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McPherson Theatre

Closed Now: 09:30 - 17:30
Open today: 09:30 - 17:30
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a must venue in Victoria, BC

For all the places I have travelled, this is a great venue. Just saw RENT last week and it didn't... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2018
Victoria, Canada
La Boheme , Opera, at The Royal Theatre

Although the Opera is not played at the McPherson Theatre, the Royal Theatre or Pacific Opera... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Saskatoon, Canada
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  • Average11%
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6 Dec 2018
“a must venue in Victoria, BC”
19 Feb 2018
“La Boheme , Opera, at The Royal Theatre ”
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...more
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3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
+1 250-386-6121
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Reviewed 6 December 2018

For all the places I have travelled, this is a great venue. Just saw RENT last week and it didn't disappoint.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 19 February 2018 via mobile

Although the Opera is not played at the McPherson Theatre, the Royal Theatre or Pacific Opera Theatre is under the same “umbrella” but at a different address at 805 BroughtonStreet. Opera was magnificent sung in Italian with English subtitles. Very powerful voices , especially Lucia...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Reviewed 24 December 2017

Recently attended a show at the McPherson - first time and liked the theatre. Seating in the balcony was tight; not sure if there's more legroom elsewhere. All the staff were friendly and helpful - no hesitation in recommending McPherson.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank davvos
Reviewed 29 October 2017

Enjoyed a wonderful theatre experience watching Dracula with the Victoria Ballet. Ticket pick up was quick and easy.Pre performance drink was personable and offered a choice of wines, beer and spirits. Atmosphere was warm and welcoming. Seats in upper circle seemed cramped for ones knees...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank GeordielassSSI
Reviewed 11 October 2017

We visited this theatre in July 2017 to watch a Beatles show and had a great night,although it was all about the entertainment (which was very good)I felt as though I had stepped back in time,the theatre just seemed full of memories and it was...More

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed 6 September 2017

I was performing with the Lansdowne Junior Secondary Gold Band conducted by Brian Longsworth. Our band was top notch. We were selected to perform for Queen Elizabeth 2 on her visit to Victoria in April of 1971. She arrived in the Inner Harbour and opened...More

Date of experience: September 2017
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Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

Fabulous theatre! So beautiful. The deal details in the sculpting are amazing, parking was near. Could have been better bar service... And a better dress code.. but it is a wonderful place

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank armygirl935
Reviewed 10 April 2017

What a superb venue. Such a rich history. So many great performances that have been enjoyed. It's like going back in time. It's small enough as to not overwhelm, and big enough to feel like a NY experience. The mezzanine boxes are a hoot. And...More

Date of experience: February 2017
Thank 978CRT
Reviewed 26 March 2017

We have gone to see a few productions since moving to the area in this theatre. Be aware that only certain areas of this theatre are accessible by wheelchair, and that there exists No Elevator to access the upper floors. If you're using a wheelchair,...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank B M
Reviewed 26 February 2017

I have been to many productions here and the seating is good and fairly easy for wheelchairs. Great shows and a nice place to enjoy an evening out .A Dress up affair.

Date of experience: 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.