The Foster Festival is proud to announce the line-up for the 2019 season, which will once again feature two World Premieres written by Norm Foster, highlighted by the Festival’s first-ever original musical, co-written with long-time collaborator Steve Thomas.
The Latest from The Foster Festival
It's so much fun producing a comedy festival... and we want you to be part of it! So check our blog frequently to keep up-to-date with the goings-on at The Foster Festival!
The Foster Festival closes its third season with the world premiere of Renovations for Six, one the funniest and most ingenious plays by Canada’s most produced playwright I have yet seen.
On Friday, ahead of the world première of Foster's latest play, Come Down From Up River, St. Catharines Mayor Walter Sendzik presented the acclaimed Canadian playwright with the Key to the City.
Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone wins Established Artist Award at 2018 City of St. Catharines Arts Awards
The arts community came together Monday evening to celebrate their own at the annual City of St. Catharines Arts Awards. Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone wins the 2018 Established Artist Award!
Norm Foster is hard at work writing his next two World Premieres for The Foster Festival's 2018 Season!
Norm Foster's newest play, Lunenburg runs August 2 - August 18 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this hilarious new Foster play starring Shaw Festival veteran actors!
Norm Foster's play, Old Love runs July 12 - July 28 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this classic Foster play!
Norm Foster's newest play, Screwball Comedy runs June 21 - July 7 at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre - see a sneak peek of behind the scenes of this hilarious new Foster play!
Audiences raved about the quality of our productions and a new theatre was born! This year we’re bursting with pride again as our namesake resident playwright Norm Foster has been appointed as an Officer of the Order of Canada – the highest civilian honour a Canadian can receive.
Foster Festival Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone and Executive Director Emily Oriold were On Target with Penny Wolfgang this past weekend in Buffalo, NY to talk about The Foster Festival and all there is to discover in the heart of Niagara!
On Sunday, April 30th, our annual Laughter in the Vineyard Fundraiser at Vineland Estates Winery in Niagara was a great success!
Bill Ralph, mathematician, artist and The Foster Festival Board Member, donates 2 stunning original pieces of art to our annual fundraiser, Laughter in the Vineyard.
Congratulations to The Foster Festival's Co-Founder and Executive Director Emily Oriold for being named as a recipient of this year's Business Link 40 Under Forty Business Achievement Award here in Niagara!
On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 Playwright Norm Foster, Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone, and the Foster Festival's 2017 Cast Members of Screwball Comedy gathered to begin workshopping one of two new Norm Foster scripts.
Join The Foster Festival for Laughter in the Vineyard at Vineland Estates Winery in the heart of Niagara!
Join the Foster Festival team for our 2nd Annual Laughter in the Vineyard Spring Fundraiser, at Vineland Estates Winery, in the heart of Niagara in support of our 2017 Season and Community Outreach Programs!
On Monday, March 20, 2017 Playwright Norm Foster, Artistic Director Patricia Vanstone, and the Foster Festival's 2017 Cast Members of Lunenburg gathered to begin workshopping Foster's newest script.
Foster Festival Board Member, Rosemary Hale, was recently celebrated as an Arts Champion and honoured with an International Women's Day Award at the 16th Annual International Women's Day Luncheon in St. Catharines.
This year we are concentrating on actors and acting! Join us for three sessions in which we’ll explore acting problems and solutions, warm-up techniques, auditioning tips, and how to bring your best game into the rehearsal room.