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Ed Mirvish Theatre

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Address: 244 Victoria St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8, Canada
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+1 800-461-3333
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

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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Go See the Bodyguard.

Time is running out. Go see The bodyguard. Worth every penny. Amazing singing, dancing and acting. Everything you want in live theatre.

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Kingston, Canada
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Kingston, Canada
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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Time is running out. Go see The bodyguard. Worth every penny. Amazing singing, dancing and acting. Everything you want in live theatre.

Thank sheila394
Brampton, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We love the theatre, and the Ed Mirvish Theatre is no exception...on this particular evening, we attended a showing of The Bodyguard! The staff at the door were exceptionally accommodating. The attendants at the bar and kiosk were all friendly. And most importantly, the show was fantastic! Whether it was The Phantom at The Pantages, a show at The Canon... More 

Thank Scott H
Smithville, Canada
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great theatre conveniently located for public transportation and ample parking available nearby. A major shopping centre is also within easy walking distance and many venues to choose from for dining. The theatre is also handicapped accessible which makes it ideal for all people.

Thank kitty0042017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My daughter and I enjoyed the show tremendously. The singing, dancing, and the acting were amazing. We left the theatre energized!

Thank Janet C
Waterloo, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The theatre itself is a historical landmark, seating is comfortable and sight lines are great. Interior decor is stunning. Current show playing is the Bodyguard featuring the original UK cast. The score and orchestra are excellent. The story follows the movie it mimics with many Whitney Houston songs. The story is a bit choppy, performers are good. Overall an enjoyable... More 

Thank NormLWat
Rockport, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband and I stumbled upon this wonderful theater while walking to Biff's for lunch. We returned the same evening to see The Chocolate Soldier; an opera sung in English. It was so well performed! And witty and funny! Loved the live full orchestra! Just don't buy tickets in the front row or two as the orchestra might impede your... More 

Thank Amy F
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Winter Garden Theatre is an absolutely stunning theatre in pristine condition. The play, The Bodyguard, was great! The staff was very nice, including the ladies' bathroom attendant who helped move the lengthy line quite quickly. 1 very minor suggestions: a little less salt on the popcorn.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The theatre is beautiful and we have been lucky enough to see many great shows here through the years. The Body Guard is NOT one of these shows. The acting is wooden, there is zero chemistry between the actors, the 'jokes' are embarrassing and unnecessary. The script is poor. The singing is fine, nothing special and no Whitney Houston. Very... More 

Thank OntarioBecky
Ottawa, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a must see show. Amazing. Great location for restaurants before or after. Cast breath taking

Thank Kellie C
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fantastic show & cast, beautiful music of Whitney Houston, it took me back to my teen years....love it from beginning to the end,

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