At this time, the George Ignatieff Theatre has been temporarily closed due to its proximity to the development site for the Lawson Centre for Sustainability. It is anticipated to reopen fully, integrated with the new Lawson Centre for Sustainability, mid-2025. More information will be provided closer to that time. Please contact email@example.com if you would like to discuss options for hosting an event at Trinity College.
Please see details related to the new Lawson Centre for Sustainability at the Construction Updates webpage.
Renderings of the new Lawson Centre for Sustainability
View of New Lawson Centre for Sustainability showing the Connection to the GIT and the GIT Lounge
About The Lawson Centre for Sustainability: Trinity College has been working on the planning and design of our new mixed-use residence and academic building for several years. We are excited to announce that mobilization for the construction of this transformational project is underway. We will endeavour to keep all community members informed of the ongoing changes to our campus throughout this time.
View of New GIT Lounge that will connect the theatre to the new Lawson Centre for Sustainability along Devonshire Place
The George Ignatieff Theatre (GIT) is a multi-purpose assembly hall located on the ground floor of the Gerald Larkin Building (15 Devonshire Place). At 178-seats, it is the largest of the Trinity College classrooms. When not needed for classes, the theatre hosts lectures, meetings, conferences, music concerts, dance recitals, and plays. Events are organized by students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends from Trinity College, University of Toronto, and the community. The GIT is the home of the Trinity College Dramatic Society.
The theatre was built in 1979 and was named in honour of Dr. George Ignatieff, who served as the 9th Provost of Trinity College from 1972 to 1978. Interested in learning more? Take the Virtual Tour of Trinity College.
From blackboards and chalk to projection and live-streaming, the GIT is ready to support your class. Please bring your laptop or use the computer provided by Trinity College. Click here for resources for teaching staff, including information on what you can expect for AV support in the GIT and other Trinity College classrooms.
At this time, the George Ignatieff Theatre has been temporarily closed due to its proximity to the development site for the Lawson Centre for Sustainability. It is anticipated to reopen fully, integrated with the new Lawson Centre for Sustainability, mid-2025. More information will be provided closer to that time.
Please contact Events@trinity.utoronto.ca if you would like to discuss options for hosting an event at Trinity College.
If you are planning a lecture, conference or performance, you have come to to the right place.
Note: We are participating in the gradual re-opening that is taking place across the U of T campus. We are able to book the theatre for in-person events.
Trinity College students: Start your journey at Student Clubs and Activities for information about organizing club activities in the theatre and to learn about the Trinity College Dramatic Society (TCDS), our resident theatre company. All Trinity College, student events are approved by the Office of the Dean of Students.
For the first time in my life, I felt part of a community where I truly belonged.
From the day I enrolled I found myself involved in debating, dramatics and even campus politics, all of which provided me with much pleasure as well as sorely needed self-confidence.
- George Ignatieff, Trinity College Provost (1972-1979) & alumnus (Class of 1936). The theatre is named in his honour.
The Making of a Peacemonger : the Memoirs of George Ignatieff by George Ignatieff (Penguin Books, 1987: 48-9.)