SS Ethie Dinner Theatre Online

By Shane Ellis Coates; directed by Jeff Pitcher

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  • SS Ethie Dinner Theatre Online
  • SS Ethie Dinner Theatre Online photo by PB Productions
  • SS Ethie Dinner Theatre Online
  • SS Ethie Dinner Theatre Online Photo by PB Productions

The dinner theatre that started it all! This was our very first production at the Gros Morne Theatre Festival in 1996 and it’s been a hit every year since. Based on the true story of the steam ship that ran aground just south of Cow Head in 1919 with 92 passengers and crew aboard. Join Captain English, First Mate John Gullage and the crew and passengers of the SS Ethie.

Gros Morne Theatre Festival 2021 Online

Didn’t see it all in person?  Loved it so much you want to see it again?  Great news!  TNL Gros Morne Theatre Festival’s 2021 productions are now available for viewing on our website until April, 2022.

How does it work?

Select your show(s),

Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe

The Only Living Father by Tom Cahill

SS Ethie by Shane Ellis Coates

Neddy Norris Night

Purchase your show(s) through our website and you can view anytime within 7 days of purchase time. Each viewing time is only $15.00 plus HST.

After you book, you will receive a confirmation with a link allowing you to view the film.  A count down clock will appear.  You’ll have access to the film for 7 days from time of purchase.

You will need an account to complete your purchase and for viewing.  If you already have an account with us just log in at the check-out and enjoy the shows from the best seat in your house!


To view and download the show programs click here:

Click to view the SS Ethie program.

Additional credits for Online creations

Produced by PB Productions

Camera Operators:  John McKinnon & Mike Hoskins

Produced with the support of ActraNL


Check out the beauty of Creative Cow Head and the new Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts with these two free-for-view videos.

Creative Cow Head:

Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts: Gros Morne Theatre Festival – “Nurse Myra Bennett Centre for the Performing Arts” Virtual Tour – YouTube


We are looking forward to seeing you in person in 2022 in Cow Head.  Opening early June and closing mid to late September.  Schedule and online purchasing will be available by Feb. 28, 2022.

Our Gros Morne Theatre Festival 2022 line-up:

SS Ethie Dinner Theatre by Shane Ellis -Coates

Neddy Norris Night

Ed & Ed’s New B & B by Jeff Pitcher

Jewel by Joan Macleod

The Birds by Conor McPherson

The Only Living Father by Tom Cahill


Click here to view the SS Ethie dinner menu

Click here for a copy of Rhubarb Scone recipe



Getting to Cow Head

This show is part of the Gros Morne Theatre Festival. See Getting to Cow Head for directions to the Warehouse Theatre and Shallow Bay Motel.