Blyth Festival Taking 2021 Season Outdoors

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BLYTH, ONT. — It’s been a year to forget for the Blyth Festival. “Last year we had about $800,000 in ticket sales. This year, we will have $0 in ticket sales, so that’s a significant change to the bottom line,” says Gil Garratt, the Blyth Festival’s Artistic Director. For the first time in it’s 46 year history, Blyth had pull …

New! Blyth Festival Supporters Can Now Double Donation Power!

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Fans and supporters of the Blyth Festival can double the power of any new gifts they make to the Festival, thanks to a $100,000 pledge from two generous local families. Longtime Blyth supporters Dave Southen and Susan Carlyle, along with another anonymous donor, will match any new gifts received before December 31st , to a maximum of $100,000.  This matching-gift …

A message to the Blyth Community

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On April 1st, 2020, for the first time in 46 years, we suspended The Blyth Festival summer season. At the time we made that decision it was already clear to us that whatever unfolded in the coming weeks, we would not be able to continue with the summer as planned. We couldn’t yet know what was coming, but we knew ...

The Blyth Festival, Home of New Canadian Plays, Suspends 2020 Season

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Effective immediately, The Blyth Festival is suspending its 2020 season until further notice. This the first time in its 46 year history, that the Blyth Festival has had to take such a step. In a statement, Blyth’s Artistic Director, Gil Garratt, said “As a community leader, the Festival owes a responsibility to help support and amplify the life-saving message of our Public …

World Theatre Day

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For all of you Blyth Spirits climbing the isolation walls, spinning around the kitchen table again trying to remember the thrill of the proverbial curtain rising; We’ve put out a call to Blyth Festival artists you know and love, and will be filling these digital streams with authentic, 100% original, downhome Canadian Plays. The Pigeon King Company obliged. So here …

Canadian hockey icon Theo Fleury will join the Blyth Festival as part of their Deeper Roots series of events.

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BLYTH, ON – The Blyth Festival is thrilled to announce hockey icon, Olympian, and heroic mental health advocate, Theo Fleury will be in Blyth on Wednesday September 16 at 7:00pm to speak at Blyth Memorial Community Hall. An invigorating, out-spoken, public figure, Theo Fleury is perhaps best known for his award-winning time on the ice. But off the rink, his struggles with abuse ...

Playing With Fire: The Theo Fleury Story September 9th – September 26th 2020

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Shaun Smyth  as Theo Fleury; photo by Electric Umbrella Images Season Suspended September 9-September 26 Opens September 11 By Kirstie McLellan Day A powerful, vibrant, captivating portrait of a great Canadian; a champion on the ice, and a hero off of it. Fleury grappled with and triumphed over incredible adversity, personal demons, dark secrets, and a reputation that sometimes got ...

Blyth Festival announces 5th show in 2020

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Blyth, ON-On Wednesday December 18 Artistic Director Gil Garratt announced the much anticipated fifth production that will be part of the 46th summer season in Blyth:  How I Met My Husband, written by Alice Munro will run July 29-September 3rd.  Penned by the Nobel Laureate herself, this delicate, funny, beautiful play about a young woman, a pilot, and a fateful ...

How I Met My Husband by Alice Munro

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Season Suspended July 29-September 3 By Alice Munro Based on the short story by Alice Munro Penned by the Nobel Laureate herself, this delicate, funny, beautiful play about a young woman, a pilot, and a fateful cake, originally premiered at Blyth Festival in 1976. Set just outside Blyth in the 1950s, the play follows a young woman named Edie who, ...