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Court House Theatre
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1,016 reviews
384 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 521 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 July 2014

time may have run out on this original site of the shaw festival, as the elevator never recovered from a late-May power failure and for the older folks who are key to the shaw demographic, the climb to the theater is of Everest proportions... maybe in the off-season?

Visited July 2014
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English first
Thornhill, Ontario
Level 6 Contributor
119 reviews
34 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“The Charity that Began at Home”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

What a great play! We started the day off entering the Royal George on the main street to go to our play. The kind usher advised us that row "U" must be in the Court House across the road and we had time. We haven't done that before.

This is the first time for the Court House Theatre and it is a comfortable relatively small theatre. The ushers advised aisle seaters to clear a path since the actors used the aisle to come to and fro the stage. We did not know quite what to suspect but it really seemed like Downton Abbey and I am glad that we watch it because it helped our understanding. The play was very well done particularly the lead actresses Fiona Reid and Julia Course. We also enjoyed Martin Happer as Hugh Verreker. It is quite homey and anywhere in the theater you are not far from the stage. You feel as if you are right in the midst of the action. The production was very well done. It was just under 2 and one half hours and we thoroughly enjoyed it.

Visited July 2014
Thank cmikey
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Toronto, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
243 reviews
98 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Intimate Theatre setting”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

We saw in preview " Sunday afternoon at Creve Coeur" by Tenessee Williams. Small, intimate theatre with simple stage set and 4 outstanding female actors. Great being so close. Actors didn't even use microphones! Be patient finding parking. We combined a matinee performance with gelato and a walk along main street shops.

Visited June 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“'The Charity that began at Home' is Too Funny!”
Reviewed 24 May 2014

Bizarre concept but so much fun. I got the last seat at the top against the wall and the view was perfect. I've been coming here off and on for thirty years and view is always great. Only challenge was washroom at half time is a million steps down and back up but happy to say I did it effortlessly. The play was another life lesson in human relationships told in a delightful way. The cast was filled with wonderful characters and enjoyed Fiona Reid very much.

Visited May 2014
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