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“Excellent performance despite interuptions”

Thousand Islands Playhouse
Ranked #1 of 30 things to do in Gananoque
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The most scenic theatre in Canada, the Thousand Islands Playhouse has two theatres on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Featuring the longest decks in the region, The Springer Theatre is an intimate air conditioned vintage "canoe club" - and seats 360 with proscenium style seating. The Firehall Theatre is a heritage building with flexible seating open to innovative staging.
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
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50 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Excellent performance despite interuptions”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 July 2014

Spur of the moment decision to see a play here at this delightful theatre on the river's edge. We saw Driving Miss Daisy and the actors were excellent despite noisy interruptions. During the performance squeaking noises were heard but the actors continued very professionally until the manager stopped the play. There was a baby racoon in the theatre - not something that one experiences in the UK!!

Visited June 2014
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Pickering, Ontario, Canada
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100 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Excellent performance”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2014

We were fortunate to time our mini holiday to the Gananoque area when Julia Mackey was performing at the 1000 Island Playhouse Theatre. The theatre lends itself to a summery atmosphere with the veranda overlooking the St. Lawrence River. Inside, "Jakes' Gift" was the thrill of a lifetime. Hurry to watch Julia (the writer) with her one-woman performance playing Petite Isabella, Grand Isabella, an Ontario school teacher and the memorable Jake, a veteran returning to Juno Beach for the 60th anniversary of D-Day. This is a play EVERY Canadian should see. If you're too late for Gananoque, check the 'net to see where Julia will be performing in the future. BTW, take you handkerchief with you!!

Visited July 2014
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Peterborough, Canada
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33 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Great Theater”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2014

The theater was lovely (but a little chilly , so be sure to bring a sweater). The show and talent was excellent .

Visited July 2014
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Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
38 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“Pleasantly surprised: Great location, Great Actors, Great Play”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014

We attended the musical romantic comedy "She Loves Me" on a Saturday afternoon at the Springner theatre. This venue is right at the edge of the waterfront and has two large balconies for customers to enjoy the view during intermission.

The actors were excellent and deserved their standing ovation at the end.
There are 2 venues at the Thousand Islands Playhouse and both feature a number of plays from May to September. Well worth checking their website (http://www.1000islandsplayhouse.com) to see what's playing and take a play while in beautiful Gananoque.

Visited July 2014
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New Hamburg, Canada
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5 reviews
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“Great value for your money”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2014

We were very surprised that we enjoyed the play as much as we did. Acting was exceptional and the music just great. Actors were very talented and, although it was an old theme, they carried it out perfectly. Would go back again

Visited July 2014
Thank Judy F
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