A brand new local theatre festival is coming to Barrie in 2022.

The Simcoe County Theatre Festival is a festival that will provide opportunities for local artists to write, direct and perform their own original one act (approx. 45 minute) plays. Plus, with workshops and networking opportunities provided throughout the week, The Festival will be the place to be for emerging talent in the Simcoe County region.

The Festival will run from June 15th - 26th, 2022 at The Five Points Theatre in Downtown Barrie. 

This year's shows are...

B-O-D-Y (working title)
Created by Black Cat Theatre Co.
Directed by Sabrina Merks

"I" on the Prize
Written by Trudee Romanek
Directed by Stephen Bainborough

Barrie, Europa
Written by Kristian Diesen
Directed by Rochelle Reynolds

Murth Island
Written by Alexandra Belle Gaudet
Directed by Keara Voo

Written by Jackson Doner
Directed by Ashley Frederick

The Cowgirl of Suburbia
Written by Megan Adam
Directed by Stacey Schat


Ticketing information will be released in the coming weeks. Please stay tuned to our website, social media and newsletter for more details.

Theatre by the Bay Staff

  • Artistic Director & Producer - Iain Moggach
  • Administrator - Patricia Hammond
  • Communications Officer - Khaleel Gandhi
  • Education & Creation Coordinator - Leah Holder

Festival Committee

  • Iain Moggach (chair)
  • Sabrina Merks (vice-chair)
  • Patricia Hammond (secretary)
  • Lauren Andrew
  • Carolina Belmares
  • Khaleel Gandhi
  • Leah Holder
  • Liam Karry
  • Danielle Joy Kostrich

The Simcoe County Theatre Festival is developed with support from The Ontario Trillium Foundation, The City of Barrie, Fresh 93.1, Big 101 FM, and Theatre by the Bay's generous members, sponsors and donors. 


The Simcoe County Theatre Festival is part of Theatre by the Bay's 20th season anniversary. To learn more about how we're celebrating our anniversary, please click the button below!

TBTB's 20th Anniversary

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