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!
Upcoming Events at the Gayety Theatre
Collingwood Elvis Festival: LIVE & ORIGINAL SEMI-FINALS 8:00 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: LIVE & ORIGINAL SEMI-FINALS @ Historic Gayety Theatre
Jul 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: “THE ELVIS EVOLUTION” 8:00 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: QUALIFYING ROUND OF COMPETITION 4:00 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: QUALIFYING ROUND OF COMPETITION @ Historic Gayety Theatre
Jul 22 @ 4:00 pm – 11:30 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: GINO MONOPOLI’S ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW 2:00 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: GINO MONOPOLI’S ELVIS TRIBUTE SHOW @ Historic Gayety Theatre
Jul 23 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: COLLINGWOOD LIVE & ORIGINAL THE FINALS! 8:00 pm
Collingwood Elvis Festival: COLLINGWOOD LIVE & ORIGINAL THE FINALS! @ Historic Gayety Theatre
Jul 23 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Shoes and Blues presents: One of These Nights – July 31st
Event Time : 7 PM
Doors Open: 6 PM
ONE OF THESE NIGHTS promises exactly that….AN UNFORGETTABLE NIGHT!
Join ONE OF THESE NIGHTS as they take you on their version of a hit filled show featuring the music of the Eagles, one of the most successful rock acts of all time. Our show takes the audience on a journey through all the Eagles’ ‘sounds’, from tasteful country rock, complete with full harmonies, to hard rocking tunes that highlight the Eagles’ extraordinary catalogue.
The show of course features the band’s greatest hits, including ‘Hotel California,’ ‘Desperado,’ Lyin’ Eyes,’ ‘Life In The Fast Lane,’ ‘Take It Easy,’ ‘Already Gone,’ ‘One Of These Nights’ and many others; all presented in a highly entertaining production with uncanny accuracy. It was these and other EAGLES tracks that earned the band seven number-one singles, six Grammys, five American Music Awards and six number one albums.
John Waxman and JD Madrid have teamed up with fellow stellar musicians to create one of the best sounding Eagles tribute bands touring today. Recognized for their uncanny accuracy to the original, ONE OF THESE NIGHTS is a pure and simple tribute to the Eagles.
Tickets are $28.25 + $2.50 – General Admission
Buy tickets here or at The Body Bar right next door to the Gayety Theatre
Theatre Collingwood presents:
Here on the Flight Path
By Norm Foster (From The Foster Festival in St. Catharines)
Starring Jamie Williams & Melanie Janzen
Director: Blair Williams
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.
Shoes and Blues presents
Etta James Tribute – August 11, 2016
Event Time: 8 PM
Doors Open: 7 PM
Tickets cost $28.25 (includes HST) + $2.50 fee = $30.75
Tickets available here The Body Bar right next door to the Gayety Theatre
Genius+Soul=The Music of Ray Charles at the Gayety Theatre, Saturday August 20, 2016 at 7PM
The Georgian Bay Club Foundation is pleased to present a very special evening of music and entertainment at Collingwood’s Historic Gayety Theatre, all in support of “Events For Life”. “Events For Life” is a program for developmentally disable adults, regardless of age, who need to continue to have social, recreational and lifelong learning beyond high school.
This highly acclaimed musical tribute to Ray Charles entitled “Genius + Soul = The Music of Ray Charles” is coming to Collingwood! An all-star Canadian cast of award-winning blues and roots musicians will perform a special concert honouring the father of soul Ray Charles! Under the direction of producer and musical director Lance Anderson, the August 20th appearance will feature vocalists John Findley (Checkmates, Rhinoceros) John Mays (FATHEAD), Jay Jackson (The Majestics) and extraordinary female singers Quisha Wint and Cheryl Lescom. Also featured are the incomparable Jesse O’Brien on piano (Collin James, Levon Helm), Al Learman (FATHEAD) on saxophone, Shamakah Ali (The Bar Kays, Albert King) on drums, and musical director Lance Anderson (The Last Waltz Tribute) on his infamous Hammond B3 organ. This is truly an “all-star” performance.
This show features all the hits like “What I’d Say”, “Unchain My Heart”, “Hit the Road Jack”, “Hallelujah, I Love Her So’, “The Nighttime is the Right Time”, “Let the Good Times Roll” and more. Two hours of music that will soothe your soul and have you dancin’ in your seats. And when you hear Quisha Wint sing “Georgia” you will think you have died and gone to heaven!
For those that are attending Genius + Soul we are planning to pick up the CBC’s telecasting of the Tragically Hip’s final concert immediately following Genius + Soul concert and make it available to you on our 24 foot screen for a full evening of great entertainment.
THRILLER CANADA – The music, the moves, the magic of Michael Jackson
Olde Town Terrace presents at the Gayety Theatre on August 27, 2016
Doors 7:30pm – Show: 8pm
Bringing together top performers from the rock, pop and funk industries, Thriller Canada has meshed to become one of the highest caliber tribute shows in North America, of Michael Jackson diversified music catalogue.
The band set the bar for MJ tribute acts with a high energy, choreographed band involvement in the show. Lead singer, Bishop Soul, has awed crowds across North America and Asia with his incredible vocal similarity, replica costumes and dance moves. Playing to huge outdoor and indoor audiences, sharing bills with R&B legends, and performing with some of pops biggest stars, Thriller Canada has a solid background by any measure. This is the base on which their reputation has been built. With over a century of collective professional experience in the band, they have become one of the industries top Michael Jackson tribute shows.
Thriller Canada’s show has evolved into a masterfully theatrical celebration of the King Of Pop music. Not just a band tribute, this performance appeals to all senses with high energy stage presence and audience involvement. By shows end, they guarantee to have you on your feet and being part of their celebration of the King of Pop, Mr. Michael Jackson.
Bishop Soul – Lead Singer, Lorne Hind – Guitar, Tony Cutrone – Keyboards, Snooky Tynes – Percussions Dancer, Walter McClean – Drums.
Find out more at www.thrillercanada.com
TICKETS AVAILABLE AT: http://www.ticketbreak.com/event_details/10818
Premium Reserved Seating – Dinner & Show $70.00 ($57.53 + $7.48 Taxes + $4.99 Fees)
Reserved Seating – Show Only $40.00 ($31.86 + $4.14 Taxes + $4.00 Fees)
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
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.
Oct 13, 2016 8pm
$30 +hst + fees
Gavan Rousseau pays tribute to the songs of
For audiences who never got to see the real deal may be in for an overwhelming shock!
Buddy Holly Lives!
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.
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