Exterior view of the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse, green building with red roof.

St. Jacobs Country Playhouse

Rental Information

Located on the borders of Waterloo and the Conestoga Expressway, the St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is available for rentals at competitive rates for your concerts, recitals, dance competitions, performances, lectures or theatrical productions.

Theatre Information

House Capacity: 398 seats, including wheelchair positions
Orchestra Section: 334 seats
Balcony/Boxes: 64 seats

The St. Jacobs Country Playhouse is wheelchair accessible. The Box Office, restrooms, coat check and refreshment area are all located in the front lobby.

Stage Specifications

Stage: 60' wide, 24' deep, black sprung floor; brown border proscenium with black side masking.
Orchestra Pit: The orchestra pit can fit up to 20 musicians. Access to the pit is from backstage only.


A basic lighting plot is provided with your rental which will be hung and circuited prior to your arrival. Changes to the basic plot can be accommodated at an additional charge.


Our in-house sound system, which includes a basic sound system including main speakers, onstage monitors, mixing console and CD player, is suitable for theatrical and dance presentations. The theatre can also make arrangements for rental of microphones. A professional sound operator is available for an additional charge.

Dressing Rooms

Five dressing rooms are available, accommodating up to 30 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 8 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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St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre

Rental Information

Alan Card
Director of Facilities
Phone: (519) 621-5511 ext. 250
Email Alan