Upper Canada Playhouse
12320 County Rd. #2,
Upper Canada Playhouse is one of Eastern Ontario’s most successful professional theatre companies, with over 3 decades of operation. The Playhouse is located in a former Toothbrush and Argyle Sock Factory, converted to a charming, intimate, climate-controlled, accessible and totally-equipped theatre with plenty of parking, licensed canteen and state of the art seating where everyone’s close to the action.
The Playhouse was established in 1983 and continues as a charitable non profit organization, governed by a Board of Directors and managed by an Artistic Director and Business Manager. It had its beginnings in a giant tent in the wooded outskirts of the Village before moving to its present home.
The Playhouse Season runs from April through December and consists of a Spring musical show, a 4-show Summer Comedy Series, a Fall musical concert and a Holiday Family Show. It entertains an audience of over 43,000 which is comprised of theatre goers from the many rural communities from Ottawa to Cornwall and Brockville to Montreal as well as from these urban centres themselves. It has a thriving tourist and bus tour market which has made it one of the major tourist attractions and economic drivers for the Seaway Valley and Upper Canada Region.