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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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A gem for intimate concerts

This proved to be the right venue for the recent Bowfire concert. The theatre and public rooms were... read more

Reviewed 25 March 2013
Small, but well proportioned

I recently attended a musical event at the Grand. It was excellent. Volunteer staff assist with... read more

Reviewed 15 February 2013
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good26%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible5%
1 week ago
“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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Hours Today: 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
218 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B2, Canada
+1 613-530-2050
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 January 2012

After a lengthy and expensive rebuild, the Grand can now stand proudly as an exciting venu for even some very exacting productions.Unfortunately, ticket prices have risen rather dramatically over the years, which makes one rather more selective in their choice of attendance.

1  Thank truereviewer_9
Most Helpful Critical Review
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

3  Thank Princess Pineap... S
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Reviewed 25 March 2013

This proved to be the right venue for the recent Bowfire concert. The theatre and public rooms were adequate for the crowd, and it was easy to mingle with other attendees in the public spaces. The sight lines were excellent and the acoustics good. Leg...More

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Reviewed 15 February 2013

I recently attended a musical event at the Grand. It was excellent. Volunteer staff assist with seating, a small bar is available at the interval and the whole venue is pleasantly decorated and clean. Acoustics are fine and downstairs seating is comfortable, offering excellent views...More

1  Thank Garatshay
Reviewed 3 February 2013

Concerts at the Grand are always great acoustically. Not a bad seat in the house, but up front is the best, seats are comfortable.

Thank Cheryl B
Reviewed 10 January 2013

Completely refurbished. Good acoustics. Offers a wide range of performing artists in dance, choral singing, acting, and music. Because of its proximity to Toronto, Montreal and Ottawa, Kingston hosts acts on tour from all over the world, which often stop here for one performance. Refreshments...More

Thank be55dawg
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I truly love the Grand and the selection of shows. Though somewhat small of a theater, the view from all seats is great. I like the options of shows and the refurbishment of the theater is nice.

Thank FlJ0sh
Reviewed 1 November 2012

How could so much TAXPAYERS money be spent on such an uncomfortable / inaccessible Public place for the ARTS. Most unfortunate investment that fails to provide the Community with "OPPORTUNITIES" for Presentations / Parties / Amateur use

3  Thank PATRICK D
Reviewed 25 October 2012

We attended a performance a week ago and while the show was well done I found the seating very uncomfortable. We sat in the balcony and found it impossible to sit straight up without our knees hitting the chair in front of us. I was...More

3  Thank Joe G
Reviewed 27 September 2012

Saw Kathleen Edwards here September 2012. Acoustics were amazing. Checked sound and sight lines from downstairs and balcony, and ended up in a box just above and off the stage. Not a bad seat in the house. Also, as a taller and larger than average...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 17 September 2012

Great local volunteer community theater. The production of "Bedroom ??" was hilarious. I laughed for two hours! The seats are great. The theater is clean and comfortable. The acoustics were great. The price was right!! Thanks to all who volunteer to put this on. Do...More

Thank Peter P
Reviewed 4 August 2012

This beautifully restored theatre is well worth a visit. The seats are comfortable. The theatre is big enough to accommodate a good number of people but small enough to provide intimacy during a concert. We really loved the evening we spent there. If you ask...More

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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