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King’s Wharf Theatre

Nestled within Discovery Harbour, the King’s Wharf Theatre is a 371 seat theatre flanked by majestic Tall Ships and historic buildings. This unique venue is operated by award-winning Drayton Entertainment, one of Canada’s most successful professional theatre companies.

❄️ Relax in the air-conditioned comfort of this rustic theatre and enjoy a summer of light-hearted entertainment.

Contact King’s Wharf Theatre/Drayton Entertainment

Box office telephone:

Box office: 705-549-5555
Toll-Free: 1-855-372-9866
Administration: 705-549-0711
Fax: 705-549-0712

Website: http://www.kingswharftheatre.com

2024 performance schedule at the King’s Wharf Theatre

Don’t forget to pop into Bayfield’s Charthouse during regular opening hours to browse the gift shop and get your pre-show refreshments.
Ask about Discovery Harbour’s programs and special events.

Rock of Ages

June 6th to 30th, 2024

Fans of ’80s arena hard rock music will dig this awesomely hilarious musical comedy that wails with big chords, big hair … and an even bigger heart.

It’s 1987, and aspiring rocker Drew Boley meets and falls madly in love with Sherrie, a fresh-faced Midwesterner who has recently moved to Los Angeles to chase her movie star dreams. Will their stars rise? Will their love last? Find out in the worldwide phenomenon featuring 28 classic rock tunes like “Don’t Stop Believin’,” “We Built This City,” “The Final Countdown,” “Wanted Dead or Alive,” “Here I Go Again,” “Harden My Heart,” “Can’t Fight this Feeling,” and “I Want To Know What Love Is.”

Don’t stop believin’ … after a sold-out run in Grand Bend in 2023, the music that ignited a generation is now rocking Penetanguishene!

Recommended for ages 13 and up. This production contains mature themes and strong language.

Steel Magnolias

July 11th to 28th, 2024

Steel Magnolias explores the dynamics of life, love, and laughter in a small-town Louisiana beauty parlour as six southern women learn to embrace the future – and all of its uncertainties. Truvy, the outspoken owner, dispenses shampoos and free advice to her clients, who gather each week to talk, gab, gossip, chitchat, needle and harangue each other through the best times – and cry, comfort, caress, and repair each other through the worst.

These women are true steel magnolias: southern belles who are flowery on the outside but strong enough on the inside to survive any challenge. Charming, witty, and delightfully entertaining, Steel Magnolias is a bittersweet comedy that reminds all of us that life is a precious gift to celebrate.  

Recommended for ages 10 and up.

Jersey Boys

August 8th to September 1st 2024

They had a look, an attitude, and a sound like no other. Sure, they were born in Jersey – but they were made in America.  

Jersey Boys is the international musical phenomenon that takes you behind the scenes – and behind the music – of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. Discover the secret of a 40-year friendship as four blue-collar guys work their way from the wrong side of the tracks to the heights of stardom, thrilling audiences with electrifying performances of chart-topping hits including “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” “Oh What a Night,” and “Can’t Take My Eyes Off You.”

From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Don’t miss this Tony®, Grammy®, and Olivier Award-winning Best Musical.

Recommended for ages 13 and up. This production contains mature themes and strong language.

A Christmas Carol: The Panto

November 6th to November 23rd 2024

What the Dickens!?

You may know the story, but you’ve never seen it like this!  Join the fun as the classic story is reimagined with all the hilarious and beloved antics of an old-fashioned panto: villains, heroes, a dame, incredible music, lively dancing, audience participation, and of course, a dash of theatrical magic. 

When the curmudgeonly Ebenezer Scrooge is visited by three ghosts on Christmas Eve, he embarks on a life-changing adventure to learn the error of his ways, restore his spirit, and embrace the season. 

Just like past hits Wizard of Oz and Peter Pan, this fractured panto adaptation of one of the greatest tales ever told is a must-see holiday spectacular packed with family fun.

Bah humbug!

Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Kings’ Wharf Theatre private rentals

Looking for a fantastic venue for your next event? Look no further…

Nestled by the tranquil waterside, our historic theatre opens its doors to your imagination, offering a versatile space for unforgettable events.

Dance recitals swirl with grace, as performers captivate the audience with every move. Concerts echo with melodies, filling the air with a symphony of sounds. Spelling bees buzz with excitement as wordsmiths compete for victory, while comedy nights light up the stage with laughter that echoes long after the final curtain call.

At Kings’ Wharf Theatre, your event isn’t just a gathering; it’s an experience woven into the fabric of our rich heritage.

Whether you’re a seasoned performer or a first-time event organizer, our venue provides the perfect backdrop for your vision to flourish. Join us at Kings’ Wharf Theatre and let your creativity take center stage. Book your private rental today and let the magic unfold under the glow of the spotlight.