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Elegant and Comfortable Downtown Theatre Venue

Recently I attended a Luminato Dance performance at the Elgin. The sight lines were good, the seats... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Ontario
Winter garden theatre

Watched Grease the musical yesterday afternoon. Awesome. very entertaining. Loved it. Loved the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Toronto, Canada
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Originally built in 1913 by Marcus Loew and designed by Thomas Lamb, it is a National Historic Site and the last operating double-decker theatre in the world. The Centre contains the majestic Elgin Theatre on the main level, and the magical Winter...more
189 Yonge St, Toronto, Ontario M5B 1M4, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good theatre with good sight lines and acoustics. Magic complaint are the seats. After half an hour backside gave out.

Thank Ian S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently I attended a Luminato Dance performance at the Elgin. The sight lines were good, the seats comfortable and the theatre setting elegant.

Thank myraevans1942
Reviewed 1 week ago

Watched Grease the musical yesterday afternoon. Awesome. very entertaining. Loved it. Loved the theatre too. First time to go to that theatre and will go back again. Highly recommended.

Thank frustratedpassenger
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was ecstatic to receive tickets for Grease as our wedding anniversary gift. My husband and I plus another couple were dropped off in front of the theatre. We waited for a bit and we were ushered inside. Right away, i noticed most of the...More

Thank 24Ceecee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A restored treasure. Features from the 1920s exist in this marvelous example of the golden age of theater.Fromm the outside one cannot envision the size of this institution and the fact that it contains not one but two full theaters.

Thank jesais2018
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I think every seat in the orchestra level is perfect. The production was fantastic and got a surprise appearance by Michelle Williams from Destiny's Child.

Thank Maria D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Conveniently located, comfortable, beautiful venue for performing arts...the only remaining stacked theaters in the world (enabling two performances to be seen at the same time). Easily accessible by pubic transportation or walking from downtown area. My seat was to the side of the theatre, yet...More

Thank auntiemame333
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Elgin and Winter Garden is a must stop for anyone interested in the grand dame of theatres. Impressive and wonderful. Located steps from Queen and Yonge. Tours are available and thought pricey you must see the Wintergreen with its leaves and garden setting.

Thank Cancub50
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is an old theatre that has been beautifully restored without losing its wonderful character. I have seen many, many shows in both the Elgin Theatre and the Winter Garden theatre. The theatres are a nice size. The seats are comfortable and the aisles are...More

Thank MexicoFanatic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the show but a fight broke out just down the aisle from our seats and the usher just stood there and did nothing. This occurred three times throughout the show and nothing was ever done to stop it. Theatre needs a bit of...More

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip
and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with
a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to
Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of
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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
Karyn M
23 December 2017|
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Response from elephantastic7 | Reviewed this property |
The seating is good anywhere, I would say. No need to pay top dollar to get a good seat in the house and enjoy a show.