John Elliott Theatre History
In the late 1970's, the Town of Halton Hills, with financial support from Wintario, commissioned a feasibility study to investigate the need for visual and performing arts facilities in Georgetown. To this was quickly added the need for greatly expanded library space.
Working with town officials and council, consultants Robert Bailey and Keith Wagland decided that if certain properties could be acquired to enable expansion of the existing library site at the corner of Church and Market Streets, this site would be the most appropriate. It was argued that the former church, for many years the principal; if inadequate; library in the Halton Hills library system, could be restored and adapted to become an art gallery and that expanded library facilities, a public meeting room and a small but well-equipped theatre could also be built.
Co-operating with local arts groups, changes were incorporated into the design and on October 18, 1981 the expanded library, art gallery and the John Elliott Theatre opened to the people of Halton Hills.
Located at 9 Church Street this heritage gem is located just steps away from the shops and restaurants of Main Street as well as the beautiful park district with its' own rich architectural heritage.
Named after prominent area businessman, politician and community-minded citizen John Alwyn Elliott, this 267 seat facility accommodates the public in comfortable raked seating, has a wide proscenium and a generous stage including expanded stage fly- tower and orchestra pit. Since its opening The John Elliott Theatre has become the principal home to Georgetown Little Theatre and Georgetown Globe Productions. Numerous community groups, entertainers and businesses have continued to use the theatre year after year due to its excellent amenities. Throughout the year the John Elliott Theatre plays host to various touring theatre companies, seminars and workshops as well as the above mentioned local theatre productions.
The John Elliott Theatre has entertained thousands since its opening and the beautiful 267 seat air-conditioned auditorium is waiting for you. We invite groups and organizations to consider our well-equipped stage facilities, which can accommodate a variety of events.
For more information about coming events to the John Elliott Theatre you can contact the Box Office at 905-877-3700 (24hrs.) or visit the Coming Attractions & Performance page.
John Elliott Theatre
9 Church St., Georgetown,
ON, L7G 2A3
Box Office: 905-877-3700
Box Office Hours: Tuesday through Saturday from 2pm to 6pm, with extended hours on show nights
Admin Office Hours:
Monday - Friday 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Tel: 905-877-7915 Ext. 2517