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“Red Plaid Shirt”


June 18, 2020

Fall 2020  Red Plaid Shirt

Auditions will take place at the Embro Town Hall from 7:00-9:00pm on Sunday July 26, and Monday July 27 with current social distancing rules in effect.
Cast requirements are 2 women and 2 men, all aged late 50’s to mid-60’s.  
Call backs, if necessary, will be on Tues and/or Wed, July 28 and/or 29 from 7:00-9:00pm.   For more information or a script, call Lois at 519-535-2884 or Wendy at 519-537-4646.   Keep an eye on our website (, Thistle Theatre Facebook page or call one of the above numbers to see if  the audition dates or process have been changed.

COVID-19 Update

Message from the President – March 15, 2020:

Due to the current COVID-19 virus situation, the Thistle Theatre Board of Directors has decided to postpone our two additional 25th Anniversary events until a later date, possibly in 2021.  At this time, we hope that our Fall show, Red Plaid Shirt, will continue as scheduled, however should anything arise, a newsletter, and our social media accounts will reflect any necessary changes.  We wish everyone hope, health and peace in this troubling time for all.

UPDATE: June 1, 2020 – Dramarama has been cancelled due to Covid-19 restrictions.  We do hope that 2021 will be twice the fun!  Stay tuned.

 – Christina Shelly

FALL 2020 PRODUCTION – Red Plaid Shirt by Mike G. Wilmot
November 13, 14 & 15 – 19, 20 & 21,  2020

Producers Lois Turvey & Wendy Marshall

Directed by Mark Mooney

Watch the Thistle Newsletter, Facebook page, and here for MORE details!!

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!