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Burton Cummings Theatre for the Performing Arts

Neighbourhood: Downtown Winnipeg
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Address: 364 Smith St, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3B 2H2, Canada (Formerly Walker Theatre)
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204-987-7825
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What a venue!

We were here again this past Sunday for a children's concert. In the past we have sat in the first row of the second balcony and had a great view of the show. This time around... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
Jennifer M
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Meaford, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Took our 5 years old granddaughter and 1 1/2 yrs old grandson to see Peppa Pig April 13th. It started at 6pm, why? This is geared towards kids probably 5-6 yrs old and younger. I paid more for 3 tickets to this performance then it cost me to fly here from Ontario. The theatre is old and tired. The performance... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Awful bathrooms, uncomfortable seats and a disorganized bar. Hard to know why bands play here, the concert hall, Garrick and pantages are all near by and a far better experience.

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Thank jbeach403
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Reviewed 2 February 2017

We were here again this past Sunday for a children's concert. In the past we have sat in the first row of the second balcony and had a great view of the show. This time around, we had tickets to Section Y. That's the long narrow church pew at the back of the second balcony. Absolute worst seats in the... More 

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Thank Jennifer M
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2017

We visited the Burt in the winter. We gave it a bad review. We were seated at the top of the house, a little under a lunar orbit away from the stage. The sound was okay, but the view was strictly one of looking down on male pattern baldness. For this evening's concert we decided to book the best seats... More 

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Thank SouthOne60
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Regardless of who you are seeing, the Burt is a great little concert venue. An old theatre with 2 balconies and 2 small loges it is intimate and provides great sight lines to the stage. There are comfy seats with actual cup holders, but at a concert we ended up standing for most of the show. No real dance floor... More 

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Thank Rob M
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Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We went and saw fluffy here it was a great show , the theater was easy to get to and the seats were comfortable and the snack prices were decent....we look forward to our next visit!

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Thank Crystal T
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 28 August 2016

I remember when it was the Odeon Theatre but the "Burt" started life as the Walker Opera House and was famous as the scene of a Suffragette play put on by pioneering feminist, Nellie McClung. After years of sitting in disrepair, the building was painstakingly restored to its former glory and now has become of the fabulous classic concert venues... More 

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Thank Bill Z
winnipeg
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Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Go to a lot of concerts here Lots of seating and the views are good from most areas It's an older building with some great historical charm inside

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Thank smellbell
Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 25 June 2016

There is a lot of sentiment about Old Burt in Winnipeg - But Burt may want to watch where he is honoured/vilified. The Burton Cummings (formerly Walker) Theater is an average venue. It prides itself on a 'no bad seat in the house' rep which may have worked in vaudeville but does not today. I suspect that seats on the... More 

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Thank SouthOne60
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
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Reviewed 22 June 2016

What a great show Kamasi put on. First time seeing him. Seats on the floor, 9th row. Love the upgrades they have done to the theatre. Air conditioning....yay. Nice outdoor beer garden, comfey and roomy seats, great sound.

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