The Dundalk Little Theatre presented its first production, “Look Who’s Laughing” in 1996 in the Dundalk Olde Town Hall, Dundalk.
Members of the Dundalk Little Theatre (DLT) are unpaid volunteers, governed by a formal Constitution.
The Dundalk Little Theatre logo was designed in 2011 by Brent Russell. The logo represents the different types of theatre that the DLT includes in its repertoire: drama, comedy, and musicals.
Since its inception, DLT has made many improvements to the theatre using profits from each production. With the help of the former Board of Management of the Dundalk Olde Town Hall, new draperies, flooring, sound and lighting, and a chair lift were installed. In 2000, new seating was installed thanks to the support of community donors and the leadership of the Dundalk and District Lions Club.
The DLT has made substantial donations to the proposed new hospital in Markdale, the Dundalk & District Christmas Cheer Fund, the Heart & Stroke Foundation, and other local organizations.
'The Show Must Go On'
Up until 2014, the DLT performed exclusively in the Dundalk Olde Town Hall theatre. Unfortunately, in 2014 the Olde Town Hall theatre was closed by the Township of Southgate due to insurance concerns. Since then, the DLT has performed in Shelburne's Tipling Theatre, at the Dundalk Legion, Durham Legion, Markdale Curling Club, and the Horning's Mills Community Hall. Since the fall of 2016, DLT is performing in Dundalk United Church - a beautiful building with wonderful acoustics, and seating for approximately 200.