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.”