Artist Guidebook

Welcome to Lighthouse Festival Theatre, we are excited to have you!

We have curated this guide to share with you everything and anything you may need to know about your time with us at Lighthouse, as well as your time at Roselawn. If you have a question about anything you see, please do not hesitate to reach out and ask either Alice Barnett, Nicole Campbell, or Derek Ritschel. All contact information is listed.

Welcome to Lighthouse Festival … and I truly mean that, welcome. 

It has always been my hope that when people come to Lighthouse, they see it as I do … kind, honest, fun, supportive and with a little hard work sprinkled in. 

Lighthouse is a place for people to come and forget their troubles. A place to come and laugh and be part of something joyful. 

It is my hope that you feel these things too. 

Should you need any tips or need any information that is not covered in this please don’t hesitate to ask. What matters most to us is that your time with us is indeed kind, honest, fun, and supportive. 

Break a leg my friends. 

All good things, 

Derek

Volunteers


Lighthouse is fortunate to have a strong volunteer program. The over 100 volunteers fill key positions on performance days, as well as assist the theatres year-round with community engagement. They help decorate the theatre for holidays, lend a hand when Lighthouse is holding a special event, such as a fundraiser or our Season Opening Gala, and are a vital connection to our community. On performance days volunteers greet patrons at the door, answer general questions and give directions, as well as usher patrons to their seats. Volunteers also sell concessions, providing additional sources of revenue for the theatres. These positive interactions are integral to the Lighthouse experience and make all of our patrons feel like family when visiting. 

Our devoted volunteers are key to keeping Lighthouse engaged within the communities of Port Dover and Port Colborne. A great deal of our two theatres success, is due to the generous goodwill of our volunteers.

Housekeeping


Some information to get you started:

  • There is no smoking within 10 metres of any Lighthouse Festival building. This includes rehearsal halls, tech buildings, and all theatres.
  • A standard rehearsal day is from 10am – 5pm. Stage Management is able to use the time from 9am – 10am and 5pm – 6pm. We ask that artists are ready to work at 10am. If you need time to warm up, stretch, make food, etc., please arrive beforehand to ensure you are ready to begin work at 10am! 
  • Each show will celebrate two opening nights; one in Port Dover and another when the show moves to Port Colborne. Opening night suggested dress code is summer formal/semi-formal/business casual. The bar will be open and food will be available.  
  • Lighthouse Festival holds 12 monthly 50/50 draws available online at lighthousefestival5050.ca. You are not permitted to participate while you are contracted with Lighthouse Festival Theatre. However, partners, friends and family members are able to participate. 
  • While you are in Port Dover, we have what is called “Crossover Parties” where the new cast and artistic team for the show in rehearsal, and the cast and artistic team that is on stage get together for a casual party so everyone can meet one another! Stage Management will confirm the date and location with their casts.   
2023 Cross Over Party Dates
  • May 24th Come Down From Up River & On The Air 
  • June 14th On The Air & Sakura 
  • July 5th Sakura & Where You Are 
  • July 26th Where You Are & Pack of Thieves  

Production Contact Information

Derek Ritschel – Artistic Director

Phone: 519-583-1031 EXT. 222
Cell: 647-829-6200
Email: derek@lighthousetheatre.com

Nicole Campbell – Executive Director

Phone: 519-583-1031 EXT. 223
Cell: 519-718-1100
Email: nicole@lighthousetheatre.com

Alice Barnett – Production Manager

Phone: 519-583-1031 EXT. 231
Cell: 905-251-8718
Email: pm@lighthousetheatre.com

Hailey Parker – Technical Director

Phone: 519-583-1031 EXT. 229
Cell: 905-818-3553
Email: technicaldirector@lighthousetheatre.com

Kassidy Sharp – Head Technician
Avery Delaney – Port Colborne House Technician
Colin Mahon – Head of Carpentry and Building Maintenance
Lisa Barber – Accounts Manager
Stephanie Grant – Port Dover Patron Experience Supervisor

Phone: 519-583-2221
Email: stephanie@lighthousetheatre.com

 

Jenny Simpson – Port Colborne Patron Experience Supervisor

Phone: 905-834-0833
Email: jenny@lighthousetheatre.com

Don Kearney-Bourque – Marketing Coordinator

Phone: 519-583-1031 EXT. 225
Email: don@lighthousetheatre.com

Caitlin O'Neill – Development Officer

Phone: 519-583-1031 EXT. 224
Email: caitlin@lighthousetheatre.com

Tasha Blake – Corporate and Communication Partnerships Officer
Paige Hingston – Tech & Admin Officer
Bruce Robinson – Human Resources Coordinator

Phone: 519-583-1031 EXT. 228
Email: hr@lighthousetheatre.com

Clare Padgett – Head of Paint
Alex Sykes – Head of Lighting
Head of Sound
Wyatt Hoskin – Production Assistant

Box Office Contact Information 

Lighthouse Theatre – Port Dover
247 Main Street Port Dover ON N0A 1N0

519-583-2221
Email Port Dover
Roselawn Theatre – Port Colborne
296 Fielden Ave. Port Colborne, ON L3K 4T6

905-834-0833
Email Port Colborne
Complimentary Tickets

Two comp tickets for opening, and two comp tickets for the run of the show. Please contact the box office of the theatre you wish to reserve your comps for.

Living In Port Dover

Photo by local photographer Tim Warris

Lighthouse Theatre


  1. Lighthouse Theatre (Box Office Entrance)
    247 Main St.
    Port Dover, ON
    N0A 1N0
  2. Lighthouse Office
    17 Market St.
    Port Dover, ON
    N0A 1N0

Parking


The theatre does not have a designated parking lot. Please refer to the map in this package for available parking areas. There is a bike rack at the rehearsal hall to lock your bike.

Stage Doors


There are double doors next to the office doors that we use as a “stage door”, that takes you to the stairs to the long bar. There is no direct access to the dressing rooms from the street that we are able to use. 

Wifi & Printing


Network: Lighthouse Office
Password: L1G4Th0u53!

Network: Lighthouse Guest
Password: Open network

Printing: If you are doing a large print job, i.e., sides, scripts, etc. please use the printer at the Lighthouse office. 

Rehearsal Hall & Tech Office


  1. Lighthouse Rehearsal Hall
    (Back Building)
    518 Main St.
    Port Dover, ON
    N0A 1N0
  2. Tech Office
    (Front Building: 1st Floor)
    518 Main St.
    Port Dover, ON
    N0A 1N0

Parking


The rehearsal hall only has 5 parking spots directly in front of the rehearsal hall. If full, you can park along the street on Main Street or McNab Street East. There is also a bike rack at the rehearsal hall to lock your bikes.

Workspace


The upper floor of the 518 tech office is a residence. The 518 tech office is a workspace and not for recreation. The office must be cleared by 9pm. Please be respectful of the neighbors at 518 and do not cut across the lawns to get to the rehearsal hall. Please only use the driveway access from Main Street.

Wifi


Network: Rehearsal Hall
Password: vwzop18240

Port Dover Parking Map


*Please note that for 2022 Norfolk County is putting in place a parking project that will only effect certain streets in the vicinity of the beach form June 15th – September 15th. Paid parking will be enforced from 10 am – 7pm. The first hour is free, following that it is $6 an hour.


Medical & Emergency Services

Norfolk General Hospital

Address:
365 West St.
Simcoe, ON
N3Y 1T7

Hours:
24/7 Emergency Room

Phone:
519-426-0130

Website:
www.ngh.on.ca

West Haldimand General Hospital

Address:
75 Parkview Rd.
Hagersville, ON
N0A 1N0

Hours:
24/7 Emergency Room

Phone:
905-768-3311

Website:
www.whgh.ca

Caledonia Walk-In Clinic

Address:
30 Argyle St. S.
Caledonia, ON
N3W 2N2

Hours:
Mon. – Wed: 10am – 5pm
Thurs: 10am – 3:30pm
Fri: 10am – 5pm
Sat – Sun: Closed
*Please call ahead to confirm hours

Phone:
289-960-0733

Website:
www.primaryclinic.ca

Delhi Walk-In Clinic

Address:
105 Main Street
Delhi, ON
N4B 2L8

Hours:
Sun. – Wed: Closed
Thurs: 5pm – 8pm
Fri: Closed
Sat: 9am – 1pm
*Please call ahead to confirm hours

Phone:
226-549-4004

Website:
www.dchc.ca

Registered Massage Therapy

Colautti Amy R M T

Address:
413 Main St
Port Dover, ON
N0A 1N0

Phone:
519-718-0828

Alyssa Irwin, R M T

Address:
697 Hwy #6
Port Dover, ON
N1M 2K6

Phone:
519-583-0552

Free Services

Port Dover Health and Fitness Centre
Address:
20 Market St. W.

Hours:
Mon. – Fri: 6am – 9pm
Sat: 8am – 4pm
Sun: 9am – 1pm

Phone:
519-583-3113

**Please call ahead to confirm hours.
*You will receive a letter from theatre for free admittance on 1st day of rehearsals.
Need a Bike?
Contact our “bike guy” Tracy Bellamy at 519-718-2174 (text only) if you need a bike for your contract in Port Dover!

*Limited availability.
*No cost.
*Signing of waiver is required.
*You are responsible for providing your own helmet and any other protective equipment or accessories you may require. Lock and bike lights are provided.

Explore Port Dover

Living In Port Colborne

Roselawn Theatre


  1. Roselawn Theatre (Box Office & Theatre Entrance)
    296 Fielden Ave.
    Port Colborne, ON
    L3K 2M4

Parking


There is a parking lot at Lighthouse at Roselawn Theatre, and you are also able to park on the road. There is a bike rack available to lock up your bike.

Wifi & Printing


Network: Lighthouse
Password: L!ghthouse1980

Printing: Available in the SM office as well as the box office


Medical & Emergency Services

Port Colborne Hospital

Address:
260 Sugarloaf Street
Port Colborne, ON
L3K 2N7

Hours:
24/7 Emergency Room

Phone:
905-378-4647

Website:
www.niagarahealth.on.ca 

Welland Hospital

Address:
65 Third Street
Welland, ON
L3B 4W6

Hours:
24/7 Emergency Room

Phone:
905-378-4647

Website:
www.niagarahealth.on.ca 

MedCare Clinic

Address:
589 South Pelham Road Unit 125
Welland, ON
L3C 3C7

Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8am – 7pm
Saturday: 8am – 6pm
Sunday: 9am – 5pm
*Please call ahead to confirm hours

Phone:
905-788-3000

Website:
www.medcareclinics.com

Explore Port Colborne