Hildebrand Schoolhouse Theatre St. Jacobs

Hildebrand Schoolhouse Theatre St. Jacobs

Hildebrand Schoolhouse Theatre St. Jacobs
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The St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre is located in the heart of the old town, adjacent to Canada's original Home Hardware Store and just steps away from the bustling main street. With unique gift shops, excellent restaurants, museums and galleries, as well as quaint country inns and B&Bs, the village of St. Jacobs is the perfect spot to spend a few days.Set in a renovated 1867 village schoolhouse, this professional theatre is high on charm. With only 100 seats and remarkable acoustics, the intimate atmosphere lends itself to cabaret-style performances, where you can enjoy a beverage at your table that's positioned just a few feet from the stage.
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Durhamprophoto
Toronto, Canada722 contributions
Nov 2023 • Family
We had the pleasure of seeing Bittergirl. The cast was exceptional - very talented acting, singing and dancing. The pianist was awesome.

The theatre is located in St. Jacobs which is a charming village. Parking will likely be challenging since it is a popular tourist attraction.

Seating within the theatre could be improved. Chairs are not the most comfortable. Further, they are placed around tables - great for having drinks or a snack during the performance (both available for reasonable prices at the on-site bar) but very close together. We were seated at a table in the "second row" which I anticipated would be well-positioned. Unfortunately, a very large gentleman was seated at our table and because of his size, he blocked most of the stage from my view. I had to duck and weave to see the performance! The theatre layout needs a higher stage to allow the audience adequate sight lines, and the seats need to be more spaced out. For these reasons, the theatre gets 4 stars but the performance is definitely 5 stars.
Written November 19, 2023
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Thank you for joining us and for your thoughtful comments. The St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre offers a more intimate experience than our other venues, which means that the audience is closer together. We're glad that you were able to enjoy the show.
Written November 20, 2023
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Silvana767676
St. Catharines, Canada9 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Great show! Amazing talent! Loved everything about it. The only thing I would say the chairs need more cushioning.
Written October 29, 2023
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Thank you for joining us! We appreciate you sharing your thoughts with us, and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Written October 30, 2023
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TammyF55
Stoney Creek, Canada21 contributions
Oct 2023 • Friends
Go see BitterGirls at the schoolhouse theater! Brilliant show! The harmonies of these incredible and talented actresses was fabulous! The journey of the story and music was fantastically fun! Love Love this wonderfully entertaining show! Well Done!
Written October 5, 2023
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Thank you so much for joining us! We're so pleased that you enjoyed the show.
Written October 10, 2023
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Shirley B
Elmira, Ontario3 contributions
Aug 2023 • Couples
Check out this live performance.Wonderful acting!
It was exciting right from the beginning!
The chamber maid was a hoot and of course the best man was at his best!!!
Written August 19, 2023
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Thank you for joining us! We're glad that you enjoyed the play, and we hope to see you again soon!
Written August 23, 2023
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Departure528570
1 contribution
Aug 2023
Perfect Wedding was one of the funniest Drayton shows I’ve seen. The acting and comedic timing were superb! Especially the chambermaid. My friend and I laughed all the way home.
Written August 5, 2023
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Thanks for joining us - so glad that you enjoyed the play!
Written August 8, 2023
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Marion P
Burlington, Canada158 contributions
Jul 2023
If you like a good English farce PERFECT WEDDING is a show you should see. The actors were all good, especially the maid.
Written July 21, 2023
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Thank you for your kind review. We're glad that you had so much fun!
Written July 24, 2023
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David B
1 contribution
Nov 2022
I found the show well produced and the actors/singers were good.
The music was a little too old,especially the WWI era material.
I think that it would be timely to move into the Vietnam War era.
I am 70 and it would be good to have music you actually listened too.
I remember my mother trying to get me to play some of the old tunes on the
Piano. I resisted and snuck out to buy the music for the Mamas and the Pappas
In spite of my comments our group enjoyed the show
Written November 26, 2022
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Thanks for joining us!
Written December 1, 2022
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barbara
Guelph, Canada5 contributions
Oct 2022
This was a fabulous show in every way. It was well written and expertly put together and directed. All five stars were top notch actors, singers and dancers and gave their all. I would love to see the show again. It is so up lifting. It is on until December 3rd so lots of time to see it. I enthusiastically recommend it.
Written November 25, 2022
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Wow - what a great review! Thank you for joining us for this special production. We will pass along your kind words to the cast and crew.
Written November 26, 2022
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Dorothy M
Region of Waterloo, Canada5 contributions
Nov 2022
we recently attended the show We'll meet again. The singers were wonderful, and put so much action and expression in their songs. The piano player was also excellent! thoroughly enjoyed the show.
Written November 22, 2022
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Thank you for joining us for another memorable performance.
Written November 26, 2022
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Pamela Moore
1 contribution
Nov 2022
We thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon & evening in St. Jacob's. We attended the Matinee performance of "We'll Meet Again", & were blown away with the multi talented cast of 3 women, 2 men plus the fantastic pianist.

I have performed in both Musical Theatre, plus Classical Concerts for many year, & recognize the many hours of personal practice, rehearsals, choreography involved in such a production.

Following the performance we stayed in St. Jacob's town, & witnessed the Lighting of the Tree, Carol Sing, cookies & hot apple cider. Luckily, we had a snowfall that day, & it truly was like a "Winter Wonderland". They should film Murdock Mysteries, or Halmark Christmas Movies in this beautiful Ontario town.

Many thanks for a wonderful day & evening.

Pamela Moore.
Written November 18, 2022
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Wow - it sounds like you had a picture perfect day in St. Jacobs Country! This is a very special production by some incredibly talented artists. Thank you for joining us!
Written November 22, 2022
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HILDEBRAND SCHOOLHOUSE THEATRE ST. JACOBS - All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)