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Address: 3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
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Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of...

Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of Victoria's community arts scene. Built as part of the Pantages Theatre chain, this historic theatre is host to local companies including Kaleidoscope Theatre, Victoria Operatic Society, and Blue Bridge Repertory Summer Theatre in addition to presenting many professional theatre and concert performances year round. The McPherson lobby is home to The Gallery at the MAC, a showcase for local and regional visual art.

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Again. Going to go again. And again.

What a superb venue. Such a rich history. So many great performances that have been enjoyed. It's like going back in time. It's small enough as to not overwhelm, and big enough to... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Craig T
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Victoria, Canada

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Victoria, Canada
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155 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a superb venue. Such a rich history. So many great performances that have been enjoyed. It's like going back in time. It's small enough as to not overwhelm, and big enough to feel like a NY experience. The mezzanine boxes are a hoot. And when the show is over, or even before take the time to sample the local... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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69 reviews
43 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have gone to see a few productions since moving to the area in this theatre. Be aware that only certain areas of this theatre are accessible by wheelchair, and that there exists No Elevator to access the upper floors. If you're using a wheelchair, you will be relegated to the main concourse. Make reservations for the disAbled spots when... More 

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Thank B M
Victoria
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141 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017

I have been to many productions here and the seating is good and fairly easy for wheelchairs. Great shows and a nice place to enjoy an evening out .A Dress up affair.

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Thank noral420
Johannesburg, South Africa
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615 reviews
282 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 January 2017

Nice local theatre with lots of local productions of plays and some concerts. A pretty standard theatre with decent sound.

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Snow White over the holiday. Beautiful and classic theatre venue. Something fun for the kids to do as we did an overnight trip from Seattle on the clipper. The play was a bit long but we all hung in there. Content was for adults and the kids. Steep seating- watch your step!

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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82 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

I recently took my children to watch Yellowpoint Spectacular. An amazing performance and venue helping us get into the holiday spirit. Great seats, great sound and a beautiful building.

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Thank Carrie B
Victoria, Canada
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259 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2016

My family went to see Potted Potter recently. We really enjoyed it! The building is great, and the acoustics are wonderful, even in our high up, balcony seating.

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Thank Ken M
Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

My first time at this beautiful, cozy playhouse! I went to see John Cleese & Eric Idle here, it was my first time. I love the traditional red & gold decor and the small seating capacity which really cultivates an intimate setting. Leg space is minimal... please note this you people taller than 5.4. I didn't have a problem, but... More 

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Thank MoreMediterranean
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110 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been in the McPherson theatre for various types of shows, like the Royal Theatre. They are both run by the City of Victoria. They are both reputed to be haunted from accounts from staff and customers. They were mentioned on a web site of paranormal places all over the world. It had something to do with some ghostly... More 

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Thank Raymond L
Victoria, Canada
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57 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

What a grand theatre. Great shows, good prices. Victoria is fortunate to have such a lovely theatre right downtown.

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