize that audience members may find parallels to recent disturbing news in Canada. We want you all to feel safe and be able to enjoy the stories we are sharing. If you would be more comfortable knowing what is coming, you may want to refer to the transcript, available on our ticket page in the checkout add-on section. If you would prefer to skip the first story, the second piece starts at 21:29.

Something About New York Mature language includes “shit”, “son-of-a-bitch”, and sexual jokes/innuendos.
Tomatoes Tried to Kill Me but Banjos Saved My Life There is reference in the show to abuse, suicide, and cancer.