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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.


Company History & Mission

Merlyn Productions was founded by Artistic Director John Chase, who began producing local theatre in 1997. The company has staged more than ten seasons of plays from its Albert Street studios (since 2008)!

The Winnipeg Theatre School became part of the organisation in 2011. With the motto that “some companies use professionals — we create them”, its 40-year-old brand came from Fantasy Theatre for Children and The Theatre School, to continue in FTC's tradition of quality training for all ages.


Join Our Company

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 – see our Auditions & Openings for any present opportunities – and feel free to contact us with any questions!