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Ed Mirvish Theatre

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Address: 244 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8, Canada
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+1 800-461-3333
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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The Ed Mirvish Theatre began its life in 1920 as a combination vaudeville...

The Ed Mirvish Theatre began its life in 1920 as a combination vaudeville and motion picture theatre in the Pantages theatre circuit. With its original 3373 seats, it was the largest cinema in Canada and, with its lavish interior - designed by the great theatre architect Thomas Lamb - the most elegant. David Mirvish officially renamed the iconic building The Ed Mirvish Theatre on December 6, 2011.

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Great nostalgic theatre

The theatre is beautiful. Lots of staff keeping patrons in line....so no people flashing cameras or phones or being loud with snacks. Took my 9 year old girl to Matilda. Great... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Melissa B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The theatre is beautiful. Lots of staff keeping patrons in line....so no people flashing cameras or phones or being loud with snacks. Took my 9 year old girl to Matilda. Great show. Quite a talented bunch of actors. Only drawback....snacks are pricey....but that's the same at every theatre. Parked in eaton centre. Worked out perfectly.

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toronto
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Beautiful old theatre attractively and very comfortably refurbished in the 90's. I am a long time Mirvish subscriber and this is by far my favourite. Conveniently located, especially for those coming in from the east end of city. We park in the Eatons Centre and then just exit straight out onto Shuter Street and are able to scoot home under... More 

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Thank Hollie T
Brockville, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The theatre is beautiful. It is clean and well kept. Its not to big so it had a very inviting atmosphere. We saw the wizard of oz and it was absolutely amazing as well.

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Theater is absolutely beautiful, the staff was extremely professional, and polite. The show was outstanding equivalent to Broadway.

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Durham, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A grand theatre named after a great patron of the arts. A wide variety of plays and concerts at affordable prices in a luxurious setting.

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Oakville
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved Matilda such an inrecible show, the theatre was beautiful and the show was unreal, I highly recommend this venue.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The show was FANTASTIC. Concession stand prices were more than reasonable. The seats were pretty small and it was very difficult even with booster for my daughter to see the show. Long wait to exit the theatre. As much as I can expect that i would worry if trying to get out in an emergency. Overall good experience.

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Thank corrielou77
Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I went to see "Matilda" at the Ed Mirvish theatre. I thought it was an amazing musical, especially for being more child-oriented. Majority of the cast was made up of children, including the lead. My family and I loved this musical! It was hilarious, heart-wrenching, and definitely worth it. The kids danced better than some of the... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The prices are a bit high, the seats are small and very cramped together. The quality of the shows has always been amazing , no complaints there. Would Be nice if show goers were offered a discount for parking nearby.

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Brampton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was a very good play. My granddaughter thoroughly enjoyed it. The stars were amazing, I had never seen the movie so I don't know if it matched. But it was very well done.

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