About Us

Since 1975, the Blyth Festival Theatre has put farmers and rural Canadians centre stage, telling our stories, sharing our history, and celebrating our way of life. A fully professional theatre, in the heart of Ontario’s bread-basket, the Blyth Festival’s ingenuity, tenacity, and creativity has irrevocably reinvigorated the region’s very imagination.

When the Festival was founded in 1975 there were very few scripts that fit the Festival’s mandate being written, so we threw our shoulder into the creation of new work. At that time, the Festival was the only summer theatre producing original Canadian plays, and one of the very few theatres in Canada producing Canadian plays exclusively.

The success of the Blyth Festival has led to the founding of many summer theatres in town halls across Ontario, and some have even since adopted policy for also producing Canadian plays. Dozens of plays born on Blyth’s stage have gone on to be produced the world over. Plays from the Blyth Festival have won Governor General’s awards, been produced in 29 countries worldwide, and translated into dozens of languages (including American Sign Language).

The Blyth Festival is a registered charity and welcomes support from both individuals and businesses both locally and nationwide. 

Registered Charitable # 11881 2056 RR0001