Drayton Entertainment

Operating 7 theatres throughout southwestern Ontario

PACT Membership: Regular Membership

PACT Region: 4 – Ontario, outside Toronto

Drayton Entertainment is committed to the creation and development of a unique corporate model blazing a trail of innovation and excellence. Our mission consists of three interrelated parts:

  • Production Mission
    To produce, present, and promote the finest in live theatrical entertainment and related activities in a wide variety of innovative styles.
  • Economic Mission
    To operate the company on a sound financial basis by balancing artistic integrity with fiscal responsibility and to provide our patrons with increasing value for money and our employees and artists with enhanced career opportunities and financial rewards.
  • Social Mission
    To operate the company in a way that recognizes the central role that theatre and related activities play in the structure of Society by initiating innovative ways to improve the quality of life of a broad community (local, regional, provincial, national, and international).

Striving to surpass audience expectations is what makes us extraordinary.

Current Season:

Drayton Festival Theatre (33 Wellington St. S., Drayton)

  • Annie, June 5 to June 30
  • Glory, July 10 to July 20
  • Fiddler on the Loose, July 24 to August 10
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, August 15 to August 31

Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge (46 Grand Ave. S., Cambridge)

  • Rocky: The Musical, March 6 to March 31
  • Glory, May 15 to June 8
  • Grease, July 10 to August 3
  • Twelve Angry Men, August 7 to August 24
  • Annie, October 2 to October 27
  • Elf: The Musical, November 20 to December 22

Huron Country Playhouse Mainstage (70689 B Line, Grand Bend)

  • Thoroughly Modern Millie, June 5 to June 22
  • Disney’s Newsies, June 27 to July 13
  • Rocky: The Musical, July 18 to August 3
  • Grease, August 8 to August 31

Huron Country Playhouse II (70689 B Line, Grand Bend)

  • Glory, June 12 to June 22
  • You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show, June 27 to July 13
  • Twelve Angry Men, July 18 to August 3
  • Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, August 8 to September 1

King's Wharf Theatre (97 Jury Drive, Penetanguishene)

  • Jack and the Beanstalk: The Panto, June 5 to June 22
  • Glory, June 26 to July 6
  • Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, July 11 to August 10
  • Shear Madness, August 14 to August 31

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse (40 Benjamin Rd. E., Waterloo)

  • Priscilla, Queen of the Desert: The Musical, March 13 to April 7
  • The Miracle Worker, April 24 to May 12
  • You’ll Get Used To It! … The War Show, June 5 to June 22
  • Disney’s Newsies, July 18 to August 3
  • Art, October 2 to October 20
  • Sleeping Beauty: The Panto, November 27 to December 22

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre (11 Albert St. W., St. Jacobs)

  • Good Ol’ Country Gospel, September 11 to December 22

Contact Information:

Company Information:

  • Year Founded: 1991
  • Annual Budget: $12,200,000
  • Season Starts: March
  • Season Ends: December
  • Theatre Tours: Yes
  • Engagement Contracts:
    • CTA
  • Description of work:

    Drayton Entertainment’s major focus is on the following four genres of programming:

    • Musicals
    • Comedies
    • Family
    • Dramas (occasional)

  • Senior Staff:

  • Alex MustakasArtistic Director & CEO
  • Max ReimerGeneral Manager
  • Steven KarcherExecutive Director

Venue Information:

  • Rehersal space: Yes
  • Other space: Yes

Rental Information:

  • Venue rental Information:

    Venue rentals: yes
  • Venue rental contact name: Karen De Iuliis
  • Venue rental contact title: Groups, Events & Rentals Manager
  • Venue rental contact phone: 519-621-5511 ext 246
  • Venue rental contact email: karend@draytonentertainment.com
  • Other rental Information:

    Other rentals:
    • Costumes
    • Equipment
    • Props
  • Other rental contact name: Jeff JohnstonCollins
  • Other rental contact title: Director of Production
  • Other rental contact phone: 519-621-5511 ext 265
  • Other rental contact email: Jeff@draytonentertainment.com
  • Production staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Jeff JohnstonCollins
  • Contact Title: Director of Production
  • Contact Phone: 519-621-5511 ext 265
  • Contact Email: jeff@draytonentertainment.com
  • Administrative Staff:

    Accept Resumés: yes
  • Contact name: Natasha Hopf
  • Contact Title: Human Resources
  • Contact Phone: 519-621-5511 ext 240
  • Contact Email: natasha@draytonentertainment.com