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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

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Address: 189 Yonge Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
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+1 416-314-2901

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Beautiful Theatre

We went to the Winter Garden to see a production by Groundling Theatre Company. While we had been here before, it is always a pleasure to visit the Winter Garden. The only... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
Oakville, Canada
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Oakville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went to the Winter Garden to see a production by Groundling Theatre Company. While we had been here before, it is always a pleasure to visit the Winter Garden. The only remaining stacked Edwardian theatre in the world. It has been very carefully restored and is just a joy to see the theatre with it's garden ceiling and the... More 

Thank GlenH1950
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love Winter Garden Theatre. It's cosy, comfortable sitting, not too big, always reasonably prices and very inviting.

Thank Allamadonna
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Toronto has great theatre and many different shows playing . Centrally located on Yonge Street. Contact Mirvish productions to see available plays, theatre.

Thank Linda B
Cannington, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

My daughter, age 5, and I went to see Sleeping Beauty, and we were both stunned by the beauty of the theater. It is small without being too small, and the sound was great! They have kept, what looks like, all the original details. We even had a ride in the antique elevator, just like you would see in the... More 

Thank Bobbie I
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

We visit the Elgin annually. Always lovely, clean, beautiful theatre. Easy to get to right on Yonge Street across from the Eaton Centre. Very good place to see performances. They should open the winter garden theatre more often. It is also lovely and very good place to see performances. Both have beautiful architecture. They are one theatre above the other... More 

Thank CdaTurst
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

A typical Ross Petty production - geared for the entire family; a 5 year old would enjoy the show just as much as a 75 year old - funny adaptation of a classical story. well done, but wished that they would skip the commercials as tickets are expensive enough.

Thank Dan S
Bowmanville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

Took 10 yr old niece to this and we both loved it - music was great, jokes were funny for both adults and children BUT I RESENT being subjected to FOUR commercials for show sponsors during the show, even under the guise of being part of it! Tickets are costly and I DON'T want to see commercials! I will definitely... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I have attended many shows at this venue. The historic appearance of the theater has been kept, and wonderful it is to behold. Acoustics are great. The staff friendly and helpful.

Thank skaszab2016
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

It was great! We wondered what it would be like without Ross Petty acting in the show, and although we miss Ross's wit as an actor, we loved the show. We brought our 9 year old grandson and his buddy (also age 9). Everyone enjoyed lots of music, comedy and excitement. Second half was even better than the first. Hilary... More 

Thank BiffSr
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Elgin and Winter Gardens are, I believe, the last stacked (one on top of another) live production theatres in the world. The two are vastly different, so I'll break it down for you. Elgin Theatre - located on the main floor, the Elgin is opulent. Gold gilded columns and features, large chandelier..it transports you back to a by-gone era... More 

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