Simcoe County On Stage

Empowering local creators, engaging audiences, and growing the Simcoe County arts community.

In the Spotlight

9 Simcoe Street, Barrie, Ontario

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The Best Professional Theatre In Simcoe County

You don’t need to leave the city to watch incredible programming. Support local, have fun, and strengthen our community. That’s a rare win-win-win, right there.

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Critics Have Spoken

Lynn Slotkin

The Slotkin Letter

“Iain Moggach is the whip-smart, creative artistic director of Theatre by the Bay in Barrie, Ont. I have found his productions inventive, unusual but still embracing theatre. If anything he strives to attract an audience that might not necessarily go to the theatre.”

Shawn Gibson

“Theatre by the Bay’s latest play [Mno Bimaadiziwin] is not only funny, emotional, intelligent and timely, but it is also quite simply the most important production the company has ever put on. Period.”

Joe Szekeres

Our Theatre Voice

“[Mary of Shanty Bay is] a lovely, inspiring and touching production told with grace and class by a committed cast.”

Shawn Gibson

“The brilliant [Bobbie] has everything an audience would want in a show.”

Google Review

“BEST THEATRE COMPANY EVER!!!!! Amazing people and work and they always put local arts and stories first. TBTB will always be my favourite.”

Google Review

“Fantastic organization & lovely people. I had the pleasure of doing a co-op with Iain and Patricia last winter after one of TBTB’s collaborations with Eastview SS. TBTB’s determination to reflect local history in their work and educate people is what makes everything they do so special.”

Joe Szekeres

Our Theatre Voice

“Bobbie Rosenfeld’s unconquerable spirit in her need to play sport marks Romanek’s script [Bobbie] one for the Canadian theatre canon.”


“Iain Moggach has taken Theatre by the Bay to award-winning new heights since he became artistic director”



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It's Kind of our Thing

From employment and volunteer opportunities to workshops and class, There are so many ways you can learn, grow, and get involved with Theatre by the Bay!
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Generally our productions take place at the Five Points Theatre at 1 Dunlop Street West, Barrie, ON. However, we’ll occasionally move our productions to other locations, so be sure to check our events page for more details!

We’re in our office at 55 Dunlop Street East (Unit #1) Monday to Friday, 9am-5pm, but appointments are required in advance. To schedule a visit, call us at 705-735-9243 or email

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Simcoe County Theatre Festival

A festival of seven short plays written, directed, and performed by artists from across Simcoe County!

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