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McPherson Theatre

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3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
+1 250-386-6121
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Beauty and the Beast

Fabulous theatre! So beautiful. The deal details in the sculpting are amazing, parking was near... read more

Reviewed 11 May 2017
Victoria, Canada
via mobile
Again. Going to go again. And again.

What a superb venue. Such a rich history. So many great performances that have been enjoyed. It's... read more

Reviewed 10 April 2017
Craig T
Victoria, Canada
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Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of Victoria's community arts scene. Built as part of the Pantages Theatre chain, this historic theatre is host to local companies including Kaleidoscope Theatre, Victoria Operatic Society, and Blue Bridge Repertory Summer Theatre in addition to presenting many professional theatre and concert performances year round. The McPherson lobby is home to The Gallery at the MAC, a showcase for local and regional visual art.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“acoustics” (9 reviews)
“performance” (5 reviews)
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3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
+1 250-386-6121

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Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous theatre! So beautiful. The deal details in the sculpting are amazing, parking was near. Could have been better bar service... And a better dress code.. but it is a wonderful place

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Reviewed 10 April 2017

What a superb venue. Such a rich history. So many great performances that have been enjoyed. It's like going back in time. It's small enough as to not overwhelm, and big enough to feel like a NY experience. The mezzanine boxes are a hoot. And...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have gone to see a few productions since moving to the area in this theatre. Be aware that only certain areas of this theatre are accessible by wheelchair, and that there exists No Elevator to access the upper floors. If you're using a wheelchair,...More

Thank B M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been to many productions here and the seating is good and fairly easy for wheelchairs. Great shows and a nice place to enjoy an evening out .A Dress up affair.

Thank noral420
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Nice local theatre with lots of local productions of plays and some concerts. A pretty standard theatre with decent sound.

Thank TravelOften1968
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Seattle, WA
Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Snow White over the holiday. Beautiful and classic theatre venue. Something fun for the kids to do as we did an overnight trip from Seattle on the clipper. The play was a bit long but we all hung in there. Content was for adults...More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I recently took my children to watch Yellowpoint Spectacular. An amazing performance and venue helping us get into the holiday spirit. Great seats, great sound and a beautiful building.

Thank Carrie B
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My family went to see Potted Potter recently. We really enjoyed it! The building is great, and the acoustics are wonderful, even in our high up, balcony seating.

Thank Ken M
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My first time at this beautiful, cozy playhouse! I went to see John Cleese & Eric Idle here, it was my first time. I love the traditional red & gold decor and the small seating capacity which really cultivates an intimate setting. Leg space is...More

Thank MoreMediterranean
Reviewed 30 August 2016

I have been in the McPherson theatre for various types of shows, like the Royal Theatre. They are both run by the City of Victoria. They are both reputed to be haunted from accounts from staff and customers. They were mentioned on a web site...More

Thank Raymond L
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Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
MacPherson Theatre is slightly larger than the RoyalTheater. The washrooms are a little better, but not by a big difference.