The Thousand Islands Playhouse Springer and Firehall theatre in Gananoque 1000 Islands Ontario, are two fully renovated heritage venues celebrated for producing one of the widest ranges of professional theatre in Canada.
The theatres are located in a phenomenal natural setting directly on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, midway between Toronto and Montreal.
The Springer and Firehall theatres present eight dynamic theatrical productions, professional art exhibitions, and six lively concerts between May and November. For 25 years the Playhouse has been offering theatre lovers on of the widest programming ranges of any professional theatre in the country, and arguably the most diverse in Ontario.
The Thousand Islands Playhouse was founded in 1981 by Greg Wanless and a collection of local actors and graduates from Queen’s University including Timm Hughes, Joan Gardiner, Mo Bock, and Kathryn Mackay. It has two theatres, the Springer Theatre, a 366-seat theatre in which musicals and larger plays are performed, and a black-box theatre, The Firehall Theatre, in which smaller, experimental plays are produced.
Long-time performers include Mo Bock (since 1982), Timm Hughes (since 1982), Matthew Gibson (since 1995), Ramona Gilmour-Darling (since 2002) and resident musical director Sandy Thorburn (since 1986).