Front exterior of the Drayton Festival Theatre, beige brick opera house

Drayton Festival Theatre

Rental Information

The Drayton Festival Theatre is a renovated 1902 Opera House, boasting wonderful acoustic qualities. With its plush seating, modern elevator, upgraded washrooms, and state of the art air-conditioning system, this historic theatre is one of the most comfortable and accessible of its kind in the country.

We have professional staff to ensure that all your production requirements are met and that your event is a success.

Theatre Information

House Capacity: 375 seats, including wheelchair positions
Orchestra Section: 245 seats
Balcony/Boxes: 130 seats

The Drayton Festival Theatre is wheelchair accessible. The Box Office, restrooms, and refreshment area are all located on the main floor.

Stage Specifications

Stage: The Festival Theatre stage is located on the second floor of the Festival Theatre building.

The stage is a proscenium type with wings on the stage left and stage right side. The stage has a fixed grid at 16'6" above the stage floor. Grid pipes are hung at 8" centres.

The proscenium width is 36'0"
The proscenium height is 15'0"
The total width of the stage is 45'5"
The depth of the stage is 42'0"

There are loading doors in the stage right wing that allows access directly to the stage. Rental of a lift and operator at an additional charge is required to use these doors. There is a small elevator available to transport small, lightweight items to the orchestra level of the theatre.

Orchestra Pit

The orchestra pit is located on the main level of the theatre (below the stage) and is accessed via the stage door. The orchestra pit can accommodate 20 players. Use of the audio system is required when the pit is used.


A basic lighting plot is provided with your rental which will be hung and circuited prior to your arrival.


Our in-house sound system, which includes main speakers, onstage monitors, mixing console and amplifiers, is suitable for theatrical and dance presentations as well as lectures and audio-visual presentations. We can also make arrangements for rental of microphones and other audio equipment. One of our in-house professional sound operators is required to operate the sound system at an additional charge.

Dressing Rooms

Three dressing rooms are available, accommodating up to 23 people.

Box Office

Box Office service is available to all event producers. The box office will accept cash, cheque, Mastercard, Visa, American Express, and Interac as payment for tickets. Ticket printing (general admission or reserved seating) includes set-up of the event in our computerized ticketing database. The box office is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. For events on weekends or holidays, the box office will open two hours prior to the event start time. The box office will prepare a report summarizing all ticket sales, revenues and fees.

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