We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: 40 Benjamin Rd, St. Jacobs, Ontario N2V 2J9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 519-747-7788
Website
Sunday
Closed
See all hours
Hours:
Mon 09:00 - 17:00
Tue - Fri 09:00 - 20:00
Sat 09:00 - 17:00
Fee: Yes
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 112 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 83
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Great Entertainment for the Whole Family

We have enjoyed going to this theatre several times over the years. We took our children to see Little Shop of Horrors and they were hooked. My daughter looks through the show... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 weeks ago
1Love2Travel789
,
Bowmanville, Canada
via mobile
Add Photo Write a Review

112 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 111: English reviews
Bowmanville, Canada
Level Contributor
40 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We have enjoyed going to this theatre several times over the years. We took our children to see Little Shop of Horrors and they were hooked. My daughter looks through the show selection all the time looking for new shows to see. We have several shows booked for this season and we are looking forward to more great productions. The... More 

Helpful?
Thank 1Love2Travel789
DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

What an amazing story and review! Thank you for taking the time to share your family's excitement about our productions at the St. Jacbos Country Playhouse. We hope you've enjoyed the updates we made to this years Theatre Guide and are as excited as we are about the 2017 Season! Thanks once again for the 5 star review. Allan Babor,... More 

elmira
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank stephen r
DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse! We are so glad you enjoyed the KWMP production and theatre seats. Hope you can join us again soon! Allan Babor, Marketing & Development Assocaite More 

London, Canada
Level Contributor
134 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 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.

Helpful?
Thank SMSON
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 

Level Contributor
14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 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 

Helpful?
Thank Thepardys
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
Level Contributor
183 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 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

Helpful?
Thank stanley51
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
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 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

Helpful?
Thank Kenneth G
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 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

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

Helpful?
Thank Bonnie N
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
Level Contributor
14 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 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.

Helpful?
Thank David N
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
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 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.

Helpful?
Thank Beth D
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
Level Contributor
72 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 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

Helpful?
Thank Shawn R
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 

Travellers who viewed St. Jacobs Country Playhouse also viewed

St. Jacobs, Region of Waterloo
 
St. Jacobs, Region of Waterloo
 

Been to St. Jacobs Country Playhouse? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of St. Jacobs Country Playhouse and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
11 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from St. Jacobs Country Playhouse staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Will you pick up and drop off at my hotel?
  • I have a family of 7. Can your tour accommodate all of us together?
  • How should I dress for this tour?