The Historic Gayety Theatre Posted by The Historic Gayety Theatre August 28th, 2018

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Entertainment takes on a new meaning at the charming Historic Gayety Theatre in downtown Collingwood.

The crowning jewel of Collingwood, Ontario’s Heritage District, The Historic Gayety Theatre, has been the area’s home to the performing arts since 1911. The exterior of this incredible venue, with its Art Deco appearance, cleverly hides its contemporary interior, which is furnished with modern amenities that attract crowds of all ages on any given night.

Upcoming Events

The Gayety Movie Club and 97.7 The Beach Present:
The Breakfast Club

September 12 & 13, 2018 – 8PM
The Gayety Movie Club and 97.7 The Beach Present:
The Breakfast Club

Cowboy Junkies


Cowboy Junkies have remained true to their unique artistic vision and to the introspective, quite intensity that is their musical signature, creating a critically acclaimed body of original work that has endeared them to an audience unwavering in its loyalty.

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Derek Edwards


rom Vegas to St. John’s, this Just For Laughs veteran is universally considered to be among the comic elite. Certainly his peers think so, as evidenced by the fact that he’s a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic – Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy.

Steve Hill

OCT 4, 2018

Steve Hill —“the most spectacular one-man band on the planet”—is touring in support of his critically acclaimed Steve Hill: The One-Man Blues Rock Band. Released May 11, the album immediately shot to number one on the blues charts on Itunes Canada.

The World Goes Round

The World Goes ‘Round
From Dave Campbell and The Gravenhurst Opera House
September 4th-8th, 2018 Musical Revue

The World Goes Round is a musical revue showcasing the songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. The revue takes its title from a tune that the songwriting team wrote for Liza Minnelli to sing in the Martin Scorsese film, New York, New York. Enter the world of the distinguished and celebrated writing team, Kander and Ebb. The World Goes ‘Round is a stunning revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony award-winning team, with the original production winning three Drama Desk Awards.

Country Classics Showband

Country Classics Showband
September 15 2018
Show at 8pm doors at 7pm

From heartbreak to honky-tonks, there's no country quite like Classic Country! Let the clear, strong vocals of The Classic Country Showband put a little giddy up in your step, as we perform your all-time favorites. Hear the hits of some of your favorite one-of-a-kind country artists, including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton, Conway Twitty, Anne Murray, George Jones, Waylon Jennings, Merle Haggard, and Patsy Cline.


SEPTEMBER 28, 2018



Check out Elton Rohn’s website page and you are confronted with literally pages and pages of glowing testimonials from concert booking agents and festival promoters who have all experienced the Elton Rohn take on one of the world’s greatest rock superstars.

A Whole new World

A Whole New World The Musical Magic of Alan Menken
October 11th-13th, 2018
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & The Big Bopper Created by Chris McHarge and Colin Stewart

Revisit your childhood with the iconic music of Alan Menken, the master songwriter of Aladdin, Beauty And The Beast, The Little Mermaid, Pocahontas, and Little Shop Of Horrors. Discover how one man’s music gave us a whole new world of animated characters, stories, and classic films. Hear all your favourite hits, including Be Our Guest, Part Of Your World, Friend Like Me, Under The Sea, Colors of the Wind, Go The Distance, Suddenly Seymour, and of course, A Whole New World.

Jersey Seasons

Jersey Seasons
October 27th 2018
Show at 8pm Doors at 7pm

Recently, the Broadway musical Jersey Boys became an international hit and brought attention to the hits from the 1960s especially The Four Seasons. Gavan Rousseau, 22, expresses the vocal quality of a young Frankie Valli that is reminiscent of his appearance on the Ed Sullivan show in 1962. Close your eyes and it’s Frankie Valli.

Rockin All Night

Rockin’ All Night:
November 21st- 23rd, 2018
Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, & The Big Bopper Created by Chris McHarge and Colin Stewart

Celebrate the music of the hottest Rock & Roll stars of the 1950s with hits from Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, all of whose lives were tragically cut short in a plane crash. You will hear the stories of these iconic performers and are sure to be dancing in your seats as you listen to thier well-loved music.

A ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Experience

A Ring of Fire - The Johnny Cash Experience
November 24th 2018
Show at 8pm Doors at 7pm

Busting out foot lights, delivering songs like no other Johnny Cash tribute and producing the highest level of excitement and energy, Andy Vickers and the musicians involved bring true life to the music and style that made Johnny Cash famous.

Fresh Horses A Garth Brooks Tribute

Fresh Horses A Garth Brooks Tribute
December 14th 2018
Show at 8pm Doors at 7pm

Fresh Horses is a high energy show band that performs all the hits of Garth Brooks. Fresh Horses tours North America and has received excellent reviews along with a great following of fans. Les Smith the Band Leader looks and sounds so much like Brooks that people comment that they forget they are watching a Tribute Act.

Christmas Cabaret

Christacular Christmas Cabaret
Thursday, December 20th & Friday, December 21st, 2018
Chris Tsujiuchi & Friends!

Our friend & very talented Musical Director, Chris Tsujiuchi produces a sold-out cabaret each Christmas in Toronto. Super fun, packed with talent, a little risqué (but not really). This cabaret will be a great mix of holiday music, musical theatre, and pop. Consider this a “morph” of our LOVE cabaret! A graduate of Sheridan College’s Musical Theatre Performance program, Chris’ Musical Direction credits include Over The Rainbow (Theatre Collingwood), Any Dream Will Do (Theatre Collingwood), Onegin (Musical Stage Company), 35MM (Toronto premiere), A Misfortune (Next Stage Festival), HAIR (FirstAct Productions), One Song Glory ’10 ’11 & ’12 (ActingUp Stage), A Joyful Noise (co-composer/lyricist, Smile Theatre), Mickey & Judy (Toronto Fringe), and bare: the Canadian Premiere (Waters Edge Productions).

Reserve Our Auditorium for Charitable Events, Corporate Events, and More

Our auditorium, which features a high-tech sound system, theatrical lighting, and a sprung stage with ample wings on either side can be rented for corporate and charitable events, celebrations, movie nights, performances, and more. Host your next event at our theatre, and even the most discriminating attendees will be floored by the modern elements contained within this beautiful, historic theatre.

Book your company meeting, conference, event, concert, or celebration at The Historic Gayety Theatre today. To proceed, please fill out our booking form or contact us directly.

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What our Clients Say!

“What a great little theatre in the heart of downtown Collingwood. This building started out as a theatre in 1911 then changed to a movie theater and is now back to its original intent namely presenting live theatre.” – Rick T.
“Wonderful downtown historic theatre. With the change up of the lounge area now way more engaging to go attend events.” – Ruth
“Charming old theatre, perfect intimate setting” – John W.
“Great venue for live music”
“Staff was very helpful with our wheelchair needs in regards to seating, entrance and exiting. The theatre was intimate and very enjoyable. Popcorn was soo good!”