BarnDoor Productions, Perth's original community theatre

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BPD's 24th season: all-classic, all-original, all-UNIQUE!

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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 now online at:

A note on tickets for BarnDoor Productions' shows:

We don't do credit cards. We ask for cash. This saves both of us money - lots of it.
Credit/debit card and "convenience" fees can add up to 25% to the cost of your ticket!
Do you really want to pay that much just to buy a ticket?

Tickets for BARNDOOR PRODUCTIONS shows only are: $20 reserved; $22 at the door; students $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!

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

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

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A few moments from our 23rd season

What did our audience say about our 23rd season?

"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!"

"...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."

"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!

"A powerhouse of a play with three powerhouse performances!"
"That was an education -- but a fun one!"

How good is it? Well, our new version is ALREADY in production in the U.S.!

"An amazing production."
"This play is a marvel."
"Simply wonderful."
"Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant."

Come and join us for Season 24!

A remarkable series of remarkable plays and musicals

Wait! What? New and classic?
Yep, all classic stories, all brand-new scripts -- ALL BDP originals.

Drama in the fall
Panto for the holidays
Mystery for the winter blahs
an all-new "rock musical" about the oldest story of all!

Hansel & Gretel poster 2018
Children 12 and under (escorting an adult) just $5!!!
Adults (escorted by a child) just $16!
(max. 1 adult per child)
Unescorted adults: $20
Students 13+: $10

or, even easier,
pull out your phone and call

613 267 1884

No credit cards needed -- cash at performance
We went into the woods, today ---
guess what we found?

Who lives here?
Hansel & Gretel and their bear behind


The Crumbs Don't Fall Far From The Loaf

November 30 through December 16

Thursdays and Fridays, 7:30 p.m.
Saturdays and Sundays 2:00 p.m.

An outrageous, hilarious holiday "panto"
for the WHOLE family!

Last year's Cinderella panto was:
"Amazing and hilarious"
"'Way, 'WAY too much fun"
"Without hesitation, the best panto I've ever seen"
"High energy panto in its most outrageous tradition"

Our 2018 panto will keep that tradition going --
plus there's more music and a bear -- and a horse!


based on a story by
W. Somerset Maugham

October 19 to 27

On a tropical island, a missionary saves a prostitute's soul -- but at what cost?

"One of the best productions you've done."



a new play
based on the novel by
Dashiell Hammett

Feb. 15 to Mar. 3

What would you do to gain the fabled treasure of "The Black Bird"?

AUDITION: November 12

5 men/3 women
PERFORMERS: Perusal scripts and more are available


The Crumbs Don't Fall Far From The Loaf

November 30 to December 16

A brand-new "panto" that's at least as hilarious as last year's Cinderella!



A new musical
inspired by works by Mark Twain

Apr. 19 to May 5

You know the story -- now it's a musical!

4 actors

Next Film Night International event
January 23

The near-capactiy houses for FiNI's exclusive, FREE!, advance previews screenings of THE CHILDREN GAME on September 12 were a first chance to see and hear FCT's new sound and video systems.

The verdict on our THX 14.2 surround-sound: SUPERB!
The verdict on our upgraded projection area (about 50% bigger): WOW!

Find the details of FiNI's new lineup here:

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

We've made a few improvements to FCT this past year,
including new hallway flooring and
new finish on the lobby floor.

Small gains, but FCT is still the most comfortable and accommodating performance space in Perth!
Our projection screen

Some of the best in international cinema
-Alternate Wednesdays
at 2 and 7 p.m.-

or call the Perth Library at

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Film Night International

FiNI returns in the fall for their seventh year at Full Circle Theatre

Go HERE for details on the lineup