About Us

Elmira Theatre Company, as a vibrant community group, exists to promote diverse theatrical opportunities through a commitment to skills development and artistic excellence.

Elmira Theatre Company began in 1981 and since that time has become well known in local theatre circles for its quality productions, especially its comedies. Elmira is located in south-central Ontario and members come from all over the Waterloo Region and nearby towns and cities. New members are always welcome, regardless of ability.

The Elmira Theatre Company is a member of the Western Ontario Drama League (WODL), a body of over twenty community theatre groups encompassing an area from the Bruce Peninsula, south to Lake Erie and west to Sarnia. Each year WODL sponsors a drama festival that is hosted by a different group each year during March break. Over the years Elmira has won numerous awards and been nominated for many more at these festivals. Our proudest moment was winning not only the WODL competition in 1993 but also going on to the next level, the Theatre Ontario competition, and winning that as well with the comedy, Opening Night.

Elmira Theatre Company currently produces 3 shows a year, including a dinner theatre format production, which regularly plays to a sold-out audience.

Elmira Theatre Company would be nothing without the hard work of our caring volunteers. At the top of this list is our team of executives that take care of our business operations behind the scenes.

Rosemarie Ens

Past President
Iris Miltenburg

VP Productions
Bev Dietrich

VP Administration
Alice Soeder

Sherry Heine

Pam Webb

Director at Large
Kris Fletcher

Director at Large

Elmira Theatre Company operated out of the Elmira Lions Hall for years before we finally were able to build their current location to call home! This modern venue was built with the sweat and hard work of our members, patrons and volunteers. Every year we continue to develop and add on to the location, improving the amenities available. It is our hope that all patrons and guests who enter our location feel comfortable and want for nothing. We are fully wheelchair accessible and meet all safety requirements and regulations.

If you are interested in renting our facility, please contact us. Be sure to include the who, what and when of your event, along with any special requests you may require. Please note that rentals are available at our facility during our off season (July & August).

Seating and Tables
Updated Dressing Rooms

Seating & Tables
Can comfortably seat up to 160 patrons with plenty of standing room available.

Updated Dressing Room
Newly renovated & spacious dressing rooms complete with individual make-up stations

Spacious Bathrooms
Clean bathrooms with multiple facilities in each, plus an individual wheelchair accessible washroom.

Bar/Concession Booth
Easily licenced for events with a cash register, 2 brand-new, full sized beverage fridges and a sliding safety gate.

Large On-Site Parking

Collection of Costumes & Props
We have a huge selection of costumes and props on-site, with more than a few uses

Large, On-Site Parking
We have space for 75 cars to park on location, with plenty more street parking available.

Partial Kitchen Services
Industrial dishwasher, regular sized sinks, full-size fridge and stove. Limited dishes are available

Modern Lighting and Sound System
More information to come soon.

Forced Air Conditioning and Floor Heat

Forced Air Conditioning & Floor Heat
We don’t have the most regular temperatures in Canada, so our system ensures year-round comfort.