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Performing Arts in Georgetown
As part of its artistic nature, Georgetown loves theatre and performance of all kinds. At SilverCreek, we are big fans of small town theatre. Here is a listing of some of Georgetown’s best venues:
John Elliot Theatre
John Elliot Theatre is the principal home to Georgetown Little Theatre and Georgetown Globe Productions. Caution! JET is not a theatre group itself. It is a facility that accommodates the two theatre companies operating in Georgetown as well as numerous community groups, entertainers, touring theatre companies, seminars and workshops.
It is located in the Halton Hills Cultural Centre (Georgetown Library) in downtown Georgetown, this is where you’ll find the Box Office and purchase tickets for performances.
For more information about upcoming events to the John Elliott Theatre contact the Box Office at 905-877-3700 (24hrs.)
Georgetown Globe Productions is a not-for-profit musical theatre group whose members live in Halton Hills and the surrounding areas. For more than 30 years Globe has been providing local audiences with top-notch musical theatre. Over 300 volunteers are involved on a yearly basis including 100 youth and their families.
Georgetown Globe Productions was originally started in 1964, the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth. Rehearsals took place in various locations – old warehouses, gas stations etc. Scenery was made and painted in an old barn in Glen Williams and paint brushes were washed by breaking the ice in the Credit River to get a bucket of water.
The group went into abeyance in 1968. However, when the John Elliot Theatre was built in Georgetown in 1981 the troupe was off and running again!
The company has produced 92 shows since that time and garnered more than 60 awards for production and performance achievements. Each season Globe performs two to three musicals encompassing both traditional and contemporary material. The experience of being part of Globe is both an educational one and a lively social outlet. Over the years a number of members have gone on to careers in professional theatre.
To help support youth in the community and nurture new talent, Globe produces one main stage Youth Company Show each season and runs an educational workshop series covering all aspects of being involved in musical theatre.
In addition to bringing quality musical theatre to the Town of Halton Hills, Globe is an active community supporter including participating in numerous community events, renting and sharing costume, property and set resources, and contributing skills and expertise to the broader community.
For more information, please visit www.globeproductions.ca
Georgetown Little Theatre
Georgetown Little Theatre is the winner of numerous awards, along with nominations for best director, producer, lighting, visual design, and acting. The group is a member of Theatre Ontario and the Association of Community Theatres for Central Ontario.
Three preview performances are held during the season, all performed at John Elliot Theatre (Halton Hills Library and Cultural Centre). One Act Play Festival is produced each fall and it is a chance for the members to produce plays completely on their own. They are chosen, directed, managed and performed by the youth.
For more information and current season productions visit their website.
The Royal Academy of Arts and Education
The Royal Academy of Arts & Education was founded in 2003. The Academy is owned and operated by Sabrina Corker and Connie Ward of Georgetown. Sabrina and Connie started teaching music and tutoring in-home. As the demand for their services grew, they decided to open a location in the Georgetown Marketplace.
The Academy provides private music lessons for all instruments to learners of all ages. They cover Royal Conservatory, popular, musical theatre and rock and are an RCM examination center.
They also offer private educational tutoring which is customized to the student. New to the Academy is the Math Masters program. A small group tutoring class which zones in on math skills.
Newly expanded art classes which range from painting, sketching and sculpting are also available.
The Academy offers Fun Art Birthday Parties for kids of all ages as well as an expanded retail section with fun and different educational toys, art supplies, Yamaha instruments and tons of musical accessories.
Address: 93 Main Street South, Georgetown