BarnDoor Productions, Perth's original community theatre

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BPD's 27th season: COVID-friendly, socially-distanced, all-UNIQUE, all entertaining!

BarnDoor Productions has been presenting live theatre in Perth, Ontario since 1995
and before that, as Perth Summer Theatre, back to 1983.

From outdoor classics to modern hits, from favourite "chestnuts" to original shows,
BDP has set the region's  community theatre standards since our first production
and built a reputation for high-energy, fast-paced, constantly surprising and always exciting theatre.

Producing Directors David and Janice Jacklin are now in their 36th season of presenting theatre together
and their eighth season at the Full Circle Theatre, Perth's only ground-level, fully barrier-free theatre --
and generally praised as the best performance space in town.

In 2012, the Jacklins were honoured with the
Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal
for service to the community
and the performing arts.

A website dedicated to David's scripts and music is online at:

A note on tickets for BarnDoor Productions' shows:

Tickets for BARNDOOR PRODUCTIONS shows only are: still only $20 reserved; students still $10

Here's how to order tickets for a BarnDoor Productions show:
1) Call 613 267 1884.
2) Tell us who you are, how many tickets you want and what performance.
3) Pay us in cash when you arrive.
Your tickets are guaranteed and it's a lot cheaper!


---> NOTE:This is for BarnDoor Production's shows only <---

Other events at Full Circle Theatre handle ticket sales as noted.

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May 13 and 14: Perth Short Film Festival / May 28 Kevin Smith Magician

Please read this!
While COVID restrictions have been removed, including mask mandates,
we ask that you practice common-sense and
PLEASE WEAR A MASK until seated and while moving around the theatre.

Masks protect others, so let's help each other.

The First Annual

Perth Short Film Festival

Showcasing the talent of regional, independent film makers

May 13 at 7pm, May 14 at 2pm and 7pm.

7 short films by regional film-makers showcase the
variety and energy of film created without a Marvel-lous budget.

Ranging from semi-documentary to drama to comedy,
it's a hour's worth of worthy cinema,
and, organizers hope, the beginning of
something unique in Perth.

Tickets are $12 (fees included) at

Tickets Please

613 485–6434

All profits from this festival will be donated to

the Perth and District Union Library.

May 28, 2 p.m. (1:30 house open)


Ottawa-based magician Kevin Smith
brings his exciting and fun


to Full Circle Theatre.

The main word for Kevin's shows is "AMAZING!"

"He kept everyone WOWED for a full hour."

"... had a bunch of 6-year olds laughing (a lot) for an hour!"

"...totally mesmerized the crowd ... highly recommend!"

Introduce your kids (or whoever) to one of the region's best magicians -- and have a lot of fun while you do!

Plan 9 From Outer Space

Our great new rock'n'roll movie musical,
based on "the worst movie of all time",


We're pushing up toward a thousand hits on this!
Why not be one of them?

It's a lot of laughs and fun,
with some glorious singing and great songs.

Aliens descend on Earth to conquer us with space zombies and space vampires -- or something like that;
it's really hard to tell what the plot is --
but it's fun all around!

Plan 9 September 2020 poster
Comments on our 26th season

Plan 9 From Outer Space

"Loved, loved (Plan 9 From Outer Space) last evening!
So much fun!"
H.G. Perth

"Thank you for bringing some 'normal' back.
We laughed so hard!"
S.R. Ottawa

The Spooking Season II

"Magnificent way to get into the Halloween spirit. I had shivers.
I held my breath. I was mesmerized and entertained.
And I had fun!"
J.S. Perth
What did our audience say about our 23rd season?

A PERFECT LIKENESS (October 2017):
"Marvellous! Absolutely bloody marvellous!"
"A brilliant play exceptionally well performed and directed."
"Very gripping the way these two actors held the stage. A MUST SEE!"
"Terrific . . . beautifully layered and very funny."
"Superb acting, obviously great direction, topped off with costuming and set design perfection."
"An amazing two-hander not to be missed at Full Circle Theatre in Perth."
"This play would shine on the professional stage anywhere!""

CINDERELLA (December 2017)
"...amazing and hilarious."
"I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life."
"I really, really, REALLY loved the show."
"That was 'way, 'WAY too much fun. 'Way too much. I think I hurt myself."
"Without hesitation, that was the best panto I've ever seen."
"It felt wonderful to laugh like that. Not to be missed!"
"Laugh out loud antics.High energy panto in its most outrageous tradition."

PANTO CAN BE MURDER (February 2018):
"Too much fun!"
"I couldn't stop laughing!"
"So much fun to see the Cinderella characters backward."
"I've avoided panto like the plague -- this was so much fun, I want to see more!"
"This play is brilliant!'
"The two parts (frontstage and backstage) fit together perfectly!"
"It's a hoot! No, it's a hoot and a half!"
Scheduled for its international debut in the U.K. in February!

THE TAMING (April 2018)
"A powerhouse of a play with three powerhouse performances!"
"That was an education -- but a fun one!"

CHARLEY'S AUNT (June 2018)
How good is it? Well, our new version has ALREADY reached the stage in the U.S.!

WILLM SHAKSPER (August 2018)
"An amazing production."
"This play is a marvel."
"Simply wonderful."
"Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant."
What did our audience say about our 24th season?

RAIN (October 2018):
"You've outdone yourself. That was the best play I've seen in a long time."
"There are plays where the script relies on the performers to make it good. This is one where the script brings the performers up to its level."
"And, that ending! What a twist!"
"Terrific . . . beautifully layered and very funny."
"Timely, again. Or maybe, timely, still."

HANSEL AND GRETEL (December 2018)
"I haven't heard my husband laugh so hard in a long time."
"I don't think I've ever laughed so much in my life."
From a three-year old after the bear chase: "Well, that was a surprise."
"Astonishingly good."

THE MALTESE FALCON (February 2019):
"Well choreographed ... delightful ... community theatre at its finest."
"A masterful adaptation."
"Brilliant! ... as usual."
"What a great play!"
"Even the scene changes are part of the entertainment."
"A fantastic evening of live theatre."
"Everything works ... seamless."
Already with interest for productions in the U.K., N.Z. and Australia!

"I had no idea of what to expect. What I saw had nothing to do with what I expected. But, I really, really loved every moment of it."
"I just saw it tonight and I want to see it again -- right now!"
"Theatre at its best."
"...a masterpiece!"
"BarnDoor Productions is always thought-provoking and trail-blazing."

"That was fun!"
"I've never seen anything like it!"

MACBETH (August 2019)
"...the best production of Macbeth I've ever seen!"
"...a must-see for everyone who loves great theatre!"
" astonishing production!"
"My heart is still pounding!"

After the COVID-19 outbreak,
Toronto International Film Festival
decided to end the Film Circuit series
that allowed FiNI to  happen.

As a result, the series is ended.

Below: the stage at the Full Circle Theatre, lit, dressed and waiting!

Full Circle Theatre ready and waiting

Have YOU got an event that you want to put in front of the public?  A concert, a play, a movie, a public reading of the telephone book?  We can help you bring it to your audience.

The Outside Track 2016

We are the most approachable, affordable and experienced
performing arts venue
in the county.

As many as 144 events at FCT in one year tells you
the story.

Of interest at Full Circle Theatre

Our lobby and hallway looking spic-and-span.
Our projection screen

The Film Night International series
has ended.
The umbrella group, Film Circuit, which helped to organize availability to the movies FiNI has shown over the years was shut down by Toronto International Film Festival due to Covid-19. As a result, FiNI (and many similar groups in other communities) can no longer continue.
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A full house at Full Circle Theatre
Join us for a socially-distanced version
as we carefully re-open in 2021-22