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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

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Wizard of Oz

We saw this fabulous Ross Pettie production last night, and if you have young children, teenagers... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Barrie, Canada
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Original double decker theatre - only one left in north america

They have tours on Mondays evenings. The theatre is beautiful and i always love getting the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Susie J
Toronto, Canada
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The latest operating double-decker theatre in the world. Built in 1913 and restored and renovated by the Ontario Heritage Trust in the 1980s today the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre is home to a diverse and variety of entertainment in...more
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189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
+1 416-314-2901
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We saw this fabulous Ross Pettie production last night, and if you have young children, teenagers or adults you will love it. There is lots of political humour for what is going on today. Sara-Jeanne Hosie as the Wicked Witch is awesome, and she is...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Jamie604
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They have tours on Mondays evenings. The theatre is beautiful and i always love getting the queen's balcony seats.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Susie J
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The retro atmosphere makes the Elgin & Winter Gardens Theatres feel special - a real night out! My favourite theatres in Toronto.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Anne J
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Toronto's "Opera-Atelier" is specialized in baroque operas (and they are really great at the field!). They usually have two productions per season. Originally the Elgin theater was a cinema, but nevertheless it's suitable for the classical opera performance. Or maybe it's me who links Toronto'...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank Ivan Y
Reviewed 2 October 2018

This is one of the nicest places to see a play in the city. Large enough to host high end productions but small enough to still feel intimate. Great sight lines and reasonably comfortable seats. The theatre has been completely restored to its former glory...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Rob G
Reviewed 29 September 2018

Riding up in century old elevator cars (refurbed obv.) to a beautiful theatre sets such a great tone for any movie going experience. Even better when it is a TIFF launch!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank fl0atingar0und
Reviewed 17 September 2018

I had never visited either of these theatres before and must say that I liked them both. The Winter Garden Theatre reminded me of something whimsical as it has plastic leaves all over the ceiling, and tree branches on some of the columns. The seating...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank smcreates
Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

I came here on a Friday afternoon for a public screening of Vox Lux during TIFF. Vox Lux was being shown in the Elgin theatre. The theatre was large and ornate, but smaller than the traditional opera houses. The seats were comfortable. The sound and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank AKAshon
Reviewed 12 September 2018 via mobile

The Elgin is a quaint old theatre that we normally visit several times a year for Opera Atelier productions. Mirvish has swooped in to host Come From Away. Hopefully many more people will get exposed to this wonderful place.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank giffenk
Reviewed 10 September 2018

I visit annually for TIFF and last year several movies ended up being shown at the Winter Garden Theater. Although the theater looks historic and beautiful at first glance, when you get in you realize it is huge and quite confusing inside. Also the seats...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank M D
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2 August 2018|
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Response from myraevans1942 | Reviewed this property |
It appears that another traveler has answered your question and covered all the nearby hotels.
1 June 2018|
Response from Barb E | Reviewed this property |
There was a subway entrance close by if that’s what you mean. It’s also right across the road from the famous Toronto Eaton Center.
3 February 2018|
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Response from elephantastic7 | Reviewed this property |
Stage door sometimes refers to the back exit/entrance for actors, so I'll assume this is what you mean. If you call the box office I'm sure they can help. It's an old building, so it's possible there's no stage door. If... More