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NEW STAGE Workshop 1: Theatre 101

  • The Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

Workshop 1: Theatre 101

Sunday, February 4, 10:00am-1:00pm or

Tuesday, February 6, 7:00pm-10:00pm

New Stage Coordinator Kaitlyn Rietdyk takes you on a whirlwind tour of theatre history, from Ancient Greek Drama to theatre in the 21st Century, as well as the 40+ year history of London Community Players and their Heritage Building, the Palace Theatre. Learn where western theatre has been, and discover where it’s headed. In this workshop, we’ll also look at some theatrical superstitions: What’s the deal with The Scottish Play? Why shouldn’t you whistle backstage? Is the Palace Theatre really haunted?

In the second half of this workshop, Kaitlyn will take you through the basic theatre knowledge that all actors should know. From “Stage Right” to “Stage Left” and “Cue” to “Italian Run,” you’ll leave this workshop with a comfortable grip on the basics, and be ready to learn more.

Not in New Stage, but interested in the workshop?

You can register independently; $25 for LCP Members, $50 for non-members. LCP Memberships are available for purchase online for $20.

Workshops spaces are only available for purchase online on a first come-first served basis. If you do not have an existing customer profile, you will need to fill one out before making your workshop purchase, including an active email address. You will receive information and correspondence regarding the workshops via email.

If the workshop you wish to attend happens to sell out before you can register, don’t despair! In the event this happens we will create a waitlist. If you wish to be placed on a waitlist for sold out New Stage workshops, you will need to email program coordinator Kaitlyn Rietdyk here. We will not be accepting waitlist requests via phone or facebook messenger.

The New Stage Program and Workshop Series is made possible by a generous grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation.


An agency of the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) is one of Canada’s largest granting foundations. With a budget of over $136 million, OTF awards grants to some 1,000 projects every year to build healthy and vibrant Ontario communities.

Later Event: February 4
NEW STAGE Workshop 2: Behind the Scenes