The Calithumpians theatre troupe has been entertaining audiences for over forty years. Headquartered at Cathedral Memorial Hall, the troupe is named after an ancient tradition wherein young people, dressed in costume and disguise, paraded through the streets celebrating and making joyous noise.
From their humble beginnings performing educational shows in schools, the Calithumpians have expanded their repertoire to include family-friendly outdoor theatre, guided walking and motorcoach tours, historical interpretation, drama camps, training and consultation, school visits and workshops, dinner theatre, a Haunted Hike, and a variety of shows for audiences in and around Fredericton, and across New Brunswick and Canada.
Calithumpians’ shows and services emphasize local history and pride, folklore and legend, environmentalism, health and wellness, and current social issues, all with a hint of humor and fun!
The Calithumpians perform a free, family-friendly musical theatre show at 12:15 p.m. on the Cathedral lawn, Monday to Saturday throughout the summer, and run children's drama camps on the lawn and in Cathedral Memorial Hall. Visit their website to see the schedule of shows and camps, as well as their other offerings throughout the city.