Professional Live Theatre

Ontario boasts an array of three and four season, professional and regional theatre companies and theatrical venues, presenting international, Canadian and regional works. Additional community theatre companies and venues will be included, where available, in the various region pages.

Each company or venue is categorized with the following information:
Canadian – Comedy – Dining – Drama – Historical – Indoor – Musical – Original Work – Outdoor – Regional – Shakespeare

Locations on the map are colour coded by one of the three larger regions of Ontario:
Southwestern Ontario, Central Ontario, Eastern Ontario

Theatre Companies

DRAYTON ENTERTAINMENT
Drayton Festival Theatre – Drayton / Wellington County
Dunfield Theatre – Cambridge / Waterloo Region
Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II – Grand Bend / Lambton County
King’s Wharf Theatre – Penetanguishene / Simcoe County
St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and the Schoolhouse Theatre – St. Jacobs / Waterloo Region
Comedy – Drama – Indoor – Musical
Drayton Entertainment presents live theatre for all ages at seven unique venues across Ontario.
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STRATFORD FESTIVAL
Stratford / Perth County
Avon Theatre
Festival Theatre
Studio Theatre
Tom Patterson Theatre
Drama – Indoor – Musical – Theatre Company – Shakespeare
North America’s largest classical repertory theatre company, producing classics, contemporary dramas and musicals, with special emphasis on the plays of Shakespeare. The company presents a dozen or more productions in four distinctive venues.
website

CANADIAN & REGIONAL WORKS
4TH LINE THEATRE COMPANY
Millbrook / Peterborough County
Canadian – Dining – Drama – Historical – Original Work – Outdoor – Regional
Presenting regionally based, original, environmentally staged, historical dramas on the Winslow Farm, just outside of Milbrook.
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BLYTH FESTIVAL
Blyth / North Huron / Huron County
Canadian – Indoor – Original Works – Regional
Developing and presenting Canadian theatrical productions with an emphasis on new work.
website / google map

THE FOSTER FESTIVAL / FIRSTONTARIO PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE
St. Catharines / Niagara Region
Comedy – Drama – Indoor
Showcasing the heart and humour of Norm Foster’s writing in a dedicated environment, and fostering and supporting emerging and established Canadian playwrights interested in stories that are entertaining but also deeply meaningful to and reflective of the audience.
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GLOBUS THEATRE
Lakeview Arts Barn / Bobcageon / Kawartha Lakes
Canadian – Comedy – Dining – Indoor
Providing innovative, entertaining & thought-provoking theatre for both the local residents of the Kawartha Lakes and visitors to the region. The 150 seat black-box theatre offers comfortable seating and an intimate experience that allows each audience member to feel truly immersed in the performance.
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Theatre Venues

CAMECO CAPITOL ARTS CENTRE
Port Hope / Northumberland County
Comedy – Drama – Musical – Indoor
The Capital Theatre is one of Canada’s only remaining “Atmospheric Theatres”, presenting professional regional theatrical productions through its innovative use of technology while embracing its history. The smaller, 100-seat Sculthorpe Studio Theatre presents additional professional and amateur productions.
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THE ORILLIA OPERA HOUSE
Orillia / Simcoe County
Comedy – Indoor – Muscial
Offers a three-show Summer Season of Professional theatre in the intimate Studio space. Seating 100, the space offers some of Canada’s finest actors, directors and designers in funny, accessible and entertaining comedies and musicals. Offering limited run theatrical productions the rest of the year.
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