Welcome to the Palace Theatre
Our beautiful heritage theatre is owned by and home to the vibrant performing arts group, London Community Players whose mission is to enrich, entertain & educate.
Our main stage hosts audiences of up to 350 people and Procunier Hall can host up to 85. These stages are constantly busy with LCP productions and other production companies as they are very popular venues.
Both venues are available for rental.
This is where Londoners Play a Part. We are built on community involvement.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how you can get involved.
Audition Intensive Two Day Workshop
October 3 & 4, 2015
Audition etiquette – How to take direction- Cold reading skills- Tips for memorization- How to leave a lasting impression- Secrets from the Casting Directors side of the table – Mock audition scenario- Tips on how to self tape for auditions $ 75
Weather the Storm is the third release from the husband and wife duo of Steve and Colleen Murphy. This one, their best so far, sees some big changes, in the addition of cellist Suzanne Morrison, which nicely expands their sound heading the band into the chamber pop category. The album saw the band weathering a few storms themselves, recorded in a draughty Chatham schoolhouse in March of this year, produced and engineered by Ben Srokosz.
A heart-warming and bittersweet comedy. Steel Magnolias tells the story of six very special friends bonded together by mutual triumphs and tragedies. Sharing each others’ strength and loyalty, these remarkable women survive the cycles of life, birth and death to emerge stronger, closer and still laughing. Come to the Palace to enjoy this laughter filled story about women who are delicate as magnolias but tough as steel.
By Robert Harling
Directed by Dinah Watts
THE GIN GAME by: Donald L. Coburn
Weller Martin and Fonsia Dorsey, two elderly residents at a nursing home for senior citizens, strike up an acquaintance. Neither seems to have any other friends, and they start to enjoy each other’s company. Weller offers to teach Fonsia how to play gin rummy, and they begin playing a series of games that Fonsia always wins. Weller’s inability to win a single hand becomes increasingly frustrating to him, while Fonsia becomes increasingly confident.
While playing their games of gin, they engage in lengthy conversations about their families and their lives in the outside world.
The story of Elvis Presley told through the eyes of 17 Women! Some Enthralled! Some Appalled! ALL OBSESSED! A fast-paced series of 5 comedic plays and 3 monologues based on the Life of Elvis Presley.
A play that affects the senses – heart, mind, and soul. One doesn’t have to be an Elvis fan going in, to walk away with a deep appreciation for ‘The King’ at the conclusion” – DC Metro Theater Arts
By Luigi Jannuzzi
Directed by Sue Perkins
Bringing together conflicting legends and ballads about the famous outlaw folk hero in a hysterical, sprawling, action-packed comedy that everyone will enjoy. Told from the perspectives of Robin himself, Maid Marian, and Prince John, this hilarious tale combines three different stories into one — and with three different endings, leaves it up to the audience to decide which one is true!
Great entertainment for the whole family during the Christmas season.
By Will Averill
Directed by Ceris Thomas
February 4-14, 2016
This bittersweet romantic comedy was a huge hit at the 2006 Toronto Fringe Festival. Join Melanie the Catering Queen, in the kitchen of the Smyth’s mansion as their annual cocktail party explodes with romance, laughter, sex, hors d’oeuvres and a whole lot of alcohol.
By Alison Lawrence
Directed by Deb Chantler
For our fifth show of the season, London Community Players presents a Tony and Pulitzer award-winning play that became an Academy Award Nominated film. The darkly comic drama August: Osage County is worthy of the praise it has received from critics and audience.
“Tracy Letts’ fiercely funny, turbo-charged tragicomedy is, flat-out, no asterisks and without qualifications, THE MOST EXCITING NEW AMERICAN PLAY BROADWAY HAS SEEN IN YEARS.” – Charles Usherwood, The New York Times
By Tracy Letts
Directed by Justin Quesnelle
May 12-22, 2016
A comedy about a few days in the life of a successful and self-obsessed matinee idol. He deals with a series of very funny events as he works to overcome his impending midlife crisis. The play was written by Noel Coward for himself and was described as a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics! Most recently revived on Broadway in 2010 to rave reviews with London’s own Victor Garbor.
By Noel Coward
Directed by Rob Coles
CULTURAL ACCESS PASS
The Cultural Access Pass is a welcome gift for Canada’s newest citizens. Here at the theatre you can attend any London Community Players show with your pass (restrictions do apply).
Are you eligible for a Cultural Access Pass?
- Are you a Canadian Citizen?
- Did you receive your citizenship within the last 365 days?
- Are you 18 years of age or older?
If you answered “YES” to all three questions, congratulations, you are eligible for a Cultural Access Pass! Click here for more information.
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