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Address: 3 Centennial Sq, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1P5, Canada
Phone Number: +1 250-386-6121
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Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of...

Since 1914, the 772-seat McPherson Playhouse has been at the heart of Victoria's community arts scene. Built as part of the Pantages Theatre chain, this historic theatre is host to local companies including Kaleidoscope Theatre, Victoria Operatic Society, and Blue Bridge Repertory Summer Theatre in addition to presenting many professional theatre and concert performances year round. The McPherson lobby is home to The Gallery at the MAC, a showcase for local and regional visual art.

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Wizard of OZ

The Shawnigan Lake School presented the Wizard of Oz. it never ceases to amaze me how good our youth can present themselves until you see them do something like this. High... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 January 2016
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Shawnigan Lake, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

The Shawnigan Lake School presented the Wizard of Oz. it never ceases to amaze me how good our youth can present themselves until you see them do something like this. High School kids can pull off anything they want. The McPherson Theatre is old school in modern form, it compliments those evenings of getting away - such a great authentic... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2016

A great theatre...a bit of old world charm. Has a comfy feel to it...not too large. Very little parking on site, however there is a parking lot within 2 blocks (1st hour free). Transit service to the theatre is available.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2015

Great show, comfy seats, and very good views. The theatre was very handy to nearby restaurants and the show was excellent.

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Thank Elaine B
Victoria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

"Ballet Rocks" in Victoria was a wonderfully choreographed ballet. The music was lively and the dancers were awesome! The McPherson theatre has comfortable seating. The staff are very friendly and welcoming.

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Victoria, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2015

this was a wonderfull place to go to see a show,good seating,good seats,comfortable,,no lift for the people who can not make the stairs though,

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2015

I like this theatre because it is not too large and the acoustics and very good. All seats are good enough.

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Victoria Capital Regional District, Canada
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179 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2015

Acoustics are decent, seats reasonably comfortable, professionally run full service performance greater. Well located on the periphery of downtown. City parks de is on other side of Centennial square and parking is cheap with first hour free. Drinks both alcoholic and non plus snacks are available at intermission and before performances.

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

Walking around old town one evening and noticed Dallas smith was playing the same night.. Got the last 2 tickets and enjoyed the concert.. Building is in good shape some weird smells in some places wife couldn't breath at one point.. Beside that great location sound was alright nice small venue..

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Red Deer, AB
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014

We made our trip to Victoria around a production of a baroque opera put on by the Boston Early Music group. It was a co production of Pacific Opera Victoria and the Early Music Society of the Islands. We have been to their productions before and they are well worth checking out if you are in Victoria, or as a... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2013

Went to watch the Rocky Horror Show which was good fun. Occasionally the sound sys was a let down but generally ok.

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