After Hours in Downtown Orillia

Just steps away from waterfront accommodation and lakeside adventure, downtown Orillia is a cultural hub of activity. After a day out exploring the region, visit the Sunshine City’s local pubs and restaurants, where restaurateurs and businesses have perfected niche after-hours experiences to keep you entertained all night long. Pubs, Music, & Nightlife If you’re seeking […]

Matilda: The Musical

Presented by Duck Soup. Inspired by the twisted genius of Roald Dahl, the Tony Award winning Matilda The Musical is a captivating masterpiece that revels in the anarchy of childhood, the power of imagination and the inspiring story of a girl who dreams of a better life. With book by Dennis Kelly and original songs […]

The Family Crow: A Murder Mystery

Puppets! Puns! Murder! Internationally celebrated puppeteer Adam Francis Proulx (Family Jr., CBC Gem, Netflix) brings his award-winning solo show to the Orillia Opera House this Fall! A group of crows is called a murder. What happens when there is a murder amongst a group of crows? You get a MURDER murder mystery! Puppets, puns, murder! […]

Mariposa Arts Theatre 50th Anniversary

Mariposa Arts Theatre celebrates their Golden Anniversary, plus a couple years, with a retrospective of music, stories, and more. Join us while we celebrate the past and look to the future of Mariposa Arts Theatre. One Price $30

I’ll Be Back Before Midnight

Mariposa Arts Theatre Presents: Jan is a young wife recovering from a nervous disorder. She and her husband rent a remote cabin from an odd farmer who delights in telling gruesome ghost stories. Then the husband’s strange sister arrives, and all manner of frightening events occur. What happens to fragile Jan as bodies appear and […]

The Play That Goes Wrong

February 8 – 18, 2024 Thursdays – Saturdays: 7:30pm, Sundays: 2:00pm At the Orillia Opera House​ THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG By Henry Lewis, Jonathan Sayer, and Henry Shields Directed by Dave Graham Welcome to opening night of the Cornley Drama Society’s newest production, The Murder at Haversham Manor, where things are quickly going from bad […]

Lights, curtains, action! Live entertainment takes centre stage in Orillia this season

Theatre aficionados, live music fanatics, and self-proclaimed sleuths, get ready to be entertained this season in Orillia and Lake Country! Winter entertainment doesn’t stop with the snow hills, here’s what’s coming to the stage – both large-scale and interactive – in Orillia this season. Meredith Willson’s The Music Man Presented by St. Paul’s Orillia Meredith […]

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man, Presented by St. Paul’s Orillia

Meredith Willson’s The Music Man follows fast-talking traveling salesman, Harold Hill, as he cons the people of River City, Iowa, into buying instruments and uniforms for a boys’ band that he vows to organize – this, despite the fact that he doesn’t know a trombone from a treble clef. His plans to skip town with the cash […]

The Long Weekend

It’s 1994, and two couples get together for a weekend getaway that goes hilariously awry. Max and Wynn Trueman and Roger and Abby Nash have been friends for years, but when they come together at Max and Wynn’s new vacation home, grievances, desires and secrets spill out, sparking nonstop laughs. Canada’s most popular playwright, Norm […]

Every Brilliant Thing

Written by Duncan Macmillan with Jonny Donahue and Directed by Fiona Sauder. In order to help his mother, a young boy creates a list of everything that brings joy to their lives. A list that grows every passing year as he moves through his own life. Join us on a wonderful journey that focuses on […]