Department of Canadian Heritage

Department of Canadian Heritage

April 19, 2015 14:45 ET

Investing in the Arts in Gananoque

Government of Canada Supports Renovations at the Thousand Islands Playhouse

GANANOQUE, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 19, 2015) - Department of Canadian Heritage

The Government of Canada is providing $151,200 through the Canada Cultural Spaces Fund to support the renovation of the Thousand Islands Playhouse Production Facilities. This project will provide the organization and its local partners with improved facilities for artistic creation and production, helping to give audiences greater access to professional theatre.

Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds-Grenville), made this announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages.

Quick Facts

  • The Thousand Islands Playhouse (TIP) has produced professional theatre in Eastern Ontario since its inception in 1982.
  • The TIP offers a variety of theatrical productions at the Springer and Firehall Theatres, attracting approximately 40,000 audience members annually.
  • The Thousand Islands Playhouse 2015 Season runs from May 15 to October 18, 2015.

Quotes

"Our Government is committed to improving physical conditions for artistic creativity and innovation so that artists can continue to pursue their craft."

- The Honourable Shelly Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages

"I am pleased the Government of Canada is providing funding to support the Thousand Islands Playhouse, a well-established and popular theatre presenter in Eastern Ontario."

- Gord Brown, Member of Parliament (Leeds-Grenville)

"For over 30 years the Thousand Islands Playhouse has been a driving force for professional theatre in Eastern Ontario. Appreciative audiences have enjoyed musicals, comedies, dramas, and contemporary works by respected Canadian and international artists in our two venues. The Thousand Islands Playhouse is proud to continue its tradition of top-notch theatre and community engagement through the creation of one of Eastern Ontario's premier production facilities. It would not have been possible to create this vital centre without the invaluable support of the Government of Canada."

- Ashlie Corcoran, Artistic Director, Thousand Islands Playhouse

Associated Links

Thousand Islands Playhouse

Canada Cultural Spaces Fund

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  • Marisa Monnin
    Communications Director
    Office of the Minister of Canadian Heritage
    and Official Languages
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    Jillian Lum
    Manager of Regional Communications
    Ontario Region
    Canadian Heritage
    416-973-2050
    jillian.lum@pch.gc.ca

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