Famous People Players Dinner Theatre

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre
5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
About
This group mounts unique, visually fantastic "black light" shows. Famous People Players is renowned not just for the quality of its shows, but also for bringing out the creative potential in performers with disabilities. The price of the show includes a four-course dinner.
Suggest edits to improve what we show.
Improve this listing
What is Travelers’ Choice?
Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor.

Top ways to experience nearby attractions

The area
Address
Neighborhood: Etobicoke
Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
Reach out directly
See what travelers are saying
  • Mona B
    Toronto, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A unique and amazing experience-awesome show, great food, super friendly staff
    Last week I was treated once more to the unique, creative and wonderful show and dinner experience at Famous Peoples Players. This was my third visit and it never disappoints. The magic created by these talented, friendly and amazing people is so heartwarming. It was the first visit for my three grandchildren, afed 13 to 17, and they had a wonderful time. A special note of thanks to Rachel and all the caring and accommodating staff at the venue. I highly recommend it as a must family entertainment in the city.
    Visited March 2023
    Written March 20, 2023
  • Mariam S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Outstanding Performance and unforgettable experience
    We took our special needs youth in our church to this show tonight and the whole experience was amazing!!!! Staff and performers are very friendly and professional. They welcome you with a big smile and take you to your table. Dinner is delicious and fancy , service is top. Our group was called into the theatre first and they gave us front row seats.. the show “Rock the City” was outstanding!!! The whole experience was unforgettable. We got to meet the whole crew after the show during dessert and coffee time. The performers are involved in cooking , serving and greeting you. Everyone is so polite and helpful. God bless them. Diane, Joanne, and the amazing performers. Thank you !! You Rock!! Keep doing you. You are so inspirational. A show and production worth watching.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written April 28, 2023
  • Carol O.
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    An Amazing Experience at Famous PEOPLE Players Dinner/Theatre
    I just had to write a review about Famous PEOPLE Players. What a fabulous evening my daughter and I had at Famous PEOPLE Players yesterday evening. I have been at this wonderful dinner/theatre a few times and have never been disappointed. The food was absolutely delicious and served by the actors of the theatre. Such kind, warm, friendly, and cozy atmosphere. Following the dinner we are ushered into the black light theatre. The performance we saw was "Rock This City!" which was fabulous and fun. I highly recommend Famous PEOPLE Players. I am looking forward to seeing the next performance, "Going Bananas" in June 2023.
    Visited April 2023
    Written April 30, 2023
  • morganmom2
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    If you haven’t been you must go! Food is wonderful the show is wonderful the staff is wonderful the concept is amazing! Inclusion and heartwarming at its best ! Thank you to everyone for the toe tapping show I can’t wait to return ! You work so hard and it shows !
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written May 20, 2023
  • cattas
    90 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A local treasure! Dinner theatre like no other!
    We had a wonderful evening with the Famous People Player Theatre! The value and quality of the dinner was perfectly delicious! The staff was absolutely heartwarming, loving and so hard working. Some of the restaurant staff were part of the incredible cast on stage. You will be entertained and moved to tears. Don't forget to walk through the photo gallery to see how vast the support for Diane has been over the 49 years! They will inspire you! Call a friend and make it a date. You will love it!
    Visited May 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written May 27, 2023
  • Cherylwalt
    North Huntingdon, Pennsylvania56 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A place to visit every time you're in Toronto
    What a wonderful evening. The evening began with a delicious dinner served by the best waitstaff anywhere! After dinner we entered the theater and was treated to a performance by the University of Pittsburgh Treble Ensemble with a beautiful a capella blend. Following this was the main event - the black box amazing, undescribable show. The stories of Diane Duprey and the puppeteers were so very beautiful. If I'm in Toronto, I'm taking my group to Famous People Players. They never disappoint and every member of my touring group can't wait to go back again.
    Visited June 2023
    Written June 22, 2023
  • Jackson B
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The best school experience ever
    We are a school from sudbury. Me and a few buddies of kine were spectical about the show. But when it started, we were all amazed by everything going on. The food was absolutely delicious, the chicken, the salad and the desert were absolutely amazing. On behalf of me and my school, this was the best experience we have had in toronto. I strongly recommend this establishment for someone looking for a good meal, and a great experience that you will remember always. Thank you!
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written June 28, 2023
  • Zcr9999
    Toronto, Canada1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome experience for people of all ages
    We were dazzled by the performance. Everyone should see this both young and old. We saw 'Winter Wonderland' but the theme's change . (check the website) This theatre should be on everyone's list as a 'must see.' The lunch was delicious and the performance amazing. Words cannot explain in full the professionalism of this special company of special needs people.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled with friends
    Written January 4, 2024
  • Gloria M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A magical night!!
    What a great night out from beginning to end! The dining room at the Dine and Dream Theatre feels magical from the moment you walk in and the staff are totally friendly and helpful. The food was fresh and delicious. As we walked along into the theatre it was great to be able to see the giant pictures about the history of Famous People Players with celebrities like Tom Cruise and Paul Newman. And then the show..wow! You've really never seen anything like it. With the magic of black light the performers create incredible sights, creatures and people on the stage. So much colour, music and movement. Then back to the Dining room for desert and coffee. I would highly recommend this dinner and show experience to anyone of any age. It's a terrific deal for your money and... an experience you'll never forget.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written January 15, 2024
These reviews are the subjective opinion of Tripadvisor members and not of TripAdvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Most Recent: Reviews ordered by most recent publish date in descending order.

Detailed Reviews: Reviews ordered by recency and descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as wait time, length of visit, general tips, and location information.

Popular mentions

5.0
5.0 of 5 bubbles662 reviews
Excellent
583
Very good
65
Average
3
Poor
8
Terrible
3

Peter Rosen
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 • Family
I live in New York and I remember fondly when Famous PEOPLE Players were on Broadway… it was enchanting.When I came to Toronto I was thrilled to learn they had a Dine & Dream theater thanks to Paul NewmanI went and it did not disappoint. Everything from the dinner to the show was over the top.The show a Rocking Good Time was exactly that and I have seen everyone show on Broadway and this is my most favourite of all.I encourage everyone to go there and be wildly excited as I was.This is Broadway at its very bestFor all ages
Written February 28, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you Peter. We love it when people from our past show up on our doorstep. We have a rich history and Broadway was a thrilling experience to say the least. We would love to return. At that time it was selling one button at a time. We had a million buttons. We received a cheque from Paul Newman for $40,000 and he said, "Keep the Buttons". Enjoy your day.
Written March 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Martha W
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022 • Family
I would highly recommend that if you're looking a fun and a unique experience in or around Toronto that you head to The Famous People Players. I promise it is worth it. Not only will you get a fabulous meal (lunch or dinner), you will also get to see a fantastic show put on by the cast followed by dessert.
The mystery and fantasy brought forward by the combo of puppetry and black light is amazing. The performances are top notch and well done. Truly a memorable experience.
Written March 6, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Ivana P
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Our Women's Auxiliary Group had an absolutely wonderful and most enjoyable afternoon at the theatre. From the gracious welcome, terrific meal, the amazing performance and the warm and friendly staff, Famous People Players is truly a place WHERE SPECIAL HAPPENS. Our entire group walked away talking enthusiastically about planning a return engagement. Diane, Joanne and the entire staff, a great big thank you for your ongoing commitment in sharing everyone's special talents. This place truly is a 5 star gem. I highly recommend a visit to Famous People Players to anyone wanting to enjoy a completely unique experience - young and old alike!
Written April 8, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Linda B
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020
I went by coach to the Theatre with fellow Probus members (active retired people). When you enter, you have a nice big area decorated with pictures of movie stars and singers and personalities. The entertainment is provided by a special needs troupe originally let by Diane Dupuy. Liberace was Diane Dupuy's inspiration and he got her recognized in Vegas by doing warm ups for his show there. 45 years later and the show goes on. Some of the meal servers are also special needs men and women. The theatre is cozy and the show very entertaining with lively puppetry with black light. The music is toe tapping. It was a lovely lunch (they also do dinners). The meal consisted a a moist chicken breast, mashed potatoes, carrots and green beans (preceded by a green salad). After the performance, we went back to the table for our coffee/tea and dessert. I would do this again when they next change the show. At least 40 years ago my husband and I went with the kids and loved it then. It took a while to get back but it was worth it. Lastly, if you want to be inspired by an individual with a dream who overcame big odds to get her dream to the theatre then this is the place for you.
Written January 21, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Wow!!!!What a review. Thank you for taking the time to post this wonderful summary. It is through such 'word of mouth' advertising that has taken us to our 46th year. We are passionate about what we do and it is so heartwarming to know someone cared enough to post such a review. Thank you so much. It is people like you who keep our light burning brightly.
Written February 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

C F
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
I had heard about The Famous People Players, but had never attended a show until this year. It was amazing! I am blown away by the skill of the performers. I can’t even begin to guess how much practice it must take to put on such a well choreographed show. In addition to the show we had dinner and dessert. The service was excellent. Highly recommend going, as a date, family outing, special occassion.
Written February 16, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
Thank you so much for your kind words. We love making memories for our guests and we work very hard to achieve a wonderful experience. Thank you so much for your support.
Written March 18, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

spytravelgirl
Whitby, Ont.92 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020
The theatre show was great. All done by special needs adults. Totally professional show. The meal with servers and cooks, also special needs, was delicious. The dessert was a great way to top off a wonderful time. The servers interacted well with us. Such a great experience and breeds understanding that special needs people just have different abilities than others. Wonderful.
Written February 9, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.
You are the best. We believe everyone has a disABILITY! It is up to each and every one of us to find what we are good at and pursue our dream with passion. Enjoy your day.
Written February 13, 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Sally
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021 • Family
My sister her kids, my kids and I went today it was a an amazing experience the lunch was really good everyone enjoyed it adults and kids👌☺️.
The staff were amazing very nice and professional, one of the lady made my daughter eat all her vegetables just talking nicely to her. Very friendly people there.
The show was really good people are working really hard to keep the theatre open during this difficult time.
Thank you again we will definitely coming back really soon🤗
Written December 28, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Leila D
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2023 • Family
My son treated me for my birthday and the whole family to an awesome afternoon with lunch and show at famous people players l dinner theatre. The food was very good, the wait staff were extraordinary. The show was so happy and motivated everyone to sing and clap. The whole experience was brilliant. We were also very lucky to have a visit with the founder of the famous people players Diane Dupuis, which totally topped the afternoon. If you or family want to have an amazing experience I would highly recommend you head out to the famous people’s player’s dinner theatre.
Written January 28, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Celestine C
Penetanguishene, Canada2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2022
We were at the show on Saturday night and the minute we walked in we were greeted with wonderful hospitality. The food was sensational and the show felt right off broadway. A peaceful, kind and loving environment. People of all ages will enjoy an evening at Famous People Players!! Prepare for a unique and enjoyable experience!!!
Written February 26, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

AuntyBarby
Toronto, Canada68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Famous People Players this one of the most wonderful, inspiring experiences you will have in Toronto. They have a wonderful kitchen that produces top-notch gourmet dinners and music to entertain during dinner. The black light performances are so creative and with great music and wonderful performers led by the talented Joanne Dupuy.

Joanne’s mother is Diane Dupuy, the founder and gifted leader of the organization. She has received The Order of Canada for her work with her very special and talented troupe.

As the late Bill Davis, former premier of Ontario, said to me one night, “you will never go home after an evening with Diane without a big smile on your face”.
Written August 2, 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Showing results 1-10 of 645
Is this your Tripadvisor listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim your listing

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre - All You Must Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

Frequently Asked Questions about Famous People Players Dinner Theatre

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre is open:
  • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM


Restaurants near Famous People Players Dinner Theatre: View all restaurants near Famous People Players Dinner Theatre on Tripadvisor

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre Information

Excellent Reviews

583

Very Good Reviews

65

Famous People Players Dinner Theatre Photos

146