The Théâtre de la Vieille Forge is a theatre and seaside café that was founded in 1983. Originally located in an old blacksmith shop on Long Point in Petite-Vallée, this cultural centre quickly became a mecca for lovers of Québécois song. A multidisciplinary venue specializing in song, the theatre also presents music, comedy, circus and dance shows during the summer season as well as programming for school audiences.
In August 2017, the theatre, which was also the headquarters of the Petite-Vallée Song Festival, burned to the ground. To rebuild this enchanting site where so many people had come together in celebration of song, the artisans of the Village en Chanson, under the presidency of Claudine Roy, a well-known local businesswoman, ran an extensive fundraising campaign. Within less than eight months, they had raised over $1.7 million thanks to the significant contributions of Quebecers from across the province as well as donations from Canadian companies.
While waiting for the theatre to reopen in 2023, our activities are located in the Chapiteau de la Vieille Forge, a big tent set up along the water. This temporary site houses a 300-seat performance venue, a 100-seat café-bistro and a boutique.
In 2021, the theatre’s summer season runs from June 18 to September 3. Shows of all kinds will be presented every week throughout the summer.
- Open: June 18 to September 3, 2021