Tickets can be mailed directly to you or held at the Box Office. Please allow sufficient time before the performance to collect / pick-up your tickets before the show starts.
All Will Call tickets are printed on the day of the performance and are available for you to pick-up as follows:
Tickets for afternoon performances at Memorial Hall are held at the Box Office in the main Memorial Hall building at 431 Queen St.
Tickets for each evening performance on the Harvest Stage are held at the Check In Booths ready for collection starting one hour before performance. The booths are at the Arena Parking lot at 377 Gypsy Lane.
If you do choose to have your tickets mailed and you misplace them, please call the Box Office: 1-877-862-5984. The Box Office will re-print your tickets and hold them at Will Call either at Memorial Hall or at the Check-In booths for the Harvest Stage.
Tickets are available for Preview performances for each production in the 2023 season. Please note that these performances are for the cast and crew to “iron out” any technical or artistic elements. Therefore performances may not run smoothly, with possible stops, restarts and technical adjustments. Performers may also “mark” their lines or songs, and props and costumes may not be complete. That’s exactly why Preview performances are so exciting!
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.
When you book online or in person, you will be issued a receipt. Please note that your receipt is not a ticket. You will need to pick up your tickets at the Box Office or Check In Booth.
If you book by phone, we can email you a confirmation of your tickets upon request. Again, please note that this confirmation email is not a ticket. You will still need to collect your tickets on the day of performance as detailed above.
At this time there are no additional Blyth Festival concerts or other events available apart from the main 2023 season productions. (link) Concerts and other special performances, other than the Festival season, are usually organized and produced by outside companies who rent Memorial Hall. Tickets for any such events should be purchased directly from Blyth Festival Box Office.
The Box Office accepts payment for tickets by the use of personal or company cheque for telephone and mail orders. Cheques should be made payable to Blyth Festival.
If you order your tickets by telephone and want to make your payment by cheque, unpaid tickets will be held up to 7 days while waiting for arrival of your cheque. Tickets will be confirmed as soon as your cheque has been deposited in the bank; otherwise they will be released.
If you cannot attend and wish to return/cancel your tickets in advance, a refund can be processed for the price of the tickets booked for that date (minus the $6 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 only exchange your tickets for another performance date/time (subject to availability) or receive a credit.
If you cannot attend on the day, you should contact the Box Office by email or phone up to three hours before the originally scheduled performance time. You can then exchange your ticket for another performance time, or receive a credit for the price of the tickets
In the unusual event of a performance being cancelled by Blyth Festival, a credit for the price of the tickets booked for that date will be issued to your account.
If you hold tickets for a cancelled performance, you have three options:
Receive a refund (minus the $6 non-refundable handling fee)
Turn your ticket purchase into a tax-receiptable donation to the Blyth Festival
If seating is available, exchange your tickets 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.
At the time of writing, it is still too early to know what the state of COVID-19 will be in Ontario for the 2023 season. We anticipate that all Festival staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks. Decisions about audience mask requirements will be made closer to the summer season.
We know that masking is one way we can continue to care for each other as a community. Our long term planning is dedicated to keeping our performers, volunteers, staff, and audiences as safe as possible throughout the summer. We are also particularly cognizant of members of our community who are immunocompromised and at greater risk. However, in line with current regulations, no social distancing is required at either Memorial Hall or the Harvest Stage.
In the event of significant rainfall, or extreme weather, Harvest Stage performances may be moved indoors to Memorial Hall. All ticket holders will be contacted and directed to Memorial Hall. In this case, seating will be by general admission.
In extremely rare cases where it’s determined that it would be unsafe for audiences to travel to or from the venue (for example a tornado warning) the performance will be cancelled. All ticket holders will be contacted to let them know we’ve had to cancel.
We will do our best to accommodate audience members at a future performance, otherwise tickets can either be donated or refunded. This policy is for the safety of artists, staff, and audiences, both during the performance and on their journeys to and from the venue.
In 2021 and 2022, we scheduled matinee performances outside at the Harvest Stage. Unfortunately, due to the summer temperatures, these performances were extremely difficult on our audiences, actors, and staff. So, for everyone’s health and safety, in 2023 matinee performances will only take place indoors at 2pm at the (air conditioned) Memorial Hall.
The Harvest Stage is a permanent, open-air, outdoor venue. There is sun protection for the audience in the form of a canopy-like structure that provides shade. At times it can still be hot and humid under the canopy, and it can get quite chilly when the sun goes down, particularly as we get later into August.
We recommend dressing for the weather, bringing a water bottle, and a sweater or blanket. We also recommend sturdy shoes as there will be gravel to walk on.
In the event of significant rainfall, or extreme weather, performances may be moved indoors to Memorial Hall. All ticket holders will be contacted and directed to Memorial Hall. In this case, seating will be by general admission.
Blyth Festival has developed a comprehensive COVID-19 Safety Plan for rehearsal and presentation of our theatre events. This plan continues to evolve as we learn more about the state of the virus, with the goal of ensuring the safety and comfort of our staff, artists and audiences.
This plan includes:
Refunds available up to 1 week before the performance
Credit is available if you cancel 3 hours before the performance
Hand sanitizer stations available on site
Opportunity to attend performances indoors OR outdoors
Staff and volunteers will continue to wear masks at Blyth Festival
Memorial Hall includes four (4) designated barrier free spaces. Please note that these spaces are not seats, they are spaces for wheelchairs.
There are additional seats that can be converted to space for wheelchair users, and 14 seats that can have the arm rests lifted to allow transfer access to the seat.
Memorial Hall has a lift that allows barrier free access to the Orchestra Level. The rows of the Orchestra are on a raked floor, so while the aisles do not have any stairs they are sloped. The lift also can take patrons to the Balcony level, however there are a couple of stairs to reach the balcony entrance door and the rows are on three (stepped) tiers.
If you or one of your party require a barrier free wheelchair seat, or other accessible seating accommodation, please advise Box Office staff when ordering tickets.
The four parking spaces directly in front of Memorial Hall must be kept clear as a Fire Lane in case of emergencies. However, before the show, this lane can be used to drop off members of your party who need it.
The main parking area for the Harvest Stage is located at the Blyth Arena parking lot. The address is 377 Gypsy Lane. There is an approximately 400m (10-15 minute) walk, on a well-packed gravel road, from the parking lot to the Harvest Stage. This walk is mostly flat until it slopes into the ‘bowl’ that houses the stage area. Please allow 10-15 minutes for leisurely travel from the parking lot to the stage.
For ticket holders with limited mobility, there are 8 barrier free parking spots, and 2 limited mobility parking spots at the Harvest Stage site, close to the stage. There is also the possibility of dropping off members of your party at the site and then return to parking at the arena.
Please advise Box Office staff of accessibility needs at the time of ticket purchase, as there is only this limited accessible parking available.
The permanent Harvest Stage seating includes barrier free seating locations as well as numerous movable armrests for transfer into a seat. Each tier at the Harvest Stage ends in a gravel ramp. Patrons using wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids should be able to reach all tiers.
The seating area is arranged in a semicircle around the thrust stage. There are tiers, like an amphitheatre. Each tier has a row of seats, not a bench or bleachers. The seats all have backs and arm rests.
Please advise Box Office staff of accessibility needs at the time of ticket purchase, so we can ensure reserved seating if required.
Want to know more?
Please contact the Box Office team who will be happy to help: 1-877-862-5984