Welcome to TOFest2018!

The annual Theatre Ontario Festival is coming to the Palace Theatre in London, from May 16-19, 2018.

Regional winning productions from across Ontario vie for provincial honours. 

The annual Theatre Ontario Festival is:

  • A showcase of outstanding community theatre productions

    • See four award-winning plays in four nights!
  • A learning opportunity

    • Join us for the feedback sessions between expert adjudicator and the cast and crew each morning. Come to listen and learn.
  • A celebration of excellence in community theatre

    • Be part of play reading, a workshop or late night informal conversations.
  • A destination bringing together theatre lovers from across the province

    • Volunteer to help with hospitality or just enjoy the theatre and conversation.

This event only comes to Western Ontario once every four years. Catch it in May 2018!

This year's Festival hosts are:

    London Community                     Players
         Theatre Ontario
          Western Ontario                Drama League


Congratulations to both the Elmira Theatre Company, whose production of On A First Name Basis by Norm Foster will represent WODL, and the Elliot Lake Amateur Theatre Ensemble, whose production of Tempting Providence by Robert Chafe will represent QUONTA at TOFest18!

Our Adjudicator: Maja Ardal

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Our adjudicator at Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 is Maja Ardal.

Maja has been working in theatre for forty-seven years. She is a director, playwright, actor, and theatre trainer. Her musical play, The Hero of Hunter Street, was produced by 4th Line Theatre in 2016. She researched and created One Thing Leads to Another, Theatre for Babies, produced by Young People’s Theatre, receiving two Dora Awards in 2015. It will tour Ontario in 2018, and she is developing the sequel, You and I.

Workshop Leaders


Playwrights in Person


Four Points Sheraton London - TOFest2018's Official Hotel

To book your stay online, visit our special landing page.

Mail-in Ticket Ordering

Feel free to print off and fill out our Festival Order Form to order tickets via mail.

See all Four Shows and Save Big!

Choose the Theatre Ontario Festival Package and see all four shows for $96, a savings of more than 10%! To book your package, click here!

Festival Brunch Tickets

Festival Brunch tickets are available by contacting the London Community Players Box Office during regular business hours. If you are in the neighbourhood, pop in and pay us a visit and we would be delighted to help you as well.

Tickets are $35 each. Tickets will be available for pick up at the Box Office during the Festival, or they can be mailed to you in advance for an additional $2 charge. 

Interested in teaming up with us?


The Theatre Ontario Festival 2018 has a variety of positions available for volunteers. We need help setting up, making snacks and lunches for the cast and crew of our performing groups, staff for our Opening Reception, and a myriad of jobs that we haven't even thought of yet. The Festival team is also looking for sponsorship chair. Never volunteered before? We can train you. Want to try something new? We'd love to have you join our team. Intrigued? Contact Us for more information.


Sponsorship for TOFest2018 is available on three tiers: Silver ($250), Gold ($1000), and Platinum ($2500). If you are interested in pursuing a sponsor relationship, please check out the link to additional information below and Contact Us.