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Donate Now and keep the Blyth Festival alive

Like so many arts organizations and charities around the world, the Blyth Festival relies on donations from individuals and businesses as well as some Government support. We need your help to make sure the Blyth Festival survives and thrives as a centre for the development and performance of new Canadian plays.

We would like to say how grateful we are to our patrons, members, and sponsors for continuing to support us. You are so important to us and our future.

Choose a fund to donate to, click to make your gift online, and help keep Canadian theatre alive. Thank you!

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Help Gil Bale the Mortgage!

Phase Two of our campaign to pay down the mortgage on the Festival’s company housing.

In 2022, we took a leap of faith and bought a small apartment building to provide permanent (and reliable) accommodation for our actors and other company members. We did this because we’d been having more and more trouble housing these folks, and we knew full well the festival couldn’t continue if the actors and other artists didn’t have a place to stay in Blyth.

We also realized our best strategy would be to pay off the mortgage on this property as soon as possible. Our mortgage allows us to make lump-sum payments directly to the principle on every anniversary date. Last year, our incredible patrons and member family helped us raise more than $52K towards our goal. We were astonished by the immediate and generous support.

This year, our goal is to raise another $52K by December 31st. Amazingly, we already have $17K in hand towards this goal, thanks to some amazing donors! Will you send a gift today to help us reach the total? You have the sincere thanks and gratitude of every actor, designer, director, stage manager and theatre technician who will ever stay in this residence.

Operating Fund

A donation to the Operating Fund is a gift to the very foundation of the Blyth Festival. The Operating Fund directly supports our endeavours to enrich the lives of our audience by producing and developing plays that give voice to both the region and the country.

• With a donation of $50 or more, you’ll become a Blyth Festival Member.
• A Tax Receipt will be mailed to you.

Choose the amount you would like to donate:






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Young Company

Donate to our Young Company and help young teens in our area discover the thrill of theatre through practical workshops, coaching and more. You can choose from a one-off or a monthly gift.

• With a donation of $50 or more, you’ll become a Blyth Festival Member.
• A Tax Receipt will be mailed to you.


New Play Development

New Play Development is at the heart of why we exist. Our play development program provides new and renowned playwrights alike with the support, knowledge and expertise required to take a play form first idea on paper to opening night onstage.

• With a donation of $50 or more, you’ll become a Blyth Festival Member.
• A Tax Receipt will be mailed to you.

Own a business? Consider becoming a Corporate Sponsor to help our work in developing new, uniquely Canadian plays at Blyth Festival.

Gift Certificates

Give the gift of theatre to someone you love, and help the Blyth Festival thrive! Gift Certificates may be used by anyone in full or part payment of tickets for any Blyth Festival Production. Gift Certificates do not expire and are not redeemable for cash.





Prefer not to donate online?

That’s fine. Just mail a cheque made payable to Blyth Festival to:

P.O. Box 10
423 Queen Street
Blyth, Ontario
N0M 1H0

Be sure to include your name, address and telephone number, as well as the name you would like to have your gift acknowledged online and in print. Please note donations of $150 and up appear in both print materials and online. $50 to $149 are online only.

Or download our donation form here; just print, complete and include with the envelope with your donation.

  • Donations over $20 will receive a full tax receipt
  • Donations from $50 means you are automatically invited into our membership family.

Other Ways to Support the Blyth Festival

Any questions about donating?

If you have any questions regarding ways you can support the Blyth Festival, or about benefits please:
Call Jen Lamb (ext. 208) at 1-877-862-5984
Send an email to

Blyth Festival and the Blyth Centre for the Arts is a registered charity. Registered Charitable number: 11881 2056 RR0001.

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