Hibernate Festival Series!

Hibernate Festival Series is Here!


And you are the first to know about it.


Introducing exclusive series passes only available to you, our loyal newsletter subscribers.


Cultivate Festival is coming indoors this winter!


We're taking all that's great about our summer event and delivering a new series from within the beautiful Capitol Theatre in downtown Port Hope.


Hibernate Festival will celebrate diverse voices on a historic stage with music, local food and drink, collaborative art installations and a feel-good vibe that is next to none. Think of all the great things that Cultivate Festival has to offer. Now imagine all of that in the beautiful Capitol Theatre in Downtown Port Hope.


Welcome to Hibernate! We'll be bringing you four shows over four months to help keep you cozy and filled with inspiration during the coldest time of the year!


Each show will feature three main stage performances, a local emerging artist stage in the Sculthorpe Theatre, local food and drink vendors, a pop-up art gallery and collabortive art activities. 


What Dates?

Thursday December 30th
Thursday January 27th
Thursday February 24th
Friday March 25th


Who's Playing:

Juno Award winning artists Digging Roots and Crown Lands, JUNO nominee, Julian Taylor and AHI, Maple Blues Award winner Jimmy Bowskill, The Hometown Beauts, Caroline Marie Brooks, Kate Boothman, Charlotte Cornfield, Mimi O'Bonsawin, Brooks and Bowkill, Melissa Payne and more!


Local Food Hall: William Street Beer Co., Rice Lake Hard Cider, Prep Food Co., Feel Good Town Catering, Haute Goat, Cultivate Canteen and more!


A Short-Order Poetry Publication Series with Green Wood Coaliton


Collaborative Art Installation with Fluke Craft 


Pop-Up Art Gallery with Ganaraska Art and Framing featuring local artists.


How do you get your passes? The only way is by clicking the link below.  

Wondering why you should get a series pass?


  1. Best seats in the house - we are reserving rows B, C and D just for you. You will sit general admission style in those rows, abiding by the covid protocols.
  2. No lineups at the gate - if you have a series pass, just scoot up to the front of the line and we'll get you in.
  3. It's the only way to be gauranteed you'll get to see all the shows!
  4. It's basically buy 3, get one free. $149 vs. $196. That's $47 off!


All shows will be in compliance of municipal, regional and provincial COVID regulations.

All attendees must show proof of double  vaccination. 


Hibernate proudly acknowledges the support and funding of Government of Canada through the Canadian Arts Presentation Fund and the  Province of Ontario through the Re-Connect Ontario Fund.



Frequently Asked Questions

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