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“Historic treasure”
Review of Academy Theatre

Academy Theatre
Ranked #1 of 17 things to do in Lindsay
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: One of the last functioning vaudvillian theatres in Ontario, if not in Canada.
Port Perry, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Historic treasure”
Reviewed May 28, 2014

What a beautiful, old theatre. I'd driven past the Academy for years and years and always wondered what it was like inside; couldn't really picture it. I don't live in Lindsay, but finally had the opportunity to see Tower of Power there and was blown away, not only by the band, but by the fantastic treasure of a theatre that is right there in Lindsay. Good work keeping that treasure, folks.

Visited December 2013
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English first
Ontario's Highlands, Canada
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89 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Bring a cushion”
Reviewed May 10, 2014

This is an old theatre that is interesting but not comfortable at all. The seating was so poor that it wrecked our evening. It is hard to enjoy any performance when you are in pain. Until they spend a little money on upgrades I will not return.

Visited December 2013
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Cannington, Canada
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151 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Perfection”
Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

I love the academy theatre. The sound system is amazing. The staff are genuine and helpful. Nancy is one of the volunteers. She is always smiling and very knowledgeable about the theater. I have been to see many productions and will be to see any more. Great entertainment in the heart of lindsay

Visited April 2014
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Lindsay, Canada
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41 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“A touch of history!”
Reviewed April 24, 2014

The Academy Theatre offers a wide variety of entertainment for people of all ages. We've been to many shows there (Brigadoon, Anne of Green Gables, The Amazing Kreskin, George Canyon, etc. etc). Centrally located in downtown Lindsay with several restaurants nearby for dinner before the show. It's a trip back in time - as you enter the theatre with its box office, you can imagine our ancestors doing the same thing back in the 1800's. With updated seating and the best acoustics it's a wonderful way to spend a few hours. They offer internet ticket purchasing with seat selection which I find very convenient. Overall, a wonderful experience.

Visited May 2013
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Uxbridge, Canada
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93 reviews
31 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“The Best Little Theatre”
Reviewed February 2, 2014

You would expect to find this gem of a theatre in a larger city. The owners have carefully preserved the building while updating to all modern amenities (A/C, digital sound and lighting systems). It is a pleasure to work in this venue

Visited January 2014
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