Drayton Festival Theatre
Drayton Festival Theatre
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Surrounded by rural countryside, a visit to the Drayton Festival Theatre offers a pleasant drive along quiet roads where common sights include farm-gate signs and roadside stands that will tempt you to stop and make an impromptu purchase of fresh produce, flowers and maple syrup. Occasionally you'll pass an Old Order Mennonite horse-drawn buggy that so eloquently reminds us of life's simple pleasures.The Drayton Festival Theatre is located in a historic 1902 Opera House that contains 375 seats and boasts marvellous acoustics with a main floor and balcony. This celebrated building once served as the Town Hall and housed the Fire Department, Library, Jail, and Council Chambers. With such a varied past, this completely modernized facility is a must-see!
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Lynn M
13 contributions
Jun. 2022 • Friends
We came from Brantford (I came from New Brunswick) to see Buying the Farm and just loved it! The theatre is beautiful and we even made use of the 'preorder' for our intermission refreshments. A wonderful experience!
Written July 18, 2022
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Thank you for including us in your plans this summer! So glad you enjoyed the show - and thank you for pointing out our pre-order feature. It is an easy and convenient way to avoid the intermission rush!
Written July 19, 2022
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NeilP451
Caledon, Canada220 contributions
Jul. 2022
Theatre comfortable and sufficient leg room. We had to climb a stair to get in but there is an elevator for those who cannot. Theatre not terribly full but no doubt Covid still having effects.
Buying the Farm is an enjoyable relaxed play with lots of laughs. Thoroughly recommend seeing it.
We took in some of the trails around Drayton while we there .
Written July 11, 2022
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Enjoying some of the trails in the area is a great idea! Thanks for attending the show.
Written July 12, 2022
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Jane Anne Murray
26 contributions
Jul. 2022 • Couples
Second experience at the Drayton theatre- Both afternoon performances.
Great seats! Row k...One can see from anywhere as the theatre is intimate!
Enjoyed the show!
Current as farms in Ontario are disappearing at a rapid rate!
Good sound.
Humourous with a point !
Well done!
Written July 11, 2022
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Thanks for joining us - so glad that you enjoyed the show!
Written July 11, 2022
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Paul L
1 contribution
Jul. 2022
We really enjoyed mthe show Buying the farm. It was well worth seeing thwe show.
we will go again to see a ghrat show like this
Written July 11, 2022
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Thanks for joining us!
Written July 11, 2022
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Joanne P
1 contribution
Jul. 2022
This is a great little theatre. Easy to get to and lots of parking around the area. Volunteers were very friendly and helpful. Theatre is clean with easy access to bathroom facilities. The lounge is nice and drink prices were reasonable. The play was really good and the calibre of acting was excellent! We thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!
Written July 11, 2022
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Thanks for pointing out all the great things the Drayton Festival Theatre has to offer. We look forward to seeing you at future productions!
Written July 11, 2022
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Elizabeth C
2 contributions
Jul. 2022
We saw a wonderful production at this lovely theatre, and we appreciated that they still offer a reduced capacity option for some of their shows. We are also ecstatic to discover they offer a device that provides additional support for folks who are hearing impaired, so my grandmother was able to fully appreciate the show. We will definitely be back. Something to remember if you visit is that the restroom is on the first floor, so it may be advisable to visit it before you find your seats.
Written July 11, 2022
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We are pleased to offer a variety of performance capacity options, in recognition of the different levels of comfort expressed by our audiences. The infrared hearing support devices are made available free of charge at every performance. We look forward to seeing you again!
Written July 11, 2022
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patspeers2018
Orangeville, Canada2 contributions
Jul. 2022
A Beautiful drive brought farming country!
A fun and entertaining show! The actors made their characters come to life and believable! We all enjoyed it .
Written July 11, 2022
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The drive to Drayton, through the rolling farmland and pastoral setting, certainly sets the right mood for this production!
Written July 11, 2022
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Mac V
1 contribution
Jul. 2022
Just outstanding! One of the BEST musicals we have ever seen! Amazing talent!
After the first half of the show, we thought it couldn’t get any better and then came the second half! It was every bit as spectacular! The wide array of music demonstrated clearly the exceptional level of talent. There was lots of subtle comedy throughout. Overall, we would be pleased to recommend it to our friends.
Unfortunately, yesterday was the last performance at the Playhouse in Grand Bend.
Congrats to all involved in the production!
Big fans,
Mac and Marcela
Written July 10, 2022
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So glad you enjoyed the show! We'll see you again soon!
Written July 11, 2022
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Gord T
Rockwood6 contributions
Jul. 2022
The show brought memories of our life in a rural community, its joys, its challenges and its reality. the three performers were all wonderful in their roles. well done again Drayton!
Written July 10, 2022
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Wonderfully put!
Written July 11, 2022
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Anne D
1 contribution
Jul. 2022 • Couples
First time we visited this threater. Beautiful building inside and out. We totally enjoyed the performance of "Buying the Farm"
Written July 9, 2022
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Little known fact ... the Drayton Festival Theatre is housed in a 1902 Opera House, and was extremely popular during the vaudeville era of the 1930s. The original tin ceiling is still intact in the theatre auditorium. Thanks for joining us!
Written July 9, 2022
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