PARIS PERFORMERS' THEATRE
25 Years in the Making!
It is from humble beginnings in an old Penman Mill at 120 West River Street in Paris that we have seen 25 years in the development of the Paris Performers' Theatre. We spent several interesting years working around the pillars, contending with snow blowing in the main stage door and having the floor creak during our more subtle moments.
Many happy memories were created as we developed into a full-fledged theatre group but eventually it came time to move on. After a brief laborious stint in the upstairs of the Town Hall, we moved to the Syl Apps Arena, which worked for hockey games and figure skating, but left much to be desired as a theatre.
Then came the "Big Move" to the Paris Fairgrounds from those early days of tipping light standards up with a rope, lugging costumes out of the back of a van, and actors rehearsing in someone's basement rec room we now had a heated rehearsal area, cloth seats, white lights, sound equipment and a solid stage.
Paris Performers' Theatre has seen hundreds of volunteers put in thousands of hours, and tens of thousand's of dollars, to make us what we are today. We've also had more than our fair share of generous patrons and sponsors, and could ask no more support than we have seen from the various merchants in our local community.
We are celebrating our 25th anniversary in the 2015-2016 season and we look forward to the next 25 years of bringing quality entertainment to the "Cobblestone Capital of Canada" - Paris, Ontario.