August 4-7 & 11-14

Queen Victoria's Tea Room


Tickets are now on sale for the world premiere production of Queen Victoria's Tea Room, a new comedy by Playwright in Residence, Peter Paylor. It's a heart-warming and hilarious look at embracing change at every stage of life. It's about trying new things. In a Tea Room. Next to a sex shop. You'll love it. Evening shows on August 4, 5, 6, 11, 12 & 13 at 7:30 pm and matinees on August 7 & 14 at 2:00 pm.

August 24

Gary's Gig presents "The Art of the Doc"

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If you are fascinated by documentaries, want to know how to make one or present an idea for one, you don't want to miss this. Gary's Gig hosts an evening with Quinte's pre-eminent documentary film maker, Sean Scally. Following a short discussion about Sean and what he does, we will screen three never before publicly seen short docs..with a discussion between each . "What I learned from 8 mm" (16 minutes) is an example of an emotional personal journey documentary. "Ditchburn" (14 minutes) is an example of a biography of an individual. The third film, "Witness to History: the William Bleasdel Cameron Story" (30 minutes) looks at how to approach a sensitive historical account from different angles without offending anyone. Sean will wrap up the evening with a final summation of his philosophy on docs, followed by a Q&A session.

September 14-18

Shakespeare for Dummies


To go or not to go? That is the question, but the answer is easy: YES! VERILY! FORSOOTH! This is the most audience-friendly Shakespeare show you'll ever see. Whether you are a fan of the Bard or struggled through his plays in high school, you will enjoy our comedic take on the works of Bill Shakespeare. See Romeo, Juliet, Caesar, Brutus, Macbeth's witches, and more of Bill's crew, like you've never seen them before. “It is a tale told by an idiot..."

But you should come anyway.

September 23-25

Off My Block


Join us for actor/playwright John Corrigan's award-winning comedy about growing up in the 60s. It's a frantic, heart-warming and hilarious tour de force that will have audiences cheering and up on their feet.

October 23-25 & 28-30

An Evening with Beckett

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Join us for An Evening with Beckett: Krapp's Last Tape and Embers. Nobel Prize winning Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, is well-known for his stark and often absurd perspective of our human existence. This presentation includes Embers, a staged radio play, where Henry is a man who is lost inside his own head with the relentless sound of the sea. This is followed by Krapp’s Last Tape where we witness a 69-year-old-man listening to his life as recorded by himself...year after year after year. “An Evening with Beckett“ is thought-provoking theatre that takes the audience on a journey that ultimately goes nowhere...and yet we feel moved.

November 2-5 & 9-12

Sole Theatre presents Frankenstein


Victor Frankenstein, a brilliant young scientist, returns to his Swiss chateau to escape a terrible pursuer. No one can shake free the dark secret that terrifies him: not his mother, nor his fiancée, nor his best friend. Even the pleading of a gypsy girl accused of murdering Victor's younger brother falls on deaf ears, for Victor has brought into being a creature made from pieces of the dead. The creature tracks Victor to his sanctuary to demand a bride to share its loneliness. Against his better judgement, Victor agrees and soon the household is invaded by murder, despair and terror.

That's the story that will be brought to the stage when Sole Theatre presents "Frankenstein" with an all-female cast. You won't want to miss it.


Theatre in The Wings is an intimate, 40-seat storefront performance venue located in a beautifully restored historic building at 30 Bridge Street East in downtown Belleville, perfectly suited for live theatre, music, comedy, and film. It is the home of River & Main Theatre Company, a federally incorporated not-for-profit theatre organization founded in 2016 in order to produce and promote work by local theatre creators and to present their work to audiences in the Bay of Quinte Region.

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River & Main Theatre Company is grateful for financial assistance from Bay of Quinte Marketing and from the City of Belleville through the Belleville Community Arts & Culture Fund.