Needed: Summer billets for artists in Port Dover

Can you give a Lighthouse actor a good home this summer?

Lighthouse Festival Theatre is looking for local billets to host our visiting artists throughout the 2019 season.

With three of this season’s shows featuring big casts, the demand for local accommodation for our actors, directors and designers is higher than usual. So we’re hoping the people of Port Dover can show their support for Lighthouse by opening up their basement apartments, rental properties, and spare bedrooms to our artists.

We need accommodation for 35 artists – including 22 actors, three directors, set designers and crew – ideally located within walking/cycling distance of the theatre, or a short drive away.

You can rent a room out all season long to various artists, or host one actor for a six-week period. Any length of time would be most appreciated.

“They can do it back to back all season, but they could do it once for six weeks and they would be doing us a huge service,” said Artistic Director Derek Ritschel.

Private accommodations with a separate entrance, bathroom, and living space are preferred, though if you have a spare room with a private bathroom and a shared kitchen we’d also love to hear from you.

Some actors form lasting bonds with their hosts, while others just need a place to sleep when they’re not at the rehearsal hall or the theatre.

Being a non-profit organization, we can offer you modest remuneration ($75-$100 per week for a single room; $150-$200 per week for a private apartment), paid by Lighthouse or directly by the artist, as you prefer. Plus you’ll get our sincere thanks, and the good feeling that comes with supporting the health and vibrancy of your community by helping Lighthouse present our 40th season of professional live Canadian theatre.

If you’re interested in being added to our accommodation list, please email Executive Director Nicole Campbell at