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Ed Mirvish Theatre

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Address: 244 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8, Canada
Phone Number: 416-872-1212
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Description: The Ed Mirvish Theatre began its life in 1920 as a combination vaudeville...
The Ed Mirvish Theatre began its life in 1920 as a combination vaudeville and motion picture theatre in the Pantages theatre circuit. With its original 3373 seats, it was the largest cinema in Canada and, with its lavish interior - designed by the great theatre architect Thomas Lamb - the most elegant. David Mirvish officially renamed the iconic building The Ed Mirvish Theatre on December 6, 2011.
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Robin Hood stole the Show

Great show: interesting set, awesome cast, music was a hit! It was a great choice for our family with teenagers and young adults.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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Wasaga Beach, Canada
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Great show: interesting set, awesome cast, music was a hit! It was a great choice for our family with teenagers and young adults.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

We were very disappointed in the performance of "Once" March 12, 2015. Frankly the storyline and performances were slow, boring, there was no chemistry between the "lovers". Particularly the feeble and phony attempts at slapstick humour in a love story were pathetic. I've never walked out on a theatrical production, however if I had an aisle seat I would have... More 

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Ancaster, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Thank you Ed Mirvish and staff for presenting yet another wonderful experience in a magnificent old theatre. We thoroughly enjoyed "ONCE" this evening ~ the musicians were outstanding! The lyrics of the songs gave me goosebumps and the actors/actresses and musicians put on a show we will never forget ~ great story ! Keep them coming ! Standing ovation for... More 

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London, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Had not been here since it was the Pantages Theatre playing Phantom of the opera. A classical theatre and the performance of the show "Once" allowed it to show its character. A preshow and intermission bar on stage was delightful. The performances were very good. Well done.

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Pembroke, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

I treated my mom to a musical - something we haven't done in years - and I was so, so, so happy that we were able to enjoy such a wonderful performance! Once is one of my favourite films, so I was both thrilled and very skeptical to see it in "musical" format... I was blown away! I've never been... More 

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Owen Sound, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Attended the Saturday Matinee of Once at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. Shows was very good, however it may not appeal to everyone. There is no Orchestra, and all the musical accompaniment was provided by the VERY talented actors on stage, which I heard some patraons saying they were disappointed in. There is one number they do a Capella, with amazing... More 

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toronto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We thoroughly enjoyed the production of "Once" at the Ed Mirvish Theatre. The singers and musicians were really a very talented group. We sat in row DD in the orchestra section and it felt like we were almost sitting in the bar with the cast.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

The musical Once is simply great. The story flows exceptionally well and the music is spot on. The story is a modern-day love story set in Dublin. The lead characters had powerful voices and the songs were often moving. The venue itself is a beautiful historic theatre on Yonge Street just south of Dundas Street. My wife and I didn't... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Went to see a fabulous musical here. ('Once') Was very impressed with the décor and the helpfulness of the staff.

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Ontario, Canada
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135 helpful votes 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Enjoyed the musical, would give it 7 / 10. It is not quite what we expected, as we often go to musicals, and enjoy costumes, a lot of dancing and singing, a spectacle and a coloured show! This was not like it. I also know someone else who recently attended this same musical and warned me there would be no... More 

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