About Chesley Community Players

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

Bijou lobby 1947
Bijou lobby 1947
Bijou interior 1947
Bijou interior 1947
Bijou exterior 1947
Bijou exterior 1947

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.


Chesley Community Players Executive:
President:  Peter Clements – 519-363-2152
Secretary: Cindy Sweiger
Danard Bell
Faye Bell McClure
Astrid Bleumer
Roger Cosgrove
Susan Klages
Ruth Russell

Volunteers
Bob Young – Treasurer