KAWARTHA LAKES-Nestled among the pine trees, hidden away from the hustle and bustle but not far from town, sits The Grove Theatre.
The amphitheatre in Fenelon Falls has successfully wrapped up its inaugural season bringing the community of Kawartha Lakes professional, award-winning artists such as Julian Taylor, Crystal Shawanda and Colin Mochrie as well as local favourites like Shannon Roszell and Fenelon Live’s Bob May.
Officials say the Grove is planning a bigger and grander season in 2022, and needs the continued support of the community to make it happen!
“Our first season was a tremendous hit, and we were encouraged by the exceptional response from the community! I’m excited about the plans that are underway for 2022 and truly believe The Grove Theatre will be a major economic booster for the community, attracting tourists and visitors to the Kawartha Lakes for years to come. We appreciate the generosity of everyone who has donated this year and hope many others will consider giving locally by donating to The Grove Theatre during our year-end campaign.” said Gord Grunwell, Partnerships & Development Chair
This beautiful outdoor amphitheatre is a significant addition to Fenelon Falls and the surrounding area. It is a space that encourages learning and community connection and will provide apprenticeships, internships, and training programs for youth and young adults, today and in the years to come.
Building on the success of the opening season, in 2022 they are planning for a full-scale theatre production and more evenings of music, comedy and cabaret. There will be something for people of all ages.
The Grove Theatre will be announcing its Education and Community Outreach programs in the 2022/2023 season. With details still to come, The Grove Theatre looks to continue to better the overall experience for the community, for residents and tourists alike.
“As we move into 2022 and our first full season we are eager to welcome the community back to The Grove for a wide variety of performances and events that we hope will entertain, inspire and most importantly bring family and friends together for a live, in person shared experience. The Grove, at its core, is a place for people to gather together. Whether you’re drawn to a concert or a play, a community event or a juggling unicyclist, you can expect something for just about everyone. We plan to fill the amphitheater with music, laughter and passion this year and we hope you will join us.” stated Sean Cox, Artistic Director & Co-Founder
Donations at this time will cover the costs of developing a signature theatre production, provide permanent stage equipment, increase community engagement initiatives and expand programming. Every donation is appreciated and comes with its own set of benefits ranging from in-program recognition to reserved seating, and more.
Each donation contributes to The Grove Theatre’s mission of growing into a destination that creates community engagement and champions the Arts.
To donate or find out more, visit the website at: https://www.grovetheatre.ca/donate.