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Thousand Islands Playhouse

185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
+1 613-382-7020
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Gan Theatre

We saw both "Blind Date" at the Firehall Theatre at 2:30 and "Don't Dress For Dinner" at the... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
Donald C
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Rochester
A local Gem

We have stayed in Gananoque twice in the last 5 years and been to this playhouse 3 times and... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2015
zsk240
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Houston, Texas
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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.
  • Excellent71%
  • Very good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
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Reviewed 29 July 2015

We saw both "Blind Date" at the Firehall Theatre at 2:30 and "Don't Dress For Dinner" at the Springer Theatre at 8:00. In "Blind Date" they pick a male from the audience to be the blind date and it depends on the chosen one on...More

Thank Donald C
Reviewed 29 July 2015

We have stayed in Gananoque twice in the last 5 years and been to this playhouse 3 times and thoroughly enjoyed all performances, The prices are quite reasonable and all transactions can be made on line. We live in Houston and we purchased our tickets...More

Thank zsk240
Reviewed 28 July 2015

The play was great and the atmposhere equally so. I saw the The Pirates of Penzance, an adaptation thereof, situated on the Canada/USA border and with a pirate captain speaking with a thick French Quebecquois accent. The play was great, very animated, very entertaining and...More

Thank Bryan M
Reviewed 25 July 2015 via mobile

Attended the preview showing of this French farce last night. It was hilarious. Lot's of twists and turns. More physical comedy than I expected. The audience seemed to really enjoy the show. Well done!

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Reviewed 25 July 2015

Delightful, intimate theater with a wonderful staff! We saw the comedy "Blind Date" and laughed our sides sore for almost the entire one hour and thirty minute performance. Minnie was incredible, witty and outrageously funny. This was the greatest one woman performance I have seen.

Thank rnapier77
Reviewed 13 July 2015

I just enjoyed a re interpretation of "Pirates of Penzance" this weekend. Absolutely phenomenal! The venue - a riverside, re invigorated boathouse theatre surrounded by one of the most stunning views available in eastern Ontario. Inside is an intimate and cozy theatre setting which includes...More

1  Thank Dale R
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The play was hilarious. We really enjoyed the audience participation and improv aspects of the performance. Getting to mingle with the cast prior to the show made it all the more interesting and really heightened the anticipation. Bravo

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 8 July 2015

a great topping for a day trip to the 1000 Islands area. Good quality shows, presented very professionally. Good value. Comfortable, almost intimate setting. Great view as well from the outdoor dockside!

1  Thank Fred B
Reviewed 30 June 2015

This is a wonderful, small venue theatre that produces high end plays. The atmosphere is amazing and you feel as though you have stepped back in time.

Thank shamrockk64
Reviewed 30 June 2015

Checking on my past reviews I can't figure out why I never reviewed the Thousand Island Playhouse in Gananoque before this. Hubby and I have been going there for many years. We buy the full season (7) plays and enjoy the theatre so much that...More

Thank 007girlluvstotravel
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cindimac57
14 August 2016|
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Response from Bernie1112014 | Reviewed this property |
it is covered, no problem about rain. there is a deck on St. Lawrence for the half time and it is covered
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alicemuller
26 July 2015|
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Response from Dale R | Reviewed this property |
In relation to the cruise, I really cannot answer that question. What I can say is that there is a lot of hills around the harbour to walk, and it may be an impediment to your happiness. However, I assume the cruises are... More
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