Theatre By The Bay & Tourism Barrie Present A New Augmented Reality Show


The Ghost Watchers Show

Theatre by the Bay’s 2021 season begins with The Ghost Watchers, an Augmented Reality Theatrical Experience presented in partnership with Tourism Barrie, where audiences will journey on a walking tour through Downtown Barrie to discover the ghosts of Barrie’s past.

Using state of the art ‘Spectrovision,’ audiences can look forward to a groundbreaking blend of live theatre and augmented reality to experience the stories of seven spectres trapped at various locations around Downtown Barrie.

“This project has been so meaningful to work on, and is certain to be an exciting and unique experience,” said Artistic Director Iain Moggach, who is also the director of The Ghost Watchers. “Developing such an innovative project that also meets the needs of the moment is a great gift. It will be unforgettable.”

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The Ghost Watchers begins at the Barrie Bus Terminal and runs for approximately 80 minutes, including walking time. The show is also designed to adhere to COVID-19 guidelines. All tour guides will wear appropriate PPE, physical distancing is built into the structure of the show, and tours will have limited capacities.

Participants are highly encouraged to bring headphones or earbuds and a charged cell phone with a data plan. Phones should have the ability to scan a QR code. An accessibility version of the experience is currently in development for those with mobility and vision issues.

Tickets are available now through Theatre by the Bay’s website. Shows will run daily from July 7 to August 28, 2021.

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The Ghost Watchers is developed with the support of Tourism Barrie, whose generous partnership allowed for the creation of this cutting-edge augmented reality experience. Theatre by the Bay is grateful for their continued partnership.

For more information on The Ghost Watchers, please visit: www.theatrebythebay.com/shows.

Tickets are first come first serve so make sure you reserve yours today! 
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