We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
+1 416-314-2901
Review Highlights
Disappointing venue to see a play

Had front row balcony seats for the Grease performance. Those seats have a visual obstructions... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
No tour - show

They advertise all year round tours on Thursdays & Saturdays which you cannot book but we were... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
david n
Manchester, United Kingdom
Read all 177 reviews
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
+1 416-314-2901
Write a ReviewReviews (177)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 163 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Had front row balcony seats for the Grease performance. Those seats have a visual obstructions. Paid full price for the seats and nowhere did they claim that the safety rail is at eye level. I am 5'5" and really did not see much of the...More

Thank mare3111
Reviewed 1 week ago

They advertise all year round tours on Thursdays & Saturdays which you cannot book but we were there on Saturday last, 6th and no one showed. We even went to the Stage door but security there had no idea what we were talking about. Very...More

Thank david n
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We when here on Jan. 4/18 to see The Musical Grease, the show was awesome, the theatre is great spot to see a show small with great views from every seat, in side is quite older looking but very well laid out. All round just...More

Thank domdom56
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I recently saw Grease the musical here. The theatre was quite impressive. The balconies were beautiful. The venue is a perfect size and I don't think you could get a bad seat. The only thing I didn't care for was the 'hanging...More

Thank Kim R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Didn’t realize that Elgin & Winter Garden we’re built so long ago. Only theatres in the world built one above the other. The place was squeaky clean and the employees were all very kind and helpful. Would definitely see a play here again.

Thank Jorge B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Recently had the pleasure of visiting this theater to see Grease. The theater is very quaint. Small with excellent views from pretty much any seat. The decor is like stepping back in time. A very intimate experience.

Thank 19Kelley
Reviewed 10 December 2017

We saw "Grease" here last week. The theater is impressive, but the play was not . It's dated to the point of being offensive. Many of cast are TV starts and their talent did not transfer to live theater. Mediocre acting and singing. Maybe time...More

Thank damg
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The Elgin Theatre is simply beautiful. Small enough to keep it intimate. Saw Christmas show, which was very good. The coat room is downstairs as are the individual restrooms, which seemed small for a theatre (only one person at a time).

Thank Cruiselover1963
Reviewed 20 November 2017 via mobile

We saw Grease in the Winter Garden Theatre. The decor is wonderful and makes it look like you’re in a forest. Seats are as comfortable as theatre seats usually get. There are no really bad seats. Row K on the sides had extra leg room....More

1  Thank tshep42
Reviewed 17 November 2017

I've been to this theatre many times to see plays in the past and most recently I was here to see Grease. Every time I come here, I'm always amazed by the elaborate garden motif. The ceiling is magnificent with the trees and foliage. The...More

Thank Jan L
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
Nearby HotelsSee all 138 hotels in Toronto
Pantages Hotel Toronto Centre
1,014 reviews
.13 km away
Cambridge Suites Toronto
1,867 reviews
.16 km away
Toronto Marriott Downtown Eaton Centre Hotel
1,539 reviews
.32 km away
Bond Place Hotel Eaton Centre
4 reviews
.33 km away
Nearby Restaurants
Fran's Restaurant and Bar
306 reviews
.13 km away
La Bettola Di Terroni
267 reviews
.13 km away
Lena Restaurante
158 reviews
.14 km away
Firkin on Yonge
147 reviews
.07 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ed Mirvish Theatre
991 reviews
.24 km away
CF Toronto Eaton Centre
2,542 reviews
.11 km away
Old City Hall
241 reviews
.25 km away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Karyn M
23 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from elephantastic7 | Reviewed this property |
The seating is good anywhere, I would say. No need to pay top dollar to get a good seat in the house and enjoy a show.
Raul M
4 December 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from tshep42 | Reviewed this property |
Really? Commercials? There were none for Grease.
todd p
1 December 2017|
Response from elephantastic7 | Reviewed this property |
It's probably a matter of preference, I don't believe there's a dress code. Perhaps call the box office to check? I've gone to many musicals and plays in various historic and ornate theaters, and I found that people wear... More