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“Definitely Worth It” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Charles W Stockey Centre For The Performing Arts

Charles W Stockey Centre For The Performing Arts
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Owner description: The Charles W. Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts is located in Parry Sound, Ontario, Canada. It houses a 415-seat Festival Performance Hall and the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame. The building overlooks beautiful Georgian Bay.
Toronto, Canada
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170 reviews
68 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 166 helpful votes
“Definitely Worth It”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We attended a jazz performance during the Festival of the Sound. We have been to the Centre several times. The accoustics are great, as is the ambience among the wood and stone interior.

Visited August 2013
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North Bay, Canada
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28 reviews
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“Acoustics are wonderful.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

This is the home of the Festival of the Sound which runs every summer for 3 weeks with some of the top classical and jazz performers in the world. Almost all the seats are worth it. Performers come back year after year because they love the place. One can buy wine or ice cream or coffee and they often break so the audience can take in the spectacular sunsets over Georgian Bay.

Visited June 2013
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Parry Sound, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
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“Charles W Stockey Centre for the Performing Arts”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

The Centre contains the Bobby Orr Hall of Fame but I was only there once about 10 years ago. It also contains one of the best small (approximately 425 seats) concert halls in Canada. It has excellent acoustics and can compete with similar sized halls in Europe. It is situated on the shore of Georgian Bay in Parry Sound and the Festival Hall is lined with local rock and has beautiful timbers supporting the roof. The Festival of the Sound holds a 3 1/2 week Festival there every summer (last two weeks of July, first week of August, and hosts international musicans playing classical chamber music and a great jazz weekend.

Visited July 2013
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Sudbury,ON
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“Super Acoustics, fairly comfortable seats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Stockey Centre is a great hall for all kinds of performances. The acoustics are really great which isn't surprising when you look closely at the use of wood, natural uneven stone and the placement of seats. You get a good view of the stage wherever you sit - including the mezzanine boxes. The seats are quite good but a bit wobbly - perhaps because its a multi-purpose hall - and it gets painful after a while. Helps a lot if you take a seat pad/cushion.

Visited July 2013
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Innisfil, Canada
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“Hosts The Annual Festival of The Sound Various Musical Artists & Groups”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

July 27 2013 visited the place last night . Its a modern facility with comfortable seats . Each year they host The Festival of The Sound 2013 dates run from July 18 thru to Aug 11 you can Google the schedule to see who is playing and book your visit . We went to see The Swingle Singers very well done . 2013 marks the 34 th season of The Festival well worth checking out . Also home of Bobby Orr Hall of Fame . Well located within walking distance of the dock and downtown areas .
One of Ontario's best kept secrets . Worth the trip .

Visited July 2013
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