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

Post-Secondary Scholarship Applications Now Open

Every year, the Northumberland Players present scholarships to students graduating from public secondary schools in Northumberland County. These $600 scholarships are awarded based on both nominations from each school and applications from students themselves. Applications/nominations are now open – get yours in before June 12, 2020! Hop over to the Scholarships page for more information.

Musical Review Committee

History: In 2018 the Northumberland Players Board developed a committee to review possibilities for musical productions. This is a small group of members/volunteers to discuss strengths/challenges for various titles. The committee’s discussion is captured in a report that is shared with the NP Board of Directors. Re-Invention: This year rather than meet to compare a group of shows at once, … Read More

Stage Manager Needed – Blithe Spirit

This season’s first production will be Blithe Spirit, a classic farce, by Noel Coward.  The show opens late in September at the Firehall.  Rehearsals begin July 21st.  A Stage Manager is needed for this show.  If you have experience, or if you would like to learn, please contact the Producer, Maureen Holloway at maureendholloway@gmail.com