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AUDITION NOTICE : November 24th, 2021

Auditions will be held at the Embro Town Hall on Wed, Nov 24 at 7:00pm,  to fill one role – a woman of retirement age (aged 55 to 65). For more information, or to obtain a script, contact Wendy at 519-537-4646 or Lois at 519-535-2884 (

Let’s hope – FINAL Update about when the show will go on! – Oct 2021

“A Red Plaid Shirt”

A comedy written by Michael G. Wilmot. The play will be directed by Mark Mooney and produced by Lois Turvey and Wendy Marshall.
Thistle Theatre has rescheduled our performance to April 2022. Performance dates are now scheduled for April 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, and 10, 2022. This play will have you laughing at the trials and tribulations two couples face starting retirement. It is a very relatable play.

Please watch here, or the Thistle Theatre Facebook page to stay posted in the coming months for more details. Thistle Theatre is looking forward to entertaining you with this funny play!


Sept 16, 2020

Thank you to the Township of Zorra for recognizing the many who have been a part of 25 years of Community Theatre in Embro. ❤️ From the Board of directors, the actors and actresses, the back stage crews, producers, directors and our audiences… We are all so proud of our “little stage with a big heart”, and we couldn’t keep doing it without you.


Lift Ribbon Cutting

We have a LIFT!

Come visit our fully accessible building including  lift. From the lift there are two entrances into the building. The bottom is onto the first floor entering the Green Room. This also gives accessible entry to the library.  The second enters the theatre hall. Changes have been made to the library, to make room for the dedicated accessible washroom. New flooring has been put down in the Green Room, Library and washroom area. As well, a storage area and closet has been set up just outside the washrooms.

The majority of funding for this project has been provided by an Ontario 150 Grant, plus a donation from the Township of Zorra.

A fundraising campaign had been initiated by Thistle Theatre with the hopes of raising $22,000 toward the balance of this project. We  exceeded our goal in just 9 months and additional funds have been put toward other hall renovations, to make your theatre experience even more enjoyable.

Thank you to our donors and Zorra Township for their support of our accessibility renovation.

 Thank you to everyone who came out to celebrate on ribbon cutting day. You helped make this come true!