We love to be entertained, whether it be sporting events, the movies, or concerts. Many of us are hooked on theatre, and you
don’t need to travel far to find amazing theatre productions. They're right here in your neighbourhood!
The first play performed only had a budget of $130 and two months' rehearsal. Mario Fratti's "The Cage", performed in the round, was well received by the community and critics.
From an April 1973 article from The Spectator: "The Waterdown Amateur Theatre Group has had a good birth."
With the help of the community, local businesses, and volunteers, Village Theatre has been able to stay current. Upgrades to sound system and lighting, comfortable seats and online booking have augmented the experience for both the actors and the audience.
Village Theatre was able to navigate the last few years of the pandemic with virtual performances. They've returned in person, with this spring's show being Morris Paynch's "The Girl in the Goldfish Bowl."
Learn more and purchase tickets on Village Theatre's brand new website!
Photos provided by Village Theatre
The original 2020 cast of "Enchanted April".
Community theatres involve more
participants, present more performances of more productions, and play to
more people than any other performing art in the country.
Community theatre enriches the lives of those who take an active part in
it, as well as those in the community who benefit from live theatre
productions. On either side of the footlights, those involved represent a
diversity of age, culture, life experience, and a strong appreciation
of the importance of the arts. Because of the skills, community spirit, and artistic sensibilities that
are developed by participating, whether as a producer or an audience
member, community theatre has been recognized as a significant
contributor to a community’s social capital.
Participate in the Village Theatre's latest production as an audience member. Performing dates April 21, 22, 28, 29 and May 4, 5, 6, 8PM.
View in the Waterdown branch of the Hamilton Public Library. Costumes, tickets and playbills from past performances. Even a piece of the original stage from Memorial Hall!
While you're in the library, be sure to visit our other displays as well as the Flamborough Archives. Browse our publications, used books, and become a member. We're also celebrating our 50th anniversary this year!
The associated brochure for the display is available for download through this link.
Many thanks to Village Theatre Waterdown for loaning the majority of the items to ensure our vision for the
exhibit came to life.
Want to support further Heritage Society events and exhibits? Donate today. Tax receipts issued for donations $25 and up. Thank you so much for your support.