We’re Hiring!

Kings Playhouse is a non-profit, community based cultural centre located in historic Georgetown, PEI. The Playhouse operates year round and presents a diverse array of community events, professional performances, provides educational opportunities and places of connection for residents of Kings County and beyond.

Our 2020 season will look a little different than most and we are in ongoing development of new and unique forms of creation.
This season, our summer employees will be fully engaged in creating new ways of exploring arts and culture in our local community; engaging in a variety of different programming at the Playhouse and supporting ongoing facility needs.

Expected Start Date: 29 June 2020
Expected End Date: 21 August 2020

Job Type: Full time
Wage: $13/hr for 37.5 hrs/week

Program requirements:
-between the ages of 15 and 30
-eligible to work in Canada

Responsibilities:
-welcoming guests
-engaging with visitors and offering knowledge on local art and artists
-providing/leading guided tours of the Playhouse to small groups
-handling cash/credit cards for purchase of art/artisanal goods
-liaising with local artists/artisans to help create rotating exhibitions
-engaging in social media to promote Kings Playhouse and the local community
-supporting with youth theatre/arts camps (development and facilitation)
-conducting/recording interviews with local storytellers
-creating/participating in ‘pop up’ creative arts shows throughout the community
-supporting facility staff in sanitization/facility care

Our creative workplace seeks applicants who possess the following qualities:
-open and willing to learn new things
-engaged contributor to collaborative processes (ie. art creation)
-enjoys working with youth
-experience/interest in music/theatre/dance/visual arts

Kings Playhouse celebrates diversity and provides equal employment opportunity to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, physical or mental disability, marital status, or any other protected status under the law.

Please send cover letter and CV to: haley@kingsplayhouse.com
Deadline to apply: June 15th

Message from Kings Playhouse re: COVID-19


Dear friends,

As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) situation evolves, the team at Kings Playhouse continues to closely monitor developments regionally and globally.
We are following official guidelines and operating procedures based on the most recent recommendations of the Public Health Office of the Province of P.E.I. in order to support health and safety in our community. You can read more here.

In accordance with municipal guidelines, Kings Playhouse is currently closed to visitors.

As events progress, this will impact several of our upcoming shows.

New dates are currently being determined and will be announced shortly. Patrons are asked to hold on to their tickets as all tickets purchased for the show’s date will be honoured for the newly scheduled date.

We want to reassure you that community health is our first priority and we are being responsible with sanitization and cleaning practices.

We ask that you care for yourself and those around you.

We will continue to make decisions based on the most up to date advisories by provincial authorities and we will continue to provide updates on our social media, website and local media.

We thank you so much for support,

Kings Playhouse

Magic, ghosts, art and more, all part of the summer line-up

These last few weeks at the Kings Playhouse there’s been a shift in the air as we gradually move into our summer season. Auditions for the production Complete Works of William Shakespeare and rehearsals have started for this madcap comedy. We’re happy to have Ben Hartley, Jay Nicholson and Kassinda Bulger in the cast along with director Laura Bird.

Treble with Girls has also started prepping for For the Love of the Island: Chapter 2, as well as Backroads with Teresa Doyle, Ward MacDonald and Patrick Bunston.

This coming weekend and next the Down East Dance Academy will host its end-of-year performances, which will mean amazing pieces by local talent. Recital tickets can be obtained at www.downeastdance.ca

 

These tickets don’t last long, so book your seat before it’s too late.

In April, the Playhouse hosted its first Paint Party with Amy and, after the success of the event, another will be held on June 8. Local artist Amy MacConnell will teach participants how to create their own work of art. Canvas and supplies are included and the bar will be open for those who might want a glass of wine. Tickets are limited so it’s recommended to sign up soon.

At the end of June the Playhouse will host a special act – MattMan, the hypnotist, who will present his show Dream Chaser on June 22. Matt MacPhee combines comedy with hypnosis for an amazing night suit to the whole family. Tickets are available online on the Playhouse website.

 

Talking about the uncanny, this past week the Playhouse hosted the crew from the TV show Haunted 2. The ghost hunters filmed for two nights and now we’ll have to wait until the show airs to see if they witnessed anything supernatural during their stay.

In June another TV crew, from APTN’s show The Other Side, will overnight at the Playhouse in search of ghosts.

For any and all information about the upcoming season, check our website and social media pages. There will be some giveaway contests and other raffles, as things amp up for another amazing year at the Playhouse.