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About the Highlands Summer Festival

The Highlands Summer Festival is a not-for-profit, charitable community theatre company in the Haliburton Highlands, producing live dramatic and musical productions utilizing the facilities of the Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion and other venues. The Highlands Summer Festival was created to encourage the development of theatrical skills and talents in the Highlands, especially among young people. We are committed to presenting at least one Canadian production each season.

Highlands Summer Festival Board of Directors:

President: Brian Kipping

Past President: Jack Brezina

Treasurer: Sean Pennylegion

Directors: Karen Frybort, Joan Hawley, Stella Voisin, Sue Vorvis and David Zilstra

Artistic Producer: Scot Denton

Executive Producer: Melissa Stephens

General Manager & Business Manager: Ken Loney

Highlands Summer Festival Founders (2000): Chris Archer, Peg Bradford, Jack Brezina, Doug Brohm, Debra Dart, Darrell Dobson, Curtis Eastmure, Donna Gagnon, Lauren McInnes, Caryl Miller, John Miller, Betty Mills, David Mills, Tom Regina, Craig Saunders, June Smith and Melissa Stephens.

The Northern Lights Performing Arts Pavilion is located at 5358 County Road 21, Haliburton, Ontario.
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Highlands Summer Festival
Box 938,
Haliburton, Ontario
K0M 1S0

Tickets and general inquiries:
Box office: 705-457-9933
Toll-Free: 1-855-457-9933

Highlands Summer Festival: Ontario Corporation No. 001447109
Canada Revenue Agency Charitable Registration No. 87185 7918 RR0001

Privacy Policy

The Highlands Summer Festival (including Friends of Highlands Summer Festival and other organizations who utilize Highlands Summer Festival ticketing services) gathers information provided by its ticket buyers and donors to complete the transactions requested and to communicate with our patrons. In regard to this information, Highlands Summer Festival endeavours to:

  1. Ensure the information is stored in a secure manner and, when disposed of, it is destroyed.
  2. Ensures the contact information you provide is used only by Highlands Summer Festival staff to facilitate the transaction you have requested and communicate information about the Highlands Summer Festival and related activities which we believe may be of interest to you.
  3. Highlands Summer Festival does not share, rent, or sell its contact information with any other organization.

You may have your contact information removed from our database by contacting Highlands Summer Festival at any of the following addresses:
Box 938, Haliburton, Ontario, K0M 1S0
Phone 705-457-9933
Toll-Free: 1-855-457-9933

Land Acknowledgement

The Highlands Summer Festival acknowledges that these lands and waters are the traditional homeland of the Ojibway Nation and the Huron/ Wendat Nation, and now includes communities from the Mohawk Nation, the Pottawatomi Nation and the Métis Nation of Ontario. We acknowledge their stewardship throughout the ages.

Anti-Harassment Policy


A copy of the Highland Summer Festival’s Anti-Harassment policy is available by clicking here.