Entertaining patrons since 1911

This elegant Victorian jewel is a 350 seat Centre for the Performing Arts located on Collingwood’s main street in the heart of this unique and formally recognized Heritage District. The Theatre’s Art Deco appearance cleverly hides the modern amenities that make it a wonderful venue for the performing arts.

The auditorium boasts a state of the art sound system supported by theatrical lighting, a sprung stage with ample wings on both sides, new air-conditioning, comfortable, raked seating with ample leg room, and an ambiance that will leave even the most discriminating of theatre goers completely charmed!

Fort McMurray Fire

The Gayety Theatre would like to thank all the patrons, The BeachParty Boys, Creemore Springs, John Eaton,  MyCollingwood and Collingwood Web Design for their time and donations to the Red Cross Alberta Fire Appeal 2016 in support of Fort McMurray.  Total Donation of $2000.00 was raised!


Theatre Collingwood presents:

Stag & Doe

May 24th-28th, 2016
From Theatre Orangeville
Written by Mark Crawford
Directed by David Nairn

Comedy

Bonnie and her fiancé Brad, along with her Maid of Honour, Dee, are preparing for their Stag & Doe party to be held that evening in the Community Hall. Enter Mandy, another bride, directly from the hairdressers for her own wedding. The last night’s storm blew away the tent for Mandy’s wedding tent and she wants to bump the Stag & Doe and commandeer the Community Hall for her wedding reception. Finally a deal is made to have the wedding dinner first, then allow guests to stick around for the Stag & Doe. The caterer arrives and chaos ensues. This comedy is packed with great comedic timing and physical comedy. Sure to have you and your friends rolling in the aisles.

This is also a great play for any wedding party to attend! Remember Groups always get discounts!

TICKETS HERE


Theatre Collingwood presents:

Wichita Lineman

June 21st-25th, 2016

From Leisa Way Productions
Musical Tribute

This incredible 2 hour concert stars Aaron Solomon, with guest stars Leisa Way & Randall Kempf.
Take a trip down memory lane with the songs of pop & country music legend Glen Campbell along with friends from “The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour” television show including Anne Murray, Johnny Cash, Bobbie Gentry, Roger Miller, and Kenny Rogers. Mega-hits by country rocker Tanya Tucker and The Beach Boys round out the bill.
Audiences are treated to such toe-tappin’ hits as By the Time I Get to Phoenix, Galveston, Gentle on My Mind, Southern Nights, Delta Dawn, Rhinestone Cowboy, Dreams of the Every Day Housewife, Snowbird, King of the Road and many, many more!

This year when CNN aired their Glenn Campbell special, they received the highest ratings in the history of CNN! People are captivated by this musical legend.

TICKETS HERE


Frank D’Angelo & His 15 Piece Band

June 30, 2016 @ 8PM

Get ready for a Night to Remember with an Evening of Extraordinary Music and Entertainment with one of Canada’s Great R&B Singers. Sony Recording Artist Frank D’Angelo and his High Energy 15 Piece Band performs Live in Concert at the Gayety Theatre, June 30, 2016!

Presented by The Jewel Radio station 99.3 FM

Ticket price : $25.00, plus taxes, and service charges. Book your tickets here!


Theatre Collingwood presents:

Any Dream Will Do – The Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber

July 12th – 16th , 2016

Written by and starring Adrian Marchuk (star of The Jersey Boys, The Light in the Piazza, Duddy Cravitz, and much more)

Story and Song

Adrian and his very talented cast of triple threats will tell the story of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s life and the incredible contribution this man has made to musical theatre. The draw of a Webber show is the endless familiar show-stopping hits, which this concert style production has with witty interludes and loads of interesting facts, barely stopping the momentum of hit song after hit song!

Adrian will also be performing in our February Valentines Cabaret

TICKETS HERE


Elvis Festival 2016

LIVE & ORIGINAL SEMI-FINALS

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Come out to cheer on the Semi-Finalists as they battle it out for the eight (8) finalist positions in this new competition series that encourages new and upcoming singer/songwriters to showcase their talent and advance toward a career in the entertainment industry. Tickets $10 plus tax & fees. Reserved seating. 19+

Historic Gayety Theatre
161 Hurontario Street

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Tickets required – Visit http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com/ for ticket info

Elvis festival

“THE ELVIS EVOLUTION”

Thursday, July 21, 2016

A historic look at Elvis’ years of success featuring our fabulous band and returning Grand Champions including Pete Storm, Gordon Hendricks, Robin Kelly and Gino Monopoli with your Host, Memphis Jones. No outside food or beverages permitted to be brought inside the Venue. Family friendly venue.

Historic Gayety Theatre
161 Hurontario Street

8:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Tickets required – Visit http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com/ for ticket info

Elvis Festival

QUALIFYING ROUND OF COMPETITION (NEW LOCATION)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Watch ALL competitors in this first round of judging. Tickets $15 & $20 – Reserved seating Doors open at 3:00 p.m. No outside food or beverages permitted. Family friendly venue.

Historic Gayety Theatre
161 Hurontario St

4:00 PM – 11:30 PM

Tickets required – Visit http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com/ for ticket info

Elvis festival

GINO MONOPOLI’S ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW

Saturday, July 23, 2016

An afternoon of great Elvis hits performed by returning Grand Champion Gino Monopoli, with a Special Guest & a live show band. Doors open at 1:30 p.m. Reserved Seating $30 plus tax & fees. Air-conditioned venue. No food or beverages may be brought into the venue. Cash bar on-site. Family friendly event!

Historic Gayety Theatre
161 Hurontario Street

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Tickets required – Visit http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com/ for ticket info

The Finals!

COLLINGWOOD LIVE & ORIGINAL THE FINALS!

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Remember when Elvis was just a young man performing in his highschool and then an unknown singing truck driver struggling to find his way in the music industry? Remember his first performance at Sun Studios doing a recording for his mother?
Those are the days of the up & comer, the wannabe next superstar sensation and “those” are the performers that you will be cheering on to potential greatness in this competition. Be one of those fans who can say “I was there for that!” Join us in celebrating great talent in this “cash prize” competition. Watch as the Top 8 Finalists compete in this last round to become 2016 Winner!

Historic Gayety Theatre
161 Hurontario Street

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM

Tickets required – Visit http://collingwoodelvisfestival.com/ for ticket info

Elvis Schedual 2016
More Information about Elvis Events can be found here!


Theatre Collingwood presents:

Here on the Flight Path

August 2nd-6th
By Norm Foster (From The Foster Festival in St. Catharines)

Starring Jamie Williams & Melanie Janzen
Director: Blair Williams

Comedy

Setting: the top floor, side by side balconies of apartments at the Aurora Terrace Apts.

John Cummings writes Cummings and Goings for the local paper. Fay is a high end call girl who isn’t ashamed of her occupation but is brainy enough to better herself. Angel is a small town girl hoping to break it as a singer – loves Broadway but ends up writing “hurtin’ songs”. Gwen recently arrived from Vancouver having left her husband. She ends up having an affair with John who is a divorced dad who can’t commit. (Melanie plays all three women!) The hilarious action centres on John’s relationships with the revolving female tenants who move in to the next door apartment.

Jamie and Melanie are husband and wife in real life. Melanie Janzen was the very funny “boss” lady in our 2015 production of One Moment. She also has starred in The Ladies Foursome.

TICKETS HERE


Theatre Collingwood presents:

Beneath Springhill – The Maurice Ruddick Story

WINNER Best Solo Performance – Calgary Critics Awards
WINNER Best New Play (TYA Division) – Dora Mavor Moore Awards
WINNER Best Individual Performance (TYA Division) – Dora Mavor Moore Awards
NOMINATED Best Touring Play – Calgary Critics Awards
NOMINATED Best Director (Linda Kash) – Dora Mavor Moore Awards
NOMINATED Best Male Performance – Betty Mitchell Awards

September 20th- 24th

Created and performed by Beau Dixon
Directed by Linda Kash

Drama/Musical/Comedy

This chamber musical chronicles the life of Maurice Ruddick, an African Canadian who survived the historic mining disaster in Springhill, Nova Scotia in 1958. Ruddick – an African Canadian – was awarded “Citizen of the Year” for saving the lives of his fellow workers. This one man show will recall the events of seven miners trapped two miles beneath a small mining town, the effect it had on their rural Canadian community and the racial tension that surfaced as a result. Actor Beau Dixon amazingly portrays 10 characters: Maurice; the six miners whose lives he was credited with saving; a news reporter; Valerie, one of Ruddick’s 13 children; and Ruddick’s wife, Norma! Beneath Springhill is a story filled with tragedy, drama and comical – yet conflicting moments of hope and bravery.

TICKETS HERE


Oct 13, 2016 8pm

$30 +hst + fees

Gavan Rousseau pays tribute to the songs of

Buddy Holly.

For audiences who never got to see the real deal may be in for an overwhelming shock!
Buddy Holly Lives!

Buy your tickets here


Theatre Collingwood Presents:

SPIN

Friday, October 21st, 2016 7:30pm

Evalyn Parry takes her audience on an uncommon theatrical and musical journey in SPIN, celebrating the Bicycle as muse, musical instrument and agent of social change. Inspired by the true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894 – Parry spins a web of stories which travel from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture. Parry’s “co-star” is a vintage bicycle: suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage. The bike is played from fenders to spokes to bells by percussionist Brad Hart, conjuring a unique accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.

Tickets available at theatrecollingwood.ca
or call 705 445 2200 or TICKETS HERE

Theatre Collingwood Presents:

SHARRON MATTHEWS

Saturday, November 12th, 2016 7:30pm

Musical comedienne Sharron Matthews has been playing to sold-out audiences across Canada, South Africa, London, New York City (where she was named the “#1 Cabaret in New York City in 2010”), and in Edinburgh (voted “Best of the Fest”). In Toronto, Matthews was named “Best Cabaret Performer” in 2009 by NOW Magazine. She has appeared in such hit movies as Mean Girls, Cinderella Man and Hairpray, and on stage in Les Miserables, Showboat, Beauty and the Beast and The Wizard of Oz. Sharron recently stared in Global’s hit TV show, Canada Sings.
“Sharron Matthews is Perfection” ~ The Toronto Star

Tickets available at theatrecollingwood.ca
or call 705 445 2200 or TICKETS HERE


Nov 24, 2016 8pm

$30 +hst + fees

Hotel California

Back by popular demand, the original EAGLES tribute.
The songs you love and remember.

Tickets here


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