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First Outdoor Amphitheatre To Be Built In Fenelon Falls Almost Ready For Summer 2021

KAWARTHA LAKES-There’s something going on in the woods behind the Fenelon Falls Fairgrounds.

Something magical, mythical and exciting.

A stunning outdoor amphitheatre – the first ever in Fenelon Falls – will be home to The Grove Theatre, and an exciting venue for and producer of live performance. ​

It’s being built into the garden grove of the Fenelon Fairgrounds. The spacious venue will be home to high-quality professional theatre, live music and events. It is a place where friends and family can gather to enjoy open-air performances staged in an idyllic natural setting.

If you’ve had a chance to visit the theatre site in person or have seen previous reports on Kawartha 411 about the stage taking shape, you already know just how unique this venue this is going to be. But if you haven’t yet had that opportunity to see for yourself, you can take a video tour here on their newly updated website:


You’ll get a close-up look at the stage and its tranquil setting, and you’ll meet some of the people who’ve been the driving forces behind this project.

“This is going to be awesome,” says City of Kawartha Lakes Mayor Andy Letham in the video. “It’s just going to do wonders for our whole community.”

Created under the auspices of the Kawartha Works Community Co-op, with initial funding from the Ontario Trillium Foundation and additional support from members of the local community, the amphitheatre has been conceived to engage and inspire both visitors and local residents. The vision is of a well-established and highly esteemed festival that creates significant employment opportunities for the local community while also hiring exceptional talent from around the country to provide audiences with pre-eminent artistic experiences.

Tickets for the inaugural 2021 production—​A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Musical​, adapted from William Shakespeare’s enchanting romantic comedy with a score evoking the irresistible sounds of the ’50s and ’60s—are now on sale!

In the dead of winter, I can think of nothing better than dreaming of delightful summertime fun!

The Grove Theatre is an ambitious project. The trees were minimally cleared and the land carefully shaped. Extensive landscaping will enhance the natural grove. The large stage will suit a range of performances and seating is being selected for audience viewing and comfort. Sound, lighting and other equipment will be essential. Also accessibility provisions. Not to mention a refreshments building and toilets as well!

The production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the Musical will have a large cast of actors and musicians, imaginative sets and colourful costumes.

To complete the amphitheatre construction and develop the first-year theatre production will cost $600,000, of which more than $400,000 has already been raised by grants and donations. We need your help to bring this vision to a reality in our community.

To purchase tickets for summer 2021 click here:http://www.grovetheatre.ca

For more information or to make a donation click here:https://www.grovetheatre.ca/how-can-i-help



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Pamela Vanmeer
Pamela Vanmeerhttps://www.kawartha411.ca/
Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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