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The Historic Gayety Theatre Posted by The Historic Gayety Theatre April 12th, 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

Carl Dixon Sings the Guess Who


Carl Dixon Sings the Guess Who
Carl Dixon Sings the Guess Who
Thursday August 16th 2018
Tickets $48.50 all inclusive

Carl Dixon Sings the Guess Who is a musical tribute to one of Canada’s greatest and most popular bands, sung and played by former members who actually played under the Guess Who banner for years. Lead vocalist/guitarist Carl Dixon is familiar to music fans for his decades of recording and performing with Coney Hatch, The Guess Who and April Wine. He was front man and singer for the Guess Who for about eight years, between 97 and 2008, with a hiatus during the GW reunion of 2000.

Annie Jr.


Annie Jr.
Thursday May 17 and Friday May 18 , 2018 at 7:00 PM Doors open at 6:00pm

When nothing goes right, go left… right to the Gayety Theatre! Nottawa Elementary School is presenting the Broadway musical Annie Jr. the evenings of May 17th and 18th. Tickets are $10. Learning and leadership is on display as this musical it totally student-led, from our stage crew, set design, costumes, to our actors, more than 50 junior and intermediate students.

Shantero Productions presents THE BARRA MacNEILS



Shantero Productions presents THE BARRA MacNEILS
Saturday, June 2 - 7:30pm
Reserved Seating $57.50 (HST included, $5.00 handling surcharge EXTRA)

The Barra MacNeils are touring this spring in support of their latest release On The Bright Side, an exquisite collection of everything their fans love. It's an upbeat album, with fiddle tunes that you know will erupt into a flurry of step-dancing on stage.

Sawyer Bullock Magician Ordinaire



Sawyer Bullock Magician Ordinaire
June 30 2pm AND 4pm

Sawyer Bullock is an international, award winning magician. His unique mixture of comedy and illusion has been performed in Las Vegas, the Dominican Republic, on his own TV show, as well as Blue Mountain and Canada’s Wonderland. Come for an hour of fun and amazement for the whole family!

RON JAMES



April 27 and May 4
COLLINGWOOD ADDED TO ONTARIO TOUR TICKETS ON SALE FRIDAY, MARCH 9TH!
Award-winning comedian RON JAMES has been selling out theatres for over 15 years with his marathon, side-splitting, kinetically charged performances. Marshaling a comedian’s eye for satire and a writer’s ear for language, Ron takes his audience on a breath-taking, non-stop roller coaster ride.
Terry McRae, Shantero Productions Inc., phone 613-346-2622; fax 613-346-2015; terry@shantero.com


2nd show added - May 4

SHANE CLOUTIER HOSPITAL FUNDRAISER



April 19, 2018 8PM
Tickets $38.90 inclusive

Spend a moment in his presence and you’ll know it’s a passion that runs deep. Music is in his blood. Originally from Orillia Ontario, singer songwriter Shane Cloutier first picked up a guitar at the age of 12 and never looked back.


Online tickets SOLD OUT. 20 Consignment Seats Available Att: Sandy , Blue Rock Wealth Management 705-443-5599

COLDJACK, with exciting opening performance by COLLINGWOOD COLLEGIATE



May 12, 2018 – 7PM - 10PM
Cost $40.00 (inclusive)

Join us for an unforgettable evening of AMAZING music featuring internationally renowned radio chart band COLDJACK, presented by Events by L.A. and sponsored by WAVE FM.


Sorry, this shows been cancelled.

AMMOYE



May 19, 2018 – Doors 6:45pm opening act 7:15 main show at 8pm
Cost $35 – seating
Cost $45 – lounge area

Even in a world of musical anomalies, Ammoye is that rarest of things: a powerful female singer/songwriter in reggae, a genre that makes prevailingly male hip-hop seem wildly progressive by comparison.

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL - EXTRA 2ND SHOW ADDED!



June 8, 2018 – show at 7:30pm
Cost $50 – Standard Seat/Cabaret Lounge
(incl. fees + tax)

Cost $60 – VIP Assigned Seating
(incl. fees + tax)


It’s a Party Every night! Smash Hit Comes to Collingwood! See this hilarious comedy set to all the hits of the 60’s, 70’s & 80’s.

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).

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 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.

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.

Come Down From Up River



Come Down From Up River
By Norm Foster
August 7th-11th, 2018


2018 World Premier Shaver Bennett has lived a rather solitary life as a logger in the woods of northern New Brunswick. One day he arrives at the doorstep of his estranged sister’s daughter, whom he hasn’t seen in 20 years. The niece, Bonnie Doyle and her wife Liv Arsenault welcome him into their lives in this sweetly moving tale. Set in Saint John, New Brunswick, Come Down From Up River explores family and forgiveness with a healthy dose of laughter sprinkled with tears. This latest Maritime saga from Norm Foster is guaranteed to delight!

The British Invasion



ACROSS THE POND – The British Invasion
July 10th-14th, 2018
From Leisa Way & Way-To-Go Productions


This music production celebrates 50 years of British pop and rock music, from those thrilling hits of the 1960s to today’s biggest stars. It features the music of the “Fab Four” (the Beatles), the Rolling Stones, Elton John, Petula Clark, Dusty Springfield and many more great artists, who came to North America from Britain and Europe. From the first few bars to the final chord, the audience is swept away on a fabulous musical adventure. Leisa is again backed up beautifully by her band of talented musicians who, on several numbers, take over the vocals while she makes one of several costume changes.

Sunshine Express



SUNSHINE EXPRESS
By Sarah Quick and Globus Theatre
June 12th-16th, 2018!

A clever production with tons of heart, a hilarious and thoughtful comedy, in which the four actors perform nearly 30 unique characters — sometimes in the same scene — in a tribute to the seniors’ bus tour industry. It is all about snowbirds heading off to Florida on a coach tour! In Sunshine Express, the audience is welcomed aboard a “Charlie Cheetles Charters” tour bus going from Ontario to Florida and back. Their tour guide for the trip is the warm and welcoming Sandy and friendly and enthusiastic bus driver Tommy. The trip is seen through the eyes of Alan and Brenda, a couple dealing with the daily stresses of kids, money, and the Canadian recession. When Alan turns 40, a well-meaning elderly aunt books the couple onto a seniors’ tour bus down to the Sunshine State.

The Birds and the Bees



THE BIRDS AND THE BEES
A ROMANTIC COMEDY WITH A BIT OF BUZZ
May 22nd-26th, 2018
By Mark Crawford
From Theatre Orangeville


Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and moved back home with her mother, a beekeeper. They live across the road from Earl, a farmer who’s been keeping busy with a long list of ladies ever since his divorce. Things get interesting when Ben, an eager young grad student, arrives to study the declining bee population. This raucously funny new comedy tackles sex, love, science, family, and the artificial insemination of turkeys!

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.

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.

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.

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!”