Thank you so much for the performance this week! We had never been to a Collingwood Theatre event before, but after reading the piece about you on the Collingwood Today website, we readily agreed that we should support local talent, and we are so glad that we did... The final song was very appropriate, indeed, “what the world needs now, is love, sweet love”.
- Tony & Sandy Dittenhoffer

Theatre Collingwood Shows

July 11 & 12

Freddie’s Freeloaders

Kitchener’s Fred Smith along with his old pals from the hood, bring “Freddie’s Freeloaders” to Collingwood’s 2024 Porchside Festival. Sharing the stage with Tom Nagy – Bass and Don McDougall – Drums, Fred will bring a variety of flavourful jazz tunes, including some originals, standard swing, bop and some funkin’ great groove tunes; a little something for everyone. “Freddie’s Freeloaders” are looking so forward to playing for you at this fun festival.
minds like a radio
July 14

Mind Like a Radio

Kaleb Hikele hits the road on a solo tour with his brand new album “My Mind Is Like a Radio” on vinyl, all around Ontario from May to July 2024. Come hear him perform at the Porchside Festival and celebrate and listen to a retrospective of songs in his 20th year as an indie musician. This album, (his 12th) was written and recorded all in one spring season. Kaleb, best known for his work as The Sun Harmonic, was recorded in retro a-song-a-day studio sessions, first mixed in Mono sound, harking back to vinyl in his record collection. His musical output started in 2004 and has since been featured on Netflix, SiriusXM, CBC Radio, Stingray Music, radio stations and streaming services around the world. His work has been recognized by Canada’s Walk of Fame, Record Store Day and Canadian Musician Magazine.
July 15 & 20

Infinite Joy

Infinite Joy mingles flavours of calypso, classical, reggae, musical theatre and jazz in this melodical retrospective. Highlighting some of the formative moments in the performer’s journey from his beginnings in Jamaica, to his travels, and culminates in his latest life undertaking and discovery. Sharing some poignant revelations accompanied by hilarious anecdotes; it’s a celebration of a joyous life.
Infinite Joy
July 16 & 17

Sultans of String Duo

Chris McKhool and Kevin Laliberté from Sultans of String invite you to join them for an intimate and playful concert reflecting the relationship between the violin and the flamenco guitar as they take you on a musical journey around the world! This 3x JUNO Award nominated, 6x CFMA Award winning dynamic duo will take you to hear the horses of Sable Island, underwater to hear the calls of Luna the Whale, and on the silk road through Spain and the Middle East, through the Django-jazz cafés of Eastern Europe, and then back to Canada for a trip to the majestic Arctic.
July 18 & 19

Where Were You In 72'

Take a trip with us. It’s a joyride! We are 3 players: with keys, several guitars and 1 humble ukulele, we explore the eclectic mix that lit up the pop charts in the early 1970’s. Through stories and song, you will experience the magic that was created during a unique time in music history and why these tunes are still relevant today. Peace, love and music. This is a BYOC event – Bring Your Own Chair! As we traverse the musical landscape of the ’70s, we’ll delve into the stories behind the songs, uncovering the magic that made this era so special. From the groovy rhythms of funk and soul to the introspective melodies of folk and rock, each tune tells a tale of its own – a snapshot of a moment in time, frozen in musical amber.
July 21 & 22


Boomerang invites you into a time machine to experience vintage classics from a golden era of soul/R&B music. This eight-piece horn band will have you on your feet, celebrating songs that inspired generations to turn down the lights and turn up the volume. The dynamic horn section rekindles great melodies from Stevie Wonder to Wilson Pickett, and the rhythm section honours the best of studio musicians, from Motown to Stax Records.
July 23 & 24

The Fugitives

The Fugitives are an acoustic folk-roots group headed by songwriters Adrian Glynn and Brendan McLeod. They’re joined by banjo player Chris Suen (Viper Central) and violinist Carly Frey (The Coal Porters). The band has earned a reputation for unforgettable live shows, brimming with complex harmonies, infectious storytelling and top-notch musicianship.
July 25 & 26

Maria Branje and Suite Jazz Trio

Local jazz singer Maria Branje and her friends love to perform great jazz music! They wowed audiences at the festival last year so we invited them back for more smooth sounds that soothe the soul. Sit back and enjoy the music of such greats as Ella Fitzgerald, Irving Berlin, George Gershwin, Jerome Kern and Henry Mancini, plus songs from famous Broadway musicals such as The King and I, Showboat, and Lullaby of Broadway, and those beautiful lyrics of Johnny Mercer.
July 27 & 28

Girls Like Them

Experience Collingwood’s exceptional local talent unleashed in the electrifying new show “Girls Like Them,” showcasing the timeless music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Carly Simon! Prepare to be captivated as Deb Fitzsimmons and Greg Gibson, renowned for their sensational Porchside Festival performances including Broadway Jukebox and Songs of the North Country, return for an unforgettable third year.
The Tracks
July 29

The Tracks

In this witty story, featuring the original songs of singer/songwriter Kale Penny, worlds collide when a street corner busker encounters a classical violinist who finds herself at a crossroads. This play stars real life husband and wife team Kale Penny and Lauren Bowler, coming to us from Stratford, Ontario.
July 30 & 31

From Opera to Broadway

From opera to Broadway, this Canadian tenor can sing it all! Joined by Anne Barnshaw on piano, now Collingwood local, Craig Ashton will serenade you in his garden at Craigleith Manor and conclude our 2024 festival. Craig trained for four years with the Canadian Opera Company before going on to perform in many opera and musical theatre productions. He currently also tours across Ontario with Shipyard Kitchen Party’s highly successful production Tom Tompson’s Wake. We are so lucky that Craig and his husband decided to move to our region, and now also are the owners of Craigleith Manor Bed & Breakfast and Collingwood Flowers.
August 21

Disarming Venus

In celebration of World Seniors Day we are excited to bring you Disarming Venus. Prepare for an exhilarating blend of inspiration, heart-touching moments, and laughter as Act 3 strives to “disarm” conventional notions of love and beauty. From the mythology of Venus de Milo to the ongoing impact of historical and social constructs, these phenomenal women share their personal stories and perspectives on love and beauty as ‘women of a certain age.’
October 5, 2024

A Sparkling Way To Support Theatre Collingwood

Theatre Collingwood is turning 40! You are invited to join us Saturday, October 5th for Starry Night – A Celebration of 40 Years of PLAY! This very special BLACK, WHITE & SPARKLE event will be held at Craigleith Ski Club in the NEW Depot Lodge. The not-to-be-missed evening will feature JUNO Award-Winning Pop/R&B artist SEAN JONES and The Collective, a gourmet dinner provided by Peasemarsh Farm, wine, our Emcee Adrian Marchuk and an evening of pure spectacle! Support YOUR Theatre Collingwood and purchase your tickets today!
Starry Night
John Mcdermott A Season To Celebrate
November 23, 2024

John McDermott, A Season to Celebrate

Renowned for his stirring renditions of Christmas classics, McDermott’s voice embodies the holiday spirit, resonating with audiences of all ages. As a favourite anthem singer for the Toronto Maple Leafs, his performances transcend entertainment, touching the hearts of sports fans and music lovers alike. Don’t miss this unforgettable performance that embodies the true spirit of the holidays!
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