We're thrilled to be able to bring you live indoor theatre again and, as a member of the Safe Travels Stamp program, will keep working hard to ensure our artists, staff and patrons are as safe as possible. Before purchasing tickets for any live event, please scroll down to the bottom of this page to read our Covid protocols and safety measures. Thank you!
Thanks for a great Summer 2021 Season - here’s to keeping it live for the remainder of 2021! View the digital show programme for our summer productions here:
Scary Story Walk 2021 October 29 & 30 Leaving at 6 pm and 8 pm from the Scugog Arts Space, Port Perry 175B Queen St., Port Perry Our popular Scary Story Walk returns this year with more tales of the macabre, supernatural and suspenseful. Our guides will safely escort you on an evening walk around downtown Port Perry where our story tellers will be waiting at various locations to entertain and unsettle you with local, Canadian and classic tales seasoned with a little fright and a lot of fun.
Tickets are $25/person, available online only and sales are limited to 25 persons/timeslot. Recommended for ages 12 and up. Walk duration is approximately 80 - 90 minutes, rain or moonlight! All proceeds from the Scary Story Walk will benefit the vision and programs of Theatre on the Ridge.
Performances are outdoors and all provincial and regional mandated Covid restrictions and protocols will be in place. Please bring a mask and dress for the weather!
Friday, October 29 @ 6 pm - SOLD OUT Friday, October 29 @ 8 pm - Limited Availability Saturday, October 30 @ 6 pm - Limited Availability Saturday, October 30 @ 8 pm - SOLD OUT
Coming Soon Pine Grove Plots Onscreen Stay Tuned - New Virtual Screening Release Coming Soon
Our popular historical walk goes digital and several stories of Port Perry’s past will be available soon to view online, including Before The Flood, The Diary of Elizabeth Christie, Major Forman, Searching For Samuel Stout and The McCaw Sisters. Check back soon for the online viewing link.
The original Pine Grove Plots project was made possible through the support of the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation. This digital presentation has been made possible with funding from the Ontario Arts Council’s Arts Response Initiative program and in partnership with the School of Media Art and Design - Durham College.
Our First Read Club is held on the last Thursday of the month @ 7:30 pm Scugog Arts Space 175B Queen St., Port Perry Thursday, October 28 - CANCELLED Stay tuned for our November event The First Read Club is an informal “book” club and a great way to get your theatre fix, connect with other theatre folk, and discover new plays as you become one of the company and explore the treasures and challenges that lie within the text of a play.
In a traditional first readthrough, the play is read aloud by the cast, with the full artistic and production teams listening in, and the production process begins! The words come alive, the director shares their vision of the playwright’s intention and the team begins the dialogue of how to fully realize the words they have just shared and take the play to the stage.
In the First Read Club, we welcome actors, audience members, production artists and lovers of the printed word to sit in, take part or just listen as artistic director, Carey Nicholson and company guests explore a new play each month.
Play selection will be determined based on the anticipated attendance each month and advance registration is required at least 24 hours in advance, which includes a minimum $5 donation to cover materials and refreshment costs.
The First Read Club takes place indoors at the Scugog Arts Space and all provincial and regional mandated Covid restrictions and protocols will be in place, including the wearing of masks and required proof of double vaccination. Attendance may be capped to comply with current Covid capacity restrictions.
Coming Soon... From Our Archives Virtual Screenings of Past Productions Made possible with the support of the Canada Council for the Arts Digital Now program.
Holiday Event – TBA Mid December
Please read our audience health and safety measures below prior to purchasing tickets to any paid live event.
Covid 19 Update Note: All performances, dates, times and seating availabilities are subject to change and to the most recent mandated Covid 19 restrictions and the weather (outdoor performances). As of September 22, all patrons for indoor events must present proof of double vaccination with Photo ID, as per provincial requirements. Please scroll down to read our Covid 19 Audience Safety Procedures, and to download and complete our Patron Declaration of Fitness Form prior to arriving at the venue for live events.
Your Health and Safety Are Important To Us Theatre on the Ridge recognizes that public performances are currently no longer inherently safe activities. As an organization, we care deeply about the health and welfare of our patrons, performers, staff, and volunteers. As such, additional precautions will be taken to reduce the spread of COVID-19 during all live performances for the foreseeable future. Please read our audience health and safety measures below prior to purchasing tickets to any paid event. Please present a completed Patron Declaration of Fitness upon arriving at the venue. Theatre on the Ridge reserves the right to not admit any patron who appears to be unwell to any performance. In consideration of all our patrons, Theatre on the Ridge strongly recommends the wearing of masks by audience members at all outdoor performances. Theatre on the Ridge follows the guidelines set out the by the Region of Durham's "Community Re-opening Toolkit", which can be found here.
Big Theatre/Small Towns - our very own podcast series! In this time of self-isolation and social distancing, the need for connection becomes a priority and we miss connecting with our audiences, artists and community. Big Theatre/Small Towns explores the connection of big theatre ideas growing in small towns and vice versa with hosts Graeme Powell and Amanda Jane Smith.