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The Grand Theatre

Closed Now: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Open today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Beautiful venue.

Went to see a comedy act 2 November. We were in the Regina Rosen auditorium. Slightly expensive for... read more

Reviewed 7 November 2018
Bath, Canada
Nice theatre

Stage shows are varied in type. Good view from almost every seat I have tried. Box office staff are... read more

Reviewed 7 February 2018
Kingston, Canada
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7 Nov 2018
“Beautiful venue.”
7 Feb 2018
“Nice theatre”
One of the main cultural venues in the greater Kingston region, the City of Kingston's Grand Theatre serves as the prime performing arts venue for hundreds of professional and amateur performances annually including ballet, family programming...more
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218 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B2, Canada
+1 613-530-2050
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Went to see a comedy act 2 November. We were in the Regina Rosen auditorium. Slightly expensive for a 90 minute show. Beautiful theatre, very nice foyer and a good size bar area upstairs, the bar on the main level is quite busy. Washrooms on...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank retiredtech551
Reviewed 10 March 2018 via mobile

You can’t move at all. Literally less than 6 inches between your seat and in front of you. The show was good though

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Jordan H
Reviewed 23 February 2018

Fabulous evening... The Debaters Live with Steve Patterson. Were were near the back in the Orchestra level but could see and hear everything...including quick one liners! Kingston should be proud of this facility and the range of entertainment offered. Shout out to Dave Hemstad...a comic...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank John C
Julie F, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Hi John, thanks for the review and the Debaters are great live for sure! I will pass along your comments to the staff as I am sure they will be much appreciated. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 7 February 2018

Stage shows are varied in type. Good view from almost every seat I have tried. Box office staff are friendly and helpful.

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank gat552016
Reviewed 22 November 2017

Just enjoyed an evening with Shane Koyczan at the Grand Theatre in Kingston. I always enjoy this venue as it's deep in history and if you park in the above ground lot across from Hotel Dieu Hospital you are just steps from the Theatre. VERY...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank FourFenwicks
Julie F, Public Relations Manager at The Grand Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

Thank you for the review and Shane Koyczan's performance was one of our highlights of last season. I will pass along your kind comments to Lorry at the box office. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

The theatre is lovely and the show was great however because of the age and design you need to be of Victorian measurements to comfortably fit in the seats. I had an awful time as I am a large man and just could not get...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank mojo3040
Reviewed 9 June 2017 via mobile

The balcony seating was uncomfortable for even the children. I am only 5'8" and my legs were in so much pain from having the circulation cut off I was in tears after the performance. Surely this is not safe? What if there was a fire?...More

Date of experience: June 2017
3  Thank Princess Pineap... S
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Enjoyed a concert. Small intimate theatre. Lobby accessible. Balcony seating available.Would return for other events.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank bestfamilyadventures
Reviewed 10 May 2017

I was here for Immortal Chi performance on May 28/17. We sat in balcony just to right of stairs, and the acoustics, and view were excellent. It's not a huge theatre but it's an awesome choice for a more intimate style of performance. The drinks...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Tikibones
Reviewed 7 October 2016

I attended a country Christmas music show at the theatre in 2015, and the Nylons in September 2016. I like the size of the theater, and the ease of buying tickets and the atmosphere. Both visits were very enjoyable experiences.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank 955jrose
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Dona M
7 January 2017|
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Response from Julie F | Property representative |
Hi Dona, I would suggest asking one of the box office staff to take you into the theatre during the day and let you pick out some seats that work best for you. Sometimes it depends on the type of show - dance vs. comedy vs... More