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2023 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT!

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For immediate release  Blyth, ON  After two defiant years undefeated by the global pandemic, the Blyth Festival is back bigger than ever. Celebrating their 48th anniversary season, the 2023 Blyth Festival is set to present its largest season ever with seven productions, both indoors and outdoors, running June 14th-September 9th. Both Memorial Hall in the town centre and the newly …

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Blyth Festival Spotlights the Impact of $400,000 in Grants

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Blyth, ON – On Friday, local MPP Lisa Thompson met with representatives from the Blyth Centre for the Arts to congratulate them on the work done thanks to two grants, totalling $400,000, that it received through the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF) in 2021. The organization received a $150,000 Resilient Communities Fund grant from OTF in March 2021 and a $250,000 …

Blyth Festival Announces Summer 2022 Season!

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Blyth, ON - The Blyth Festival returns once again to present its 2022 season outdoors on the beautiful new Harvest Stage. Four Canadian productions will run in succession from June to September. Gil Garratt says of the season, “I think theatre has never been more important, more vital. Looking around at the world right now, a lot of people are feeling ...

The Drawer Boy by Michael Healey

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Photo by Terry Manzo. Pictured Randy Hughson as Angus, Cam Laurie as Miles, Jonathan Goad as Morgan Essential Canadian Classic True story: Fifty years ago this very summer, a group of actors made a pilgrimage of sorts from downtown Toronto to Huron County. They were bent on learning all they could about farming and rural life and turning what they ...

Cottagers and Indians by Drew Hayden Taylor

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Photo by Terry Manzo. Pictured Kelly McIntosh as Maureen Poole and James Dallas Smith as Arthur Copper.  Comedy/Political Satire Maureen loves her cottage. She and her husband worked hard for it. A long dock, a glass of chardonnay, sunset, bbqs. She can’t wait to teach her grandkids to waterski in the wide open channel. Arthur loves wild rice.  He worked ...

The Waltz by Marie Beath Badian – CANCELLED

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For Immediate Release August 2, 2022 Blyth, ON Gil Garratt announced today that the Blyth Festival is cancelling the entire run of their third show of the season, The Waltz by Marie Beath Badian. Caught in Ontario’s seventh wave, with Covid 19 spreading in the company, the Blyth Festival was twice forced to delay the beginning of rehearsals, and after ...

John Ware Reimagined by Cheryl Foggo

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Photo by Terry Manzo. Pictured Janelle Cooper as Mildred Ware and Twaine Ward as John Ware Photo by Terry Manzo. Full Company pictured: George Meanwell, Janelle Cooper, Madeleine Eddy, Twaine Ward, Graham Hargrove & Warona Setshwaelo Original Music by Miranda Martini and Kris Demeanor Drama/History/Folk Music Joni loved everything about cowgirl life. From her checkered shirt, to her fringe vest, ...

The Brand New Blyth Festival Harvest Stage Brings its Bounty to 2021

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Blyth, ON - Five Canadian productions. Each featuring one lone magical storyteller.  All performed under the wide open Huron County sky, on the newly built Blyth Festival Harvest Stage, at the Blyth Fairgrounds. Occupying roughly a five acre natural amphitheatre at the North/West corner of the Blyth Fairgrounds, and backing right onto the Goderich to Guelph rail trail, a beautiful, ...

Truth and Reconciliation

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The Blyth Festival is profoundly grateful to gather and practice our art here on the traditional territories of the Anishinaabe, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. We give our deep thanks for their stewardship of this land and for sharing its bounty with us through Treaty 29. In the spirit of reconciliation we ask you consider reading the findings of the …