I don’t know what to say about the richness of choice we have access to here. It’s almost overwhelming. Just take a look at some of the choices available. There aren’t many places in this province that can boast of this selection of theatres or performing arts companies.
The Capitol Theatre
A full professional theatre in Port Hope, the Capitol is able to provide patrons with live theatre, direct satellite feed opera from the Met, direct satellite live theatre from the National Theatre in the UK, film, concerts, cabarets and lectures within it’s main theatre and smaller Sculthorpe theatre. The theatre has played host to some of the prominent talent in Canada with productions from companies such as Soulpepper, Tafelmusik, and the Orford Quartet. One of only two “Atmospheric” theatres in Canada, The Capitol is an historical treasure. Drop by and one of the staff will give you a tour and explain what “Atmospheric” means. A beautiful and valuable asset to the region operating all year round.
4’th Line Theatre
Operating only in the summer this innovative theatre produces an eclectic line up of plays many of which are focussed on the history of the county and region. Staged in an open air setting the company is a mixture of amateurs and professionals.
The Westben is a beautiful new theatre in a pastoral setting just outside of Campbellford. Mostly musical line up ranging from classical to pop.
Northumberland Mall Cinema
A three screen movie theatre located upstairs in the Northumberland Mall in Cobourg this theatre brings first run movies to the area. They also have a vintage film festival for part of the year.
Victoria Hall & Firehall Theatre
Set in the beautifully restored Victoria Hall in Cobourg this theatre is mainly used by local amateur companies. A wide range of offerings.
La Jeunesse Youth Orchestra
A wonderful group of young musicians which offer a challenging line up every year. Come out and support them – they’re fantastic.
One of the finest amateur companies anywhere. They have an aggressive line up of plays every year and can be seen at various venues depending on the size of their productions.
Northumberland Orchestra and Choir
Wonderfully talented and versatile group of musicians and singers. Look for them throughout the year.
Another choral group that was formed to sing madrigals and religious music their repertoire has widened considerably.