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“Architect would have been better off building warehouses...” 2 of 5 stars
Review of The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre

The ACT Arts Centre & Theatre
11944 Haney Place, Maple Ridge, British Columbia V2X 6G1, Canada
604-476-2787
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Ranked #4 of 18 Attractions in Maple Ridge
Type: Performances
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Vancouver
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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“Architect would have been better off building warehouses...”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Wow... whoever designed this facility clearly knew next to nothing about sightlines or acoustics. This has to be one of the most strangely configured proscenium arch theatres I have ever seen. The house extends far too close to the stage- which is too high. the pit is too small- the wings too tight and the depth not equal to the width.
It is no wonder that there is no resident theatre company here as this building lends itself to short-stay touring shows and (perhaps) music/dance recitals. Yikes!

Visited April 2014
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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32 reviews 32 reviews
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“Go To Anything at the ACT you will be surprised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I have been to many things at the ACT. Nice to have a venue in Maple Ridge and not have to drive into Vancouver. Their choice of plays is excellent. I bought season tickets. For those who have not been check it out

Visited January 2014
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“always first class”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

This is an excellent venue to watch a play or show. Great seats resonable prices and a beautiful building

Visited June 2013
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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“Arts Club Theatre”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This is a great place to see a variety of live stage shows plus a film series fro m time to time. There is an art gallery on the premises with changing exhibits of mostly local artists, and a nice little gift shop. The lobby is attractive.

What's missing is a regularly open coffee shop, although it does open for many events.

Visited February 2014
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“Very nice theater”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

Very cosy and all the seating is good. Really no bad seat. It is close to home and parking is below the theater.

Visited August 2013
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