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!

The Last Waltz – a Musical Celebration of The BAND

Live at the Gayety, Thurs. March 3, 2016

Lance Anderson’s acclaimed tribute performance of ‘The Last Waltz – a Musical Celebration of The BAND – Live’ celebrates the 40th Anniversary of the historic concert and film in 2016.

An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians, under the direction of Juno award winning producer and musical director, Lance Anderson, will be appearing at the Historic Gayety Theatre in Collingwood on Thursday March 3rd, 2016. 7pm.
As part of their 40th Anniversary tour celebrating THE BAND’s last concert in 1976. ‘The LAST WALTZ – a Musical Celebration of THE BAND – Live’ is a crowd pleasing show, which has thrilled audiences at the across Canada.

This is an all-star line-up, featuring Juno and Maple Blues Lifetime Achievement award winner Chuck Jackson (lead singer of the Downchild Blues Band), Jerome Levon Avis (Levon Helm’s godson) Kitchener’s sensational Matt Weidinger, the always entertaining Johnny Max, and other special guests. The performance will recreate the atmosphere of The Band’s final concert, which was captured in Martin Scorcese’s award-winning concert film, The Last Waltz.

The Band is a Canadian national treasure, with four members of the legendary roots music group originally from southern Ontario. In the 1960s, they were initially brought together as “The Hawks” by Ronnie Hawkins and later gained international recognition as Bob Dylan’s band on his groundbreaking electric tours. This two hour tribute performance of The Last Waltz includes a wide selection of fan favourites, such as The Band’s ‘The Weight’, ’The Night They Drove Ol’ Dixie Down’, ‘Up On Cripple Creek’, ‘Life is a Carnival’, ‘The Shape I’m In’, ‘Rag Mama Rag’, ‘It Makes No Difference’, ‘Ophelia’ and many more.

Don’t miss this opportunity to join in our celebration of the music of this legendary group on the 40th anniversary of The Last Waltz.
Tickets; $35. Advance $40. at Door

Online – www.collingwoodjazz.ca
Collingwood – Mad Dog’s Vinyl Cafe, 203 Hurontario St. 705-606-1924
Thornbury/Clarksburg – Matilda Swanson Gallery, 185 Marsh St, 226-665-0401
Wasaga Beach – Beach Booster- 1383 Mosley St., 705-241-9762

Theatre Collingwood Presents:


Saturday, March 5th, 2016 7:30pm

In 1985, while she was a student at the National Theatre School in Montreal, Brooke Johnson became friends with Pierre Elliott Trudeau. Through reminiscences, journal entries and correspondence, Brooke gives us a personal insight into the man and the times that is “not to be missed” (National Post). A remarkable story of a surprising friendship, this one woman show has been affecting and wowing audiences and critics across the country. The Trudeau Stories is about friendship and loss… and about who the heck we think we are!

Tickets available at theatrecollingwood.ca
or call 705 445 2200

Black Moon Entertainment presents – FREEZ’N – A Live Stage Theatrical Tribute To Frozen.

Date: Saturday March 19th 2016
Time: Doors – 1:30pm, Show 2:00pm

Take a trip to the snowy heights of Arendel and get lost in a whirlwind of song, dance and snow with North America’s Only Full Live Theatrical Stage Production Tribute to the Children’s Animated Hit, Frozen. Sing-A-Long with Anna, Elsa, Sven and Olaf. Dance with a Snowman and learn to cast icy spells.

The characters will bring all the hit songs to life, including ‘Let it Go’, ‘Love is an open door’ ‘Do you want to build a snowman’ and many more! This is a fun-filled tribute not just to the film that has captured everyone’s heart but to the classic, enduring fairytale of the Snow Queen that the film is derived from. It celebrates their themes of devotion, bravery and the ultimate triumph of love.

$27 – Regular Tickets
$37 – VIP Tickets
(VIP ticket purchasers will receive premium seating selection within the first several rows. An autographed poster and a meet and greet with the show cast after the show).

Regular Ticket Link

VIP Meet & Greet Ticket Link

Tickets available at The Body Bar, (159 Hurontario St) right next door to the Gayety !

Theatre Collingwood Presents:

An Intimate Evening with Sean McCann of Great Big Sea

Friday, April 15th, 2016 7:30pm

Séan’s love for Newfoundland and Labrador folk songs shot him to international fame as a founding member of the renowned group Great Big Sea. After millions of albums sold, countless hit songs, and record breaking tours around the world, Séan realized that his 20 years with the band had to stop. He is with us tonight to share his mantra to ‘help yourself’, breaking the silence on his past addiction and abuse, and using his stories and music to change his life, and ours, for the better.

Tickets available at theatrecollingwood.ca
or call 705 445 2200

Frank D’Angelo & His 15 Piece Band

June 30, 2016

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. Tickets to go on sale online soon.

Elvis Festival 2016


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


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


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


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!


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:


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

Theatre Collingwood Presents:


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

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