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

Join Us For Dinner!

Every year The Northumberland Players provide scholarships for 6 students in local secondary schools who are pursuing a post-secondary education in the arts. In normal years, the $3600 needed for these scholarships is raised through the 50/50 draws at our dinner theatres at the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn & Convention Centre. Without these draws during a full year of … Read More

Today is the Canada Wide Day of Visibility for the Live Event Community

Tonight we light up the Firehall Theatre! Live events are a $100 billion industry in Canada and employ 1 million Canadians (not to mention all of the volunteers!), and much of this industry has been shuttered by COVID-19. An hour after sundown tonight, September 22, the Firehall Theatre will be lit in red in recognition of the people who create, … Read More

“Boy Falls From The Sky” – Fundraiser for The Capitol Theatre

In partnership with Jake Epstein, the Capitol Theatre and local restaurants join forces to deliver an in-home theatre experience right to your living room! Join Jake live for an intimate journey through his hit one-man show and support of the Capitol Theatre and our Community. Boy Falls From the Sky; Live Online is an intimate and unique take on the … 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.

#CanadaTogether at the Capitol Theatre

Our friends at the Capitol Theatre in downtown Port Hope are partnering with some local talent to show gratitude for front line workers. Every Sunday at 12pm, “O Canada” will be sung from the second floor windows of the Capitol Theatre on Queen St. This Sunday, May 31, will feature Tanya Wills, who you will probably recognize from her recent … Read More

“The Importance of Being Earnest” – presented by In Absentia Theatre

Grab a cup of tea and a cucumber sandwich, and snuggle up to watch In Absentia Theatre’s performance of “The Important of Being Earnest”. More than 40 actors, many of whom are Northumberland Players members, rehearsed for weeks via Zoom, culminating in a performance that will be aired on Facebook and YouTube at 2pm on Sunday, May 17. Join the … Read More

In Absentia Theatre: A Creative Virtual Response to Covid-19

As social isolation starts to become a new normal for people in Northumberland County (and far beyond) in hope of flattening the curve of the Covid-19 pandemic, creatives have begun to grow restless. After all, when you’re a person who is used to attending rehearsals multiple times each week to prepare for a performance, it really does become an enriching … Read More

All Activities Suspended March 16 – April 30

Northumberland Players, in concern for the safety and health of its volunteers and participants, has suspended all of its activities from 16 March to 30 April 2020. This suspension relates to Northumberland Players facilities including the Firehall Theatre, the Northumberland Players Costume House, the Moffatt Brothers (Third Space ) Workshop and the New Lodge Farm Barn. Only cleaning, repairs, and safety and maintenance checks limited … Read More