Theatre Lac Brome
During its 21 years from 1935-56, the Brae Manor Playhouse was arguably Canada’s most important summer theatre and training school. More than 100 professional theatrical productions were mounted in a repertory format, attracting such talents as Christopher Plummer, Robertson Davies, Herbert Whittaker and Gratien Gélinas to its stage.
Taking place of the Brae Manor Playhouse, Theatre Lac Brome, founded in 1986 continues this tradition of high-quality entertainment. It has confidently built its reputation on the Quebec and Canadian theatre scenes as a non-traditional summer playhouse offering an eclectic program.
Theatre Lac Brome professional seasons have featured such non-traditional offerings as Tom Cones Herringbone, Charles Ludlams The Mystery of Irma Vep, Eric Overmyers On The Verge and Joe Ortons Loot. It has also found its balance with a sprinkling of more popular fare such as Shirley Valentine, Blithe Spirit, Man of La Mancha and Always… Patsy Cline. From Theatre Lac Brome’s inaugural season to today, many plays end musicals by notable playwrights have been produced in the quaint village of Knowlton, only a one-hour drive from Montreal, on Highway 10.
The theatre presents its plays in e repertory format which means everyday a different play is scheduled. In August it’s possible to visit for two days and see three different productions, which makes Lac Brome the perfect destination for a quick break from the everyday routine.
Lac Brome offers numerous hotels that can provide a warm and relaxed welcome, as well as a variety of restaurants from pizza to gourmet, an evening at the theatre, and a restful sleep in the country air.
To learn about Theatre Lac Brome and programming:
Theatre Lac-Brome 9 Mont-Echo, Ville de Lac-Brome
Theatre Box Office: 450-242-2270