Theatre Tillsonburg 2019/20 Season

Welcome to Theatre Tillsonburg.

For 35 years, Theatre Tillsonburg has provided audiences with truly unforgettable live theatre experiences, and the tradition continues.

We are excited that you have joined us. From our home at the Otter Valley Playhouse, we are a community theatre that performs  three productions in our subscription series as well as several workshops, camps and additional theatre projects throughout the year. Come join us and watch, learn or even participate in our theatrics!


August 8th, 2020 / TILLSONBURG, ON –

Theatre Tillsonburg has always placed the highest priority on the health and safety of our cherished theatre family – volunteers, and patrons. It is imperative that we continue to support the global fight against the spread of COVID-19.  

As we continue to monitor public health guidelines and consult with theatre partners across North America, the projected date of re-opening for live theatre continues to move further and further into the future. While a difficult decision, it is a necessary one to protect the health of you – our incredible and loyal patrons and volunteers.

So, with heavy hearts we write to you today to let you know that we have made the decision to suspend all of our upcoming theatre productions including MAMMA MIA! until it is safe to reopen.  The health of our patrons and volunteers remains our priority. 

Every effort is being made to reschedule the affected performances and we remain very optimistic in our plans to announce our reopening.  The 47-person cast and crew of Mamma Mia have been actively rehearsing prior to COVID-19.  After the restrictions, rehearsals continued virtually with our committed cast literally dancing and singing in the streets (and their homes). The costumes are standing at a ready. The MAMMA MIA! stage Manager, Chris Van Gulck says “We are ready to wow you.  We’ve got this.” 

Members of Theatre Tillsonburg have been proactively looking for ways to create a safer environment to meet the challenges of COVID-19 within the framework of enhanced public health guidelines. The Theatre will ensure the lobby, washrooms and other public areas exceed safety standards. The Board of Director President, Sheila Tripp says, “During trying times, when a need arises, you really appreciate the closeness and support of the theatre community. We made sunshine calls to our members and had the opportunity to connect with each one of them.”  

As the impact of COVID-19 on the theatre becomes clearer, we ask ticket holders to consider supporting the theatre’s sustainability and await the results of our efforts to re-schedule performances.

If you are a patron who has purchased tickets to MAMMA MIA! Before asking for a refund, we ask for your consideration of the following options:

  1. Hold on to your tickets and they will be updated when we can proceed.  You will be sent an email with the necessary details of how to update them.  Your tickets will be lifted and shifted to the new dates.   

  1. You may receive a refund or a Theatre Tillsonburg gift certificate to be used on any future performance as available.  The dates for refunds will be held on Saturday August 15th from 10 am – 12 noon AND Monday August 17th from 10 am – 12 noon at the theatre.  When you come to the theatre, please wear a mask.

  1. You may choose to donate the price of your tickets to Theatre Tillsonburg and receive a tax receipt. 

Please contact once you have made your decision. 

We will be using this opportunity to make the required renovations and changes to meet the standards in helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Until we can once again say hello and welcome you back in person, please stay safe and healthy.

On behalf of everyone at Theatre Tillsonburg we would like to thank our very generous sponsors of the coming season.