Ontario is undoubtedly home to some of the best theatres in Canada including the Elgin Theatre, Royal Alexandra Theatre, and the Ed Mirvish Theatre. You will love the Ontario Summer Theatre which was founded 3 decades ago and has grown to be a network for proficient summer theatre. The theatre is renowned for the cultivation of local culture and the production of great entertainment.

Visit the Blyth Festival in Goderich and get to enjoy the Canadian contemporary productions. Also, treat yourself to classic, contemporary, and musical productions from the Stratford Festival which is the largest repertory theatre company in North America.

If you love Shakespeare, you will be glad to know that the Stratford Festival places prominence on Shakespearean works. Discover al fresco theatre at the Shakespeare in High park series as with the Theatre by the Bay in Barrie.

If you love Benard Shaw films, head out to Niagara-on-the-Lake and watch him heat the stage at Shaw Festival. London’s Grand Theatre dates back to 1901 and hosts a diversity of original arts, musicals, plays, and events.

Nature lovers are not left behind as there are numerous summer theatres that are set in the rustic venues of Ontario. Located in a farm film, the Brighton Barn Theatre gives an exceptional and memorable experience.

Also, the Westben Arts Festival offers a unique experience of world-class performances with great views of farm hills while the 4th Line Theatre allows you to embrace the Canadian narrative.

Another theatre in a rustic venue is the Globus Theatre at the Lab which is located near Bobcaygeon.


The Toronto International Film Festival is the largest film festival worldwide which accommodates everything including international cinema, Hollywood productions, and Indie films. Check out the TIFF Bell Lightbox for great exhibitions on film and theatre or head out to Reel Asian film festival to enjoy great contemporary films. Don’t forget the Durham Region International Film Festival where five amazing program’s worldwide films are featured.


Ontario is also packed with comedy clubs that will make you laugh your heart out. Visit the Yuks Yuks, Second City, and Absolutely Comedy for an amazing comedy time.