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See a Canadian Premiere this AprilWCT19 MUR Instagram8

Murder in the First is an adaptation of the 1995 major motion picture.

In 1941, Alcatraz prisoner Willie Moore stands trial for the violent murder of a fellow inmate. In what at first appears to be an open-and-shut case, a bold young lawyer intervenes with the claim that Moore cannot be held responsible for his actions due to the brutality visited upon him during three years of solitary confinement.

Inspired by an actual event, Murder in the First is a gripping courtroom drama that exposes an undercurrent of injustice and hypocrisy throughout the federal justice system.

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Membership Appreciation Night!Membership Appreciation Night

Usher in spring in style and honour the people who work and play at Whitby Courthouse Theatre.

If you’re a current member, admission is free, if not, pay $10 at the door (which will get you a 2019-2020 membership).

We have some special musical and stand-up comedy acts lined up, including Shael Risman, Boyd Tattrie, Lincoln Trudeau, Sharon Berman, and a very special performance from our very own Youth Group.

We are also looking to expand the volunteer base. If you have a friend you have always wanted to have involved at Whitby Courthouse Theatre? Here’s your chance, and theirs.

There will be a cash bar, finger foods, and door prizes.

Please RSVP by March 25, 2019.


New Box Office LocationWCT19Web Tickets

After 28 years as Whitby Courthouse Theatre’s Official Ticket Agent, Lafontaine is closing its doors, and ticketing services have been moved to the Whitby Courthouse Theatre Office.
Whitby Centennial Building
416 Centre Street South
Box Office Hours
Tuesdays 10am - 2pm
Wednesday 10am - 2pm
Thursday 6pm - 8pm 

Announcing 2019/20 Artistic Teams!WCT19GEN HomepageDirector

It’s Only A Play - November 2019
Director - Melissa Gibson

Little Women the Broadway Musical - February 2020
Producer - Heather Doucette
Director - Deb Smith
Music Director - Edward Niles

Kiss the Moon, Kiss the Sun - April 2020
Producer - Geneviève Hébert-Carr
Director - Brandon Rideout

Full Team Listings

We send our thanks to all who applied – we had a wonderful response and a very difficult decision. If you are interested in joining a production team, please click here to contact the Executive Producer


Whitby Courthouse Theatre
416 Centre Street South
Whitby, ON L1N 4W2

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