Backyard Theatre Company

Jeremy Plett

Jeremy Plett

Akecia Peters

Akecia Peters


Backyard Theatre Company works on building performance opportunities for our students of all ages. Our classes teach self-expression, improvisation, and character development while having a great time and making lasting memories and friendships.

Our Director & Instructor

Jeremy Plett, our Artistic Director, has brought his creativity and quality to our theatre program for nine years, with performances in The Pirates of Penzance and The Wizard of Oz as Tin Man.

Akecia Peters, our Instructor, is excited to share her love for theatre with diverse experience in various roles.

Foxtons Founder's Day: The Story of Mr. Fox & Animal Fables

About the Show

 “Foxton Founder’s Day: The Story of Mr. Fox,” is a delightful live theater production filled with adventure, laughter, and heartwarming moments for the whole family. In this story, Mr. Fox and his animal friends set out on a spirited journey to outsmart the farmers and celebrate the power of friendship and resilience. 

Showdates: Tues, April 9th | 06:30PM
Location: SRSS Theatre, 190 McKenzie Ave
Tickets $6 a seat

Yr 2023-2024 Classes

Registrations for Backyard Theatre Company must be done in person or over the phone.

Dramatic Discovery (Ages 5-8)

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Our beginner theatre class gives kids ages 5-8 a solid introduction into the world of acting.  Through lots of playing and improv, kids will become comfortable expressing themselves and their ideas.  We will learn about story structure and get familiar with the stage.  The whole class will collaborate and share with each other to build teamwork and make sure that everyone is involved.  Our class has a very strong focus on self-expression which is vital for a successful actor later in life.

Intermediate Theatre (Ages 9-12)

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Take your acting experience to the next level with new fun and educational games, challenging scripts, and improvisation. Students have the opportunity to learn theatre with costumes, character building and more. In the winter, the class will divide into two groups that will have the option to learn a script for a performance or continue to grow their talents with fun exercises, games, and practical experience.

Advanced Theatre (Ages 13-15)

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In this semi-advanced class, students will combine fun improvisation with serious studio practice: warm-up exercises, writing & memorization, and improvisation. Actors will be fully prepared for an audition for any school, church or community production by year’s end. In the winter, the class will divide into two groups that will have the option to learn a script for a performance or continue to grow their talents with fun exercises, games and practical experience.

Young Company (Ages 15+)

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Previous BTC experience required. In the most advanced theatre class, students will work together to be a performing troupe, finding local community opportunities to perform and build their skills. In a typical year, the Young Company enters as a group and students have the chance to enter as a solo performance in the Annual South East Festival.

Waitlists & Bursaries

BTC Class Fee (See Above)
$25 Administration Fee charged at the time of registration*
$50 Fundraising Waiver Cheque**
$25 Volunteer Waiver Cheque**
SAC Membership: $15 for Individual Residents | $20 for Individual Non-residents | $30 for Family Resident | $35 for Family Non-Resident
*Admin Fees are non-refundable

**Waiver Cheques and Credit Card Authorization Forms will be destroyed if parents complete the requirements for their volunteering and fundraising.

You can pay in full at registration or be on a payment plan. Please call 204.346.1077 so we can assist you.
Unfulfilled Volunteer and Fundraising Waivers will be charged/cashed at the end of the year. For more info, click here.
Modes of payment accepted are credit card, debit card, cash, or cheque. E-transfers and direct deposits are not available.


Your payment and all required forms must be received by the SAC office in order to secure your BTC spot.

Download your credit card authorization form here, and your SAC waiver form here.

To learn more about our Volunteer and Fundraising Waivers, click here.

Submit your forms and payment by:

Mail: 304 Second St, Steinbach, or in the drop box by the front door
Phone: 204.346.1077

• In order for your spot to be reserved, all dues (minus payment plan and waivers) must be collected at the time of registration.

• Credit Cards are accepted through our online registration as well as over the phone. Credit, Debit, Cash and Cheques payable to SAC are accepted in person. NSF charge of $20 for all returned cheques.

• Full refunds are given when you withdraw two weeks prior to the start date of a class/workshop/day camp. From that point until the start of classes, a 50% credit will be applied to your account upon withdrawal. There will be no refund after the start date of your class.

• SAC Memberships, admin fees, and material fees are non-refundable.

• Refunds will be sent via cheque in the mail. Refunds can take up to two weeks to process and will require a valid mailing address.

• Classes with insufficient numbers will be cancelled and all fees will be refunded.

• Personal information will not be shared, traded, or sold to any third parties. SAC reserves the right to use this information for our own statistical, mailing, and membership purposes.

Since BTC is a full-year program, there are sometimes weather cancellations or sick days. If class is cancelled, we will send out an email and give parents as much notice as possible. We do not refund class fees on a class-by-class basis. Instead, we guarantee our kids 25 classes during the year. If cancellations reach that point, then we will send out refunds to the parents for all missed classes.

Programs are subject to cancellation if the minimum number of registrants is not reached. In this case, a full refund (or an account credit) will be issued including membership and administration fees. We inform registering students as soon as possible when we have canceled a program.

Classes are subject to change in keeping with the latest Public Health recommendations. If anything about your class changes, you will be notified as soon as possible.


Our classes have a limited number of spots each season. If a class you’re interested in indicates CLASS FULL, you can still join our waitlist by emailing! We will contact you via e-mail or phone if a spot has opened so we can take your registration. We cannot guarantee admission to the class even when you have joined our call list.

In most cases, we open the same class in the next season. You can check back on our website from time to time or sign up for our SAC eNews to get updates about current and upcoming classes/events here.


Thank you to our amazing contributors who support and believe in our values at SAC, we are able to provide bursaries to the community. Our bursaries aim to eliminate barriers for families and create opportunities for children in the area.

Applying is easy. For instructions on how to apply, please click here.


For general inquiries about a class/program, please email or call us during office hours at 204.346.107

🍁 The Steinbach Arts Council acknowledges that we are on Treaty 1 territory and that the land on which we live and work is the traditional territory of Anishinaabe, Ininiw, Anishiniw, Dakota, and Dene Peoples, and the homeland of the Métis Nation.

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