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Drayton Entertainment

City of Cambridge, Township of Woolwich

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Drayton Entertainment is one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies, producing Broadway musicals, comedies and dramas in its seven theatres located across Ontario.  Annual attendance at its performances exceeds 250,000, making Drayton Entertainment one of the largest professional theatre companies in Canada.

An award-winning company, Drayton Entertainment is the proud recipient of 6 Lieutenant Governor’s Awards for the Arts. With three stages located in Waterloo Region, Drayton Entertainment delivers the finest in live theatre for all ages.

The Region of Waterloo is home to three of Drayton Entertainment’s theatres:

Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridgeoutside of the Hamilton Family Theatre in Cambridge

This 500-seat facility is the newest theatre in the Drayton Entertainment family, and is located along the historic Grand River in Cambridge. A state-of-the-art facility, The Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge features world-class acoustics and great views from every seat. Shows coming to this venue in 2019 include Rocky – The Musical, Grease, Twelve Angry Men, Annie, and more.

St. Jacobs Country Playhouseoutside front view of the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is located at the northern edge of Waterloo, in the heart of the St. Jacobs’ Market District. Operating year-round, it is a distinctive venue that features 400 seats, and post and beam construction that is associated with traditional Mennonite architecture. The 2019 Season at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse includes The Miracle Worker, Disney’s Newsies, Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, and more.

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

outside view of the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

Located in the historic village of St. Jacobs, the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre is situated in a renovated 1867 schoolhouse. Open from September to December, the intimate atmosphere of this venue lends itself to cabaret-style performances, and guests can enjoy a beverage at a table that’s just a few feet away from the performance. On stage at the theatre for the 2019 Season is the inspiration tribute musical Good Ol’ Country Gospel.

For tickets and information about any of Drayton Entertainment’s theatres or productions, check out the website.