Dramarama 2021 is cancelled.

Sydney Brockway, the Artistic Director, along with the Thistle Theatre Board of Directors have decided to cancel the 2021 Dramarama program.

With so much uncertainty in regards to restrictions, needed protocols, etc, the board felt it necessary to make this decision.

As much as we would have loved to run the program, we felt that we could not run it in a safe manner for staff and campers.

We apologize, and look forward to running the camp in 2022.

In the meantime, please stay safe, follow the public health guidelines

and be kind.


Dramarama is a 2 week theatre camp for youth 7-14 years old at Thistle Theatre in Embro. Sydney Brockway is the Artistic Director, who plans, with her team, a fun time helping the youth create their own play which they prepare for the final day, when friends and parents can come to watch their production.
July 2021  Dates TBA
Time; Mon – Fri. 8.30 am – 3.30 pm
Place; Embro Town Hall, 135 Huron St., Embro, On. N0J 1J0

For job description and more information please contact Phoebe Campbell at 519-475-6033 or Email Phoebe

We invite children aged 7 to 14 to participate in 9 or 10 days of

Imagination and Creativity

Each day begins with workshops of drama, dance and production crafts. Other topics explored are mime, voice work, tableau, improv, and much much more!

From its inception, Thistle Theatre found it important to involve young people in theatre. In fact, of our 18 main productions, 12 have featured children. Dramarama, a program for children in grades 2-8 has run since 1996. Every summer 24 young people spend 2 weeks learning theatre craft, creativity and self-expression. Then we do it again for another 2 weeks. In all, close to 50 children benefit from the confidence they learn by participating in the Dramarama program. Thistle has deliberately priced this program to be affordable for most families. Teenagers with specific theatrical skills are the counselors at this program. The first 10 years were led by Bernice Finch. A teacher who returned to her Embro roots in retirement, Bernice profoundly touched many young people with her leadership. Since that time the program has been under the leadership of Phoebe Campbell.