Please vote – Northumberland News Readers’ Choice Awards 2021

We are honoured to have been nominated in 6 categories in the Northumberland News Readers’ Choice Awards 2021! Please cast your votes by September 19: Northumberland Players Children’s Entertainment Dinner Theatre Live Theatre Non Profit/Foundations Northumberland Players Youth Theatre Camps Kids Camps Summer Camps

Return to Theatre Supported by Ontario Trillium Foundation Resilient Communities Fund

A photo of the team responsible for submitting the Ontario Trillium Foundation grant application with one of the air scrubbers purchased with the grant money.

The Northumberland Players has received a Resilient Communities Fund grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation. The Resilient Communities Fund was developed to help non-profit organizations recover and rebuild from the impacts of COVID-19 and to continue to serve their community. As we all know the activities of the theatre were suspended over a year ago for the first time in … Read More

Summer Radio Shorts Festival – Call for Submissions

Banner for the call for submissions for the Summer Radio Shorts Festival

Northumberland 89.7 and Northumberland Players are excited to bring more theatre back into your life this summer… on the radio! Have a listen to the call for submissions: If you’ve written a script, have an idea for one, or have an open access play in mind that would work well on the radio, we need your proposal. Production teams should … Read More

Auditions – 2021 Summer Pop Up Theatre Project

Banner announcing auditions for the 2021 Summer Pop Up Theatre Series

— Updated July 6, 2021 – All shows have now been cast, cast announcements will be made soon. Thanks for all of your interest! — Imagine live theatre and a drink in an outside venue with – yes – people watching. Are we there yet? As the government regulations begin to favour outdoor events, the Northumberland Players are ready to perform … Read More

$1000+ raised for our scholarship fund!

Special thanks to Brad Willcocks, owner of the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre, for initiating a fundraising dinner through Arthur’s Pub. And special thanks to the more than 100 patrons who bought meals from the hotel – your meals and donations meant Mr. Willcocks was able to present Jack Boyagian, President of Northumberland Players, with a cheque … Read More

Help us reach our fundraising goal

Each year, the Northumberland Players supports 6 post-secondary students in the community through a $3,600 scholarship program, recognizing their contribution to performing arts. This is usually done with funds raised through our 50/50 draws at our dinner theatre. With the COVID pandemic, we have had to suspend all of our productions, which means we have not been able to raise … Read More

Actors in Action: The Pop Up Theatre Project

This is a call for actors: Since we shut down operations in March due to Covid, the Players have had a very successful Summer Shorts virtual play festival. We have three shows that have been cast but these shows have been postponed and the plan is to start these in March, April and June 2021. Because of the uncertainty of … Read More

Samuel Hall Wins EODL Scholarship!

Samuel Hall is this year’s recipient of the EODL Student Scholarship! The EODL Scholarship is given out by the Eastern Ontario Drama League to a senior student who shows talent, potential and a willingness to proceed in some aspect of theatrical training. Sam’s first community theatre production was with Northumberland Players, starring as Dopey in the 2013 production of ‘Snow … Read More

Keep the Fires Burning

Like all theatres, The Northumberland Players are working to survive and reinvent ourselves and no doubt come back even stronger after the pandemic subsides.   For the last couple of weeks several volunteers have worked hard to put our building materials into containers. We are attempting to keep costs down since we have no income until our season starts again. We … Read More

Summer Camp 2020 – Cancelled

The Northumberland Players regrets to announce that the Summer theatre camp has been cancelled. The Canada Summer Jobs Grant application was denied and there is too much uncertainty regarding summer camps and occupancy numbers at this time. We know children are so eager to get involved in theatre activities and when regulations and guidelines are developed to deliver activities for … Read More