Backstage Pass - New Digital Series for the New YearMonday, January 10, 2022
New year, new digital series! Patrons can provide vital support to the theatre industry and enjoy top-notch entertainment from the comfort of their homes with Drayton Entertainment’s brand-new digital streaming series, Backstage Pass. Read the release here.
New Year Windfall for Waterloo PharmacistThursday, January 6, 2022
Satish Mistry of Waterloo rang in the New Year with a surprising cash windfall to kick off 2022. Mistry was the lucky winner of Drayton Entertainment’s December Ultimate 50/50 Draw taking home a final jackpot of $42,725. His winning ticket was #99456755024. Read the release here.
Former Youth Ensemble Performer Wins $46,565 in November 50/50Monday, December 6, 2021
22-year-old Alexandra Adam of Blenheim got an early Christmas gift on December 1. She was the lucky winner of Drayton Entertainment's November Ultimate 50/50 Draw taking home a final jackpot of $46,565. Read the release here.
OTF Grant to Drayton Entertainment Provides Vital Support for Youth ProgramsMonday, November 8, 2021
Drayton Entertainment’s plans to create a home for community building and arts-based learning for youth is one step closer to reality, thanks to a $100,000 Capital grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation, (OTF). The award-winning not-for-profit arts organization will renovate a former industrial space to create an accessible multi-use and multi-flex cultural incubator that will host a range of programs for young people throughout the Region of Waterloo. Read the release here.
Live Theatre Returns for Drayton EntertainmentMonday, November 1, 2021
The curtain will rise again for Drayton Entertainment! After being closed for more than 20 months due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the not-for-profit professional theatre organization is cautiously reopening its doors to offer in-person holiday productions at two of its theatres in Waterloo Region this December. Read the release here.
Carr Family Makes Major Financial Commitment to Drayton EntertainmentTuesday, October 12, 2021
With the visionary support of area residents Brad Carr and Susan Wagler, award-winning Drayton Entertainment will build on its artistic programs to help serve established, current, and future audiences. The West Montrose couple have made a multi-year commitment totalling $500,000 in support of Drayton Entertainment’s new Youth Academy training facility, which will serve as a hub for its expanding arts education initiatives, as well as operations and programming support as part of the not-for-profit charitable organization’s multi-year recovery effort following the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Read the release here.
Walkerton Resident Wins $74,820 in September 50/50Tuesday, October 5, 2021
Paul Keip from Walkerton got a surprising fall windfall! Keip was the lucky winner of Drayton Entertainment’s September Ultimate 50/50 draw taking home a final jackpot of $74,820. His winning ticket number was #99442861076. Read the release here.
Announcing The Great Community Talent SearchMonday, September 27, 2021
Do you have a secret talent? Can you play a unique instrument? Are you funny? Can you balance a ball on your head while solving a Rubik’s cube? Bring it on! Audiences have seen tons of talent on stage at the various Drayton Entertainment theatres over the years, and now the not-for-profit charitable arts organization is turning the spotlight on the community in search of the top unique talents in Ontario! Read the release here.
St. Thomas Resident Wins $83,410 in August 50/50Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Summer came to an exciting end for Vanda OstojicMiddel of St. Thomas! She is the lucky winner of Drayton Entertainment’s August Ultimate 50/50 draw. OstojicMiddel took home a final jackpot of $83,410. The winning ticket number was #99437813037. Read the release here.
Drayton Entertainment To Open New Youth AcademyWednesday, August 11, 2021
Drayton Entertainment is looking to the future and moving ahead with long-standing plans to open a new Youth Academy space that will serve as a hub for the company’s expanding arts education initiatives. Read the release here.
North York Resident Wins $78,540 in July 50/50Wednesday, August 4, 2021
One excited theatregoer got a big surprise (and cash windfall) over the August long weekend! Judith Tiivel of North York was the lucky winner of Drayton Entertainment’s July Ultimate 50/50 draw. She took home a final jackpot of $78,540. The winning ticket number was #99430140036. Read the release here.
Livestream Cabaret Concert Series ReturnsMonday, July 12, 2021
Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce that the final two concerts in the free Livestream Cabaret Concert Series have been rescheduled for late July. The Little Big Band and Kelly Holiff concerts will be streamed on Facebook in real-time live from St. Jacobs Country Playhouse on Thursday, July 22 and Thursday, July 29 at 7:00 p.m. Read the release here.
Brantford Resident Wins $85,790 in June Ultimate 50/50Monday, July 5, 2021
The holiday long weekend was extra special for one lucky theatregoer! Meryl Penman of Brantford, Ontario was the winner of Drayton Entertainment’s June online Ultimate 50/50 draw. She took home an amazing cash prize of $85,790. The winning ticket number was #99423963048. Read the release here.
Long-time Theatre Patron Wins Over $100,000 in May Ultimate 50/50Tuesday, June 1, 2021
May was a lucky month for one long-time theatregoer! Marcia Haworth of Rockwood, Ontario is the winner of Drayton Entertainment’s May online Ultimate 50/50 raffle. She took home an incredible prize of $100,505. Read the release here.
Theatre Patron, Donor, Community Builder Shawky Fahel is the Lucky Winner of Drayton Entertainment’s April Ultimate 50/50Monday, May 3, 2021
Shawky Fahel of Waterloo is the winner of Drayton Entertainment’s April online Ultimate 50/50 raffle, taking home an incredible prize of $139,020. The winning number was 99410583034. Over 10,000 transactions were completed and 200,000 tickets sold during the month-long raffle. Read the release here.
Award Recipients Announced in Honour of National Volunteer WeekWednesday, April 21, 2021
In honour of National Volunteer Week, Drayton Entertainment is pleased to announce the recipients of the organization’s Jean Campbell Volunteer Award. Named after the not-for-profit theatre company’s first volunteer Jean Campbell, the award recognizes volunteers whose commitment, positivity, and passion help to support the various Drayton Entertainment theatres. The recipients are Janet and Michael Collins from Cambridge. Both Janet and Michael are huge theatre fans and have been volunteering regularly at the Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge since the venue opened in 2013. Read the release here.
Theatre Patron Wins Jackpot of $83,470Monday, April 5, 2021
Diane Halstead of Cambridge, Ontario is the winner of Drayton Entertainment’s first online Ultimate 50/50 raffle taking home a total jackpot of $83,470. Read the release here.
Online Broadway Bootcamp for Youth in DemandWednesday, March 24, 2021
Calling all theatre fans ages 9 to 19! Drayton Entertainment’s online Broadway Bootcamp for youth is so popular that the first spring break session sold out in 48 hours. Due to high demand, the not-for-profit charitable arts organization has added another two-day session during spring break on Wednesday, April 14 and Thursday, April 15. Parents and youth are encouraged to book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. As the program is online, it is open to participants across Canada. Read the release here.
Free Livestream Cabaret Concert SeriesTuesday, March 2, 2021
In partnership with the Music Performance Trust Fund, Drayton Entertainment will present six livestreamed music concerts on select Sundays from March 7 through April 18 for free. From crooner classics and jazz standards to Broadway sensations, popular songs, and more, the series will feature talented singers and musicians performing a variety of memorable hits and unknown gems live to air. Each concert is presented in real-time as the artists perform live from St. Jacobs Country Playhouse. Read the release here.
Play To Win with New Ultimate 50/50 DrawMonday, March 1, 2021
Enter to win and you just might hit the jackpot! Drayton Entertainment has launched a provincewide Ultimate 50/50 raffle with half the proceeds benefiting charitable programs for the not-for-profit theatre company and half the proceeds awarded to one lucky winner. The online raffle will run for one month from Monday, March 1 through Tuesday, March 30 with the draw at noon on Wednesday, March 31. Read the release here.
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