Summer Theatre School

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

July 24th – Aug 19th

At the Chester Playhouse, youth have a great opportunity to learn from qualified instructors who have backgrounds excelling in performance arts. Youth will participate in organized activities that produce creativity and personal growth.

 What you sign up for: 

Organized theatrical activity for youth aged 9-17 
An environment where youth will develop and improve their self-confidence and communication skills as they work together to produce and perform an exciting theatrical project.

Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
2:00 pm – 9:00 pm Aug 14th – Aug 19th (performance week) 

 Please complete and mail in your registration forms by July 1st
 2017 SUMMER SCHOOL Information Sheet & RELEASE

Coming up this summer in Summer Theatre School

1)      The premier teen production of Robin Hood The Legendary Musical Comedy 

2)      Intensive workshops with the writer/director, lyricist and a special workshop with fight choreographer from the original Shakespeare By The Sea Production (That the youth will love)

3)      Performing at Picnic In The Park

4)      Performing at the Chester Farmer’s Market

5)      Working with Alumni: “Student” Choreographer  Abby Blanchard and “Student” Director Miguel Fowke

6)      Musical Direction by David Findley

7)      Cast goes to the theatre to see The Leonard Cohen Show with Cliff Lejeune and the Blue engine String Quartette

8)      Visits/workshops with professional: Writers, directors, actors, and Choreographers.

9)      Intensive history of Robin Hood with Professor Marina Davidson

10)   A week long Make-up workshop with Donna Whitford

11)   Prop creation with Dawn Curry  

12)   An added week of STS—going from a 3 week program to a 4!

13)   5 performances at the Chester Playhouse

14)   Oh! And that Acting, Singing, Dancing, thing followed by performance and a cast party!

The registration cost for the program is $450.00

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

Please contact the General Manager for details. 


The Production for 2017 will be


The Legendary Musical Comedy 

Created by  Halifax’s Shakespeare by the Sea Collective

Directed by Cynthia Myers 

 When the impossibly handsome Robin of Locksley returns from the Crusades, he expects a hero’s welcome… but Prince John, the capital E.V.I.L. brother of King Richard, along with the Sheriff of Nottingham have taken charge, stolen Robin’s home (and his favourite black shirt!), and have set about to tax the poor people of the land into oblivion. After Robin is banished to Sherwood Forest, he must join an unlikely group of outlaws to seek revenge, correct bad grammar, and of course, right the wrongs of society by stealing from the rich and giving to the poor…

This irreverent to the core Canadian-made musical features clever, biting and amusing twists on the familiar legends of Robin Hood and his Merry Men. With fast-paced, witty lyrics and a polished, sophisticated score, this show is sure to have you singing “The Evil Song”, “Undercover Lover” and “After Intermission” long after the curtain has come down!

Please complete and mail in your registration forms by July 1st 
2017 SUMMER SCHOOL Information Sheet & RELEASE


The General Manager

Chester Playhouse

PO Box 293 Chester NS

B0J 1J0 

If you have any questions about the program, please email


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Here are some 2017 Summer Theatre School photos!