Purpose & Mandate

At the Thousand Islands Playhouse:

We put people at centre stage.

We believe that by shining a light on every person and their story, we will build an empathetic community with a broad worldview.

We strive to nurture creative collaboration, foster engagement with the arts, and provide a fun and welcoming environment for all who come to visit us, Dockside.


The Thousand Islands Playhouse produces professional theatre that entertains, engages, and inspires our audience, with our work resonating locally, throughout Eastern Ontario, and across Canada.

 The Thousand Islands Playhouse:

  • Produces a broad repertoire of plays including Canadian and international works, and both classics and contemporary plays. Our work is interpreted with a uniquely Canadian perspective and always strives for artistic excellence.
  • Actively develops new works and new creative voices.
  • Mentors a new generation of theatre artists through professional development and training.
  • Provides artistic education programs that have a meaningful impact on our community and promote lifelong learning.

Photo by Randy deKleine-Stimpson / ftbd.ca. Hal Wesley Rogers in Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story (2018). Written by Alan Janes; Directed by James MacDonald; Set & Costume Designed by Robin Fisher; Lighting designed by Rebecca Picherack.