About Us

Our Mission

Create Inspire Develop Sustain

Port Stanley Festival Theatre is a developer of professional, live, diverse Canadian theatre.   We enhance the community experience.

The Port Stanley Festival Theatre is a 200 seat theatre located in the former Town Hall building on the North Shore of beautiful Lake Erie in Port Stanley, Ontario. Our mandate is to produce appealing summer theatre that highlights Canadian works in drama, comedy and musical-comedy, along with other celebrated works.

Port Stanley Festival Theatre participates in the Ontario Arts Council’s Theatre Creators’ Reserve program, which assists Ontario-based professional theatre creators and informal collectives of creators by funding them to create work. Theatre creators who are interested in participating in the program are encouraged to contact the Theatre’s Artistic Director, Simon Joynes.

New play development is a priority. The Port Stanley Festival Theatre hosts a Playwrights’ Festival every September helping to develop new Canadian stories.

Port Stanley Festival Theatre, a registered not-for-profit charitable organization, registered charities number 1357 73604 RR0001, is managed by a Board of Directors, elected by the members of the organization at the Annual General Meeting.