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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 7 attractions in St. Jacobs
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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Meaford, Ontario
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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Waterloo, Canada
1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

The St. Jacob's Country Playhouse new production, White Christmas, is absolutely wonderful and worth getting to if you can get tickets. We were fortunate to have a preview last evening, and from start to finish we (my 3 daughters and I) thoroughly enjoyed it. My best advice for anyone is to try and get a balcony seat - the dance... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We have seen many shows at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Just got back from Godspell, which was very well done. Small enough to feel you have VIP seats but big enough to attract great talent.

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Wallaceburg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

Went to see Godspell at St Jacobs playhouse and I just had to write this review.Although the ending of Godspell is not exactly biblical that has nothing to do with this company of actors.To tell the truth I've seen Jesus Christ Superstar at Stratford and did not enjoy it half as much as I did this play. I really don't... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

Great time, you have to check this out! very reasonable ticket prices, just saw "Spamaolt" - Hilarious- still laughing . before of after the Theatre Visit the most unique Furniture Store/ Home Decor/ Accessories - next door called St Jacobs Furniture House. you have to see the "room settings" and how this store is merchandised, very affordable furniture in all... More

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Waterloo, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This a fabulous country theatre with top rate actors. There is always a good variety in the programming. The seats are comfortable with good site lines. I have never been disappointed anytime I have attended plays here. There is lots of parking. It certainly beats having to drive to Toronto to see good quality entertainment.

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