Live Theatre & Performance

Centre in the Square

For more than 30 years Centre In The Square has played a leading role in showcasing the best local and international performing arts.

It is the region’s largest and busiest performing arts centre, staging more than 158 events to more than 150,000 people in 2016. From classical music to rock, broadway shows to comedy, visitors are sure to find performances that thrill and excite!

Green Light Arts

Green Lights Arts is a not-for-profit theatre company in Waterloo Region dedicated to bringing people together to celebrate theatre arts, and to providing creative programming that inspires, nurtures and challenges audiences. Green Light Arts programs theatre in both traditional and non-traditional spaces that are unexpected and provoke audiences to question the status quo and think critically. They believe theatre is the beginning of a conversation that can lead audiences towards positive social change.

Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony

The Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony (KWS) began in 1945 under the direction of Dr. Glenn Kruspe in an effort to accompany the Grand Philharmonic Choir. When Frederick Pohl succeeded Glenn Kruspe as Music Director, he founded the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony Youth Orchestra in 1966. The youth orchestra has since become a nationally recognized orchestral training program for young musicians. They offer a schedule of rehearsals and sectionals coached by KWS musicians along with guest coaches.

St. Jacob’s Country Playhouse

The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is located right in the heart of the very popular St. Jacobs Farmers’ Market District. The venue itself is noted for its post and beam construction, which is associated with traditional Mennonite-built architecture, like so many other buildings in Waterloo Region. The Playhouse’s auditorium has close to 400 seats arranged in a raked layout, providing each guest with a great view of the stage.

St. Jacob’s Schoolhouse Theatre

Be entertained by a Drayton Entertainment production at the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre! Located in the heart of a Mennonite town, the St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre is just a few steps from the always exciting main street of St. Jacobs. Visitors can easily spend an entire weekend taking in all that St. Jacobs has to offer, including a number of unique shops, restaurants, museums, and the seemingly endless scenic views of the surrounding countryside.

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