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St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

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Address: 40 Benjamin Rd. E, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2J9, Canada
Phone Number: 519-747-7788
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Hours:
Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes
Description: The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is conveniently located on Benjamin Road...
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.
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A First Rate Production In A Great Little Theatre!

The play was titled "The Last Resort", a musical comedy whodunit. The play was well performed, and highly recommended! There is not a bad seat anywhere in this small theatre. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 20, 2015
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Kitchener, Canada
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114 reviews 114 reviews
48 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The play was titled "The Last Resort", a musical comedy whodunit. The play was well performed, and highly recommended! There is not a bad seat anywhere in this small theatre. The sound system is perfect, just loud enough to hear everything, but not too loud that it causes discomfort. The lobby is quite adequate to house the number of patrons... More 

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Markham, Canada
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41 reviews 41 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

My husband and I went to see "The Last Resort", a comic musical here. We enjoyed it immensely. The actors and musical director are fabulous! A smaller theatre, the views are great from any seat and the seats themselves are spacious and comfortable. The ticket value is good as compared with theatres in some larger centres. We are already looking... More 

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Cambridge, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

I had the pleasure of attending the production The Last Resort. It was my first time at this theatre and I was totally impressed. Reservations were easy to book online and they were mailed at no extra charge (unheard of these days). I really don't think there is a bad seat in the house. Accoustics were great and there is... More 

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Kitchener, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Amazing amazing amazing. I have paid twice the price for a show many times and it wasn't half as good. The actors and actresses were all so talented. Justin McKnight as the prince was my fav. The writing and choreography was excellent. The show was over two hours and every minute was entertaining. I can't find one negative thing to... More 

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Fergus, Ontario
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

First time at this playhouse. It is a great venue for live theatre. We saw ":Snow White" Very funny and entertaining !!!! Excellent

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Waterloo, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
19 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We saw Footloose at this theatre and really enjoyed it. The sound quality was excellent. We were sitting in the last row of the balcony and could see and hear everything. The staff were friendly. My only complaint is there isn't much leg room. I like to cross my legs and that wasn't an option.

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Kitchener
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a remake of the 1984 movie with Kevin Bacon. It was very well done. Lots of dancing and great music. We especially liked that young local dancers were asked to audition and take part in this production. Good fun.

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Pembroke, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Small but intimate.....you felt like part of the performance! We saw Foot Loose.....amazing talent! The seats were comfortable and the staff were very pleasant! Refreshments were made available before and during the intermission. A 50/50 draw was also made available for anyone who cared to participate.

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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The theatre is well laid out, all seats are good, as are the acoustics. Each year a variety of plays are offered. We have attended plays at this theatre, and several other Drayton Entertainment locations in Ontario, and always enjoy the plays. The theatre is close to Jacks restaurant, St Jacobs farmers market and next to several hotels, including the... More 

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Bracebridge, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This visit went to the sister theatre in Drayton one half hour away Saw an amazing musical called Hollywood Sings. Have been to St. Jacobs theatre many times, never disappointed.

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