Community Theatre at its Very Best
In 1984, a small group of enthusiastic individuals got together to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hamburg with a presentation of Godspell. This production immediately prompted the planning of another, and another. These productions grew and evolved. The group known as Trinity Community Players made a name for themselves with quality productions and a firm grounding in the community, giving back a portion of proceeds back to local causes. Over time, Trinity Community Players became The Community Players of New Hamburg, or more affectionately, TCP.
Considered by many to be one of the finest community theatre organizations in Ontario, TCP continues to present large-scale musicals on the Trinity Theatre stage each spring, and now a fall drama as well. Over the past three decades, TCP has maintained the tradition of giving back to the community, donating more than $65,000 from partial proceeds of shows to help fund local organizations and projects. TCP buys locally whenever possible to support local business, and we provide a yearly scholarship to a Waterloo-Oxford D.S.S. student going on to a post-secondary education in the arts.
In May 2014, TCP celebrated their 30th year, staging the epic Ragtime to critical acclaim, following up with the equally successful Studio Theatre production of Robert Harling’s deeply moving Steel Magnolias. The Studio’s intimate 150 seat setting is the perfect environment for audiences and actors alike to immerse themselves in pure drama.
The Community Players would not exist without the continued passion of our valued partners, our participants and audience. The support you give us and the faith that you place in us allows us to continue to be who we are each year. Whether onstage or off, if you would like to be a part of TCP in any form, please don’t hesitate to contact us through our website, or directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite you to take part in our theatrical journey through the coming year!