The 26th year of Dramarama was another great success!

Session Times
Monday through Friday, 9:00am – 3:00pm

Camp Location
Embro Town Hall, 135 Huron St., Embro, On. N0J 1J0

For more information about Dramarama please contact dramarama.thistletheatre@gmail.com.

The History of Dramarama

From its inception in 1994, Thistle Theatre found it important to involve young people in theatre. In fact, of the 18 main productions produced over the years, 12 have featured children.

Dramarama, a summer camp program for children ages 7-14, was first led by Bernice Finch in 1996. A teacher who returned to her Embro roots in retirement, Bernice profoundly touched many young people with her leadership in her 10 year tenure as Artistic Director. Every summer since, close to 50 children benefit from the confidence they find participating in Dramarama.

During a 2-week session, young people spend their time at camp learning creativity and self-expression. Workshops in drama, dance and theatre production take place each morning while the afternoon is spent working in small groups to collectively create short plays. On the final day of camp, the plays are presented to friends and family.

Dramarama is deliberately priced to be affordable for most families. Leaders and counsellors are local teachers, and theatre lovers, and are often Dramarama alumni themselves.

Dramarama has been supported by the administrative leadership of Phoebe Campbell for many years with Sydney Brockway stepping in as the Dramarama Chair on the Thistle Theatre Board of Directors in 2021.