Seeking private accommodations for August/September

Festival Players faces a big challenge every summer; a challenge that can make or break our season plans: ARTIST HOUSING! We bring actors, directors, stage managers, designers and other theatre practitioners to the County to work and create with local artists. We need your help to find a place for these formidable artists to lay their heads.

If you have a house, a suite, or a spare room (or know someone who does…) please consider Housing an artist this summer. You would be helping us solve one of the biggest puzzles we face in putting together our season of plays.

The Details:

  • We will pay up to $500/week per bedroom for private, furnished houses/suites with a full kitchen and bathroom. One bedroom units are most needed, but two- or three-bedroom units are also helpful.
  • Offers for Home Stays are most welcome. We will work with you to place an artist in your home who is a good fit. Artists in Home Stays require a private bedroom and bathroom, and access to a shared kitchen and common spaces.  You do not need to feed or entertain the artist! Our budget for Home Stays is no more than $75/week per artist.
  • Properties in and around Wellington/Hillier are most desirable. Many artists do not have vehicles, so we look for housing near their performance site. Offers from other parts of the County are welcome but may not be suitable for some of our artists.
  • Our greatest need is for housing from July 28th to August 19th (3 weeks), July 28th to August 3rd (one week) and from August 31st to September 23rd (3 weeks)

What’s in it for me?

If you provide complimentary Home Stays or subsidized private housing, you will receive six tickets for our 2018 Season, and an invitation for two to the opening night of your artist’s show.

If you provide private housing at no cost to Festival Players, we will work with you to put together a package of benefits that meet your needs. Private housing is so rare but so important to us; we want to thank you in a way that works for you!

If you run an accommodations business and provide subsidized accommodations, you may be eligible to receive a charitable tax receipt for the amount of the subsidy OR sponsor benefits like advertising, logo placement and tickets.

To learn more about our Artist Housing program, please email Julianne Snepsts at or call 613-476-1991.