Arts Orillia – Theatre & Cross Creativity 2023

Join Arts Orillia for the second edition of Theatre & Cross Creativity – a theatre project for intergenerational community sharing.

We are seeking 20 players – 10 members from the Senior community (over 65) – and 10 members from the Youth community (under 25), to engage in a creative theatre and storytelling process leading to a community performance at the Orillia Opera House Studio Theatre. This is an accessible space. You will collaborate with Iain Moggach, Artistic Director from Theatre by the Bay and Clara McBride, Faculty at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Acting program and the Theatre Arts Coordinator of Act II Studio for Programs 50+ at the Chang School of Continuing Education.

To view the whole Flyer, click HERE.

Orillia Jazz Festival: Official After Party at Couchiching Craft Brewery

Couchiching Craft Brewery is *thrilled* to be partnering with Arts Orillia to host the “Orillia Jazz Festival’s Official After Party” featuring the incredibly talented Denielle Bassels.

“There is something about the imaginative way in which Denielle thinks, crafts and creates music that is undeniably her own.”

– Dani Elwell, Radio Host, Jazz FM 91.1 Toronto, Canada Toronto born Indie-swing chanteuse Denielle Bassels is a rising star on the Canada jazz scene. Her whimsical brand of music is a caravan of gypsy jazz, blues, folk, a tinge of pop, all wrapped up in an innovative and scintillating package.

Already an award-winning artist for the song “Cool Cool Water” from her 2017 album What About Wool Wishbags, Bassels garnered the Grand Prize in the prestigious John Lennon Songwriting Competition in the Jazz category.

“There are few singers-songwriters in North America as original & refreshing as Denielle Bassels. A star on the rise!”

– Jaymz Bee Radio Host – Jazz FM 91.1, Toronto, Canada

The Rocky Horror Show

Mariposa Arts Theatre proudly presents


Let’s do the time warp, again! Sweethearts Brad and Janet, stuck with a flat tire during a storm, discover the eerie mansion of Dr. Frank-N-Furter. As their innocence is lost, Brad and Janet meet a houseful of wild characters, including a rocking biker and a creepy butler. Through elaborate dances and rock songs, Frank-N-Furter unveils his latest creation: a muscular man named “Rocky.” Featuring iconic songs like “Time Warp”, “Sweet Transvestite”, and “Hot Patootie” you’ll be shivering with anticipation to see this show.

This production contains mature content unsuitable for young children, including sexual themes and language. While the audience is encouraged to sing, dance and shout, please no props or throwing items.

November 10, 11, 12, 17 and 19 – 7:30pm

November 13, 20 – 2:00pm

November 18 – 10:00pm

All Seats $30.00

Dwayne Gretzky

Dwayne Gretzky is a curated nostalgia trip that captures the unique joy of turning a radio dial and being surprised by the familiar. Celebrating classic pop and rock, from Fleetwood Mac to Fatboy Slim, Dwayne Gretzky has delivered electrifying renditions of over 750 songs. Since 2011 Dwayne Gretzky has developed a fervent fanbase solely on the strength of their live show – performing classic songs with faithful precision. Whether reinterpreting a classic in their latest recordings or playing one note-for-note at a live show, Dwayne Gretzky continues to shatter conventions and bring people together in a celebration of the songs we all forgot we loved.

All Seats $57.00

Mariposa in Concert Presents: An Autumn Mariposa

An Autumn Mariposa will take place at Bayview Memorial Park, 9th Concession Road, Township of Oro-Medonte on Saturday, October 1, from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and will feature performances by four artists/groups: Treasa Levasseur, Aleksi Campagne, Union Duke and Irish Mythen. There is on-site washroom facilities and parking.

A unique, outdoor afternoon festival!

All Seats $40.00. For discounted rates for both Mariposa in Concert shows please contact the Box Office.


Julian Taylor of combined Mohawk and Caribbean ancestry, is a major label veteran, Toronto music scene staple, and something of a musical chameleon.  His versatility as a songwriter is signature; one minute he is onstage playing with his band spilling out electrified rhythm and blues glory, and the next he’s featured at a folk festival delivering a captivating solo singer-songwriter.

Juno nominees and winners of the 2010 Canadian Folk Music Award for Vocal Group of the Year, Amanda Walther and Sheila Carabine of Dala write and sing in harmony best described as angelic. Amanda’s ethereal soprano voice blends seamlessly with Sheila’s velvety alto, creating the unparalleled, in-sync harmonies that have become their signature.

Louise Pitre: In Concert

Mansfield Entertainment is pleased to present Louise Pitre – the astonishing Tony award Nominated and first lady of musical theatre – Live!

All Seats $50.00

The Bowie Lives

Michael Bell is an award winning vocalist who channels the sound and styles of David Bowie, and with an all star band, theatre and costumes, captures the imagination of fans young and old.

One Price $35.00

44th Annual Orillia Scottish Festival

A three day celebration of Scottish culture. Friday evening Ceilidh at the Legion. Saturday parade from Peter Street to Couchiching Beach park for Scottish entertainment, vendors, beer tent, pipe bands and children’s village. Sunday afternoon Ceilidh at the Legion. Please support the festival and purchase a $2.00 button!

Click HERE for more details.

Summer Block Party

Downtown Orillia Summer Block Party

A downtown summer street festival like no other! Showcasing a fusion of art, fun interactive activities, live music, delicious food, kid zones, and sizzling sidewalk sales!!!

Stay tuned for the features and entertainment to be announced in the coming months.

If you are a downtown merchant and would like us to advertise your participation in this event and your festival deals, please complete and return the Merchant Participation Form.

Call For Vendors!!

Downtown Orillia is looking for vendors for our upcoming Downtown Summer Block Party on July 23rd! If you an artisan, artist, community group, food or concession vendor and would you like an opportunity to sell your products at the this event, get in touch!

If this sounds like something you’d like to be a part of give us a call at 705-325-3261, email us at or simply download and complete the appropriate vendor forms and drop it off at our office or send it in via email or mail. Don’t delay, spaces are filling up fast!

Click the link below to fill out the vendor application form:

Vendor Application Form

Orillia Arts District Holiday Art Hop

Join the Downtown Orillia Arts District for their Holiday Art Hop happening on December 11th, 2021 from 12-4pm on Peter Street South. Art makes the perfect gift this holiday season!