Located at 9 Church Street this heritage gem is located just steps away from the shops and restaurants of Main Street as well as the beautiful park district with its' own rich architectural heritage.
Named after prominent area businessman, politician and community-minded citizen John Alwyn Elliott, this 267 seat facility accommodates the public in comfortable raked seating, has a wide proscenium and a generous stage including expanded stage fly- tower and orchestra pit. Since its opening The John Elliott Theatre has become the principal home to Georgetown Little Theatre and Georgetown Globe Productions. Numerous community groups, entertainers and businesses have continued to use the theatre year after year due to its excellent amenities. Throughout the year the John Elliott Theatre plays host to various touring theatre companies, seminars and workshops as well as the above mentioned local theatre productions.
The John Elliott Theatre has entertained thousands since its opening and the beautiful 267 seat air-conditioned auditorium is waiting for you. We invite groups and organizations to consider our well-equipped stage facilities, which can accommodate a variety of events.
Moments in History
The Congregational Church, constructed in 1854 by its members, is a fine example of Victorian Gothic. By 1915, the congregation fell in numbers and the building was given to the Town to serve as the new library. In 1973, a large addition was erected in the south east corner. The library relocated to this addition, leaving most of the original church building for community oriented facilities. The Library relocated to the new space, leaving the top floor of the Church to serve as an Art Gallery. At the same time, the building expanded to include a 267 seat community theatre.
The John Elliott Theatre and Art Gallery became collectively known as the Cultural Centre, operated by the Recreation and Parks Department of the Town. The Church part of the building remains designated due to its historical value.