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St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

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Address: 40 Benjamin Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2J9, Canada
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+1 519-747-7788
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Mon 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fee: Yes
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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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Great theatre.

We were delighted once again by Drayton Theatres presentation. Affordable pricing for first class production. Not a bad seat in the place.

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Kitchener, Canada
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Kitchener, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were delighted once again by Drayton Theatres presentation. Affordable pricing for first class production. Not a bad seat in the place.

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

We couldn't have said it better! Our goal is ensure professional theatre can be accessible for everyone in our community. Thank you for the 5 star review, we hope you can join us again soon! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

St. Davids
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6 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Splendid evening with so much hilarity and perfectly pitched famous tunes! All the actors were spot on in their singing, dance and script. Excellent use of the stage, creative choreography and costumes and marvelous timing of humorous scenes. The only slight disappointment was the famous SINGING IN THE RAIN number ....but no one can match Fred Astaire nor the ACTUAL... More 

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

It sounds like you had a splendid night at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. We are glad you could join us for Singin' in the Rain, our first show of the Season at this theatre! Thank you for the 5 star review! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was our first time to the theater, the people were polite and friendly, the show was excellent and Cosmo stole the show! Definitely going again with such reasonable prices!

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

Welcome to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and thank you for the 5 star review! We do our best to offer professional theatre that is affordable/accessible to everyone. It will be great to see you at the theatre again this Season! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

Mount Forest, Canada
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5 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St. Jacob's Country Playhouse to see some great productions put on by Drayton Entertainment. Good job Alex, keep them coming.

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review about the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse! We are so glad you could join us for Singin' in the Rain and were laughing from start to finish! See you again soon. Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

Drayton Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful show, sang all the way home. The dancing was out of this world, just loved Cosmo :), what a delight! We are never disappointed. Thanks Drayton Entertainment, another hit on your hands.

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

What a fantastic review! Thank you for taking the time to share your praise for Singin' in the Rain. We have more amazing theatre lined up this year and hope you can join us again at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

Ontario, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Everything was excellent. Great scenery, acting, dancing and singing. Not a weak link in the entire production. Could be the 'hit' of the season. Smaller theatre ensures a good stage view from any seat. Highly recommend you see it!

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

Guests consistently say every seat is a good one at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse! We are so glad to hear you enjoyed one of our first productions of the Season and hope you can join us again soon. Thank you for the 5 star review! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

Kitchener, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just home from seeing Singing in the Rain. What an amazing show. All of the casy were amazing. The sets were perfect - I loved the "rain" scene. Perfect.

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the FABULOUS review! It sounds like you had a fantastic time at Singin' in the Rain - we hope you didnt get splashed! ;) Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just attended a live performance of the musical, Singin' In The Rain. Very entertaining!The dancing, singing and costumes were as good as a broadway production. The cast of 20 were all excellent. I have never been disappointed with a production that Drayton Entertainment puts on. The talent of the actors is exceptional. The St. Jacob's Playhouse Theatre is one of... More 

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

The sound of 20 people tap-dancing across the stage is quite the experience! We are so glad you enjoyed our latest production at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and appreciate you taking the time to share this 5 star review! Did you know you can now bring treats to your seats? We look forward to seeing you again soon! Allan... More 

Toronto, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Singing in the Rain (the first of 3 we're seeing) was great. All the actors and dancers were fantastic - especially "Cosmo Brown". It was like watching Donald O'Connor.

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

It sounds like you have an amazing year of theatre lined up. We are so glad you enjoyed our production of Singin' in the Rain! Thank you for the 5 star review! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

Guelph, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been attending productions at this theatre for many years and have always rated productions as good to excellent. Recently we attended Singing In the Rain and were pleasantly surprised at not only the show but the exceptional choreography and dance numbers. There was not a weak actor in the entire cast. Staying true to the original was a... More 

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for the 5 star review!! We will be sure to pass on the positive praise about the choreography to our Creative Team. Good tip about the upcoming construction, lucky we have lots of free parking around the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse when guests arrive! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

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