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Gift of Theatre

Give the Gift of Theatre - Share the Love

Struggling to find a unique gift for Valentine's Day? Looking for more than the usual grocery store bouquet? Show your love with time spent together, enjoying one of Oxford's February productions, or grab tickets for a spring show. Give the gift of affordable community theatre. Tickets range from $10-$14 for students to $20-$25 for adults, making a memorable outing together. Choose from upcoming shows at 4 award winning community theatres including ITOPA (Ingersoll), Thistle Theatre (Embro), Theatre Tillsonburg, and Theatre Woodstock. Whether you want a heartwarming story, moving musicals, or gut busting laughs there is a show for you.

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Upcoming Productions

Matilda Jr. The Musical

Jan. 12-14, 2024 | Theatre Woodstock | All ages with a love of music and fighting spirit

In 'Matilda JR.,' a spirited and witty celebration of childhood anarchy and imagination, the remarkable Matilda, unloved by her cruel parents and facing the formidable Miss Trunchbull, uses her intelligence and courage to inspire a group of 'revolting children' and bring hope to her school.

Nunsense

Feb. 8-11, 15-18 2024 | Theatre Tillsonburg | Adults that love music and a good laugh

This musical farce is about a convent of nuns putting on a fundraiser to raise the funds to borrow the final 4 dead nuns (currently stored in their freezer) after an unfortunate convent cooking incident. Get ready to laugh and dance in your seats.

Miss Supertest - The Bob Hayward Story

Mar. 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 2024 at 7:30pm, Mar. 17 & 24 at 2pm | Thistle Theatre

Bob Hayward, a musician and farmer from Embro, became an international superstar as a speedboat pilot, by winnign the coveted Harmsworth Cup...three times. Come to Bob's hometown to find out more. 

A Night in Provence

Apr. 5-7, 11-14 2024 | ITOPA | Adults looking for a grown-up family outing and a chuckle

Not a farce, but a true comedy of manners, A Night in Provence follow the chaos that ensues when the a luxury villa is triple booked by three couples. Mix in copious champagne, friskiness, plus ingrained cultural differences and what is supposed to be a relaxing escape quickly turns.

Valdy in Concert

Apr. 18, 2024 |  ITOPA | Music lovers of all ages

Born Valdemar Horsdal in Ottawa, Valdy has been part of the fabric of Canadian pop and folk music for almost 40 years.
A man with a thousand friends, from Newfoundland to Vancouver Island, to Texas to New Zealand. He’s a singer, guitarist and songwriter who catches the small but telling moments that make up life.

Gloria's Guy

May 2-5, 9-12 2024 | Theatre Tillsonburg | Adults with a love of comedy and drama with a soft spot for reunions

Over two decades after Guy left his high-school sweetheart Gloria at the prom, the now a divorced, failed LA lawyer working at his brother's Muskoka resort, gets quite the surprise when Gloria arrives at the resort for a wedding. Though Guy is determined to keep his distance, their old friends and former teacher can't help but conspire to rekindle their relationship.

The Mousetrap

June 21-23, 27-30 2024 | ITOPA | Adults that love a good whodunnit

Whodunnit? A local woman is murdered. The guests and staff at Monkswell Manor find themselves stranded during a snowstorm. It soon becomes clear the killer is among them, and the seven strangers grow increasingly suspicious of one another.

ITOPA

88 Thames St. S., Ingersoll ON (View Map)

Founded in 1976, ITOPA is a volunteer, non-professional community theatre company that provides live entertainment in the form of music, plays, and other events.  ITOPA is run by a volunteer board of directors who are selected from the membership.

Upcoming Shows:  A Night in Provence (Apr. 5-7, 11-14 2024), Valdy in Concert (Apr. 18, 2024), The Mousetrap (June 21-23, 27-30 2024)

Thistle Theatre

135 Huron St, Embro, ON (View Map)

Thistle Theatre, located in Embro, Ontario, has been producing a wide variety of plays since 1994, with the main production in the fall and occasional spring shows. Productions take place in the historic Embro Town Hall, known for probably having the province's smallest stage, creating an intimate and welcoming atmosphere for both the cast and the audience.

Upcoming Shows: Miss Supertest (March 15-24, 2024)

Theatre Tillsonburg

144789 Potters Rd, Tillsonburg, ON (View Map)

Theatre Tillsonburg, providing unforgettable live theatre for 35 years, welcomes you to join them at the Otter Valley Playhouse for three productions in their subscription series, including a romantic comedy, musical comedy, and more.

Upcoming Shows: Nunsense (Feb. 8-11, 15-18 2024), Gloria's Guy (May 2-5, 9-12 2024)

Theatre Woodstock

22 Reeve St, Woodstock, ON (View Map)

Theatre Woodstock is a thriving community theatre located in the heart of Downtown Woodstock. This award winning theatre has been putting shows on for over 70 years and look forward to their upcoming youth musical, Mathilda Jr.

Upcoming Shows: Matilda Jr. The Musical (Jan. 12-14, 2024), What if it was Me? (Jan. 20, 2024)

Walters Music Venue

836074 Hubbard Rd, Bright, ON (View Map)

The Walters Music Venue is a beautifully transformed, 200 year old, wooden-beamed barn theatre and host to world-class musical acts. Nestled in the country-side of rural Ontario, this hidden gem is set to welcome Dion Pride, son of legendary Charley Pride, Fiddle Champion Shane Cook, and many other tributes to rock, pop and country acts you love. Gift cards available here.

Upcoming Shows: 2024 Season (Begins June 8, 2024)

Are there group rates available at these Oxford County theatres?

Theatre Tillsonburg offers discounts for groups 15 - 49 (10%) and 50+ (15%).Minimum group must be 15 individuals for the same show date. Please make an early request directly at the Box Office, on line or by telephone. Group sitting in the same area is subject to availability. Contact the other theatres to request information on Group Rates

Can I bring food to the theatre?

Some theatres in Oxford ask that you do not bring food into the theatre. Some theatres may offer refreshments to be enjoyed in the lobby during intermission. Thistle Theatre typically allows refreshments purchased during intermission to be brought back into the theatre auditorium.

Is there a dress code at Oxford County's theatres?

Formal attire is not a requirement, of course, but dressing up for a special event is fun and appropriate when visiting a theatre. Find a new outfit for the occasion at one of Oxford's local shops.

What theatres are accessible?

While Thistle Theatre is located on the second floor of the olde Embro Town Hall, there is a lift that provides access to the theatre auditorium for all patrons. The balcony seating is accessed by stairs. The olde Embro Town Hall also has an accessible bathroom. In addition to the lift, our theatre also has assisted listening devices available.
Theatre Tillsonburg is wheelchair accessible and can accommodate your needs. Please make mention when purchasing your ticket if you have a wheelchair or walker.
ITOPA welcomes those with accessibility needs to arrive early to use the chairlift, or contact the box office when purchasing tickets.
Theatre Woodstock is wheelchair accessible and has an elevator to access seating.