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 …

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 …