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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 Blyth Festival Raises funds for Ukraine with Award Winning Show

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Gil Garratt announced today that on Thursday March 10, the Blyth Festival in partnership with Pyretic Productions will be presenting an online reading of Barvinok by Edmonton based playwright Lianna Makuch to raise humanitarian funds for Ukraine. Originally produced by Pyretic Productions in association with Punctuate! Theatre in Edmonton in 2018, the production garnered four Sterling Award nominations and in March of …

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 …

Blyth Festival moving ahead with outdoor performance space

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The Blyth Festival is moving ahead with an ambitious outdoor stage project at the natural amphitheatre at the Blyth campgrounds, which now has the approval of North Huron Council. In an interview with The Citizen, Festival Artistic Director Gil Garratt said that while a professionally-engineered outdoor stage will hopefully allow the Festival to move ahead with outdoor productions later this summer, …

10 x 10 in 2020!

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Success! Online Art Auction in support of the Blyth Festival Blyth Festival partnered with volunteers and artists from around the province and created a fun and creative way to support the Blyth Festival while adding original works of art to enthusiastic bidders’ collections. Each work of art was created by local and regional artists and donated to help the Blyth …

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 …