Blyth Festival

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Blyth Festival
4.5
Theatres • Theatre & Performances
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Join the thousands of adventurers who come ready to see some of the finest, boldest, most brilliant theatre in the land. We have 45 Seasons to prove it. Always relevant, always real. This is Blyth. Evenings at 8pm; matinees at 2pm. No performances on Mondays.
Suggested duration
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operalover939
Toronto, Canada2,603 contributions
Mark Crawford is a comic genius
Sep. 2021
The pandemic forced the construction of the new Harvest Theatre. Its sight lines are good, and the seats are covered, but the stage is not: a flaw which I hope will be corrected. It made no difference last Wednesday since the weather was sunny and warm. We attended Mark Crawford's one-man show, 'Chase the Ace'. The man is a genius! We have enjoyed all his plays, most recently 'The New Canadian Curling Club', and 'Chase the Ace' fully met our expectations. It is very funny. Try to see it if you can.
Written September 20, 2021
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Nicole Mason
1 contribution
No back up plans
Aug. 2021
Overall worst experience booking a play here, We rented an air bnb and everything for the play only for it to be cancelled an hour before, It did not even rain the night of the show. When I asked for a refund it was an issue trying to get a full refund and they even asked for a donation for wrecking my weekend. Worst theatre I have (almost) attended. When charging so much for tickets they should be sure to have a back up plan or to put the play on and if it ACTUALLY rains then cancel the show. The show should not be cancelled until there is actual rain and thunder coming from the sky. Do yourself a favour and not waste your time with this theatre/town See a play at a different and more respectable theatre. The manager was rude with the fact that I wanted a FULL refund. Crazy that I would want my money back for a show I didn't see?
Written August 23, 2021
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E L
Toronto, Canada20 contributions
Exciting theatre
Jul. 2019
This is a consistently high calibre theatre with original plays that make regional history come to life in compelling and very moving ways. Over recent years we have seen brilliant and poignant plays, with superb acting and sets, about subjects as diverse as the 19th century African American proprietor of the Wilberforce Hotel, PT Barnum, Guy Lombardo, and the bizarre ponzi scheme of the "Pigeon King." Well worth a side trip if you plan to go to the Stratford Festival. Well worth a trip in any event!
Written June 7, 2020
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Donna G
Godfrey, Canada182 contributions
A Special Christmas Experience
Dec. 2019 • Family
Very talented actors, good writing and a play adapted to the local area makes the “Christmas Carol” relevant and highly entertaining to its audience. We enjoyed the music, quality of acting, the sets and many artistic surprises. A well deserved standing ovation was given. The theatre was very nice and the sound was good. Seating was comfortable. Very affordable.

Great for couples and families.
Written January 1, 2020
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Ryan
Mississauga, Canada737 contributions
Best in Canadian Theatre
Dec. 2019
Blyth Festival is a performing arts space and gallery featuring an annual repertory of original plays and music. We saw “A Huron County Christmas Carol” last night in the Blyth Memorial Community Hall. It was absolutely wonderful! Written and directed by Gil Garrett with songs by John Powers the production is a modern-day adaptation of the Charles Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol”. It is set in Blyth and the surrounding backcountry and stars Randy Hughson as Ebenezer Scrooge. If you feel a tear well up, it is because the show reminds us to cherish the spark of goodness we have within us that helps us though a life that is never long enough. Look for Blyth Festival at 431 Queen Street in the Ontario community of Blyth. “A Huron County Christmas Carol” runs from November 29th through until December 22nd. Orchestra-level tickets (excluding tax) are $43 for adults and $15 for youth. Tickets are available for purchase both online and at the box office. Bring cash so you can leave a donation during the performance’s brief intermission in exchange for a tasty treat.
Written December 22, 2019
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shredder007
Cabarete, Dominican Republic76 contributions
Huron County Christmas Carol
Dec. 2019
Recently enjoyed a matinee performance. Very skilled performers playing numerous musical instruments with a very enjoyable adaptation...some local content/places/events etc of the classic E Scrooge

Little Tim stole the scenes he was in
Written December 14, 2019
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Gail L
Mitchell, Ontario196 contributions
Mark Crawford's B&B a Masterpiece
Sep. 2019
Two actors portray multiple parts and manage to represent unique townspeople superbly. While all of Mark Crawford's plays are funny and thought provoking I think this one is my favourite. It deals with a sensitive issue of being gay in a small town.

Blyth Festival Theatre is to be commended for bringing outstanding Canadian productions to rural Ontario.
Written September 28, 2019
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Where To Next
14 contributions
Bed and Breakfast spectacular show
Sep. 2019
Went Thursday evening to the “Bed and Breakfast “ production and was absolutely blown away. This is a very clever show featuring two actors who each play 11 different parts. The transition from one character to another is flawless as they tell a very humorous, sometimes sad story of two gay characters moving to a small Ontario town. The show finished with a standing ovation from the crowd. A must see.
Written September 21, 2019
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Reg Q
St. Marys, Canada231 contributions
Canadian Theatre can be Outstanding
Aug. 2019 • Friends
We saw a matinee production of Dan Needle's play "The Team on the Hill" and it was the best theatre we've seen this summer. It's a farm story set in the 1970's about passing the land on from father to son and then on to the grandson.The play is dense, well written with lots of humor and pathos. It's also a story about aged parents slipping away with dementia. You'll laugh, you'll cry... you will walk away impressed. Blyth Theatre can be spotty but when it's good it's very good. If you get a chance to visit this would be an ideal opportunity.
Written September 3, 2019
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Geoscientist
London, Canada668 contributions
Great summer theatre in the country
Sep. 2019 • Couples
We have seen two plays in this cosy little country theatre. It is a pleasant drive with very little traffic from London and makes an excellent day trip. A stop at the Cowbell Brewery and Blyth Cheese is also recommended. The theatre is small but very comfortable and the plays are very well acted and staged.
Written September 1, 2019
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Blyth Festival is open:
  • Mon - Mon 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Tue - Sat 9:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.