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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 #1 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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Kitchener
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

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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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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Toronto
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

My wife and I spent an evening at St Jacob's where we stumbled upon a Patsy Cline Tribute show at the St Jacob;s Country Playhouse. Staff were able to find us two seats and were we pleasantly surprised. The show "Patsy Clline Review" in this 100 seat playhouse was top notch, the main singer, unbelievable, the band, superb, the host,... More

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Milton,Ontario
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48 reviews 48 reviews
25 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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25 reviews 25 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
13 helpful votes 13 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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