Summer Theatre

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.

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FrOST Mandate


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

Heritage Branch

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

We thank our sponsors and partners for their support of our programming!


c/o Peter Pacey

60 Surrey Crescent

Fredericton, NB

E3B 4L3

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