Summer Theatre School

The Chester Playhouse is pleased to announce our Summer Theatre School dates for 2017!

July 24th – Aug 19th

It has been decided that for the benefit of the students, that we will go back to our traditional four week Summer Theatre School. For those students who may find this difficult to manage please get in touch with the General Manager to make arrangements.

The registration cost for the whole program will be $450.00.

Bursaries are available upon application to ProKids, or The Alexander Flemming Pattillo Foundation.

Please contact he General Manager for details.

The title of this year’s production will be revealed very soon, at which time the registration forms will be available


In 2016 the Summer School presentedDamn Yankees
Damn Yankees.

Decades before Field of Dreams, there was Douglas Wallop‘s novel The Year the Yankees Lost the Pennant, a classic baseball fable that became the hit movie and musical Damn Yankees. This Broadway classic and winner of 7 Tony Awards – including Best Musical – hits it out of the park! The winning score by Adler and Ross, and a devilish book by George Abbot, have made this sporty musical comedy a true classic.

Faust meets professional baseball in this Broadway send up, set in the 1950’s. Baseball lovers everywhere can identify with insurance agent Joe Boyd, a die-hard Washington Senators fan who puts his soul in hock to help them wrest the pennant away from the hated, all-conquering Yankees.

Light, fast-paced and devilishly clever, Damn Yankees is a home-run hit featuring the greatest game on earth and an irreverent sense of humour. The perfect choice for a high school’s spring musical or community theatre production, Damn Yankees is a wicked romantic comedy, with an escape clause to remember.

A bad bargain for the devil, a wonderful one for readers.” – New  York Post



If you have any questions about the program, please email


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Following are pictures from the 2014 production of Lucky Stiff