Ticket & Seating Policies

By purchasing a ticket, you are agreeing to the terms of service and policies of the Blyth Festival, as described below.

General Admission
Seating at the Blyth Festival Harvest Stage will be general admission, with no assigned seating.   If you are attending with friends, or have a seating preference, be sure to arrive 20-30 minutes before the scheduled start time.  Front of House staff cannot guarantee your party will be seated together.
In 2022, seating will no longer be in pod configuration.  Seats will be arranged side by side in rows, allowing for a larger seating capacity than in 2021.
If you, or one of your household, require a barrier free wheelchair seat, or other accessible seating accommodation, please advise box office staff when ordering tickets.

Printed Tickets
In 2022, as one of our many COVID safety measures, physical tickets will not be printed.  When tickets are booked with our Box Office, your name and number of tickets will go on the list for that performance.
Upon arrival at the Blyth Arena Grounds, you will be asked to check in and will received a coloured wrist band indicating confirmation of a ticket for that performance.

Mask Policy
Face coverings are required at all times.  While being outside greatly reduces the risk of COVID transmission, patrons will be in close proximity to each other and masking is a way we can continue to care for each other as a community.  Additionally, we want to keep our performers, volunteers and staff as safe as possible throughout the course of the summer.

Children’s Tickets
Babes in arms will not be admitted into a performance at the Harvest during the summer season. All other children must have a ticket to enter the site. Please note: the nature of Blyth Festival summer programming is primarily for mature audiences. Please ask for further information at the Box Office when choosing to bring young children.

Hearing Assist Devices
The Festival is working hard to ensure that Hearing Assist Devices will be available at the Harvest Stage this year.  We will update when further details are available.
All performers will be using microphones.
Speakers are located at the front of the stage, between the performers and the audience.  Generally, in 2021, we found the performers could be clearly heard throughout the audience.  However, if you have further concerns, please contact the Box Office and we’ll discuss the best accommodation.

Latecomers
Latecomers will be admitted at the discretion of the House Manager. There is no guarantee that latecomers will be seated. To avoid disappointment, arrive at least 20-30 minutes prior to curtain. No refunds will be issued to latecomers who are not seated.

Payment Policies
Blyth Festival Box Office accepts payment over the phone by credit card, cheque and visa debit.

Cheques
The Box Office accepts payment for tickets by the use of personal or company cheque for telephone and mail orders. If the patron places a telephone order and wants to make payment by cheque, unpaid tickets will be held up to 7 days while waiting for arrival of the cheque. Tickets will be confirmed as soon as the cheque has been deposited in the bank – otherwise they will be released.

Wheelchair Reservations
To reserve a barrier free seat, please advise Box Office staff at the time of ordering.  Accessible parking is limited and can be reserved through the Box Office.

Internet Reservations
The theatre has a web portal, tickets.blythfestival.com that currently allows patrons to purchase tickets online.

Weather
In the event of inclement weather, the performance may be cancelled.  Festival staff will be making this decision in advance of the performance.  In the event of a weather cancellation, patrons will be contacted and the following options will be available: refund, turning the ticket purchase into a tax-receiptable donation to the Blyth Festival or, if seating is available, an exchange for another performance by contacting the box office the next business day.  This policy is for the safety of artists, staff, and audiences, both during the performance and on their journeys to and from the venue.

Refunds/Exchanges
In the event a performance is cancelled, a credit for the price of the ticket(s) booked for that date will be issued to your account. You will have the option of a refund (minus the $4 non-refundable handling fee), turning the ticket purchase into a tax-receiptable donation to the Blyth Festival or, if seating is available, an exchange for another performance, by contacting the box office the next business day.
Please note: all refunds must be processed onto the method of payment associated with the original order.
In the event you must cancel your ticket(s), you must contact the Box Office by email or phone within at least three hours of the original scheduled performance time to exchange your ticket for another performance time or receive a credit for the price of the ticket(s).
In the event you must cancel your ticket(s), a refund can be processed for the price of the ticket(s) booked for that date (minus the $4 non-refundable handling fee). To arrange a refund, you must contact the Box Office by email or phone within one week of the performance date. After that point, you may exchange your ticket(s) for another performance date/time or receive a credit.