Attractions in Orangeville
If you love going to see live plays, then you are going to love Theatre Orangeville. Now this is not just any theatre, but a carefully restored opera hall on the second floor of the Orangeville town hall.
Theatre Orangeville first opened its doors in 1994, with the efforts of many organizations, founders and supporters and the Town of Orangeville itself.
Since the opening, some of the best artists from across Canada have been on this stage. This is a professional theatre and you will not be disappointed, but you should book tickets ahead of time as many shows fill up quickly.
Theatre Orangeville has a mission statement on their website that is worth repeating here:
“To enrich the community with a high quality, professional theatre experience, that showcases the development of new Canadian works.
To provide youth with unique opportunities, to transform their lives through the performing arts”
I have personally been in this theatre and thoroughly enjoyed the plays I have seen. The theatre is the perfect size. It takes up the second floor of this building and has been perfectly restored. It is not too big nor too small, and all plays have been on the professional level. I have enjoyed each one I have seen.
Orangeville is one hour north of Toronto, and has a lot to see and do. So, if you are living in Toronto right now, and are looking for something to do on the weekend, whether winter, spring, summer or fall, you will find plenty within an hour’s drive of the city.
Orangeville lies right in the center of one of the most amazing and scenic areas of Ontario, at the hills of the headwaters region. This is where four major water systems are born. The Nottawasaga, the Credit, the Humber and the Grand rivers.
Orangeville also neighbours closely with Dufferin County, Erin and Caledon. All of which are rich in rural and stunning landscapes and many of their own attractions and events. There is plenty to do in this area, including parks, events, festivals, fairs and plenty of hiking and biking trails and nearby ski hills. There are also many prize winning restaurants in this area that are worth checking out too.
If you are looking for an excuse to head out of the city, then put Orangeville on your list. There are many other things to do in Orangeville, such as the Credit Valley Explorer, which is a scenic train ride through the hills of the headwater region. You will see breath taking views.
You can also combine these into package deals. If you are looking to stay for a while and want to take in an evening play, then why drive home afterwards? There is a Best Western in Orangeville that offers packages that includes a night with them, as well as a ride on the Credit Valley Explorer, Dinner, and Theatre Orangeville tickets.
You can check with bestwesternorangeville.com for package details.
You don’t have to leave Ontario to find great things to do, even in the winter. You can take in a show at the Theatre Orangeville, and stay the night then head out for skiing in the many ski hills in the area. No matter what the season there is plenty to do. There is also the Millcroft Inn and Spa in neighbouring Alton, as well as the Historic Alton mill that showcases the surrounding areas and it’s artists.
If golf is your game, then there are plenty of golf course in the area, and one, especially, that has been designed with heather grass to be Scottish links, in Alton known as the Osprey golf course. There are many golf courses in the area, just check with the local tourism office to find them. There is also skiing at the local Caledon Ski club and others a short drive north.
Theatre Orangeville is a great place to start your getaway. Check their website and see what plays are on, you can choose your seats and get your tickets online. This theatre is located in the center of Orangeville on Broadway, and there are amazing restaurants all within walking distance of the Theatre.
So, why not enjoy a drive out for a day or weekend, take in a play, see the sites on the Credit Valley Explorer, and do some hiking in the hills of Caledon or check out the numerous parks in the area, along with the many inns and spas. You could take a week in this region and not run out of things to do. There is tourism offices in the area to help you plan your day, or to let you know just what attractions there are to check out.