A community theatre group, the Grey-Wellington Theatre Guild is an all-volunteer group based at the Harriston Town Hall Theatre. The theatre building is wheelchair accessible by elevator and boasts professional-quality lighting, sound and staging facilities. The guild has been staging both well-known favourites and innovative modern shows for more than three decades. The grey-Wellington Theatre Guild stages productions each spring and fall.
The GWTG was founded in Mount Forest, Ontario in 1974 and now operates out of the Town Hall Theatre in Harriston. The Guild founder, Patrick C. Smith, was born in England and performed from a young age in his native country, and studied at the London School of Music and Drama before moving to Canada as a young man.
After the move, Smith and his wife Judy, notice a lack of visible theatre in the area and was determined to start a local theatre group - not for money but for moral support.
As a small group with no money, the first show was a one-man performance called An Evening with Mark Twain which drew 190 people and reimbursed Smith $117 of his own money.
Since their establishment, the GWTG has done a variety of shows, from small-cast comedies to full-scale musicals to summer youth productions.
"Over the years, the guild has seen people come and go...and each have left their mark, influencing what the theatre is today." - Peggy Raftis
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