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

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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


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!

Shoes and Blues presents: One of These Nights – July 31st

Eagles Tribute

Event Time : 7 PM
Doors Open: 6 PM

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

August 2nd-6th
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

Crystal Shawanda
Cheryl Lescom
Quisha Wint
Sabrina Weeks
Carolyn Fe
Hosted by
Danny Marks

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.

Tickets are available here

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

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:


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:


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

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