Kings Playhouse

Built in 1897, in the picturesque Georgetown, PEI,  The Kings Playhouse features a great line up this summer.

Every Tuesday year round The Tuesday Night Ceilidh features some great music.   Tickets are available online.

Set smack-dab in the middle of the quaint and quiet Georgetown on the east coast of PEI, the Kings Playhouse is easy to find.  You can’t miss the huge forest-green structure, it was originally built as a Town Hall/Playhouse and when it burned in 1983 it was rebuilt using a similiar style to the original building. The Playhouse in fact is one of the longest running playhouses in Canada with over 115 seasons having being performed!  The high, arched ceiling following the barn-like roof would certainly have contributed to the acoustics of the theatre, but one would never find that out because the whole cast wore wireless mikes.  There is sufficient parking space around the Playhouse and in the adjacent strip mall, and the roads were wide with roomy shoulders that can also be used for parking on a full night.

The arrangement of the seats throughout the audience is semi-circular so that end seats still get good lines of sight. There must be enough seating for an audience of approximately 287, which is a pretty good number. There is a full complement of forward lights and speakers.
A large hall outside the theatre but within the same structure makes a perfect setting for gala performances and cast parties. Finally, I must mention that the Kings Playhouse has the best and prettiest washroom of all the theatres I’ve been to, so far. All in all, this is an experience I would be happy to repeat!

If you plan to be  Down East, The Kings Playhouse is a great place to take in some stellar live entertainment.

This summer…

2016 total pix kingsTuesday Night Ceilidhs January 1, 2016 – December 27, 2016  Every Tuesday night at 8pm. Join us for music, dancing, prize draws and a delicious lunch! A perfect way to enjoy some local entertainment.

Raglan Road May 27, 2016

The Four Tellers  7:30pm Every Monday evening June 20-September 5. Pull up a seat and join Alan Buchanan, Dennis King, Gary Evans, & David Weale  around the kitchen table for some of the best storytelling the Island has to offer.

If These Shores Could Talk   July 6, 2016 – August 31, 2016 7:30pm. Featuring the beautiful music and poetry of the east coast, this lively revue takes audiences through the joys, challenges and beauty of those who call the east coast home.

It’s Good to Be Home   July 8, 2016 – August 26, 2016 6:30pm. Take a jaunt into 1950s Georgetown and the brand new dinner theatre It’s Good to Be Home.

Written by Randall Fletcher and directed by Jonah Anderson, the dinner theatre is a coming-of-age story of 6 local teenagers as they face new decisions and possibilities in their lives after high school. The 3 act show (complemented by a delicious 3 course meal) will have audiences singing along with 1950’s hits like “Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Polka Dot Bikini” and “My Boyfriends Back”.

Salt-Water Moon  July 10, 2016 – August 28, 2016 7:30pm. Written by David French & Directed by Melissa Mullen, this story of love, loss and reconciliation is set on a moonlit night in rural Newfoundland. As two former lovers meet to confront their past choices and contemplate a possible future – together, it explores the question “Can you ever truly return home?”

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