Summer Programs


Youth Summer Program


The Phoenix has developed a program for intercity and at-risk youth called R.I.S.K.Y (RESOURCES, INNOVATION, SKILLS, & KNOWLEDGE for YOUTH) for children ages 9-16.

Local musicians and theatrical artists will provide workshops in theatre and performance techniques that teach skills and help tap into students’ creativity and demonstrate their new skills in a final theatrical performance at the end of the program.

The Phoenix R.I.S.K.Y Program is generously funded by local Saint John businesses with additional government funding proposed, and more donors being sought in an effort to make this program 100% TUITION FREE!


How It Works


Discover new physical and vocal compositional skills
Learn how to use technology for performance
Tune into creative impulses
Develop original movement, text, and song

Workshops will be facilitated by local artists and experts in our unique model of theatre creation. Students will engage with physical and vocal training and explore the creation of innovative work. They will develop performance skills and confidence with text work, music, rhythm and movement.

*The R.I.S.K.Y Program is generously funded by corporate sponsors and subsidies are offered to serve youth who would otherwise not be able to attend these camps.

How R.I.S.K.Y works:



What People Say

  • Thanks for a great evening!! First-class entertainment, great food and loads of fun!

    Doug & Jan Johnston,
    Saint John, NB

  • Well where do we start...the shows are incredible, the food fabulous and the venue exquisite!! We can't say enough about the community support that have been given back from the owner's and staff! If you haven't been entertained by the Phoenix Player's make it a "Must"!!

    Jim & Sheri McAulay,
    Saint John, NB

  • My family and I were in to see your show "Borderline Crazy" a couple weeks ago, and I just wanted to let you all know that we had a GREAT time! Each one of you are extremely gifted you are all soooo talented! Thankyou for the entertaining evening.

    Grand Bay-Westfield, NB

  • We have been given the opportunity to hold an annual fundraiser at the Phoenix Dinner Theatre for the past 5 years. The service they provide to fundraising groups in Saint John is invaluable and truly commendable!! Thank you. The show is always amazing, entertaining and a great way to spend a fun evening with friends. The owners and staff are very gracious and provide top notch service. The support received behind the scenes to make sure the event is a success is amazing. THANK YOU from the bottom of all of our hearts!! Centre Stage Elite Dancers and families

    Centre Stage Elite/Andrea Kane,
    Saint John, NB

  • This was my fourth show. Had such an amazing time. The level of talent is unbelievable. Everyone there had such a good time. What a great way to spend a night with friends. Thanks so much to all of the performers and staff, good on you!!

    Saint John, NB

  • It was my first time at the Phoenix dinner theatre, I was there with my wife for a wedding reception and we had a blast. What a lovely venue, full of old charm and history. We'll definitely come back!

    José Bregel,
    Saint John, NB

  • Thoroughly enjoyed our evening! Congratulations to you all for an amazing time. We were thrilled to witness one of the musicians, John, propose to his girlfriend ! My mom thought it was part of the show! Nice to see the staff laugh at themselves, made us feel part of their family!

    Saint John

  • My husband and I along with another couple, attended "Show Me The Money" last night It was amazing, vocals- instrumentals and acting, just wonderful, can't wait to go back. I would actually see the same performance again. Good food as well. TALENT !!!!!

    Eilona Smith,
    Hoyt, NB

  • Loved every second of the New Years Eve Gala. The food was delicious and there was a ton! Our waiter/entertainer Tyler was fantastic. Great atmosphere and wonderfully talented cast. Thank you so much.

    Kara & Brad,
    Saint John

  • If you didnt book your wedding reception with the Pheonix Dinner Theater you are missing out..They are amazing!! the owners are a ball to work with and they make sure everything is taking care worries...and the food?? Can you say absolutely delicious!!!! not one guest was unhappy!!! They treat you like family from the moment you walk thru the door!!

    Amelia Ward,
    Saint John


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