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St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

40 Benjamin Rd. E, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2J9, Canada
519-747-7788
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in St. Jacobs
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters
Fee: Yes
Owner description: The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is conveniently located on Benjamin Road at the northern edge of Waterloo, in the heart of St. Jacobs' Market... more » Owner description: The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is conveniently located on Benjamin Road at the northern edge of Waterloo, in the heart of St. Jacobs' Market District. With the exquisite Best Western Plus St. Jacobs Country Inn next door, and endless shopping within walking distance, a visit to the Playhouse is a memorable outing, whether you're coming from near or far.Operating year-round, the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is a distinctive venue that features turn-of-the-century masonry and heavy timber accents associated with traditional Mennonite architecture. With 385 seats, the theatre auditorium has a raked layout that affords each seat a fantastic view of the stage. « less
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Milton,Ontario
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Theatre was nice size and performance was top quality..They do a 50/50 draw at each show. Seats are comfortable and refreshments are available.

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Roslin, Ontario, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Went to see "The Affections of May". Great performance by all three cast members. The theater itself is excellent. We were in one of the last rows and still felt that we were almost on the stage with the actors.

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Ontario
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24 reviews 24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Great script by Norm Foster, great comedic timing by all four actors. An afternoon of laughs- highly recommend. As stated by others, comfortable seats, good sight lines, very pleasant location with free parking. Well worth the 70 minute drive, especially combined with lunch on a patio, on a beautiful day.

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Kingston, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

I saw Legally Blonde, a Drayton theatre group production, which was excellent for $50.00/tix. Grounds are lovely, and the theatre provided wide seats with lots of leg room.

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Kitchener, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
15 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse always puts on a great show. I have been going to see productions there for a few years and I've never been disappointed with what I've seen there. The playhouse itself has old country charm and free parking. We recently say Legally Blonde, the Musical and the show was outstanding. The seats were comfortable and... More

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Meaford, Ontario
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

A great theatre owned by Drayton Entertainment. Check the professional performances throughout the year. Quality productions and friendly staff ensure a good time.

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waterloo
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

easy free parking, comfortable, quaint. Friends and I have watched Oklahoma and The Buddy Holly Story at this Playhouse.

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Simcoe, Ontario, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

My wife and I attended the stage production of white Christmas on December 27. It was a tremendous experience. It was a high energy production. The choreography and the singing were fantastic. We felt that we were part of the performance and not just the audience. This is the kind of production that we have come to expect from Drayton... More

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Kitchener, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

This playhouse which has all the modern conveniences and technology was transformed from a previous winery. As an extension of the Drayton Theater Group the playbills are both professional and entertaining. Quality is a key word.

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Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

The theatre is excellent and the plays presented there are always great. We saw The Wizard of Oz there and it was terrific. We are going to go and see White Christmas this year and are really looking forward to it, especially after reading the superlative review in the Record.

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