Billet hosts wanted!

Making Room for Our Summer Company

Anyone with a spare bedroom in Port Perry is in for a treat this summer should they decide to host one of the visiting professional actors with Theatre on the Ridge for the upcoming 2018 summer season.

Our Festival has actors who will be arriving in Port Perry for an eleven-week period, June 3rd-August 19th. Our goal is to find suitable housing for our summer company members – who come from away to work in Port Perry for the summer! All that is required from a host is a private bedroom for the performer, and access to a kitchen and bathroom. Our summer company members are prepared to pay a nominal weekly living expense, if required, and will provide all of their own food.

This is what one of our past hosts has to say about the experience –

“When I heard we had young actors coming to Port Perry to act in our summer theatre season, I immediately volunteered to house them. I knew that they would bring an enthusiasm and skill to our local theatre scene, and this was an additional way for me to support the arts in our town. Most of all, I knew from my own experience and with my own children, that young people trying to make it in any arts field need lots of support in many ways. It’s rewarding to see them working so hard and laughing so much.”

We even have a quick questionnaire for prospective hosts to match you with the most suitable actor for your home.

Even if hosts cannot provide a space for the complete 11 weeks, anyone interested in hosting over a shorter time frame may still welcome. If you are interested in becoming a billeting host, please contact Carey Nicholson at to discuss this opportunity more in depth.

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