The Staircase is on Summer Vacation July 11-Aug 9

Hope we didn’t forget to pack anything!  The Staircase will be taking a short hiatus from theatre and cafe bookings  from  July 11-Aug 9.  During this time we will be working on all the larger jobs that are difficult to get to when you are open 24/7.  Our resident services, Seiwa Kai Karate and The Yoga Path will be holding classes in the bright and multipurpose rooms so check out their respective websites for their summer schedules.  Fright Night theatre will still be held the 1st Tuesday of August and since the laughter never stops at the Staircase the Thursday night 9pm  Stand up Comedy Night will continue to push the comedy envelope in the Hammer…..and when we re-open….well we hope you are well rested because we are packed solid this upcoming Fall season!

Improv Comedy

Laughing in the face of Death

An improv comedy evening to raise funds for Darfur refugees. Tickets$20 proceeds to “Hike for Hunger” http://hikeforhunger.webs.com .

There is limited seating so buying tickets early is advised. On saleJune 22nd at the Joseph Brant Memorial Hospital in the Emergency Department
or  at the door.

Come join Shirley Cuscieri, Adam Dams, Patrick Hebden, Daniel Kollek and Brian Smith (AKA the “No Name” improv troupe) in laughing for a good cause!



DIY filmmaker Sean MacPherson’s lo-fi, no-budget, labor of love and hate, HAPPY TO BE HERE is going on tour across Canada!

A sort-of heart warming feature film about passive aggression, having a nice day and forgetting the names of your family members, Happy to be Here is the story of Dorian Winters, who, after his father Butch suffers a massive stroke and donates his life savings to a seemingly illegitimate dolphin charity, embarks on a journey to discover the challenges of making peace with one’s family and finding the true meaning of happiness…

A feature film shot on a budget of 1500.00 in a 400 square ft apartment, Happy to be Here was shot in truly independent fashion. And what a ride so far. From oysters and grey goose at the CANNES 2009, to rejection and tap water, the film and filmmaker have been on a wild roller coaster for the last two years…

Finally fed up with the “independent” film system, the filmmaker is embarking on a self-funded film tour across Canada – screening in the Hammer Sat July 3rd!!!

Staircase theatre!!! Sat July 3 @8pm!!! Director in attendance!!!

Come out and support real independent film!

It’s Hammer time….



Killer Johnnie's presents The Staircase Theatre Comedy Open Mic

Word is starting to catch on that Every Thursday night 9pm is the night to get your laugh on.  Beginners, Amateurs and Professionals take to the cafe stage  to push the comedy envelope in the Hammer with their original written materials. So bring a friend, grab a cheap beer and laugh, cringe or get up on stage yourself and celebrate the good, bad and ugly of the Hamilton Comedy Scene!!  Hosted by the lovely and talented Clifford Myers and the slightly hairer Colette Kendall.

To sign up

10  (7min) spots are available weekly first come, first signed up.  Out of town comics contact colettekendall@gmail.com to pre-book the first available slot.