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2024 Season

Asserting Identity

Our season is just beginning.

2024 is about TBTB knowing who we are.  

In June we return to the tradition of our spring fundraiser, now called Starstruck, bringing into the new era with a streamlined vision.  

In July we continue the tradition of the Simcoe Count Theatre Festival, growing this year and bringing back the theatre for young people that TBTB was renowned for.  

And two original productions are coming in September and November – local stories by local artists, just the way you like it!

Starstruck tickets are on sale here!  Click here for more information!

Stay tuned for news on our 2024 season!

Fast Facts About 2023

“Over our 2023 season, more than 100 individual artists were paid more than $280,000. We have helped to develop 30 plays through our educational programming this year. And so much more. We are continuing to punch above our weight and defy expectations. People are taking notice.”

– Artistic Director Iain Moggach
We hired over 100 artists and paid out more than $280,000 in artist fees. That’s money directly invested into the Simcoe County community.
We hired over 100 artists and paid out more than $280,000 in artist fees. That’s money directly invested into the Simcoe County community.
Through our education programming, we helped develop over 30 plays this year, at the Barrie Theatre Lab and Spark Development Series.
Through our education programming, we helped develop over 30 plays this year, at the Barrie Theatre Lab and Spark Development Series.
We expanded the Indie Producer’s Co-op, hosting six participants from across the country to learn what it takes to be a producer in Canadian theatre.
We expanded the Indie Producer’s Co-op, hosting six participants from across the country to learn what it takes to be a producer in Canadian theatre.
We produced two world premiere productions and saw the highest audience turnout since 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
We produced two world premiere productions and saw the highest audience turnout since 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
We premiered a feature-length documentary about the twenty years of our company’s rich history. It’s now available to watch on demand.
We premiered a feature-length documentary about the twenty years of our company’s rich history. It’s now available to watch on demand.
And we’ve got a brand new website – the one you’re on right now – thanks to our friends at SIVA Creative.
And we’ve got a brand new website – the one you’re on right now – thanks to our friends at SIVA Creative.

We hired over 100 artists and paid out more than $280,000 in artist fees. That’s money directly invested into the Simcoe County community.

Through our education programming, we helped develop over 30 plays this year, at the Barrie Theatre Lab and Spark Development Series.

We expanded the Indie Producer’s Co-op, hosting six participants from across the country to learn what it takes to be a producer in Canadian theatre.

We produced two world premiere productions and saw the highest audience turnout since 2018, before the COVID-19 pandemic.

We premiered a feature-length documentary about the twenty years of our company’s rich history. It’s now available to watch on demand.

And we’ve got a brand new website – the one you’re on right now – thanks to our friends at SIVA Creative.

 

Watch the Recap

Look back on some of our favourite moments from 2023!

Barrie Theatre Lab #76

Barrie Public Library (Worsley Branch)

Summer Barrie Theatre Lab! Join us for our monthly play reading at the Barrie Public Library.

Simcoe County Theatre Festival

Theatre Festival

Oh yes, we’re back!

The third annual Simcoe County Theatre Festival lands in Barrie in July 2024.

July 10, 2024
- July 21, 2024
Five Points Theatre

Simcoe County Theatre Festival​

oh yes, we’re back!
The third annual Simcoe County Theatre Festival lands in Barrie in July 2024.

Twenty Years By The Bay

Marking Theatre by the Bay’s 20th season, Twenty Years by the Bay is a documentary film that chronicles the company’s history, evolution, and vision for the future. Featuring over 20 interviews from company artists, staff members, and community members. A touching story about the challenges, triumphs, and heartbreaks that can come with making theatre in regional communities.

Our Gala Night & Premiere Screening was on July 7, 2023
The Five Points Theatre

A groundbreaking theatre education series, streaming on-demand through our website.
Produced by Theatre by the Bay.

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