Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre (FrOST)
FrOST is the umbrella term for our summer season offerings in downtown Fredericton. We have been performing in Fredericton's Historic Garrison District for over 35 years!
FrOST usually runs two complementary museum theatre programs: The Calithumpians, who provide live outdoor theatre in Officers' Square, and The Fredericton Fencibles, who provide heritage interpretation activities in the Historic Garrison District. But this year, because of Fredericton's decision to close the Guard House, our interpretive centre, our two traditional troupes have been merged! The Calithumpians will provide outdoor theatre and guided walking tours 6 days a week - Monday to Saturday - and the Haunted Hike 5 nights a week.
We are a professional theatre troupe that provides a valuable summer employment experience to students who are trained and rehearsed to conduct educational entertainment and family fun.
Come enjoy FrOST in Downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick! Click here for a full schedule and information.
Fredericton Outdoor Summer Theatre (FrOST) is a not-for-profit company specializing in heritage interpretation and educational theatre. As our name suggests we focus on healthy outdoor activities featuring theatrical animation and local issues.
The mandate of FrOST is twofold: one, to provide relevant and engaging educational theatre and activities that explore the many facets of our Canadian culture and heritage; and two, to allow our student employees a chance to develop their talents and abilities in a nurturing environment that emphasizes personal growth.
In our long tradition we have provided very meaningful summer employment to over 400 young people. Many of them have attributed their FrOST summer work experience as being key to their personal development and helping them choose a career path. Our alumni have gone on to a variety of careers from doctors and lawyers to architects, teachers, museum staff, theatre professionals and so on.
Government of New Brunswick
Cultural Development Branch – Tourism, Heritage & Culture
SEED Program – Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour
Government of Canada
Canada Summer Jobs Program, Service Canada
Young Canada Works In Heritage Institutions, Canadian Museums Association
Young Canada Works In Heritage Institutions, National Trust
Young Canada Works in Both Official Languages
City of Fredericton
Budget Grant Program
Tourism Division Contract
Downtown Fredericton Inc.
Fredericton Public Library
New Brunswick College of Craft & Design
And various downtown businesses