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Drayton Festival Theatre

33 Wellington S, Drayton, Ontario N0G 1P0, Canada
+1 519-638-5555
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AMAZING Show! It makes you proud to be a Canadian! Don't Miss It!

We saw 'Canada 151' last night and it was fantastic. We absolutely loved the entire production of... read more

Reviewed today
UofG1986
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St. Marys, Canada
Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry - EXCELLENT!!

My husband and I spent Canada Day at the Drayton Festival seeing a matinee performance of Canada... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Pauline050227
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Kitchener, Canada
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Surrounded by rural countryside, a visit to the Drayton Festival Theatre offers a pleasant drive along quiet roads where common sights include farm-gate signs and roadside stands that will tempt you to stop and make an impromptu purchase of fresh produce, flowers and maple syrup. Occasionally you'll pass an Old Order Mennonite horse-drawn buggy that so eloquently reminds us of life's simple pleasures.The Drayton Festival Theatre is located in a historic 1902 Opera House that contains 375 seats and boasts marvellous acoustics with a main floor and balcony. This celebrated building once served as the Town Hall and housed the Fire Department, Library, Jail, and Council Chambers. With such a varied past, this completely modernized facility is a must-see!
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33 Wellington S, Drayton, Ontario N0G 1P0, Canada
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We saw 'Canada 151' last night and it was fantastic. We absolutely loved the entire production of singing, dancing, step dancing and the fun humour of Neil Atchison. The two best songs were "Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald" and "Hallelujah"--their musical interpretation of those two...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I spent Canada Day at the Drayton Festival seeing a matinee performance of Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry, with Neil Aitchison as the narrator and lead. It was excellent!! The humour was corny and clean, the music was great and the...More

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for joining us for Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry on Canada Day. It sounds like you had a wonderful time at the theatre and afterwords. We really do appreciate when guests take the time to share their thoughts no only on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It was as good as it always is. We have been to ll but one of the theatre's in this group and we have no complaints except for condiment prices but that cannot be avoidedMore

Thank georgewdear
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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for being such a supporter of Drayton Entertainment. We hope you will join us at the one last venue you have not attended yet. Also really glad you enjoyed Canada 151. Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

161 was a great show with humour and wonderful performance by all the crew for singing great Canadian hits. Neil was excellent The only negative is that people with walkers should not be going to this theater; if there is ever an emergency, with access...More

Thank Phil835
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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded today

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry. I'm glad you enjoyed the production and the songs that were included in the show. I will be sure share your concerns regarding mobility for this venue. We appreciate you sharing your...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the show on the anniversary of Elvis's death. Also saw Elvis at the competition in Collingwood in July Thanks for such a great Show. Pat

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this show! Performances were fantastic. Smiled and laughed the entire time. Highly recommend the venue and the show.More

Thank Sharron W
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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We are so glad that we could bring a smile to your face and get you laughing. We are are also thrilled that you took the time time to share your thoughts on this show, we appreciate it. We do hope you will join us...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved "Sorry, I'm Canadian" with Neil Aitchison performed couple years ago in Cambridge Theatre, and this time "Better Late Than Sorry" performance was even better! Great team of musicians, actors, dancers and singers. It should be performed all over the CANADA, in all major...More

Thank Igor K
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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

First, thank you for taking the trip from Toronto to Drayton. Second, we are thrilled to hear that you really enjoyed this production. The amount of talent on the stage is really something to behold in this lovely production. Thank you for taking the time...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small size of the theatre offered a warm feeling of being included in the production. We can't remember laughing as much as we did and were in awe of Neil Aitchison's fluent and clean humour not withstanding his comedic timing. The music and dancing...More

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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry, it sounds like you had a wonderful time at the theatre. It is great to hear such a glowing review of the show, from Neil's comedic timing, to the music and dancing....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved it the first time … loved it even more, the second time!! Delightful, funny, musical for everyone, don't miss itMore

Thank Nabob9
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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow, thank you for coming to see this show a second time. That really speaks to the amount of enjoyment you got from the singing, dancing and comedy. It really means something when you come back a second time for the same show. Thank you,...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The local talent of people here in our Region is wonderful, every single one of them are amazing. Highlighting artist right across Canada with songs/music and dancing was wondering to watch on our great nation's birthday. Neil is a true gentle soul and will be...More

Thank Edwina W
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DraytonEnt, Public Relations Manager at Drayton Festival Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for sharing your kind words about Canada 151: Better Late Than Sorry. We are thrilled you enjoyed all aspects of the show. It is truly astounding when you think of all the talent Canada has to offer the world and our little piece...More

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Maddinski
6 October 2017|
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Response from DraytonEnt | Property representative |
There are some great places to eat when you visit us at the Drayton Festival Theatre. For a full list of restaurant partners, please visit our website, select the theatre, and click the links titled 'eat' 'play' 'explore'.
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Wilma L
5 January 2017|
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Good question, Wilma. Yes, there is an elevator at the Drayton Festival Theatre. There is also designated wheelchair seating. We require wheelchair seating to be booked through the box office directly. If you want more... More
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