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McPherson Theatre

3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
+1 250-386-6121
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Great venue!

My family went to see Potted Potter recently. We really enjoyed it! The building is great, and... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2016
Ken M
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Victoria, Canada
Intimate & Ideal

My first time at this beautiful, cozy playhouse! I went to see John Cleese & Eric Idle here, it... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2016
MoreMediterranean
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Vancouver, Canada
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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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“acoustics” (9 reviews)
“performance” (5 reviews)
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3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada

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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.

Thank Ken M
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...More

Thank MoreMediterranean
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...More

Thank Raymond L
Reviewed 28 August 2016

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

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 23 August 2016

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

Thank Camphouseone
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.

Thank willbarry01
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...More

1  Thank Michael W
Reviewed 28 June 2016

This is an oldish theatre in a great location downtown. Seating is not the best. Very cramped and upstairs balcony gives one a virtigo. Would be a nightmare to vacate in case of an emergency!

Thank PerryandAnnamaria
Reviewed 17 May 2016

The Acoustics when you are up in the balcony or second level is less than to be desired. There were many instances where we missed complete sentences :(

Thank 99Catwoman
Reviewed 31 March 2016

We attended a very exceptional performance of Phantom of the Opera, produced by students and staff of St. Michael's University School, and we enjoyed ourselves thoroughly.

Thank Maggie - Keith G
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BigRivers
24 September 2016|
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Response from Raymond L | Reviewed this property |
MacPherson Theatre is slightly larger than the RoyalTheater. The washrooms are a little better, but not by a big difference.
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