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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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Unpretentious and professional

Enjoyed a wonderful theatre experience watching Dracula with the Victoria Ballet. Ticket pick up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Full of tradition

We visited this theatre in July 2017 to watch a Beatles show and had a great night,although it was... read more

Reviewed 11 October 2017
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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.
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  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“acoustics” (9 reviews)
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Hours Today: 9:30 AM - 5:30 PM
3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
+1 250-386-6121

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed a wonderful theatre experience watching Dracula with the Victoria Ballet. Ticket pick up was quick and easy.Pre performance drink was personable and offered a choice of wines, beer and spirits. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Seats in upper circle seemed cramped for ones knees...More

Thank GeordielassSSI
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We visited this theatre in July 2017 to watch a Beatles show and had a great night,although it was all about the entertainment (which was very good)I felt as though I had stepped back in time,the theatre just seemed full of memories and it was...More

Thank GEO 180
Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was performing with the Lansdowne Junior Secondary Gold Band conducted by Brian Longsworth. Our band was top notch. We were selected to perform for Queen Elizabeth 2 on her visit to Victoria in April of 1971. She arrived in the Inner Harbour and opened...More

Thank banzai888
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

Thank armygirl935
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

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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
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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.