News & Events

Auditions are June 3 & 6 at 7pm at the Embro Town Hall / Thistle Theatre

**Edit additional:  1 woman playing an elderly woman for an off-stage speaking role

Dramarama 2022 

Join us at the Embro Town Hall for 10 days of imagination and creativity! For young people ages 7 – 14.  We still have spaces available for our session from July 18th – 29th, 2022.  Sessions run Monday through Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm

Cost is $225 per child/per session. A 2-week session at Dramarama is all about creativity and self-expression! Workshops in drama, dance, arts and crafts, and theatre production take place each morning while the afternoon is spent working in small groups to collectively create short plays.

Cash or a cheque made out to “Thistle Theatre” will be accepted as payment and should accompany a completed registration form. Please email Sydney Brockway at with any questions.

Dramarama 2022 – Camp Counsellors

We are still looking for camp counsellors to help with Dramarama from July 4th to July 29th, 2022.  For job descriptions and/or more information about Dramarama please contact Sydney Brockway at

“A Red Plaid Shirt” – Thank You!

As the Producers for “A Red Plaid Shirt”, we would like to thank the cast and crew for the time and effort they have dedicated to making this an outstanding play for the enjoyment of our community and beyond.  We thank those who supported us by donating or lending a prop or set piece, as well as all of those businesses and individuals who purchased ad space in our program.  And, we thank all of our audience members, who made this show come alive.

For more great theatre, keep an eye on Thistle Theatre’s website,, for details of our next production, Mom’s Gift, which will come to the stage in the fall of 2022.  If you would like to get involved in local community theatre, contact

Wendy Marshall and Lois Turvey

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!