Christmas Gala Tickets On Sale Now!

Calling all performers, musicians, patrons and crew! It’s going to be fabulous night! We lost our 30th Anniversary Gala to Covid in 2020. We haven’t celebrated together in so long. Join us for a Christmas Gala to help raise funds for our scholarships and catch the movie White Christmas on our new big screen. Enjoy delicious treats, a silent auction, a special selfie spot to take your photo for the Christmas letter or post and so much more. We’re even working on live entertainment before the screening of the movie!

What to Wear When You Walk the Red Carpet?

Nothing easier than a gala that comes with a free outfit, should you choose. Shoot us an email and let us know you want to be notified when we are opening the Henley. Anyone, actor or patron, can borrow an outfit to walk the red carpet in. We have formal gowns to tuxedos and more. We just ask that it comes back to us as you borrowed it and there won’t be a rental fee!

If you’d like to be notified when we’re opening the Henley please email us here.

Silent Auction

We have some beautiful items that have already been donated. Email Scott Berry to donate or volunteer to assist him in gathering donations or setting up on the day of the event!

If you would like to be a part of the fun setting up the day of or assist before in another way just drop us an email here.

Scroll up, hit the Buy Tickets button and get yours today. Buy a single, reserve a table of 8. However you choose to do it let’s celebrate together!

In appreciation for the health of others consider taking a quick test before attending or contact us if you have Covid and we can help you sell your ticket to another patron.

Scholarship Applications Available Now

VOS Theatre has 2 major scholarships available – download the applications today!

The Harcort Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who will be attending post secondary education in Sept. 2022. The winner does NOT need to be pursuing theatre in a degree program. 

The Watson Scholarship is awarded to a student who will be studying at a Post-Secondary School or entering into an accredited apprenticeship in the coming school year.

Visit our Website for more information on the Ruth Harcourt and Watson Scholarships. The deadline to apply approaches!

Fundraiser for Scholarships this Sunday!

Why not call and reserve a fabulous dinner from the Best Western Plus Cobourg Inn and help the VOS fundraise for its scholarship fund?

VOS Theatre awards $3500 every year to graduating high school students. Normally we’d use funds from our intermission 50/50 draws, but with no performances, we need your support to continue to help these deserving students. Last year we were able to make it work with our savings but this year, with an eye to having enough cash to support upcoming productions we need your help. Funds will go towards the 4 – $500 awards to local schools, the $1000 Ruth Harcort scholarship and the $500 Garth Watson scholarship.

If you choose not to order a meal but would like to donate to the scholarship you can send a cheque or check our website.

http://www.vostheatre.com – You’ll find a place to donate at the bottom of the Membership page.

Many thanks to Best Western for their support! Call NOW!

What’s Coming Up?

VOS THEATRE has been very careful not to jump into a project and spend our cash reserves only to start and stop again with shutdowns. We are monitoring all of the movements of this pandemic and discuss the likelihood of an upcoming productions at each board meeting.

We have secured the rights and the venue for a November 2022 production but are still waiting and watching B1, B2 and whatever else this plague throws at us. There is much to consider as producing a musical with all that rehearsals, wind instruments and singing bring with them in the way of risk. It will be a task! So we are carefully monitoring, discussing options and moving forward in baby steps. As a board it is our responsibility to monitor the organization’s expenses and at an investment of 50 to 60K we want to be as sure as we can before we move forward.

We will be discussing whether to move forward with our secured production at the next couple of board meetings. Watch our VOS Facebook and Instagram pages for more news as we have it.

Our First Rental

Our rental business was shuttered with the incoming plague. So sad. Requests started arriving in our inbox in October, 2021. Not surprisingly they came from the south in the U.S. where cases were higher but they were giving it a go. All of those requests were turned away as we just were not ready to deal with customs and pandemic red tape. Our first rental of some Spamalot costumes went to Victoria School of the Arts in Edmonton on Friday. Many thanks to Florence Fletcher, Joel Varty for their assistance with this rental. The rental income will cover one month rent at the barn! Slowly but surely…………………….

If you’re looking for costumes or live in Northumberland County and would like to rent a portable stage or some props or Costumes contact us!

Fundraising Ideas

If you have some fundraising concepts that might be fun to consider shoot them our way. Be forewarned, we swore off yard sales in 1992. theatre@vostheatre

June is a busy month… even when we aren’t producing a show

June is a busy month for VOS Theatre. This June when all has changed a few things remain the same.

We continue to be dedicated to providing students with scholarships that can be used to reduce the expense of higher education. We provide 1 scholarship for $500 to each of 4 High Schools in Northumberland County. Port Hope High School, CCI, St. Mary and ENSS.

We also award two additional scholarships to students chosen by a Committee of VOS Members. The Ruth Harcourt Scholarship and the Watson Scholarship. Please see our website to have a look at the criteria.

The Harcort Scholarship is awarded to a graduating student who will be attending post secondary education in Sept. 2021. The winner does NOT need to be pursuing theatre in a degree program.

The Watson Scholarship is awarded to a student who will be studying at a Post-Secondary School or entering into an accredited apprenticeship.

Visit our Website for more information on the Ruth Harcourt and Watson Scholarships. The deadline to apply approaches!

Now to Raise Funds…

We appreciate the support of Arthur’s Pub in Cobourg. Here’s a yummy way you can help with the cost of scholarship in a year when fundraising from 50/50 draws has been impossible.

If you would like to donate towards the $3500.00 worth of scholarships we give away each year you can do this by following the instructions on our scholarship page.

Annual General Meeting

Join us as we review a challenging year. The VOS Board has stayed in touch and ensured that the organization continues to thrive under very restrictive circumstances.

Email us theatre@vostheatre.com for the Zoom link.