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Address: 16-20 Church Street, Bonavista, Newfoundland and Labrador A0C 1B0, Canada
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+1 709-468-5777
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WE'RE A BIG CITY VENUE IN THE HEART OF A SMALL TOWN. The Garrick is a...

WE'RE A BIG CITY VENUE IN THE HEART OF A SMALL TOWN. The Garrick is a multi-use cultural facility located in the heart of Bonavista. Owned and operated by the Bonavista Historic Townscape Foundation, the Garrick boasts comfortable theatre seating for 200, full digital cinema, state-of-the-art sound and lighting, and exceptional acoustics ... and that’s just the beginning. Cross the lobby and you’ll find the Annex - a beautifully furnished bar, eatery and intimate performance space. Head upstairs, and you’ll discover our soon-to-be completed conference/event space with room for 100. From Opera to open mic, the Garrick offers a diverse, year-round program of mainstream and indie films, live music, theatre, public lectures, and special events. But The Garrick is more than a cultural and entertainment venue. It’s also a place to go and gather, and to meet friends, old and new. MAKE THE GARRICK PART OF YOUR WORLD. For more information, please visit our Events Calendar or contact us. The box office is open Monday to Friday, 1:00-5:00 p.m., one hour before show time, and online 24/7.

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Very attractive theater with just around 200 seats. All seats offer an excellent view of the stage. We saw a live band play Beatles hits and it was exceptional - theater... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 7 September 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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Edmonton, Canada
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38 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Like most of Bonavista, the Garrick 'needs a coat of paint' among other things. Parking is terrible. Went to see a concert and the opening musician sat behind a music stand. Couldn't even see his face. The rest of the talent were constantly tuning instruments and were off key. I am a Newfoundlander and support our own, but this place... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

Very attractive theater with just around 200 seats. All seats offer an excellent view of the stage. We saw a live band play Beatles hits and it was exceptional - theater acoustics were great. While we did not use it, the annex looked to be a good place to sit with friends after the show. Parking in the nearby post... More 

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St. John's, NL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Enjoyed a fantastic, intimate musical evening with Craig Young performing in the inviting Annexe. A full house of 65 with every one having a perfect view and friendly bar service meant a lovely evening even though the temperature was oppressive (a NL rarity) despite two fans as there is no air conditioning. So sad that there is only one, at... More 

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Thank GoodFood&Drink
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Watched a screening of Relative Happiness film. Director attended for a Q and A. Excellent venue. Licenced. Comfortable setting. Gives those of us who haven't been able to attend TIFF or other film festivals a wonderful, accessible sampling of what that experience is like.

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Thank Barbara S
Newfoundland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

Didn't get to see a performance but the staff gave us a tour of the beautiful restored theatre. Worth a look if in the area.

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Thank Yamahauler
Mandrem, India
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6 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Whether it's a concert, a play, or even a film, going to the Garrick is always a treat. Lovely venue, terrific staff and super reasonable rates.

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Thank Meems13_11
Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Truly enjoyed the concert given by O'Brien and Jorgensen. Was afraid that it would be a lame event created for tourists but it quickly became evident that these were passionate, seasoned folk singers that play the music that they love and predominately their own songs. Great music and on-stage patter in a perfect venue.

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Bonavista, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Nice place to visit and enjoy our movie theater live entertainment from all over Canada. And at the bar local entertainment while having a few drinks. Great place to meet some of our friendly people

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Canadian Rockies, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2016

Friendly staff, great acoustics, we enjoyed seeing a movie on our rainy quiet night. Great atmosphere. Would like to return to see a band playing.

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1 Thank T C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

Went to see the group Hillsburn. The theater is a great venue. They have a regular Saturday night concert for the summer. Well worth attending. Friendly people made us welcome from buying the tickets to greeting us.

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