Eve of Confederation - Live Immersive Theatre
Saturday evenings throughout the summer, Upper Canada Village becomes a grand stage for an all-NEW Live Immersive Theatre experience, EVE OF CONFEDERATION. Be one of a select audience to move among the scenes and players of this unique production. Witness love and politics of the 1860s in a beautiful, historic setting, and see Upper Canada Village as you never have before. Limited tickets available.
To celebrate ONTARIO 150, Upper Canada Village is adding unique theatrical programming to its existing award-winning living history interpretation. On Saturday evenings throughout July and August, get “dropped-in” to the year before Canada’s birth in the Eve of Confederation, a full-length immersive theatre experience within the beautiful setting of Upper Canada Village.
Small-town romance between a well-to-do debutante, a dashing cavalry officer just back from the American Civil War, and a poor Irish Catholic farmer plays out in and around original 19th century buildings, including a tavern, a working water-powered sawmill, and the tasteful home of a well-to do family.
Audience members can eavesdrop on village gossip during a town dance, participate in an 1860s funeral, and linger around the front porch as two young lovers discuss their future plans (with Mom and Dad listening in!), all the while hearing what people think about the Confederation scheme that’s in the air. Will it happen, or is it just political talk to distract people from other issues? Featuring a family-friendly script based on archival documents and historic newspapers, this memorable production allows you to feel like you’ve stepped into the year just before Confederation in a way that can’t be experienced anywhere else!