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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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9:00 am - 8:00 pm
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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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Took in "Last Chance Romance", another fine production by Drayton Entertainment. This company never disappoints us with the plays it puts on. To other travelers, if you haven't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Leamington, Canada
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21 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Took in "Last Chance Romance", another fine production by Drayton Entertainment. This company never disappoints us with the plays it puts on. To other travelers, if you haven't seen one of their performances, don't hesitate. In my opinion they rival the big guys in the larger cities. This was our first visit to this particular theatre. Very nice. Doesn't seem... More 

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Windsor
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Saw the comedy Last Romance. Very funny. Theatre is small but very new (under 10 years old). Seats have lots of room and any seat is a good seat to view the performances

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Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

An intimate theatre with good acoustics, not a bad seat in the house. Small bar in lobby with limited seating, hightop tables. Located near hotels, outlet shopping, farmer's market, dining. Good location!

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Atenas, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent entertainment venue. Cosy, small and intimate. The plays are well done. The variety of the productions are outstanding everything from comedy to drama. The perfomances are absolutely wonderful. Highly recommend this theatre.

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London, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Recently saw the Drayton production of the Tony winning musical Chicago. It was an enjoyable afternoon of burlesque entertainment - a little raunchy and never a dull moment! The Fosse style dancing was authentic jazz age! I must applaud the marvelous brass musicians for their jazz renditions. Jayme Armstrong shines as Roxie Hart. She has become a Drayton favourite starring... More 

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Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Excellent performance; incredible energy , great songes and béatifions building offering all good sénats!

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Waterloo Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had the opportunity to attend the opening night of Chicago at the Country Playhouse. The music the dancing and the individual performances were at a level I've only seen in Toronto or or Broadway. We have 4 more performances to attend within the Dayton schedule and fully expect all of them to be as good as the first in... More 

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ontario
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We had supper at the restaurant nearby [see my review] then went to the play A very charming theater with in my mind not a bad seat in the house We sat in a balcony seat with a great view No bobbing to see around the person in front of us The play and acting was very good and we... More 

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Had a pleasant trip to St Jacobs from London Ontario Went and saw the musical CHICAGO! And it was very good for a small venue theatre ! The theatre is run excellent staff is knowledgeable and service impeccable ! The theatre management should be so proud of playhouse ! The show and performers where excellent and not a bad view... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We saw "Chicago". The venue is very nice. The seats are comfortable. We booked late and had balcony seats to the far left. Even so, the view was great. The cast was first rate. The sound and lighting was very good. The intermission was long enough to allow everyone to step outside and grab some fresh air. I would recommend... More 

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