Announcing Our 2023 Season!

It’s our 40th Anniversary!

Let’s Celebrate it with another entertaining line-up of Laughter & Music!

It’s our 40th Anniversary Season! So we’re celebrating with one of our biggest line-ups ever. Our 2023 Season has something for everyone – 2 Winter Wild Weekend concerts, a Spring concert, a 5th show in our new Summer Series, 2 kinds of Flex Passes, a special show just for kids, a new Fall comedy and a special Christmas concert for the whole family.

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& book your 2023 Upper Canada Playhouse Experience NOW!


The Playhouse Reporter Newsletter

Our New 5-Show Summer Series

JUNE 8 – 25

Moving In

by Norm Foster

JULY 6 – 23

Who’s Under Where

by Marcia Kash & Douglas E. Hughes


Buying the Farm

by Shelley Hoffman & Stephen Sparks


Drinking Alone

by Norm Foster


Shirley Valentine

by Willy Russell

To learn more out about our Winter, Spring and Fall shows,
and how to book your tickets download the Newsletter!

Announcing Our 2019 Season!

Upper Canada Playhouse’s Exciting New 2019 Season!

We have it all!

Our 36th Season has all the Laughter, Music, Romance, Intrigue, Surprise, Mystery, Stories and Unforgettable Characters that have made The Playhouse the Entertainment Choice of thousands. New hilarious comedies and sensational live concerts- all performed by the finest talent in the country at our uniquely converted toothbrush factory where everyone’s close to the action.

Great Shows! Great Price! Great Place!

Download our 2019 Brochureget everything you need to know about…

by Kristen da Silva

by Marc Camoletti/adapted by Robin Hawdon

by Norm Foster

by Bernard Slade

by Marshall Button

created by Leisa Way

by Norm Foster

Community Living Onstage

The Playhouse and Community Living Team Up

The Playhouse and Dundas County Community Living have initiated a joint project with the theatre’s Mary Ellen Viau conducting Thursday drama classes with Community Living’s clients.

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Announcing Our 2017 Season!

8 months of professional live theatre and concerts with something for EVERYONE and entertainment for ALL.

BOOK NOW for the dates & seats you prefer!

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It’s hot off the press with all the information you need about our exciting new Season!


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Our 2016 Season!

Opening night is fast approaching. LET THE FUN BEGIN!

Click here to download a PDF version of our 2016 Brochure! It’s hot off the press with all the information you need about our exciting new Season.

8 months of professional live theatre and concerts with something for EVERYONE and entertainment for ALL. Flex Passes on sale til June 9. Regular tickets on sale all season.

BOOK NOW for the dates & seats you prefer!

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Playhouse Business Manager Honoured

Upper Canada Playhouse recently honoured Business Manager Roseann Kelly for her 25 years of service to the theatre company. Kelly is the longest-serving employee of The Playhouse and the valuable work she has performed for a quarter century was recognized at the November 28th opening night of the theatre’s Christmas show, Have Yourself A Swinging Little Country Christmas.

Playhouse-Business-Manager-HonouredBoard Secretary Joanne Notman made the presentation of an engraved watch in front of a packed house that also expressed their enthusiastic congratulations for the work she has done for the theatre. Thousands of audience members and staff have had the opportunity to know and work with Roseann over the years. Her skilled, friendly and helpful dedication to Upper Canada Playhouse has earned her the praise, thanks and recognition of this anniversary presentation.

Construction Starts on Playhouse Rehearsal Hall

Christmas is here for Upper Canada Playhouse in more ways than one! Their upcoming Christmas Show, HAVE YOURSELF A SWINGING LITTLE COUNTRY CHRISTMAS, is set to open November 26 and construction has started this week on their much anticipated new rehearsal hall!

This new addition to the theatre will complete their cultural space and enable The Playhouse to rehearse their shows onsite. The theatre already builds their shows in its workshop facility and rehearses some of them at the theatre itself. But during the summer months they have traditionally used the former Masonic Hall at St. Lawrence & Fifth Sts as their rehearsal space. This summer they rehearsed in a room made available to them by Tom Morrow and the McIntosh Country‘ Inn and Conference Centre.

No sign of opening night jitters, cast and crew all smiles as Lauzon delivers funding news Backstage, Saturday, June 13, opening night of Stag and Doe at Upper Canada Playhouse.  Artistic director Donnie Bowes (at left), stage manager Liz Campbell and assistant stage manager Bradley Dunn (behind Bowes), along with the cast: Perry Mucci, Zach Counsil, Colleen Sutton, Julie Lederer, Jody Osmond, Parris Greaves gathered around local MP Guy Lauzon (front and centre). Comfort photo

‘These have all been great spaces for us,’ remarked Artistic Director Donnie Bowes. ‘But having a dedicated rehearsal space onsite will allow us to produce our shows more efficiently and effectively with all departments under one roof.’ The Playhouse has renovated, built and improved many aspects of its space over the past several years having added a Box Office and Administrative wing on the West end of the building and a workshop at the East end. It has also undergone extensive renovations to continue to provide a comfortable and safe environment for its audience and also recently installed new state of the art seating. All of these previous renovations, improvements and additions were paid for by The Playhouse Box Office and Sponsorship revenues.

The cost of this current construction of a rehearsal hall, however, has been shared by Canadian Heritage Cultural Spaces Program with a grant of $97,000 which MP Guy Lauzon and North Dundas Mayor and past Warden Eric Duncan championed. In announcing the substantial contribution, Mr. Lauzon emphasized that it was an investment in a local organization that makes a significant contribution to the cultural and economic well-being of our community.

This summer’s announcement from the Morrisburg Leader

2016 Season Announcement

Announcing our 2016 Season!

8 months of professional live theatre and concerts with something for EVERYONE and entertainment for ALL.

Flex Passes and Tickets go on sale Monday November 9th!

BOOK NOW for the dates & seats you prefer!

Click below to access our 2016 Onstage Reporter (a 1.5 MB PDF).

It’s hot off the press with all the information you need about our exciting new Season!


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Coming to a theatre near you!


This shot was taken hastily. You can figure out why! We’re getting ready to add a new Rehearsal Hall to our theatre! It will enhance and complete our venue and make it easier for us to rehearse all of our shows onsite.

Watch for shots and info on the progress this Winter!

Artistic Director Donnie Bowes shows just where our Rehearsal Hall will be. He’s also taking advantage of the opportunity to tell you it will be air conditioned!

Click here for info about our upcoming Season: Season Announcement Newsletter PDF

2015 Season Announcement!

Your Passport to a World of Entertainment!


Our Newsletter PDF contains full information and ordering info, show dates and times, and much more. Click here to download it!

ucp-newsletter-cover-fullAs Milton Berle once said, ‘Laughter is an instant vacation!’ So get your tickets now for an 8-month entertainment trip to 8 terrific shows never before seen on our Playhouse stage-including 3 World Premieres! It’s your Passport to  fascinating places, hilarious comedies, uplifting music, interesting characters and unforgettable stories. Shows to laugh at, sing with and think about—all at the same time! A Spring Concert, a Summer 4-Show Comedy Series (with  the kind of variety you like), a Fall Comedy, a Fall Concert and a brand new Holiday Family Show.

Don’t miss a stop on this fabulous entertainment get-away. Before your 2015 trip begins, book for Christmas 2014 – Lights, Camera … Christmas! – another World Premiere!

What an exciting first day of happy Playhouse patrons booking for 2015!

Happy patrons arrived as early as 7:30am to get their seats. Have you got yours?
Happy patrons arrived as early as 7:30am to get their seats. Have you got yours?

Ontario Summer Theatre Discovers The Playhouse & Morrisburg Experience! Check out the terrific blog…

Ontario Summer Theatre is visiting all of the professional summer theatre companies in the province to highlight the theatres themselves and the communities in which they operate. Blogger Anne Heathcote recently visited Morrisburg and paid Upper Canada Playhouse a visit. Take a look at what she discovered!

Read the article here: Ontario Summer Theatre: Upper Canada Playhouse, Morrisburg

From the blog post:


The Playhouse recently underwent $800,000 worth of upgrades and renovations, partially to appease new fire regulations but also to expand office space and reorganize the backstage area. Indeed, as Donnie shows us around, I marvel at how well laid out the entire place is, given that spaces at either end of the building were add-ons; it feels homogeneous. Most impressive is the fact that this was achieved without government funding. The theatre operates successfully via ticket sales (43,000 last summer season!) and a healthy sponsorship program. This year, 71 establishments have signed up to support them. Donnie tells me how gratifying it is to see so many businesses thrive when the company is in season and also “to see an arts organization acknowledged for not only enhancing a community’s quality of life but also having a significant impact on the local economy.”

The 2014 Season is Here! Get Ready for The Playhouse Experience!

brochure-2014-cover-webThe 2014 Season is bursting on the scene in living colour in our brand new brochure that’s fresh off the presses. It tells you everything you want to know about the fabulous shows that will light up our stage from April 22 through December 14—entertainment to keep you laughing and singing all year long.

It also tells you about the terrific Sponsors that have helped to make this sensational season possible—all 71 of them!

We’ve just mailed our brochures to our audience of thousands and they’ll also be seen on display playing a starring role in stores, businesses, tourist centres and just about EVERYWHERE announcing The Playhouse Experience-fabulous productions of entertaining shows where everyone’s close to the action!

If you haven’t received your brochure contact us and we’ll be happy to send you one. See you at The Playhouse!

Another Great Auction – Thanks to You!

2013-Auction-DSC_5069Our 2013 Christmas Gift Auction was held on November 16th. Thanks to one and all for making this fundraiser such a huge success! Hats off to the local businesses, organizations and individuals who donated items for our Silent and Live Auctions, those guests who attended the event and the Auction Committee who worked tirelessly to make it all possible. Everyone enjoyed a social hour, a fabulous meal and the fun of finding that special gift for that special person–or just for themselves! Auction revenues are directed towards improvements to our venue and our production facilities to continue to make our The Playhouse a comfortable place to enjoy the highest standard of live professional theatre.

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