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NEW STAGE Workshop 1: Theatre 101

  • The Annex 523 South Street London, ON, N6B 1C4 Canada (map)

10:00 am - 1:00 pm

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.

Maximum of 10 participants.

Not in New Stage, but interested in the workshop?

LCP Members can register for $25, and non-members for $50. Registration for the workshop will remain open until either it is filled or until June 16, 2018.

Please Note: All New Stage Workshops take place at the London Community Players' Annex Space at 523 South St, NOT at the Palace Theatre. Spots in the workshops are limited and need to be purchased in advance as some preparation may be required, as well as items brought from home. We ask that you arrive prior to the workshop start time.

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.

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