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Thousand Islands Playhouse

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Address: 185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
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+1 613-382-7020
11:00 - 22:00
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The most scenic theatre in Canada, the Thousand Islands Playhouse has two...

The most scenic theatre in Canada, the Thousand Islands Playhouse has two theatres on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Featuring the longest decks in the region, The Springer Theatre is an intimate air conditioned vintage "canoe club" - and seats 360 with proscenium style seating. The Firehall Theatre is a heritage building with flexible seating open to innovative staging.

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Love the Playhouse

I really enjoy seeing shows at the playhouse. Seats are awesome and the location on the water is great. Intermission on the porch is great.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 December 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

I really enjoy seeing shows at the playhouse. Seats are awesome and the location on the water is great. Intermission on the porch is great.

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Burlington, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Location is as much of a draw as the show! Overlooking the water provides a beautiful backdrop for some great local theatre. Really enjoyed seeing the fast passed comedy: A Grand Time in The Rapids.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

This waterfront theatre was one of our highlights in this Thousand Island vacation. Within this air conditioned venue, we were entertained by a performance of "You Are Here". The solitary actress held our attention for almost 2 h. without an intermission. A difficult act to follow.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We have attended three plays this summer at the 1000 Islands Playhouse. All of them were excellent productions. In past years we have driven to Stratford and Niagara on the Lake for summer theatre, but the traffic has made that drive unpleasant. For residents of eastern Ontario and upstate New York, the 1000 Islands Playhouse is a winner! Ticket prices... More 

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Kingston, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

A one woman musical. Its a tour de force. The best show three friends saw of the 5 plays we attended this year at the Thousand Island Playhouse. The other 4 were very good but "you are here" is wonderful. The 5 person orchestra, music, lighting, stage, it was near perfection. Charming, poignant, funny, surprising, nicely paced. Linda Kash and... More 

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Greater London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We saw a production of a farce, it was not good. The performers were enthusiastic and knew all their lines. The costumes were good. The lead actor was supposed to be British but her accent was all over the place, however I think she probably sings really well, pity it wasn't a musical. The locals loved it, so maybe I'm... More 

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Frankville, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

In a Blue moon is the two act play that we saw.It was wonderful,true to lifge about a six year old girl who looses her dad and must learn to cope with life without him. She lives with her mom and then meets up with her uncle Will whom she learns to love. Soperb play.

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Brockville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

We chose this play as it sounded like a real good comedy but we were very disappointed. It was more slapstick silly and not funny.

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Newboro, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Wonderful experience. He is superb! He played Bach, Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Schubert and then more Chopin. Lovely conversation with host Eric Freisin of Studio 'S' series.

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Finger Lakes, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

My parents started taking my wife and I here about 20 years ago. We were amazed then by the professionalism of the actors and the production in a very small community such as Gananoque. Virtually every year thereafter, we would go see one of the productions. However my parents have been unable to travel for the past several years, so... More 

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