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“Baroque opera”
Review of McPherson Theatre

McPherson Theatre
Ranked #60 of 182 things to do in Victoria
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Owner description: 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 Society, and Blue Bridge Repertory Summer Theatre in addition to presenting many professional theatre and concert performances year round. The McPherson lobby is home to The Gallery at the MAC, a showcase for local and regional visual art.
Red Deer, AB
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“Baroque opera”
Reviewed April 6, 2014

We made our trip to Victoria around a production of a baroque opera put on by the Boston Early Music group. It was a co production of Pacific Opera Victoria and the Early Music Society of the Islands. We have been to their productions before and they are well worth checking out if you are in Victoria, or as a reason for a special trip

Visited March 2014
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“Fun show but poor sound sys”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went to watch the Rocky Horror Show which was good fun. Occasionally the sound sys was a let down but generally ok.

Visited November 2013
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Central Saanich, Canada
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“Rare Theatre Visit.”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

Theatre is located downtown Victoria, near Chinatown. Although our visit was a Friday night, we found street parking just a few blocks away. The staff were friendly & helpful and offered to show us to our seats. There were bars upstairs & downstairs, however I could not see a price list, so did not want to take a chance on a $15 beer! We did check the website before the show and saw that 'no outside food or drink' allowed. We therefore did not bring any bottled water that I normally carry to keep hydrated for medical reasons. However when we got to the theatre we saw a sign, that said 'only bottled water allowed in theatre' . McPherson, please change your website!.
The theatre is beautifully appointed, and the seats were just big enough. The upper balcony where we were is very steep. I thought we should have been roped together as we made the 'ascent'! We had a clear view of the stage though, but it was hot up there. There was a very large radiator located near 'base camp' so it was able to blast lots of heat up into the upper balcony. We, and we noticed others, gave the valve a few turns as we went past and eventually one of the audience went up and turned it all the way off.
We went to see John Cleese's first show and don't know whether the theatre or the act have responsibility for the final two items, but I would have liked John's mike a little louder and his video screen a little bigger, even though my hearing and sight are good.

Visited October 2013
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Victoria, Canada
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“Theatre”
Reviewed October 14, 2013

An excellent place to watch your favorite theatre production. Always a well done production. A great little theatre for Victoria.

Visited November 2012
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Victoria, Canada
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“Great little theatre intimate setting”
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Have seen lots of performances here from theatre, dance to concerts.
It's perhaps 750 seating and really intimate.
Best seats are on the main floor as the balcony can get warm.
It's always worth seeing what is on here!

Visited June 2013
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