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St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

40 Benjamin Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2J9, Canada
+1 519-747-7788
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Family visit

Visited for a play ,the 39 steps. Volunteers vey friendly. The show was excellent. Play consisted... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
victoria harbour
via mobile
Excellent Theatre

What a nice little theatre only minutes from the big city of Kitchener-Waterloo. Definitely worth... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Listowel, Canada
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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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  • Very good20%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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40 Benjamin Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2J9, Canada
+1 519-747-7788
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Visited for a play ,the 39 steps. Volunteers vey friendly. The show was excellent. Play consisted of only 4 players but a must see. Visited with my 102 year old mother.

Thank poppadoug
Reviewed 6 days ago

What a nice little theatre only minutes from the big city of Kitchener-Waterloo. Definitely worth the trip. Drayton Entertainment really knows how to put on a show. The actors always give it their all and really engage well with the audience. We always catch a...More

Thank Giller2
Reviewed 1 week ago

seats are very comfortable, plenty of parking the turn to Benjamin St. is easy to miss, it's directly across from the side entrance drive to the market. If you miss it make the loop back around. The theatre is on your right, dark green and...More

Thank MOrfitt2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

The show was brilliant, wish it was moving to another theatre, going to book tickets to One for the Pot as Eddie Glenn is playing in that show.

Thank Barnboss
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful serious mystery adapted to be a hilarious comedy. We are annual regular patrons of this theatre (past 10 years) and have never seen a bad show. Actors are always professionals and hard workers. This theatre compares very well to Stratford and Shaw -where we...More

Thank wandareed
Reviewed 1 week ago

"THE 39 STEPS" is not to be missed. We have seen in 3 times in London, U.K. and at Port Dover. Yesterday we saw it at St. Jacobs and it was FANTASTIC. Great actors with wonderful timing. Wow!

Thank Marion P
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a pleasant surprise. This was our first time at the theatre and we throughouly enjoyed the Playhouse. A quaint theatre - no bad seat in the house. The 39 Steps - a MUST SEE if you are in driving distance. A hilarious - 4-actor...More

Thank C K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The St.Jacobs Playhouse is a lovely intimate theater with comfortable seating and good leg room. Last evening we saw "The 39 Steps". The acting was superb and the timing was excellent. The play was funny and enjoyable. I highly recommend this performance!!

Thank r0batt
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Comfortable seating, received email ahead of time to preorder snacks/driinks for intermission. The show was wonderful. 4 actors played a multitude of roles with very little props. Timing was EXCELLENT. The "clowns" were perfect. All the practice it took to get the timing down was...More

Thank Linda K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Clever & witty play - I enjoyed the references to other Hitchcock movies ( I wish I had counted them ) and the Hitchcock silhouette that appeared during the chase over the highlands was ingenious. The actors' performances were excellent - very talented, athletic, perfect...More

Thank summertraveller2017
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Keith r
What is playing presently at the theatre? Thanks
19 April 2016|
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Response from RetiredLass | Reviewed this property |
If you google Drayton Entertainment, it will give you the list of theatres and what is playing in the present season.