Check out the theatre experiences awaiting you across Ontario this summer…
4th Line Theatre
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4th Line Theatre is an award-winning outdoor summer theatre company that presents regionally based, environmentally staged, historical dramas. Our performance venue is located on the Winslow Farm, just outside Millbrook, Ontario. Our Mission: To preserve and promote our Canadian cultural heritage through the development and presentation of regionally based, environmentally staged, historical dramas. Our Mandate: To develop and present original Canadian works of artistic excellence that explore regional themes, history and heritage, and to present this work in a politically responsible and culturally sensitive manner. Through this process we seek to encourage innovation and experimentation resulting in productions that entertain and educate.
Visit 4thlinetheatre.on.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
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Blyth Festival develops plays that give voice to both the region and the country and produces a repertory summer season of exclusively Canadian theatre with an emphasis on new work.
Visit blythfestival.com for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
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Drayton Entertainment is a registered, not-for-profit charitable organization, and one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies. From Broadway musicals, to laugh-a-minute comedies and riveting dramas, Drayton Entertainment presents the finest in live theatre for all ages at seven unique venues across Ontario: the Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge in Cambridge, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, and St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs.
Please visit website for show running dates at each theatre.
Visit draytonentertainment.com for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
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Globus Theatre @ the LAB in beautiful Bobcaygeon provides innovative & entertaining theatre in a very comfortable 150 seat black-box theatre. A fantastic 3 course dinner featuring locally grown fare is available pre-show as well as a bar offering a wide selection of scotches, Ontario wines and local brews.
Visit globustheatre.com for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Guild Festival Theatre
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The Guild Festival Theatre (GFT) inspires audiences of today and nurtures the artists of tomorrow by showcasing live theatre masterworks of the past. As a registered charity, GFT provides cultural enrichment through professional entertainment performed outdoors at the unique Greek Theatre in Scarborough’s historic Guild Park & Gardens, where “Art Meets Nature.”. This summer, we are proud to present, Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw, from July 11th to August 12th, Wednesdays to Sundays starting at 7:30 PM.
Since its founding in 2009, the organization has brought the performing arts back to Guild Park, site of the former Guild of All Arts, Canada’s original artists’ community during the Great Depression. Today, GFT brings to Scarborough the tangible economic benefits that professional theatre has achieved in other Ontario communities.
Since 2011, we’ve employed a diverse spectrum of students for performance and production positions. School’s we’ve drawn from include Centennial College, U of T Scarborough, Sir Wilfred Laurier Collegiate, Ryerson University, Humber College and York University. We have also established strong links with local community theatre groups and have used their talent and resources where appropriate.
Visit www.guildfestivaltheatre.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Highlands Summer Festival
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Enjoy great summer theatre in the heart of Ontario’s Cottage Country. Live theatre and concerts each summer in the artistically rich Haliburton Highlands Take a course at the School of the Arts, visit a studio, marvel at the great outdoors while enjoying fabulous accommodations and dining. Then let us entertain you each evening at Highlands Summer Festival. #myhaliburtonhighlands
Visit highlandssummerfestival.on.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Lighthouse Festival Theatre
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Lighthouse Festival Theatre is dedicated to fostering and promoting live professional summer theatre in southern Ontario; for Canadians by Canadians. With 165 productions under Lighthouse Festival Theatre’s belt since its inception in 1980, every artist, technician and staff member has aimed to find that perfect blend of theatre, music, laughter and friendship for everyone who crosses her threshold.
Without wavering in our vision, Lighthouse Festival Theatre will continue to focus on nurturing and presenting the highest quality of professional theatre in beautiful lakeside Port Dover.
Visit lighthousetheatre.com for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
The Orillia Opera House
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The Orillia Opera House offers a three-show Summer Season of Professional theatre in the intimate Studio space. The OOH offers some of Canada’s finest actors, directors and designers in funny, accessible and entertaining comedies and musicals.
Visit theooh.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Port Stanley Festival Theatre
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Port Stanley Festival Theatre is a gem of a theatre featuring Canadian works in a recently renovated 202-seat facility. Come PLAY BY THE LAKE! (May to Sept- comedy/Oct to April – concerts/tributes). With a varied season, appealing to single ticket buyers, subscribers, and tour groups alike, the Port Stanley Festival Theatre looks forward to providing another season of top quality entertainment.
Visit portstanleytheatre.ca/ for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Showboat Festival Theatre
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Showboat Festival Theatre is committed to presenting live professional theatre in Port Colborne every summer. With passion, dedication and inclusion Showboat will strive to create an affordable, welcoming and entertaining environment for all who enjoy live professional theatre.
Visit showboattheatre.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Stone Fence Theatre
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STONE FENCE THEATRE is a non-profit charity founded in October 2002 dedicated to cultural, heritage and economic development in the Ottawa Valley. We are based in Killaloe, Ontario, although we have performed in many places around the Ottawa Valley and have no permanent home yet.
Visit https://www.stonefence.ca/ for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Theatre On The Ridge
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Now entering its 5th year, Theatre 3×60 is changing its name to Theatre On The Ridge, but will continue to be Durham’s entertaining and innovative professional theatre company that captivates on and offstage. Since 2014, the company has consistently committed to artistic excellence, accessibility, education and audience engagement while nurturing new artists and theatre works.
Through its summer theatre festival, held annually in Port Perry, Theatre On The Ridge presents professional theatre and musical productions of new, Canadian and international works that entertain and engage audiences, pairing a quality big city theatre experience with the welcome and appeal of small town rural hospitality.
Visit www.theatreontheridge.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Tweed & Company Theatre
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TWEED & COMPANY Theatre is a creator and producer of Original Canadian Musical Theatre, as well as quality professional grassroots regional theatre. The company formerly known as IANA Theatre has been around since the fall of 2009, and has produced four large scale original Canadian musicals, as well as countless other Canadian and international productions. Tweed & Company is based in Tweed, ON, but also produces in Toronto, and has toured its productions around the province.
Visit https://tweedandcompany.com/ for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Upper Canada Playhouse
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Upper Canada Playhouse has been one of Eastern Ontario’s most popular professional theatre companies for over 3 decades. It’s located in a former toothbrush/argyle sock factory, charmingly converted into a 275-seat, climate-controlled, accessible venue where everyone’s close to the action. It also offers plenty of onsite parking, a licensed canteen and modern facilities to welcome its robust 40,000 annual local, visiting and bus tour audience. Located in the quaint Village of Morrisburg, Ontario, on the picturesque St. Lawrence River, the theatre is easily accessible from the 750 Exit of the 401, mid-way between Brockville and Cornwall and in close proximity to Northern New York State and the major centres of Ottawa and Montreal. Its season runs April through December with Spring and Fall live concerts, a 4-Show Summer Theatre Series and Christmas Family Show.
Visit uppercanadaplayhouse.com for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!
Westben Arts Festival Theatre
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Westben is located near Campbellford, 2 hours east of Toronto. Now in its 17th season Westben presents over 25 performances of opera, Broadway, jazz, folk and blues music. Come join us! Westben will change the way you experience music.
Visit westben.ca for full information, maps, ticket prices and more!