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Live performance is part of South Eastern Ontario’s playbill. Music and drama are thriving at venues all along The Great Waterway. Prince Edward County is the place to mix a taste for fine local wines and cheeses with performances at Picton and Belleville theatres. In Belleville, the Empire Theatre for the performing arts is housed in a converted 1930s movie theatre and the atmosphere matches the heritage ambiance of local restaurants and hotels. Budding thespians can take lessons at the Empire Theatre, and the Empire Square next door is a breezy venue for some outdoor rockin’ on hot summer nights.

Down the road, the Picton-based Festival Players perform a full summer season of great Canadian plays at great outdoor venues like the Rosehall Run Vineyards. A stroll through Picton’s historic streets is a great finisher for your visit with architectural gems like the Regent Theatre and Crystal Palace. With great culture in the middle of wine country, inspiration comes easily and the actors of the Picton and Brockville theatres have been rehearsing for you.

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Experience theatre at the Springer TheatreViewing area at The Grand TheatreTake in a show at the Thousand Islands PlayhouseEnjoy some live theatre on the water in KingstonTop-notch professional theatre in a converted toothbrush factoryEntrance at The Grand Theatre in Kingston, OntarioStreet signs for the Thousand Islands PlayhouseEnjoy high-calibre professional theatre in a rural setting at Festival Players in Prince Edward County

Brockville and Kingston theatres offer drama and music

Brockville theatre combines history and heritage with entertainment for modern audiences. Dating back to 1858, the 700 seat Brockville Arts Centre is one of the most venerable theatres in Canada. This historic Brockville theatre opens a classic red curtain on contemporary music and performance art in a warm venue of hardwood trim and chandeliers over balcony seating. The feel is stately but the dress code is up to

you. Situated in the heart of downtown Brockville, theatre-goers are within walking distance of pubs and restaurants after the applause. Nearby, the charming church setting of the Wellington Street Theatre and the intimacy of the Baiden Street Theatre in Kingston offer four seasons of unforgettable live entertainment after a day spent golfing or cruising the 1000 Islands.

+ Visit the vintage Thousand Islands Playhouse after your cruise