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Address: 3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
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Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of...

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.

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Fun family adventure

Enjoyed Snow White over the holiday. Beautiful and classic theatre venue. Something fun for the kids to do as we did an overnight trip from Seattle on the clipper. The play was a... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 January 2017
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice local theatre with lots of local productions of plays and some concerts. A pretty standard theatre with decent sound.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Enjoyed Snow White over the holiday. Beautiful and classic theatre venue. Something fun for the kids to do as we did an overnight trip from Seattle on the clipper. The play was a bit long but we all hung in there. Content was for adults and the kids. Steep seating- watch your step!

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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67 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

I recently took my children to watch Yellowpoint Spectacular. An amazing performance and venue helping us get into the holiday spirit. Great seats, great sound and a beautiful building.

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London, Ontario, Canada
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247 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

My family went to see Potted Potter recently. We really enjoyed it! The building is great, and the acoustics are wonderful, even in our high up, balcony seating.

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Thank Ken M
Vancouver, Canada
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99 reviews
57 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

My first time at this beautiful, cozy playhouse! I went to see John Cleese & Eric Idle here, it was my first time. I love the traditional red & gold decor and the small seating capacity which really cultivates an intimate setting. Leg space is minimal... please note this you people taller than 5.4. I didn't have a problem, but... More 

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Thank MoreMediterranean
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97 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

I have been in the McPherson theatre for various types of shows, like the Royal Theatre. They are both run by the City of Victoria. They are both reputed to be haunted from accounts from staff and customers. They were mentioned on a web site of paranormal places all over the world. It had something to do with some ghostly... More 

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Thank Raymond L
Victoria, Canada
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43 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

What a grand theatre. Great shows, good prices. Victoria is fortunate to have such a lovely theatre right downtown.

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Thank Gail M
Comox, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed Mary Popins...amazing that after fifty one years I knew all of the words to the songs.

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Rothesay, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

I had a good view from where I sat, St. Mikes was putting on a fantastic show, and there was a great art gallery upstairs. No problems! Just a good time at a comfortable theatre.

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Thank willbarry01
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2016

This theatre is an amalgam of modernist architecture outside, a spacious lobby with some nice touches like a glass strip running along the staircase which gives you a sense of floating. Inside the actual theatre, you time travel back to a very traditional theatre which looks like it was designed in the 1930s or 1040s. Its a surprise to be... More 

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