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Our facility, originally built in 1901, has a rich history and bright future! We are fully accessible and welcome everyone to join in on the fun! Please don't hesitate to contact us for any reason, we are here - and happy - to help.

Shows and Concerts

The Gravenhurst Opera House is proud to be open year-round and present a wide variety of live performances. From one-man concerts, to full orchestras, kids shows and adult comedies, your options are varied – view all of our upcoming performances and summer theatre.

School Programming

We are pleased to be able to work with schools and offer quality programming for students that seeks to fulfill our mission to engage, educate and inspire youth. We work with teachers to offer quality, curriculum based programming suitable for students of all ages. High school students even have the opportunity to create their own live performances. Learn more about our school programming.

Rentals

There are two distinct spaces available for rent at this amazing venue. Our Main Stage, a 320 seat performance space; and the Trillium Court, a banquet and reception space for up to 150. Both areas are unique and offer traditional, old-fashioned charm that's hard not to fall in love with. Over the decades, we have served as host to a wide variety of events and functions; housing everything from criminal court proceedings to war rallies, art exhibits, weddings and even Santa Claus! Learn more about renting the venue.

 

FAQs

Tickets
You may purchase tickets online or through the Box Office. We accept Visa, MasterCard, debit and cash. We may process your purchase over the phone with a valid credit card. All tickets purchased online or over the phone must be picked up at the Box Office, we do not mail out tickets. Ticket sales are final. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Show Times
If you are picking up your tickets from the Box Office, please arrive 30 minutes prior to show time. If you already have your tickets in hand, please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time.

Bar and Lounge
We have a cash only bar that is open one hour prior to show time, and at intermission. We serve wine by the glass and bottle, domestic and craft beers, coolers, and mixed drinks. Concessions as well as hot and cold refreshments are also available.

Coat Check
Our theatre does not have a coat check. We do however have a spot for you to hang your jacket if you wish. We are not responsible for lost or stolen articles.

Parking
On-street parking is free and available on all town streets where marked. There is a 3 hour limit from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday to Saturday. There is also a parking lot behind the Opera House, at the Public Library (on John Street South) that is free with no time limit.

Dress Code
There is no dress code enforced in our theatre, we welcome casual attire.

Accessibility and Listening Devices
We are a fully accessible facility with an in-theatre dedicated wheelchair seating area (aisles A and B on either side), assisted hearing devices, designated restroom, and an elevator to theatre and stage levels.

Groups
Ask about our year-round group rates and other discounts. Bus tours and large groups are always welcome but we ask that you please let us know prior to your arrival so that we are prepared. We offer group discounts to parties of 10 or more for productions that are ours. Please email Kelly Hamilton for rates.

Seating
View our seating chart. We have 19 rows of seating, totalling 320 seats. Every seat really is a good seat! We also offer wider seats in every other aisle (middle section only) to those that want a little extra wiggle room to stretch out.

Babes in Arms
There is a 'no babes in arms' policy. Every person must have a ticket in order to be admitted to a performance as per the Fire Marshall. All patrons who enter the theatre, regardless of age, must have a ticket.

Discounts
During Summer Theatre, if you pay property taxes to the Town of Gravenhurst then you qualify for our ‘Show Us You're Local' discount program! Simply bring an article of mail with you to our Box Office for proof of residence and enjoy 2 for 1 ticket pricing to any mid-week Summer Theatre production. Only applicable toward performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Tickets must be purchased in even multiples, for example if you require 3 tickets, the third will be sold at regular price.

Temperature Control
Even though the Opera House was built in 1901, we have done many upgrades over the years, and that includes new furnace and air systems, keeping you warm in the winter and cool in the summer.

 

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