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“Outdated, old and overpriced”
Review of Garrick Theatre

Garrick Theatre
Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Bonavista
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Owner description: 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.
Edmonton, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Outdated, old and overpriced”
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 seats very few, is cramped and has a musty smell. Raze the place and build a new Garrick Theatre with adequate parking. Maybe a more capable building will attract real talent.

Visited October 2016
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Orlando, Florida
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65 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Outstanding theater”
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 office is available at night but fills quickly. An excellent thing to do while visiting Bonavista.

Visited September 2016
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St. John's, NL
Level 6 Contributor
111 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Fantastic Evening in the Annexe”
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 most two, live musical performances a week ...this is a lovely spot with more potential to draw people to Bonavista more often. And please, please put a sign on the door to advise people that the Box Office is across the street... who would expect that?

Visited August 2016
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4 reviews
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“Canadian Film ”
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.

Visited August 2016
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Newfoundland
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80 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Going back for a show. ”
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.

Visited July 2016
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