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Occurs on Monday May 1 2023

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 30 minutes


Five Points Theatre
1 Dunlop Street West
Barrie ON L4N 1A1

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FREE ADMISSION POLICY A security charge of $0.01 CAD is required to validate booking. Patrons can cancel or reschedule up to 48 hours before the performance without charge. Please email to make any changes.

In the event a patron fails to cancel or make alternate changes and does not attend the performance, a $25.00 charge per ticket will be applied per ticket to the patron’s credit card. This charge will be used as a donation to the theatre and a tax receipt will be issued.

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