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Thousand Islands Playhouse

185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
+1 613-382-7020
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Excellent Professional Theatre

This theatre is an excellent one with great sight lines no matter where you sit. The production... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Hamilton, Canada
Live Entertainment

Great venue to see live plays. Never been disappointed and budget friendly. Small theatre so every... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Gananoque, Canada
via mobile
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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.
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  • Very good25%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
+1 613-382-7020
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

This theatre is an excellent one with great sight lines no matter where you sit. The production qualities have always been excellent for any production we have seen. Parking can be a bit of an issue but there is street parking in the area. If...More

Thank trainfan2000
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Great venue to see live plays. Never been disappointed and budget friendly. Small theatre so every seat is good. Go early and enjoy a glass of wine while overlooking the St. Lawrence River.

Thank travelinsight_10
Reviewed 27 September 2017

This small local theatre is professionally setup and offers a great view from any seat. We booked late for the opening day of "The Birds & Bees" and even the 2nd from last row offered superb viewing. The theatre is located along the St Lawrence...More

Thank FarnorthGold
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The latest offering at the Thousand Islands Playhouse is the hilarious (and raunchy) comedy, The Birds and The Bees which runs until October 15th. Once again TIP would seem to have a hit on their hands. I saw it on Opening Night AND on Sunday...More

Thank 007girlluvstotravel
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed the opening night of "Comedy of Errors". The performance was excellent, most entertaining, very funny, in an intimate setting. The old theater is a real treasure along the St. Lawrence.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

This was the third time we have attended a production here, having gone the past two summers as well. The shows were all well done and enjoyable summer fare. The theatre is not too big so there are no really poor seats.The location by the...More

Thank Don S
Reviewed 20 August 2017 via mobile

Regulars, and we love the quality of this theatre. We buy seasons tux every year. The staff are courteous and helpful. This is a fantastic group providing top notch live theatrr

Thank Nancy J
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

A small theatre and outstanding location right on the water. Love the small seating format allows for great viewing everywhere. We make a habit to make a day of it with shopping in the area, afternoon theatre and dinner. The play Leading Ladies has been...More

Thank canadian-eh777
Reviewed 17 August 2017

We saw the play "Only Drunks and Children tell the truth" It was a very good storyline, dealing with aboriginal children who had been taken out of their homes by the authorities and adopted out, and the problems they faced. There was a bit of...More

Thank Anne J
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

Quaint former rowing clubhouse that is now a theatre. Holds somewhere around 300 people. Very intimate type seatin & setup, no bad seats anywhere, in our opinion. They do have light refreshments for sale, including alcohol, before the show and at intermission. There is also...More

Thank Lisa N
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15 August 2016|
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Response from Bernie1112014 | Reviewed this property |
it is covered, no problem about rain. there is a deck on St. Lawrence for the half time and it is covered
26 July 2015|
Response from Dale R | Reviewed this property |
In relation to the cruise, I really cannot answer that question. What I can say is that there is a lot of hills around the harbour to walk, and it may be an impediment to your happiness. However, I assume the cruises are... More