Beyond the Castle

Encouraging the classic plays of tomorrow, Driftwood's Beyond the Castle program supports one playwright annually from Trafalgar 24 in the development of their work. Be among the first to witness the creation of what could be the next Canadian classic.

The Long Game, by Brad Lepp

If our earliest understanding of the world is shaped by what we learn from our parents, just how far does a father's shadow stretch?

Trafalgar 24

Every March, 24 playwrights, directors and actors get locked into a 19th century castle nestled in Whitby, Ontario, for a theatre creation event unlike any other. Using the castle as inspiration, their challenge is to create, rehearse and perform six new plays in only 24 hours.

Fundraising Gala

This extraordinary festival is also Driftwood's signature fundraising event, featuring a fabulous selection of wine, cheese and desserts and a stupendous silent auction.

Complete Works (abridged)

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. Get ready for an energetic evening of unparalleled humour, pathos and dramatic genius as three hapless Canadians take on the world's greatest playwright, tackling 37 plays, 1,222 characters and 884,421 words in only 90 minutes.

Celebrating Shakespeare's 450th Birthday

To celebrate this incredible milestone, Driftwood re-assembles the original cast from its 2005 hit show for a fundraising event in support of The Bard's Bus Tour's 20th season.

Creative Roots

Driftwood's Creative Roots Theatre Training Intensive is a summer program providing opportunities for the next generation of artists to train in areas of performance particular to Driftwood's work.

Theatre Training Intensive for Young Actors

The Creative Roots Theatre Training Intensive is open to experience performers, ages 14 - 19, who are hoping for a career in performance.

The Bard's Bus Tour

Celebrating 20 years on the road, The Bard's Bus Tour shares barrier-free, Pay-What-You-Can theatre with over 25 communities in Ontario. The Bard's Bus Tour is the longest-running outdoor-touring theatre company in Ontario.

The Tempest and Food of Love

Driftwood celebrates its 20th season with a production of Shakespeare's masterpiece, The Tempest, and an a cappella concert-style presentation, Food of Love, celebrating music created for Driftwood by Kevin Fox & Tom Lillington.


The Tempest: ONLY 3 SHOWS LEFT!

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We’ve had a tremendous run over all parts of South Ontario – from London, to Westport, to Bobcaygeon – but as with all good things, Driftwood’s 20th season of the Bard’s Bus Tour must come to a close. Join us for one of three final performances this weekend. This weekend THE TEMPEST finishes in: Streetsville‘s […]

Wit to Plot this Drift: 20 Summers of Driftwood

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I could fill ten thousand words speaking to you about the youthful pursuits of nights spent loving, laughing, drinking, singing, dancing — experiencing everything in a College-like haze of friends and laughter, each tale as ethereal and outstanding as the last. Driftwood moments fill every one of my “formative” memories. Where most people in their […]