About Us


Chesley Community Players

Formed as a group in 1996 and is located in the historic Bijou Theatre in downtown Chesley

Our Mission Statement:

• The Chesley Community Players are dedicated to the promotion of amateur talent, both young and old

• To the promotion of local charitable causes and to the restoration of the Bijou for performing arts

• To provide opportunities for students of drama to learn in a co-operative environment

Chesley Community Players profits go back into the theatre and to the community and surrounding area.

To date our accomplishments include:

  • Producing over 50 plays, musicals, dinner theatres and concerts
  • Providing opportunities for local students and adults to participate in the many activities of live theatre and music
  • Extending use of the Bijou to other community organizations such as Bruce County Library, Kinghurst School, Royal Canadian Legion Branch 144, Chesley and District Chamber of Commerce
  • Working with co-op students from Chesley District High School
  • Investing over $35,000 to restore and improve the Bijou Theatre building
  • Investing over $20,000 in facilities with stage lighting, a sound system and stage curtains
  • Obtained Ontario Trillium Funding for $75,000 for new and wheelchair accessible washrooms
  • We have donated over $36,000 toward betterment of our community and surrounding area


Recipients include:

Chesley Legion, Local Schools, Chesley Locum Loft, Chesley Homecoming, Chesley’s New Library, Chesley Medical Clinic, Hanover Habitat for Humanity, Kinsmen Xmas Parade, and Three local fire departments, Bursary to a Chesley District High School student, Cameras for the Chesley Visual Arts Class, and the Proposed Soccer field.


President:  Peter Clements – Ph:519-363-2152
Secretary: Cindy Sweiger

Danard Bell
Faye Bell McClure
Astrid Bleumer
Roger Cosgrove
Susan Klages
Ruth Russell

Bob Young – Treasurer(not a member of  CCP executive)