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Theatre Lac-Brome is a professional theatre and year-round performing arts facility.
Located in Knowlton (Lac-Brome) in the lovely Eastern Townships of Quebec, we feature high quality theatre, in both English and French. Now with the new lobby, the Theatre is open year round, hosting a variety of activities. Under the direction of new Executive Artistic Director Ellen David, we look forward to bringing you theatre, as well as multi-disciplinary events such as music (pop, classical, jazz and blues), comedy, cinema, and child-friendly shows. We also welcome local community theatre companies like The Knowlton Players, and host The Knowlton Cinema Festival. Our beautiful lobby showcases Quebec artists whose work we are proud to promote.
You’ll want to be there when the curtain goes up. See you at Theatre Lac Brome!
TLB aims to leave its mark on the cultural life of Brome-Missisquoi by positioning itself as a leading regional hub of artistic activity with a varied, attractive, affordable and quality program.
• recognize, respect and highlight TLB’s historical roots and our predecessors’ achievements;
• be artistically and linguistically receptive, and communicate effectively in English and French;
• establish and maintain a transparent and rigorous management framework.
TLB’s mandate is to offer a varied cultural program in both official languages to serve the entire community of our region. TLB thus defines itself as an open, dynamic, accessible and unifying production and performance venue.
TLB’s program includes plays in English and in French, shows and concerts in a variety of musical genres, productions for school audiences and families, comedy, films and various special activities. It also hosts local groups such as the Knowlton Players, exhibitions of local artists and the Knowlton film and literary festivals.
Theatre Lac Brome is continuing a tradition of professional English-language theatre which began in 1935 with the Brae Manor Playhouse, one of Canada’s first summer theatres. Sophisticated summer fare has been attracting Canadian artists and audiences to the charming town of Knowlton in the picturesque Eastern Townships of Quebec for more than 75 years. Spanning 21 years, from 1935 to 1956, the Brae Manor produced more than 100 productions attracting performers including Christopher Plummer, Robertson Davies, Herbert Whittaker and Gaétan Gélinas to its stage. Its program focused on 20th century classics such as “Pygmalion”, “Private Lives”, “You Can’t Take it with You”, “Charley’s Aunt” and “Our Town’.
Since 1986, Theatre Lac Brome has continued that tradition with programs that combine the classics, from Shaw and Wilde to Dario Fo, music from Cabaret to Rock n Roll and Patsy Cline, and most especially highlighting and creating new Canadian plays and musicals.