Things to know


Content Advisories

PTE is proud to be a theatre that hosts new stories and new voices, and we hope everyone has a positive experience on their journey with our productions.

We want to acknowledge that, regardless of whether the performance is light-hearted or serious, there can be themes, images or language that may affect people negatively.  As a theatre, we provide audience advisories and content warnings, sometimes known as trigger warnings, to prepare and care for our audience. 

In many cases, a general warning of content is given to prepare audiences. However, general warning of themes may not be enough in every case. PTE honours the integrity of the playwrights and does not censor their choices, but in cases where we can anticipate some patrons may have more specific concerns, our website and box office encourage audiences to request specific advisories from our box office staff prior to arriving at the theatre. You can make that inquiry at 204-942-5483, during regular box office hours, or by emailing

You will also find those specific advisories on the website page of each play, under the heading CONTENT ADVISORIES.

For some, the described content may have no effect, but for others these advisories are an essential part of keeping their reception of the play a safe experience. We recognize that we will never be able to fully anticipate what might be challenging material for every individual, but our team here at the theatre is working with a consultant to generate these advisories to the best of our abilities,

Scents, Sensibilities...and Allergies
A number of our patrons have indicated that they suffer from severe sensitivities to perfumed products around them, including allergic reactions.  Please think of your fellow patrons, and consider refraining from wearing perfume or strongly scented personal products to the theatre.

Prairie Theatre Exchange will seat latecomers at the first suitable opportunity and in a location so as not to disturb our patrons or artists.

Babes in Arms
Please be advised that in consideration of all our patrons and our artists, babes in arms are not permitted, except for shows specifically geared for children.

Gender Inclusive Washrooms
The washrooms in our facility are no longer specifically designated as men or women. Urinals have been removed. All stalls now offer more privacy, with walls that come down much closer to the floor, and absolutely no gaps in the walls between stalls.