Enjoy world-class theatre in St. Jacobs Country with performances by award-winning Drayton Entertainment.
Drayton Entertainment is made up of three main theatre's and still growing:
• St. Jacobs Country Playhouse Theatre
• St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre
• Drayton Festival Theatre
For more information please call:
- 519 638 5555
- 855 372 9866
Drayton Entertainment's Evolving Story
An award-winning not-for-profit charitable organization, Drayton Entertainment produces the finest in live theatre at six historic venues in unique Ontario communities. Each theatre maintains its own distinct identity, but at the same time successfully combines the energies and strengths of all six, in order to provide an experience that is unparalleled.
The stage for success was first set in 1991, with the launch of the Drayton Festival Theatre. Under the tutelage of founding and current Artistic Director Alex Mustakas, the theatre was an immediate triumph.
As popularity continued to grow, in 1997 a second stage was added in St. Jacobs - the Schoolhouse Theatre.
The King's Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene followed suit in 1999. Nestled within Discovery Harbour on picturesque Georgian Bay, the rustic theatre was a perfect complement with the venues in Drayton and St. Jacobs.
With 30 seasons under its belt, Huron Country Playhouse and its intimate second stage, Playhouse II , joined the Drayton Entertainment family of theatres in 2001. In 2011 this historic venue celebrated its 40th Anniversary Season.
Located in the heart of Waterloo Region's Market District, the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse opened to instant acclaim in 2005.
With an anticipated 2013 opening, a new venue in Cambridge is on the horizon, which promises to expand the signature Drayton ExperienceTM to new audiences.
Drayton Entertainment's ever-evolving business model provides protection from the inherent fragility of the theatre industry, while still providing an outlet for growth and prosperity. This has positive implications for artists, designers, sponsors, advertisers, and most importantly, theatre patrons - all of whom enjoy enhanced opportunities both on and off the stage.
By successfully balancing the competing demands of quality productions, fiscal responsibility, and community integrity, Drayton Entertainment has emerged as a true innovator and leader for arts and culture in Canada.