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The Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre Centre

Closed Now: 09:00 - 11:30
Open today: 09:00 - 11:30
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Beautiful theatre

I have been here many times and I am always amazed with the interior decour. I love this theatre... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Toronto, Canada
Great tour

Great piece of Canadian history. Well restored to its original charm and character. Tour was... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
South River, 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
Old Toronto
+1 416-314-2901
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I have been here many times and I am always amazed with the interior decour. I love this theatre and its a Toronto icon.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank LinaP8888
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great piece of Canadian history. Well restored to its original charm and character. Tour was informative. There are lots of stairs for those who might need that info.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank dreavestrough
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous visit to this often missed gem in Toronto and world class tourist destination. This is the only double decker fully operating theatre remaining in the WORLD! It has been fully renovated including the newly restored “leaf” ceiling in the Winter Gardenvand elevators from the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank peterrabbittoronto
Reviewed 5 December 2018 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 1 December 2018

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 14 November 2018

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
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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