The Blyth Festival

Where Great Canadian Playwrights Thrive

Founded in 1975, the Blyth Festival is Canada’s beacon of New Canadian Plays. With more than 200 productions to date, Blyth is renowned, across the country, as the creation house where original plays are born, and great Canadian playwrights thrive.

From epic histories, to hilarious comedies, and toetapping original musicals, all shows are written by Canadians, directed and designed by Canadians, and performed by Canadians. This summer catch lively shows like The Berlin Blues, running July 5 to August 19. Written by Drew Hayden Taylor and directed by Brad Fraser, this play tells the story of two German developers that arrive unannounced on the sleepy, fictional Otter Lake reserve. What ensues is a hilarious, laugh-a-minute riot, as some members of the community try to shut down the development, while others leap in with both feet. Nestled in the heart of Ontario farm country, and housed in the newly renovated Blyth Memorial Hall, the Blyth Festival Theatre is a state-of-the-art facility, with stunning production values, a worldclass theatre company, and the best in audience comforts. In addition to the Blyth Festival, the Blyth Centre for the Arts includes an Art Gallery that showcases three professional exhibits, one non-juried community show and co-ordinates a student exhibit each season. Choristers participate in the professionally-led Blyth Festival Singers and musicians from three counties form the Blyth Festival Orchestra.

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