Murder at Ackerton Manor
June 12 to June 29 | Port Dover

Murder at Ackerton Manor

Get ready for a laugh riot, jump scare, whodunnit, murder mystery, comedy extravaganza. In this Agatha Christie murder mystery spoof, three actors play seven roles as we move through Ackerton Manor trying to solve a riddle of a murder…or two…! Think Agatha Christie meets Mel Brooks!
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Doris and Ivy in the Home
June 12 to June 23 | Port Colborne

Doris & Ivy in the Home

Retirees Doris & Ivy live in Paradise Village, a retirement home in Canmore, Alberta. Ivy is being pursued by fellow dapper resident Arthur. Love, gossip and sex behind the compost heap are on deck in this hilarious Norm Foster romp!
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Mary's Wedding
JULY 3 TO AUGUST 4

Mary's Wedding

A charming first love. A world collapsing into the brutal first world war. A play with a heart as big as the skies that serve as its stage, Mary’s Wedding is an epic, unforgettable story of love, hope, and survival. A moving journey you won’t soon forget.
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Pinocchio (Young Company)
AUGUST 14 TO 17 | PORT DOVER

Pinocchio

Meet Pinocchio, the enchanting wooden puppet with dreams as big as his heart! Carved by the kind toymaker Geppetto, Pinocchio embarks on whimsical adventures, accompanied by his trusty conscience, Jiminy Cricket. Our Young Company features youth ages 11-17 who have participated in our three-week summer theatre program learning the behind the scenes magic of creating live theatre.
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Lighthouse Festival 2024 Summer Season
MAY 22 TO OCTOBER 13

Our 2024 Season is now on sale

Explore the laughter, mystery, and emotion of the 2024 summer season at Lighthouse Festival!
Explore the 2024 Summer Season

The Future Is Bright

Join us in illuminating the path forward for our young performers and ensuring that the stage remains aglow with their boundless talent and creativity.
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Group Tours 2024
2024 Group Tours

Your journey to laughter ends right here!

With great group discounts, refreshments, free tickets and more, we’re rolling out the red carpet for group tours this summer!
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One great festival in two great locations

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More About Lighthouse

The Lighthouse Festival is a charitable Canadian theatre company bringing together some of the best professional talent from across the country to stage the best of Canadian comedy.

We commission, develop and produce theatre of the highest calibre, to create a shared experience of joy, connection and uproarious fun. Our theatres are a place to park your troubles at the door, lose yourself in the moment, and laugh until you cry.

Each season our shows play in both Port Dover and Port Colborne, Ontario. See them at the Lighthouse Theatre in Port Dover and the Roselawn Theatre in Port Colborne.

Theatre Locations

Visit Port Dover

The picturesque town of Port Dover on the shores of Lake Erie offers one of a kind shops and boutiques, a sandy beach and a romantic pier. The historic town hall on main street is now Lighthouse Theatre, where Lighthouse Festival began.
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Visit Port Colborne

The scenic city of Port Colborne is steeped in marine heritage, boasts spacious beaches and a variety of cultural attractions. Roselawn Theatre, named for the stately three-story Victorian manor it shares the grounds with, is the home of Lighthouse Festival.
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