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Varscona Theatre

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Address: 10329 83 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 2C6, Canada
Phone Number: 780 433 3399

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Great live theatre!

If you love live theatre this is a little gem. Located in the heart of the historic Old Strathcona district it hosts plays and improv. comedy all year long. Truly some of the best... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
John H
Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

If you love live theatre this is a little gem. Located in the heart of the historic Old Strathcona district it hosts plays and improv. comedy all year long. Truly some of the best professional entertainment you will find.

Thank John H
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I would say this place has good plays at a decent price. Get out and support starving artists! Not top tier like the Citadel but also not amateurs.

Thank PMahdis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Located in Old Strathcona this is a cozy, little theatre. An old building, right now is working on raising funds to renovate & improve it. This is a very busy venue, owned by The City of Edmonton and run by several representatives of different theatre companies. We went to see the play: "Queen Lear", featuring Allison Wells, and it was... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We have been to the Varscona Theatre many times and have been charmed by its small, intimate feel. You can get very involved with the plays and the stage is quite visible no matter where you sit. The theatre repertoire is quite eclectic so you are likely to find something you like during the course of the year. During the... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

We were very lucky to find this little theatre while walking in the historic Old Strathcona area of Edmonton. We were even more lucky that it was two for one Tuesday! The show was "Flight of the Viscount" a lively comedy written by David Belke and performed by a talented and enthusiastic cast. Well done! It was a great nights... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2013

Great actors, great entertainment..even the shows for kids are funny for parents too! We saw 4 different shows and they were all great entertainment!

Thank ice_cristi
Edmonton, Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Home of risky and wonderful, locally-produced theatre. A super-intimate space with very few bad seats.

Thank Portageur
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

Rapid Fire Theatre is now moving from the Varscona, but their Improv remains one of my favourite things to do on Whyte.

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2012

I love this theatre. It's old and the seats are tight/a bit uncomfy but it is super charming. You can drink cheap wine from plastic cups and eat liquorice at intermission. The plays are often unexpected and fun. The programming is diverse and includes improve (great), variety shows (fantastic) and plays (and I'm sure other types of live events). The... More 

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