Gift of Theatre
Give the Gift of Theatre this Holiday Season
Tired of buying a pair of pjs for a loved one? Swap the flannels for a gift of affordable community theatre. 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.
- Upcoming Productions
- Thistle Theatre
- Theatre Tillsonburg
- Theatre Woodstock
- Walters Music Venue
- Frequently Asked Questions
Nov. 23, 24, 25 and 26, 2023 | Thistle Theatre | For Adults that love to laugh
This murder mystery by Norman Foster follows a restaurant owner on the run from the mob and all of the other guests in Saskatchewan’s Last Resort. This offbeat comedy pokes fun at everything, including itself.
Dec. 1-10 2023 | Theatre Woodstock | Adults looking for a grown-up family outing and a chuckle
To mend her parents' ailing marriage, Judith plans a chaotic Christmas party, bringing together family members and unexpected guests, leading to a tumultuous attempt at a perfect old-fashioned holiday celebration, that is oh so relatable.
Dec. 8-10, 14-17, 2023 | ITOPA | Adults that love a period piece and music lovers
A heartwarming rags-to-riches story about a witty young woman and her mysterious benefactor, based on the treasured novel that inspired the classic 1955 film.
Dec. 21, 2023 | ITOPA | Music lovers of all ages
Join ITOPA for a retro holiday celebration with classic Christmas songs and seasonal tunes heard only one month a year. Enjoy the talents of crooners Rick and Connor.
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.
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.
Mar. 15, 16, 20, 21, 22, 23 2024 at 7:30pm, Mar. 17 & 24 at 2pm | Thistle Theatre
Stay tuned for show details.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: Daddy Long Legs (Dec. 8-10, 14-17, 2023), Christmas with the Crooners (Dec. 21, 2023), A Night in Provence (Apr. 5-7, 11-14 2024), Valdy in Concert (Apr. 18, 2024), The Mousetrap (June 21-23, 27-30 2024)
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.
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.
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.
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)