Performance Hosting at the Blyth Festival


What happens when you are a performance host?

Let us set the stage… the audience has arrived and has taken their seats…

The pre-show music quietens… excited chatter turns to a hush of expectation… and the name of your business is announced from the stage as being the very special host of tonight’s performance. Applause erupts from the audience who understand you’ve invested in this exceptional experience, the best that Canadian theatre has to offer: our very own stories created and performed by award-winning theatre professionals.

You’ve shown your support, and in turn, our audience will remember you and reward you.

Your Logo here Harvest Stage
Being a Performance Host offers businesses and community partners an opportunity to give back and reinvest in the local region, while at the same time reaching a targeted demographic to strengthen your own business network.

When you become a Performance Host your contribution directly supports new play development and play production, as well as community outreach initiatives and youth programming that contribute to the quality of life in Huron County and the surrounding area.

Our audience

Blyth Festival patrons from Southwestern Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area represent the majority of our audience, with a strong presence in Midwestern Ontario.

54% of Blyth Festival patrons have annual household incomes over $60,000 and over 25% have incomes over $100,000.

The top four sectors employing Blyth Festival patrons include sales and services, trades and transportation, business finance and administration, and primary industries, such as farming.

Blyth Festival patrons are not frivolous consumers—they purchase what they value.

Blyth Festival patrons are engaged in their communities though volunteerism and support for local initiatives.


Performance Hosting $1000 – Opening Night performance

Benefits include:​

Guaranteed two (2) Opening Night tickets for the performance you are hosting

Recognition (logo placement) on the Blyth Festival website

Insert in evening’s programme recognizing your support

Verbal recognition during performance curtain speech

Tax or Marketing receipt

Free ticket exchanges

Social media promotion (Facebook, Instagram) recognizing your support

You can become a Performance host for a Preview or Regular Performance for as little as $500.


Free Ticket Exchange

Tax or Marketing receipt

Early Booking privileges

Two (2) complimentary tickets to the performance you are hosting

Verbal recognition during performance curtain speech

Insert in evening’s programme recognizing your support

*Tax receipts are issued in accordance with Revenue Canada guidelines. If benefits are waived, a full tax receipt is issued.

To learn more, or to discuss other sponsorship opportunities, please contact Kelly McIntosh, Development Coordinator at 1.877.862.5984 x209