Upper Canada Playhouse

Currently in its 37th Season, Upper Canada Playhouse is an Eastern Ontario theatre company located in the Seaway Valley Village of Morrisburg along the St. Lawrence River. It had its beginnings in a tent and is now located in a charmingly converted former argyle sock/toothbrush factory where it operates an April to December season in a 275-seat space playing to an audience of approximately 40,000 annually from the urban centres of Ottawa, Brockville and Cornwall,  the approximately 40 smaller communities in between as well as Montreal and Northern York State. It produces and builds its shows onsite.

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Caucuses: Summer Theatres,

PACT Region: 4 – Ontario, outside Toronto

To provide quality professional theatre and concerts to the Seaway Valley region of Eastern Ontario and surrounding communities.

Current Season:

The 2018 Season will reflect the traditional Upper Canada Playhouse programming structure of the Spring premiere of a live Canadian-created concert, a flagship 4-show summer theatres series (1 Canadian premiere; 2 additional Canadian plays and an American classic), a return engagement of another live Canadian concert and its annual holiday family show.

Contact Information:

  • Phone Number (admin): 613-543-0665 x 2
  • Phone Number (admin): 613-543-0665 x 2
  • Phone Number (ticketing): 1-877-550-3650
  • Fax Number: 613-543-4388
  • Contact Email: boxoffice@uppercanadaplayhouse.com

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1983
  • Annual Budget: $1,000,000
  • Season Starts: April
  • Season Ends: December
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Tour Locations:
    • Regionally
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • CTA
  • Affiliations & Memberships (other than PACT): CAEA; Ontario Summer Theatre; Theatre Ontario
  • Description of work:

    Maintaining a high standard of production of a variety of live professional theatre to this Eastern Ontario Region.

  • Other Activities:

    The Playhouse operates a Summer Theatre Youth Theatre School which is currently expanding to a year-round program.

  • Senior Staff:

  • Donnie BowesArtistic Director/Marketing & Sponsorship Manager
  • Roseann KellyBusiness Manager

Venue Information:

  • Number of Mainspace seats: 275
  • Number of Rehersal seats: 50

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: yes
  • Venue rental contact name: Donnie Bowes
  • Venue rental contact title: Artistic Director/Marketing & Sponsorship Manager
  • Venue rental contact phone: 613-543-0665 x 1
  • Venue rental contact email: ucp@uppercanadaplayhouse.com

Solicitation Information:

  • Playwrights:

    Accept unsolicited scripts: yes
  • Actors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • General auditions: yes
  • General auditions guidelines: Contact Artistic Director
  • Contact name: Donnie Bowes
  • Contact Title: Artistic Director
  • Contact Phone: 613-543-0665 x 1
  • Contact Email: ucp@uppercanadaplayhouse.com
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Donnie Bowes
  • Contact Title: Artistic Director
  • Contact Phone: 613-543-0665 x 1
  • Contact Email: ucp@uppercanadaplayhouse.com
  • Administrative Staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Roseann Kelly
  • Contact Title: Business Manager
  • Contact Phone: 613-543-0665 x 2
  • Contact Email: ucp@uppercanadaplayhouse.com
  • Designers:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Donnie Bowes
  • Contact Title: Artistic Director
  • Contact Phone: 613-543-0665 x 1
  • Contact Email: ucp@uppercanadaplayhouse.com
  • Directors:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Donnie Bowes
  • Contact Title: Artistic Director
  • Contact Phone: 613-543-0665 x 1
  • Contact Email: ucp@uppercanadaplayhouse.com