Changing the World – One Play at a Time
Welcome to the Beech Street Theatre Company (BSTC) "The Little Theatre with a Big Heart"
Beech Street is relatively new to the Durham Region arts scene, having incorporated in December of 2013. Since then we have continued to grow as a theatre – one that we believe is a little different from other theatre groups in the Region.
What makes us different?
First of all, the only plays we produce are plays written by Canadian playwrights. We give special consideration to local writers. Often the plays you come to see are on stage for the first time. What we’ve learned is that these plays are every bit as good as the “old standards” that people like to see.
Besides our full-length plays, we also perform dinner theatre at various restaurants in Durham Region. Often we perform in small, intimate venues that provide just the right mood for an excellent dinner and a play. The perfect evening out!
The BSTC reaches out to the community, bringing the theatre experience to people who may not otherwise get the opportunity with our “Build A Play” program. In 2018, the BSTC worked with the Brain Injury Association of Durham Region (BIAD), the Thrive Program at the Abilities Centre and the Alzheimer Society of Durham Region. These groups create their own plays and characters, create the set and design the costumes. After several weeks of rehearsals, they perform the play. In 2019, we have added the Back Door Mission and the BIAD Youth Group to our group of theatre participants.
The BSTC believes that by developing art and culture we help people become confident, educated and happy. This in turn helps people become better neighbours, employees and customers. By contributing to the growth and development of art and culture you help us in developing a more vibrant and engaged community.
See you at the theatre!