Past Seasons

With three sparkling seasons under our belt, The Foster Festival has succeeded in producing a fully professional and highly acclaimed summer theatre festival in the heart of Niagara!

2016, 2017 & 2018 Summer Seasons 

On A First Name Basis, Past Seasons, Foster Festival

On a First Name Basis
by Norm Foster

This delightful play tells the story of a very successful, but cantankerous, novelist who suddenly discovers that he knows nothing about his maid of 28 years.

Details & Photo Gallery »

Here on the Flight Path, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

Here On The Flight Path
by Norm Foster

Sex, love, life and loss are all discussed with big laughs and a few tears in what many describe as Norm Foster’s funniest play ever.

Details & Photo Gallery »

Halfway There, Norm Foster Comedy Festival

Halfway There
by Norm Foster

Sugar and spice and everything nice…with a dash of Maritime salt! Halfway There is a feel good theatrical experience that will keep you smiling.

Details & Photo Gallery »

Screwball Comedy, Past Seasons, Norm Foster Festival

Screwball Comedy
by Norm Foster

Full of snappy period dialogue reminiscent of the best cinematic screwball comedies, this world premiere sparkles with humour.

Details & Photo Gallery »

Old Love, Past Seasons, Norm Foster Festival

Old Love
by Norm Foster

Bud’s recently divorced. Molly’s newly-widowed. Norm Foster's Old Love is a story of courtship, rekindled romance and the indomitability of hope.

Details & Photo Gallery »

Lunenburg, Past Seasons, Norm Foster Festival

by Norm Foster

A little love and a little mystery. Be prepared to laugh and gasp at all the twists and turns in Norm Foster's newest comedy, Lunenburg.

Details & Photo Gallery »


  • Peter Hartwell's beautiful set last summer for our first show, On a First Name Basis, had our audiences enthralled. How he integrated design elements of Cairns Hall into the set brought an intimacy to the show and showcased the incredible beauty of our performance space. I can't wait to work with him again for our second season!
    - Patricia Vanstone, Artistic Director

Become a Foster Friend & Keep In Touch!

Enter your email address below to receive bi-weekly show news, offers and other cool tidbits from The Foster Festival Team.

You can always opt-out at any time. Need more info? Give us a shout »

Thank You To Our Generous Foster Festival Sponsors

  • Meridian Credit Union | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • NewsTalk 610 CKTB | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Smarter Websites | The Foster Festival Sponsor

  • Ontario Cultural Attractions Fund 2019
  • The Farm Wines | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Your TV | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • ez ROCK 105.7 | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Howick Apartments | The Foster Festival Sponsor, St. Catharines

  • Smithcom, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • Burtnik Printing, Sponsor, Norm Foster Comedy Festival
  • FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre
  • Niagara Casinos, Season Sponsor, Norm Foster Theatre Festival
  • Bridgman & Durksen Accounants, Foster Festival Sponsor
  • Form & Affect, Norm Foster Theatre Festival sponsor