***PLEASE NOTE – We are now adding people to the waiting list for the fall of 2018. Please contact us AFTER READING THIS PAGE AND THE ATTACHED DOCUMENT if you would like to be added to the waiting list. We apologise to everyone we can’t get in. We try not to leave anyone languishing on the waiting list, but it’s hard when the kids just want to stay every year – and we won’t complain about that!***
Each Riverfront Theatre Company season begins in September (normally the first Saturday after Labour Day in September), with in-person registration at Paulin Memorial Presbyterian Church, at 3200 Woodland. The first opportunity for registration is given to our returning members in a June pre-registration. On August 1st of each year, we open the waiting list to new registrants, beginning with our waiting list.
We are unable to register students mid-season, as casting is already completed soon after registration, with auditions taking place very early in our process.
Students registered with RTC are all between the ages of 6 and 18, and must commit to regular attendance and availability for all performance dates, including those which occur during morning hours (usually 2-4 shows per season) on school days. RTC productions are full-team efforts requiring the dedicated efforts of all participants.
In the upcoming season we anticipate having approximately 12 small group rehearsals scattered throughout the year on assorted (but pre-scheduled) Tuesday and Friday evenings, as well.
Here is a copy of the process and commitment involved in being part of Riverfront:
Joining Riverfront Theatre Company
For all high school students, a copy of our community involvement policy can be found here: Riverfront Theatre Company Community Involvement Hours Policy-2
Parental volunteer time is also a necessity; RTC is run exclusively by volunteers, and the assitance of many is required each week and throughout the production weeks to ensure that it runs smoothly.
Because so few students withdraw from the program from year to year, we maintain a waiting list throughout the year. At this point, we are hoping to take as many as possible from the current waiting list, but have already started a list for the 2018-2019 season. Anyone we are unable to squeeze in this year that has already been on this waiting list will go to the top of next season’s if they are still interested. Notifications will go out AUGUST 1ST for any incoming students being accepted to the programme.
We anticipate a change in our formatting for the 2018-2019 season due to ever-increasing enrollment, and will be returning to our three-tiered system:
Juniors – grades 1-5 (half day rehearsals on Saturdays)
Intermediates – grades 6-8 (full day rehearsals on Saturdays)
Seniors – high school students (full day rehearsals on Saturdays)
For more information, please contact RiverfrontTheatreCompany@gmail.com.