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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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Seussical the Musical

Had a great time at the theatre. Great sight lines basically from everywhere in the theatre. Wonderful production!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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elmira
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a great time at the theatre. Great sight lines basically from everywhere in the theatre. Wonderful production!

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London, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our family "Christmas" treat to see Cinderella. The theatre was warm and inviting on an icy December evening. The show was delightful......appealing to all ages. We look forward to attending more shows here.

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

Thank you for taking time to share this positive review. We are so glad you have made visiting the theatre a Christmas tradition! Even on the coldest days a good laugh will warm you up in December! More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017 via mobile

Although the theatre appears small and quaint (different from many other larger theatres I've been to) the entertainment was absolutely outstanding. We came for Cinderella, and it blew me away. It was neat to see very young children handing out programs and working in the theatre , not sure If that is a common occurrence here or not, but gave... More 

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

We are thrilled to hear you had such an excellent visit to the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Thank you for the 5 star review! Our volunteer ushers are both youth and adults all year round; it's a great opportunity to get involved and learn more about theatre. Don't forget to bring a toonie and buy your 'winning' 50/50 ticket from... More 

Bradford West Gwillimbury, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2016 via mobile

Came to see a play that blew us away, it was opening night , the draydon group did a wonderful job , the venue is clean and nicely laid out

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

Opening nights are always full of so much energy and excitement, after weeks of preparation. We are so glad you could join us at the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse for this special night. Thank you for the 5 star review! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

Burlington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2016

Every show has been excellent Brilliant performances Saw Marathon of Hope Excellent. cant wait to see the other 9 shows I have booked. St Jacobs is a great place to visit especially on market days has excellent food. The theatre is comfortable and great seating for viewing. excellent staff. Hazel G

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

Thank you for the excellent review! We are so happy to know you enjoyed Marathon of Hope: The Musical and have decided to see 9 shows in 2017! Wow! We look forward to entertaining you again soon. Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

The musical Marathon of Hope is something everyone should experience. Hopefully, the production will move on to other venues around the province.

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

Thank you for the positive comments about Marathon of Hope: The Musical and 5 star review. We have just announced our 2017 Season, and the production will in fact be moving to the Dunfield Theatre Cambridge (May 15 – June 4) and to the King’s Wharf Theatre (June 7 – June 17). More 

London, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016 via mobile

Adequate theatre with professional actors. Didn't enjoy the Terry Fox story as a musical. Made the mistake of accepting seats front row centre. Could reach out and touch the stage and had to look up at the actors who often came to the front apron. As is the case with all the Drayton theatres refreshments were very expensive.

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

Thank you for taking time to write a review. Our experienced Box Office Representatives are always a great resource to discuss seating options and provide insights about the performance in advance. We hope you consider joining us again for one of our 2017 productions. — Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Associate More 

Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Went to see Marathon of Hope with a group of ladies. Everyone enjoyed the play. We traveled from Barrie & Mississauga. Playhouse is a very nice theatre. Thanks for producing this play! I hope it travels next summer & we can see it again at King's Wharf. It was very well done.

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

Wow thank you for making the trip to St. Jacobs, we are so glad you enjoyed the world premiere of Marathon of Hope: The Musical. We appreciate your support and positive review. See you next spring in Penetanguishene! More 

Owen Sound
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

we saw marathon of hope last night , the entire experience was first class , not stuffy . we really enjoyed it and will keep our eyes open for future shows

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

We are so pleased you enjoyed your first experience at a Drayton Entertainment performance in St. Jacobs. Our 2017 Season will be announced shortly and we hope to see you at the theatre again soon. More 

victoria harbour
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited the playhouse with spouse and 102 year old mother. Actors did an excellent job. Theatre is very nice and seats are comfortable. Volunteers do a great job. Show was excellent and will bring tears to your eyes. Would highly recommend everyone try to see this theatre production.

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

Thanks for the review and recommendation. That is amazing you were able to attend the production with your mother! We are so glad you could attend the world premiere of Marathon of Hope: The Musical, and hope to see you both again in St. Jacobs. More 

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