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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The Amazing Race Canada September 5, 2017 8:00 pm
The Amazing Race Canada September 5, 2017 @ The Historic Gayety Theatre
Sep 5 @ 8:00 pm
Amazing Race Canada Season 5 Episode 11 – September 5, 2017 – 8PM
ROBERT GORDON – Saturday, September 30th, 2017 8:00 pm
ROBERT GORDON – Saturday, September 30th, 2017 @ The Historic Gayety Theatre
Sep 30 @ 8:00 pm
New York rockabilly legend  ROBERT GORDON and his band featuring Jackson Smith (Patti Smith Group) on guitar, plus Phil Carlisi on bass and Todd Glass on drums will appear in concert at the Gayety Theatre in[...]

Robert Gordon – September 30, 2017 @ 8PM

New York rockabilly legend  ROBERT GORDON and his band featuring Jackson Smith (Patti Smith Group) on guitar, plus Phil Carlisi on bass and Todd Glass on drums will appear in concert at the Gayety Theatre in Collingwood, on Saturday, September 30th, 2017 at 8:00 pm. Fans can expect to hear Robert Gordon’s classic hits like “Rockabilly Boogie”, “Black Slacks”, “The Way I Walk”, and “Red Hot”. If you like Americana greats ala Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Willie Nelson and Elvis Presley you’ll love Robert Gordon.  Advance tickets for this engagement are priced at $39.50. Doors open at 7:00 pm and the show starts at 8:00 pm.

Tickets here…


TedXCollingwood- An independently organized TED event

Thursday, October 5, 2017, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm at The Gayety Theatre

Apply to volunteer or attend at: www.tedxcollingwood.ca 

Applications to attend are now closed
Due to an overwhelming response, applications to attend TEDxCollingwood 2017 are now closed.
Thank you for your interest!

Wait…what? An idea worth spreading will make you pause long enough to question what you heard and seek more perspective. It shakes your mindset from fixed, to flexible. TEDxCollingwood 2017 is bringing brilliant speakers, engaging performers and captivating videos to inspire thought-provoking discussions. — at The Historic Gayety Theatre.


Join us for a very special evening with two of Canada’s favourite Blues men…

Chuck Jackson and Tyler Yarema

October 5, 2017 – 6:30 pm Cocktails/ 8:00pm Show

Tickets are $40.00 + taxes and fees

Be part of this once in a lifetime performance which will be recorded live at The Historic Gayety Theatre in Collingwood!
Start the evening with cocktails and a meet and greet with the artists – featuring the musical stylings of GRACIE!
Then enjoy a night of great music! The show will wrap up with an all star jam as Chuck and Tyler invite some of their friends to join them on stage.

Your emcee for the evening is the one and only – Virgil Scott

$2.00 per ticket to support the Georgian Triangle Humane Society

Tickets  and next door at the Body Bar

Sponsored By Adventure Canada – Presented By Chris Scerri




Mike MacDonald Comedian @ The Gayety: October 6, 2017, 8PM

Tickets:  $35.00 inclusive

Mike MacDonald is a Canadian Stand-Up Comedian and Actor who is considered by many as the “King of Canadian Comedy”

Mike MacDonald has been performing on stages across North America for more than 30 years. As the son of a career Canadian Air Force officer, MacDonald learned at an early age that humour would make him popular.  MacDonald grew up on military bases in Western Europe and Canada. Upon his father’s retirement, the MacDonald family moved to Ottawa. After high school, Mike MacDonald toured across Canada as one of two drummers in the band MapleRidge  In 1978, at the age of 23, MacDonald tried his own brand of stand-up comedy at some of the local clubs before moving to Toronto, and eventually performing throughout Canada and the United States.

As Mike MacDonald’s fame grew, he appeared on many TV shows including Late Night with David Letterman, The Arsenio Hall Show, and Just For Laughs.  He has also written and starred in three nominated and critically acclaimed CBC/Showtime specials of his own: Mike MacDonald; On Target; My House! My Rules; and Happy As I Can Be. He has hosted both the Gemini Awards and the “Just For Laughs 10th Anniversary Special” for the CBC and starred in a sitcom on that network called “Mosquito Lake.”

Personality: “In my act, I tell the audience that I’m bipolar manic depressive. There’s one line about there’s only two kinds of comedians: undiagnosed and diagnosed.” — Mike MacDonald

In the six months following his liver transplant surgery in March 2013, Mike MacDonald struggled with suicidal thoughts and depression  MacDonald, who also has bipolar disorder, couldn’t remember his old jokes. However, the surgery to cure him of Hepatitis C has given him new comic material. He’s also relearned a few of his “greatest hits” jokes and performed about 200 shows since his recovery. Mike MacDonald’s popularity continues to skyrocket both in the United States and Canada. He is fast, funny and probably the best veteran of the North American funnyman circuit.


1st Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer and Bands, Saturday October 7th

Matinee show from 1-5pm or an evening show from 7-11pm


On Saturday October 7th.  Join us for the 1st Annual Oktoberfest Craft Beer and Bands showcase, with net profits donated to the G&M Hospital Foundation. This jam packed musical event will feature 6 of Simcoe County’s premier musical acts to keep you on your feet, with our very own Mike McCarthy as emcee! Top that with 4 local craft breweries in attendance, serving their award winning beers and Men with Knives Catering cooking up a storm of classic Oktoberfest food to enjoy! The tickets are bound to sell out fast, so get them early. There will be a matinee show from 1-5pm or an evening show from 7-11pm. You can choose reserved theatre seats or enjoy the show from a table in the new cabaret lounge and bar area! So toss the turkey, grab a pint and celebrate Oktoberfest at The Historic Gayety Theatre!

Matinee tickets here



Evening show tickets here




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Sweetwater Film Festival at The Gayety, Saturday Nov. 11, 2017 – 7PM

We’re putting together a great line-up of films about the outdoors and the passions we pursue in them. Films for those who play in the woods, rivers, lakes, snow and mountains. We hope you’ll join us for an entertaining night of community and storytelling.

Tickets are $25.00 inclusive
Tickets will be at the Body Bar on Tuesday August 29, 2017
or here:



100% of proceeds fund outdoor programs for local youth.

Sweetwater Film Festival is partnering with the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka to build programs that expose local youth to the positive mental and physical benefits of being active in the outdoors. Using local guide companies children can discover experiences like rock climbing, caving, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, skiing, and mountain biking.

Learn more at sweetwaterfestival.ca.


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