Blackthorn Productions

Medieval Education & Entertainment

about us

15 Years of educational excellence

Blackthorn Productions is a Guelph based company that specializes in Education and Entertainment. For over 15 years we have focused on the grade 4 unit on medieval history and teaching Stage Combat workshops to high school drama classes as well as the public.  Our programs include festivals, live theatre, educational programs, workshops, film projects and customized presentations.  Blackthorn Productions provides a complete, fun filled family oriented experience. Our medieval presentations conform to the Ontario Social Studies (Grade 4) Curriculum for Medieval History and our stage combat workshops are linked to the SHSM program (Specialist High Skills Major).

services we offer

School Presentations

Blackthorn Productions brings the medieval era to your classrooms and offers your students a chance for a kinaesthetic, interactive experience. Check out our array of set presentations or let us help you customize your own event.


If you have ever wanted to sample some aspects of the middle ages our workshops can help you find your way.  Whether it making chain-maille or creating you own coat of arms there is something for you.  All workshops can be done one on one or in groups.  


Stage combat is the illusion of violence.  Just as a magician uses slight hand and misdirection to make an audience believe what they are seeing is real, we use similar techniques to make violence believable and safe.  These workshops can be done for High School Drama or for private groups and individuals


Blackthorn Productions has started to branch out into their own productions. 
Whether it be theatre or on film keep an eye here for links to our projects.  We will also be listing any services we can provide to other productions.  This could range from rental of specialist equipment to Fight direction or even providing a full fight team for your production.

"A tale is but half told when only one person tells it."