Stephenville Theatre Festival: 44 Years of Magic

The Stephenville Theatre Festival returns during Come Home Year on The Rock with an eclectic lineup sure to wow audiences of all ages

The longest-running professional theatre company in Newfoundland and Labrador, the Stephenville Theatre Festival (STF for short), returns for the 44th year in 2022, with a jam-packed slate of fit-for-the-whole-family entertainment.

“Stephenville Theatre Festival provides professional theatrical entertainment to both the residents and visitors of Stephenville & Bay St. George and we are back in full force this summer for Come Home Year 2022,” shared General Manager Benedict Pittman. 

“Stephenville Theatre Festival has a tradition of producing high-quality shows and is unique in its program of big-Broadway musicals combined with children’s productions, dinner theatre and culturally relevant shows utilizing the local talents and stories of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians such as our ‘Newfoundland Kitchen Party.’”

Delivering on the promise of high quality entertainment in one of the most picturesque areas of the island, the festival slate boasts an eclectic and entertainment lineup including the beloved Dolly Parton masterpiece 9 to 5 the Musical, the hilarious and rebellious Disenchanted, the endearing family production Neverland, and the dinner theatre game show One-hit Wonders & All-time Greats.


“This year, STF is celebrating 44 years of providing amazing live musical entertainment to the beautiful Southwest coast of Newfoundland. We have assembled a fantastic company to deliver a summer of outstanding music, engaging children’s theatre and edge-of-your-seat drama,” event organizers shared in a statement to The Herald.

“We couldn’t be more excited for everyone to see the fantastic performances we’ve lined up and are thrilled to be an official part of Come Home Year 2022. There’s never been a better time to Come Home to NL and enjoy the beautiful scenery, historic culture, and passionate live theatre!

“Our performers and crew, from both Newfoundland and the rest of Canada, are working tirelessly to bring these amazing shows to life in beautiful Stephenville! Our company and community have persevered through a difficult few years but a bright future is on the horizon for both STF and Stephenville. Come home to Bay St. George this summer and see shows like you’ve never seen before! Incredible voices, fabulous dancing, heartfelt storytelling and a professional company here to elevate you from your seat and into the wonderful world of the Stephenville Theatre Festival!”

The Stephenville Theatre Festival is a not-for-profit charitable organization, registered through the Canada Revenue Agency. The STF continues to provide meaningful and delightful theatrical experiences for all in attendance.

For a complete lineup of events and tickets for performances running from July 22nd to August 20th, visit, call the festival box office at 709-643-4553 or the dinner theatre box office at 709-643-6666.