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Merlyn Productions is a live theatre company that carries a legacy of classic children's theatre in Manitoba, and also operates the Winnipeg Theatre School.

Dedicated to creating “the magic of live theatre for all ages”, the company presents a season of plays for general & family audiences, while the school offers performance-oriented acting classes for children, teens, and adults.


Merlyn Productions was founded by Artistic Director John Chase, who began producing local theatre in 1997 and has worked on more than 130 stage productions.

The Winnipeg Theatre School became part of the organisation in 2011, after 30 years at Fantasy Theatre for Children. It continues in FTC's tradition of quality training for all ages, with the motto that “some companies use professionals — we create them”!

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Cast of "Wind of a Thousand Tales" (2017)

Merlyn Productions has a volunteer cast and staff that dedicate time for the love of their art form, and are committed to fostering live theatre in Winnipeg.

We welcome performers of many ages and skill levels from the greater community, who wish to exercise their talents or develop their abilities in a professional setting.

Please subscribe to our E-Mailing List for news of upcoming shows & classes, and check our Auditions & Openings for present opportunities.