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Ed Mirvish Theatre

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Address: 244 Victoria Street, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1V8, Canada
Phone Number: +1 800-461-3333
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Matilda - a hit in every way

This was a great location and show. We enjoyed every minute and left us wanting more. The main lobby is tight during intermission. Seats and view from the orchestra section was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Alpine, California
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Alpine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a great location and show. We enjoyed every minute and left us wanting more. The main lobby is tight during intermission. Seats and view from the orchestra section was very good (centre row A). Getting there was another story... not being from Toronto the taxi driver brought us to the wrong place!!!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I went to see Matilda with my Mother. The performance exceeded all of my expectations. The theatre itself was beautiful and clean. I especially like the option to preorder your drinks/snacks for intermission to speed up the process. This show is child friendly and in fact brought me back to my childhood memories of watching the movie and listening to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Why go to New York or London England when you can see top grade theatre at the Ed Mirvish Theatre Company. The Theatres (3 locations) all bring in wonderful plays, be they drama, comedy or MUSICALs.

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Thank Denise A
Innisfil, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

My family and I went to see Matilda the musical last week(afternoon performance) the theatre was clean and very beautiful with ornate ceilings,marble and chandeliers a taste of old charm Toronto. The staff working were very nice and helpful, one of the staff kindly brought over a booster seat for my young daughter so she could see better(without us even... More 

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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the theatre to watch Matilda and found it very pleasant. The seats were comfortable with good leg room, bathroom facilities were clean. The theatre is very pretty- it was a great night. It is also very close to many restaurants so it was easy to eat out before the show.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First visit to this lovely theatre in a few years to see Return To Grace. The girl who sold is our tickets was polite, helpful and efficient. The theatre itself is well maintained and our seats, although well back from the stage gave us a great view. The sound was just perfect. We missed not a single word. The show... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its a lovely historic theatre, gorgeous architecture. Must visit! The play was excellent, was able to hear every word and the seats were comfortable. It's really a beautiful theatre and its at a great location where there are restaurants around to have dinner before the show.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Can be summed up in one word - Excellent; the band, background singers, dancers, and the impersonator! Steve Michaels would have done the King proud. What a wonderful tribute to Elvis. The show will take you back to time when the King rocked the world. A must-see for all Elvis fans. Why? If you're a fan, no explanation is necessary;... More 

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

The program was excellent. Elvis seemed so real and put everything into it.the cast was great music inspiring and commentator great

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Steve Michaels does an exceptional job of portraying Elvis Presley! Unfortunately, I have never heard Elvis live, but I have listened to Elvis for 25 years and believe that Steve nailed it on the head. Loved every moment. I DO wish that the audience was more involved, but it was still a great show! Mirvish Theatre does have Pop ($3),... More 

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