Young Company

Real-World Learning with the Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company

Since 1993, The Thousand Islands Playhouse Young Company has been bringing high-calibre theatre to young people across Eastern Ontario. It provides a wonderful introduction to live performance for school-aged children and promotes the wonders of reading, singing, storytelling, and dance through the magic of theatre. The company has performed in libraries, schools, parks, virtually and more.

In 2023, the Young Company program returned to its roots as a High School for-credit program in partnership with the Upper Canada School Board. The program enables students to experience learning outside of the classroom under the mentorship of working theatre professionals in the areas of carpentry, costuming, performance, scenic painting, prop creation, technical theatre (sound and lighting) and stage management.

Participants select an area of focus and collaborate with other students and professional mentors to design and build a theatrical production that is presented to local elementary schools and the community in the Firehall Theatre. 

Selected Past Productions

Fall 2023 - SOMEBODY CATCH MY HOMEWORK

Spring 2023 - MISS ELECTRICITY

2021- HOW TO CODE A SANDCASTLE

2019- HANA HASHIMOTO, SIXTH VIOLIN

2018- THE MAN WHOSE MOTHER WAS A PIRATE

2017- DAISY AMAZED ME

2016- VIOLET'S THE PILOT

2015- ROSE'S CLOTHES

2014- BIRD BRAIN

2013- PEG AND THE YETI

2012- 1812 AND ALL THAT

2011- MUNSCHAPALOOZA

2010- THE FABULOUS ADVENTURES OF TOAD