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St. Catharines: Ticket now on sale for “1812” by Norm Foster to be staged at Fort George

Thursday, April 21, 2022

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival is proud to present our world premiere production of 1812 by Norm Foster!

Running June 8 - 23, 2022

Two towns. A bridge connecting them and a border dividing them. When the war of 1812 breaks out, the neighbouring border towns of St. Stephen, New Brunswick and Calais, Maine are reluctant to go to war against each other. The people in each community have built life-long friendships – freely crossing the bridge that connects them for daily visits. Literally overnight, the war quickly redefines their world as they know it and their lives are forever changed. Through humour and Foster’s trademark witty dialogue, 1812 by Norm Foster examines the meaning of friendship, love and loyalty.

The Norm Foster Theatre Festival looks forward to sharing this unique, outdoor theatre experience with all of you, our Foster Friends, this June at the Fort George National Historic Site in Niagara-on-the-Lake. In addition to our world premiere production of 1812, we have put together special 1812 packages, offering a variety of experiences to choose from. Whether you are a history buff and wish to partake in an 1812 Experience Day, or are interested in the paranormal and wish to participate in a Post-Performance Ghost Tour, or are a theatre-goer who would like to join us for only the play, there is an experience available for all Foster Fans!


Tickets & Packages

Regular Show Ticket $45 (inclusive)

1812 Experience Day $62 (inclusive)

Ghost Tour Package $70 (inclusive)

Under 30, Arts Worker, and Group Pricing also available. Please contact The Foster Festival Box Office at OR 289-786-0950 x.3 for more information.

Show Ticket includes the performance, a Fort George pass for a future visit, and parking.

Ghost Tours are an optional post-performance add-on for select dates.

1812 Experience Days are evenings which include a specially themed presentation and/or demonstration presented by Fort George prior to designated performance dates.

 • Show begins at 7PM

 • 1812 Experience Days begin at 6:15PM

 • Ghost Tours - Post-Performance Tour (Optional Add-on)

 • Show running time is 2 hrs 10 mins. This includes a 15 min intermission.

Performance Schedule

Wed, June 8 - Show Only

Thurs, June 9 - Show Only

Fri, June 10 - Show + Ghost Tour (Optional Add-on)

Sat, June 11 - Show Only

Sun, June 12 - 1812 Experience Day, Muskets & Music: The Sounds of 1812

Tues, June 14 - Show Only

Wed, June 15 - 1812 Experience Day, Fighting in Fashion in 1812

Thurs, June 16 - Show Only

Fri, June 17 - Show + Ghost Tour (Optional Add-on)

Sat, June 18 - 1812 Experience for Father's Day, Drinks, Duels, and Dads

Sun, June 19 - Show Only

Tues, June 21 - Show Only

Wed, June 22 - 1812 Experience Day, Food in the Fort in 1812

Thurs, June 23 - Show Only (Closing Performance)

Rain Dates

This show takes place in an outdoor setting. In the event of a show cancellation due to rain or extreme weather, we will contact you to inform you of the cancellation and present you with alternative show dates. Decisions regarding weather conditions will be made 2 hours prior to curtain whenever possible.

Ticket Refund Policy

All tickets and packages are final sale. No refunds are available. Ticket exchanges for a different date or show may be available if you call 24 hours prior to your scheduled show date to request a change. Exchanges are subject to availability.

1812 by Norm Foster

Wed Jun 8, 2022 - Thu Jun 23, 2022

Produced by The Norm Foster Theatre Festival in association with Fort George National Historic Site.

Directed by Jim Mezon

Starring David Nairn, Edmond Clark, Ellen Denny, Jesse Dwyre, Lisa Horner and Patricia Yeatman.

Important Info

Covid-19 protocols are still in place at The Foster Festival in order to best protect our community, artists and staff. Proof of vaccination (2 or more doses), and masks will be required for everyone ages 12 and up. You may remove your mask while eating or drinking. If you are feeling unwell, please do not come to the performance. See our COVID-19 policy for more information.

Parking at Fort George is included in your ticket price.

Concessions will be available on site for non-alcoholic beverages and light snacks.

This show is outdoors.

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