At Algonquin Theatre, you step into a space that transports you to an alternate time, place and storyline through the power of theatre. The Algonquin Theatre is located in the heart of downtown Huntsville, and has fostered a strong relationship with its community and its patrons. In fact, a common impression from first-time artists who perform at the Algonquin Theatre is how the theatre seems so intimate. This is due to the well-planned layout of the 400-seat auditorium, that makes sure an enjoyable experience is had by every member of the audience.
On the main level of the theatre is the spacious Partner Hall, which is outfitted with great audio-visual technology. It’s easy to transform the space into the perfect venue for speaking workshops, art galleries and other community events. Fully licensed, Partner Hall has a bar that is open before and after theatre performances for drinks and snacks.
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The first performance at the Algonquin Theatre took place on May 14, 2005 and was very warmly received by the community.
The Algonquin Theatre is located at 37 Main Street East in Huntsville. To get here from Southern Ontario, take Highway 400 north, and just after Barrie, continue east on Highway 11 until Muskoka Road 3 (Main Street), which leads into downtown Huntsville. From the north, follow Highway 11 south and turn east on Muskoka Road 3 (Main Street).
Housed in Huntsville’s Civic Centre, it’s easy to spot the Algonquin Theatre. At the front of the theatre is a bronze statue of Tom Thomson, the wonderful Canadian painter. This statue was created by renowned and beloved Huntsville artist Brenda Wainman Goulet. The Little Free Library — an adorable collection of books available to the public — is a noticeable landmark beside the entrance of the theatre.
Besides theatrical productions, the Algonquin Theatre also hosts rock concerts, movie nights, tribute bands, comedy shows, live performances and even local elementary school productions.
Theatregoers love the wide, comfortable chairs and the eco-friendly lighting and state-of-the-art technology. Patrons and performers both appreciate the exceptional sound absorption, which improves the overall acoustic experience. Imagine the benefit of this calibre of equipment and technology during past performances such as Mama Mia or Jesus Christ Superstar.
In 2018, Gord Downie used Algonquin Theatre’s space to secretly rehearse for his Secret Path tour. Other past performers at Algonquin Theatre include Ron Sexsmith, Jill Barber and Natalie MacMaster. Younger Canadian audiences will be delighted to know that Sharon and Bram (famous Canadian children’s musicians) have also graced the stage of the Algonquin Theatre.
Keep an eye out for the Algonquin Theatre’s Intimate and Interactive Series. A very limited number of tickets are for sale so a small audience can attend a performance — these make for a truly magical memory!
Tickets and seating charts for shows are available online. The theatre has wheelchair friendly and walker seating, and assistive listening devices are available free of charge. Contact theatre staff directly if you require alternative formats for documents or tickets.
Last updated: August 18, 2023