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Drayton, Ontario, Canada
Drayton Entertainment is an award-winning, not-for-profit professional theatre company based in Southwestern Ontario operating seven venues across the province: the original Drayton Festival Theatre in Drayton, Huron Country Playhouse and Playhouse II in Grand Bend, King’s Wharf Theatre in Penetanguishene, Schoolhouse Theatre in St. Jacobs, St. Jacobs Country Playhouse in Waterloo, and Dunfield Theatre Cambridge in Cambridge.
Alex Mustakas is the founding and current Artistic Director.
Since its foundation in 1991 Drayton Entertainment has grown from a grassroots theatre, into one of the most successful and admired theatre companies in the country, attracting top talent from across North America.
After over 25 years of performances including musicals, comedies, and dramas the Drayton Entertainment Production History continues to grow with its Current Season.
1.1 Drayton Festival Theatre (Drayton)
1.2 Schoolhouse Theatre (St. Jacobs)
1.3 King’s Wharf Theatre (Penetanguishene)
1.4 Huron Country Playhouse & Playhouse II (Grand Bend)
1.5 St. Jacobs Country Playhouse (Waterloo)
1.6 Dunfield Theatre Cambridge (Cambridge)
2 Media Coverage
3 See also
4 External Links – Drayton Entertainment Theatres
Drayton Festival Theatre (Drayton)
Drayton Festival Theatre
The tiny village of Drayton is 30 minutes north of Kitchener-Waterloo. Built in 1902, the former Town Hall has a rich history of entertaining audiences with such legendary performers as Beatrice Lillie. The building also housed the town offices and eventually became a complete municipal complex, which included town offices, council chambers, library, fire hall, automobile repair shop and jail.
By the 1980s, the theatre was used infrequently, but was revived in 1983 by a group of area residents interested in amateur productions. The Drayton Community Players staged two shows each year until the theatre was closed for safety reasons in 1989. Determined to save their historic theatre from destruc