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Ed Mirvish Theatre

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Address: 244 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8, Canada
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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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Rousing start

They sure got your attention for the start of the Bodyguard at the Mirvish Theatre, but it was unfortunate that one then had to strain to properly hear the words emitted from the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

They sure got your attention for the start of the Bodyguard at the Mirvish Theatre, but it was unfortunate that one then had to strain to properly hear the words emitted from the stage. The sound level got better after a few minutes, but the opening was so hit and miss. A fascinating show, but one also needs to be... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We just saw The Bodyguard tonite at Pantages theatre in Toronto and Wow! What an amazing show. I would go and see it again. Very well done. Performances by all spectacular. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My family went to see this show... amazing....we love it and on top of that we love the music of Whitney Houston. Theatre is very nice, seatings are pretty good and the sound systems. The performers were amazing. I can watch this show again. I will recommend to watch this show.

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Princeville, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Upbeat and fast paced! Music was great . Theatre was comfortable and sightlines were great.Suggest walking around the entertainment district after the show as it has great restaurants and bars.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Loved, loved this show. Brought my daughter who has not seen the movie, nor is a huge Whitney fan. She really enjoyed the show as well. We felt like we were at a concert. The singing was fantastic. I would see this one again.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Theatre itself is a very nice one. Sound system and seating is pretty decent. The whole experience of watching a show was really worthwhile.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a lovely venue for the Bodyguard! The seats are comfortable there is room between your knees and the seat in front and the decor is stunning! The stage and set were brilliant. The gun shot noise at the start had us jumping and startled, be prepared for that.

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Burlington, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Mirvish Theatre in Toronto is a beautiful performing arts centre and the acoustics is fabulous. This is a terrific place to see a play or musical performance. We went to see the Bodyguard on stage and there is nothing I can say about this experience other than it was just the pinultimate! It was 2 1/2 hours of sheer entertainment,... More 

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Aurora, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Bodyguard is well worth a visit and there is no bad seat in the Mezzanine of the Ed Mirvish theatre.

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This show goes way beyond the word "outstanding". The story, the acting, the cast, and the music were totally amazing. But, the staging was brilliant - absolutely off-the-charts. Most theatre-goers will not in their lifetimes see a performance better than this one. I have seen The Phantom, Les Miz, Miss Saigon, and a number of other outstanding productions in Toronto.... More 

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