Theatre Kingston

The Storefront Festival was launched in Summer 2016 to wide acclaim and box office success. This annual lottery-based theatre festival sees all box office proceeds returned to the artists involved. 

Theatre Kingston - Brett Christopher

Artistic Producer Brett Christopher has been an active member of the Canadian Theatre community since 2001. His work includes: Vancouver’s Arts Club, the Stratford Festival, Canadian Stage, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, Theatre by the Bay, Segal Theatre, Magnus Theatre, Sunshine Festival, Port Hope Festival, Actors Repertory Company, Western Canada Theatre, Convergence Theatre, and Thousand Islands Playhouse.  (pictured here in I Am My Own Wife, Theatre Kingston 2009)

The company is dedicated to creating theatre at the highest quality possible, often hiring some of the country's top artists to work on its productions. (picture here is Stratford veteran Michael Blake and Shaw Festival's Tasha Mumba in The Mountaintop, 2015)

Theatre Kingston is a founder of the Kingston Theatre Alliance and The Kick & Push Festival with the intention of unifying the city's theatre scene and providing opportunities for local makers to learn and practice their art. (pictured here is Sophia Fabiilli in Shipwrecked!, part of the Kick & Push Festival 2015)

Theatre Kingston is the city’s professional theatre producing company.

Theatre Kingston presents work at various venues across the city, including the Grand Theatre, the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and many more. The company has been producing theatre for 24 years, introducing Kingston to some of Canada’s best plays and playwrights. It strives to provide emerging artists in the community with opportunities to work with and connect to professional artists from all over Canada. Our primary goal is to give our audiences examples of the art form at a calibre seen on the stages of the major Canadian urban centres. We are driven by the mission to continually strengthen the city’s theatre community and to allow the possibility for our stories and our artists to move beyond the city limits into the Canadian cultural landscape. 

2016-17 SEASON

Bottle & Glass

September 28 – October 1, 2016


Directed by Liam Karry
Adapted by Morgan Wade from his novel “Bottle & Glass”.

Bottle & Glass is a historical fiction written by local author Morgan Wade about life in Kingston’s pubs/taverns in 1814. Theatre Kingston has commissioned the author to adapt the novel into a 100-minute historical pub crawl that will take place in and around Kingston’s downtown bars. Each ticket includes 4 drinks and an experience in downtown Kingston that you are unlikely ever to forget.

As an audience member you will meet and interact with a vast array of characters played by 15 local actors who will guide you on this ‘historic’ adventure.

Tickets are $60/person (with drinks), $40/person (no drinks) and must be purchased in advance to reserve your spot on the tour. Payment can be dropped off at the Theatre Kingston office at the Tett Centre during working hours or pickup can be arranged at another location. If you’re interested in trying out this new idea with us, email us directly to reserve your ticket. Prior to the performance date, you will receive a message with start location details, and any other special instructions that we think will be useful to know before you arrive.


  • Callum Lurie* as Capt. William Winslow
  • John Geddes as Colonel Spafford
  • Dave Hudson as Dunbar
  • Adam Harden-Davidson as Bennett
  • Nicole Dunkley as Amelia
  • Dan Walmsley as Dorephus
  • Cassel Miles as Capt. Stokes
  • Clayton Garrett as Biscuit
  • Jeremy Settle as Jeremy
  • Colby Currie as Merrit
  • Rob Smith as Jack Evans
  • Liam Collins as Augustus Gardiner
  • Krista Garrett as Ginger
  • Tim Duncan as Tam
  • Production Team
Costume Design: Nicola Bennet
  • Composer: Adam Harden-Davidson
Props Design/Build: 
  • Cam MacLean

Production Manager: Brett Christopher

  • Production Stage Management: Alysse Szatkowski
  • Assistant Director: Jessica Rossiter*


Mercy (in development)

Seven artists from a variety of disciplines will spend time collectively sharing their artistic interpretation of the word ‘Forgiveness’. As part of the process they will initiate a series of interviews with persons involved in the conviction of former choirmaster John Gallienne in order to better understand the community’s response to that case, including his release and reintegration into society. Three separate creation phases will culminate in an invitation only viewing of the work in development in June 2017.

Storefront Festival 2017

STAY TUNED for information on the application process for SUMMER 2017We are currently working out the calendar and details and will post them here as soon as they become available. If you have any feedback/suggestions based on your experience with our first crack at the Festival in 2016, please feel free to get in touch at or by phone at 613-544-2021.

Check out the Kick & Push Festival wrap up video that features several of the Storefront Festival productions!

Storefront Festival 2016 Brochure

Background: The inaugural Storefront Festival took place in Kingston, Ontario between July 15-23, 2016 as part of The Kick & Push Festival. Fifteen productions performed over 8 days in empty storefronts in the city’s downtown core. 


Theatre Kingston is dedicated to bringing accessible, exciting, and homegrown theatre experiences to residents and visitors of our incredible city and to building a hotbed of talent in our community.  Not to mention, the artists involved in each show keep 100% of the ticket sales!

Brett Christopher, Artistic Producer
111 - 370 King Street West, Kingston ON K7L 2X4, Canada