Ed Mirvish Theatre
Ed Mirvish Theatre
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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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Doranne M
Niagara Falls, Canada1 contribution
Couples
This theater is not well equipped for those with mobility issues.
Went to see Cursed Child, having purchased accessible seats for my scooter in the back row. It was raining, so I was forced to use a collapsible walker instead. It was slow going, and when I finally made it to my seat, the ushers insisted that they take away my walker!
There was ample room on EITHER SIDE of my accessible seat for my folded up walker. It was in no one's way. It was about 1/8th the size of the scooter that I was supposed to be sitting on. The zippered pouch contained my wallet, glasses, meds.... everything I would have had in my purse. They wanted me to empty it on the floor and put my walker in a back room.
I have take several pictures of the 8"wide folded walker, sitting neatly between seats...with enough room for people to actually use the extra scooter space as a walkway. Why buy an accessible seat if you're going to strip me of my independence and my purse the moment I get there?
A second woman approached and could see that it wasn't in anyone's way and said it could stay. Then a third woman came and told me to empty the pouch and she was taking it. By this time I was bawling. After looking forward to the show for months, I just wanted to make the long trip back home.
Lots of humiliated tears shed today.
Written September 25, 2022
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Valérie
Pincourt, Canada4 contributions
Solo
Went to go see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child tonight and I was super impressed! It was such a magical experience with all the lights and special effects, AMAZING!
Written September 1, 2022
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juliecad
Buffalo, NY69 contributions
Family
Came for the night show of the Harry Potter play. Doors opened early so there were many people milling about on both levels drinking butter beer and other beverages. The intermission was 20 minutes. The lines for the restrooms were super long both men and women. The lines snaked around both levels, blocking access to exits, souvenir stands, and the bars. Each bathroom had only 4 stalls. I waited 15 minutes and made it through. Many others did not. They extended the intermission to get the people (some with children) through. The theater itself is beautiful inside, bigger than it looks from the outside. It is located in the heart of the tourist district with easy access from the subway and street cars. If in fact they decide to expand or renovate sometime in the
Written August 21, 2022
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SaultDiner
Batchawana Bay, Canada107 contributions
Solo
Ok so first I’ll say Harry Potter was amazing! The acting was excellent the special effects were cool and I can’t wait to see it again there and in London.

Now onto the theatre, I have not been there since phantom and it made me so sad to see the beauty of the theatre changed so much… o realize the new show needed a new look but I loved the original restoration

Similar to others comments theatre is not Covid safe at all, staff wearing masks but most patrons not and social distancing impossible
Written August 7, 2022
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Trudy C
Hamilton, Canada127 contributions
We just saw Harry Poter and theCursed Child on Saturday July 23rd at 12:30pm. The theatre was very busy which was a little un nerving due to covid as most people were not wearing masks. But the theatre itself was lovely and the staff were all friendly. They did a great job with the renovation/update of the thearte for the play. We had pretty good seats in the lower level and all really enoyed the show. We especially loved all the special effects that they put into the performance. If you are a Harry Potter fan we would highly recommend this play!
Written July 29, 2022
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LightPacker603754
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Family
We just saw Harry Potter and the Cursed Child here tonight. We paid a decent amount to get good seats - row K (2 seats near the center aisle) and row L (2 seats right at the center aisle). Right when the show started, I heard the lady in the seat immediately behind me (row M aisle seat) cough or clear her throat every few minutes. Feeling unsafe with my seven-year-old, I told the usher about her. They didn’t want to interrupt the show by talking to her so they moved my daughter and me to aisle seats on the far left side (near the emergency doors) where our view was greatly diminished. I hoped that we could go back to our seats after intermission, but the coughing lady was still there at the start of the second half of the show. My husband and other daughter, who were in row K, went and reported her coughing and lack of face mask to another usher, who also did nothing. It’s absolutely ridiculous that we had to endure the unsanitary and unsafe conditions, especially when Covid is still so prevalent.
Written June 9, 2022
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Malgorzata
11,263 contributions
This is a beautiful theater. Great old theatre in downtown Toronto. Beautiful building. It's a beautiful space for a theatre show. In the theatre you can take the time to soak in the authentic look of the original architecture and decor. It has wonderful acoustics. Staff was all very friendly. Close to the Eaton Center. There are lots of parking lots within walking distance or take an easy public transit trip. I highly recommend.
Written December 28, 2020
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Richard W
1 contribution
Show as cancelled on March 8 and after filling out two refund forms, sending four emails and calling every two weeks to be but on perma hold. I have run out of patience.
Written May 2, 2020
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Journey653048
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My daughter and I had gone too see Hamilton, and may I say we both had absolutely loved the experience. The theatre it self was stunning and the performance was very clean and no stumbling upon the actors themselves. We had absolutely enjoyed the way the actors delivered the show, (especially the actors who play King George, Thomas Jefferson and George Washington). This show and theatre is a great way to share memories and moments.
Written March 17, 2020
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Catharine L
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Exquisite classic theatre. All the timeless elegance lost in so many new environments. You can sit anywhere and enjoy the magnificent performance. And...bonus...you can take your drink and snacks into the theatre and enjoy. The patrons were all very respectful and there were no distracting behaviours (phone, eating, chatting).
Written March 13, 2020
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