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Monday, March 6, 2023

Collingwood, ON: Theatre Collingwood could be compared to the children’s story The Little
Engine That Could, as there is no doubt the non-profit professional theatre company has had
some mountains to overcome! Their decision to leave the Gayety Theatre five years ago
because of accessibility issues was a bold step. Touring to unique spaces around the region
took guts and inventiveness. Then there was that little thing called a pandemic! Getting folks to
feel comfortable inside for shows again has been slow. But, the mantra for the company goes
beyond that of the little engine’s “I think I can, I think I can” chant and the company seems to be

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Dean Hollin Takes Kids on an Intergalactic Exploration at March Break Drama Camp

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

Collingwood, ON: Theatre Collingwood is excited to announce the relaunch of their popular March Break Drama Camp where young people can build self-confidence and let their creativity soar while they make new friends and develop positive interpersonal skills. The week-long program is offered from March 13th through 17th at the Simcoe Street Theatre for children ages 7 to 11 who will learn various elements of creative performance in a fun and interactive environment.

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Collingwood Optimists Enable Local Youth to Participate in Drama Education

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

Collingwood, ON: Theatre Collingwood is delighted to announce that the Optimist Club of
Collingwood and South Georgian Bay has pledged $5000 from their recent fundraising initiatives to
support the not-for-profit arts organization in continuing to offer subsidized theatre camps for children.

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A Scandal For All Seasons

Tuesday, August 8, 2022

Fresh off the heels of its 2nd annual PORCHSIDE Festival, which brought theatre lovers into 13 beautiful backyard settings for an incredible outdoor entertainment series throughout July, Theatre Collingwood is heading back indoors to the Simcoe Street Theatre with more summer entertainment. A Scandal for All Seasons is a brand-new Canadian comedy that will make you laugh-out-loud with its racy political satire.

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Theatre Collingwood’s First Stop Is Vegas!

Monday, May 9, 2022

Theatre Collingwood is now ready and able to get back to what they do best, to present some of Canada’s finest talent in unique settings, while collaborating with other regional theatre companies and independent artists. A NIGHT IN VEGAS runs from May 31st – June 5th at The Simcoe Street Theatre and will feature the songs of Sammy Davis Jr, Tony Bennett, Judy Garland, Frank Sinatra and more! Two of Canada’s favourite performers will take you back to the era of the classic showrooms in this double headliner show.

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It’s Finally Time to Celebrate with Theatre Collingwood’s GIRLS NITE OUT Comedy Event!

Wednesday, February  16, 2022

As the provincial government just announced, Ontarians are ready to take the next step forward of reopening by easing certain public health measures, and with that, Theatre Collingwood is eagerly preparing to welcome in-person audiences back next month with a much-needed dose of comedy to kick-off their incredible 38th Anniversary Season.

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$50,000 Community Building Fund Grant Awarded to Theatre Collingwood

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Theatre Collingwood Association Inc. will keep theatre alive and carry on its mission to enrich and entertain the community thanks to a $50,000 Community Building Fund grant provided by the Government of Ontario and delivered by the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

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Collingwood Arts & Culture Continue to Thrive with Business Support

Wednesday, August 25th, 2021

Theatre Collingwood is pleased to announce that three prominent companies have renewed their sponsorship support and have enabled the not-for-profit arts organization to continue creating theatrical experiences for the community this year.

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Audiences and Artists are Re-energized by Theatre Collingwood’s New Porchside Festival!

Tuesday, July 12, 2021

Collingwood, ON: Theatre Collingwood is overjoyed by community response to its inaugural summer series, known as the Porchside Festival which came together in response to Ontario’s guidelines that allow for small-sized gatherings taking place outdoors in Step 2 of the Roadmap to Reopen

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Theatre Collingwood says “V” is for VACCINE and VICTORY over the pandemic!

Monday, May 31, 2021

Collingwood, ON: Theatre Collingwood is thrilled to announce a very special partnership and a pin that they feel will have incredible power.

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Theatre Collingwood Receives Community Support to Continue Presenting Safely During the Pandemic

Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Collingwood, ON: Theatre Collingwood is grateful to have received foundation funding in the first quarter of 2021 that will support their efforts to continue presenting theatrical entertainment this year to audiences in South Georgian Bay, and beyond.

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Theatre Collingwood Presents New Online Shows for the Holidays

Friday, December 11, 2020

Collingwood, ON:  The season of good-will and cheer is now upon us. And while it may feel a little different this year, Theatre Collingwood wants to help you feel festive at home and so we’re reuniting theatre-lovers with two professionally filmed shows that will stream online this month.

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Theatre Collingwood Announces New Sponsorship Partner to Assist During a Year of Pandemic Proportions

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Collingwood, ON: 2020, which marks the 36th Anniversary for Theatre Collingwood, has been a year unlike any other and one that the not-for-profit, professional theatre company never could have predicted. After two successful productions in February and March, and subscription sales gaining momentum, the company had to cancel its Summer Theatre Festival as well as its annual spring gala. Their fun-raiser, Putting For The Arts at Blue Mountain Resort and a newly planned out-door performance series could not proceed this fall after changes to gathering limitations were amended by the provincial government to help stop the spread of COVID-19.

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