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La Boheme , Opera, at The Royal Theatre

Although the Opera is not played at the McPherson Theatre, the Royal Theatre or Pacific Opera... read more

Reviewed February 19, 2018
IslandPrairieGirl
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Nice theatre; friendly/helpful staff

Recently attended a show at the McPherson - first time and liked the theatre. Seating in the... read more

Reviewed December 24, 2017
davvos
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Canada
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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...more
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Reviewed February 19, 2018 via mobile

Although the Opera is not played at the McPherson Theatre, the Royal Theatre or Pacific Opera Theatre is under the same “umbrella” but at a different address at 805 BroughtonStreet. Opera was magnificent sung in Italian with English subtitles. Very powerful voices , especially Lucia...More

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Reviewed December 24, 2017

Recently attended a show at the McPherson - first time and liked the theatre. Seating in the balcony was tight; not sure if there's more legroom elsewhere. All the staff were friendly and helpful - no hesitation in recommending McPherson.

Thank davvos
Reviewed October 28, 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful theatre experience watching Dracula with the Victoria Ballet. Ticket pick up was quick and easy.Pre performance drink was personable and offered a choice of wines, beer and spirits. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Seats in upper circle seemed cramped for ones knees...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2017

We visited this theatre in July 2017 to watch a Beatles show and had a great night,although it was all about the entertainment (which was very good)I felt as though I had stepped back in time,the theatre just seemed full of memories and it was...More

Thank GEO 180
Reviewed September 6, 2017

I was performing with the Lansdowne Junior Secondary Gold Band conducted by Brian Longsworth. Our band was top notch. We were selected to perform for Queen Elizabeth 2 on her visit to Victoria in April of 1971. She arrived in the Inner Harbour and opened...More

Thank banzai888
Reviewed May 11, 2017 via mobile

Fabulous theatre! So beautiful. The deal details in the sculpting are amazing, parking was near. Could have been better bar service... And a better dress code.. but it is a wonderful place

Thank armygirl935
Reviewed April 10, 2017

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...More

Thank Craig T
Reviewed March 26, 2017

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,...More

Thank B M
Reviewed February 26, 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.

Thank noral420
Reviewed January 24, 2017

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

Thank TravelOften1968
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Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
MacPherson Theatre is slightly larger than the RoyalTheater. The washrooms are a little better, but not by a big difference.
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