group of kids sitting on stage looking at a set model

"Thank you very much for giving youth the opportunity to develop not only musical theatre skills, but also friendships with like-minded youth. It’s been a fabulous experience."


OTF Grant to Drayton Entertainment Provides Vital Support for Youth Programs

Monday, 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.

Carr Family Makes Major Financial Commitment to Drayton Entertainment

Tuesday, 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.

Drayton Entertainment To Open New Youth Academy

Wednesday, 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.
Thank you to the Ontario Trillium Foundation for their generous support.