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Thousand Islands Playhouse

185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
+1 613-382-7020
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Amazing talent, great view!

We saw "She Loves Me" (the closing performance) and it was aboslutely fantastic. The crew was... read more

Reviewed 12 August 2014
Lyndsey H
Ontario, Canada
Well Done!

Great playhouse sitting on the water! Saw "She Loves Me" (the base story version of Sleepless in... read more

Reviewed 9 August 2014
Toronto, Canada
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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 good26%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
+1 613-382-7020
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Reviewed 12 August 2014

We saw "She Loves Me" (the closing performance) and it was aboslutely fantastic. The crew was phenomenal and on par with (or even better than) the Stratford Festival (which we attend relatively frequently as it's nearby). My husband was skeptical going into this play, but...More

Thank Lyndsey H
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Great playhouse sitting on the water! Saw "She Loves Me" (the base story version of Sleepless in Seattle etc - well done staff and ensemble! Well worth the diversion to Gananoque itself!)

Thank jwca
Reviewed 5 August 2014

In the evening, from our room at The Gananoque Inn & Spa we take a short walk to the Firehall Theatre, one of two in The Thousand Islands Playhouse (the other: The Springer Theatre) to watch Jake’s Gift – A journey to Juno Beach, a...More

Thank Mike K
Reviewed 5 August 2014

My husband, male friend and I attended the play "The Importance of Being Ernest". The playhouse itself is very nice, rustic in nature and all seats are good. Free street parking but get there early if you want a spot near the Playhouse otherwise be...More

Thank OttawaVictoria_bc
Reviewed 31 July 2014

Since I live in this area, I attend the performances at the Thousand Islands Playhouse regularly. This year I am very impressed with the variety of performances. So far this year, I have seen "Driving Miss Daisy", "She Loves Me" and "Jake's Gift", three entirely...More

Thank KD B
Reviewed 28 July 2014

We attended opening night of "The Importance of Being Ernest". We expected local community theatre and we experienced a world class performance. A classic play, well acted and presented.

Thank Lynne V
Reviewed 26 July 2014

We attended a performance of Jake's Gift at the Firehall Theater. This is a small venue that is very flexible in that it is an open space, not a proscenium arch theater. There is on-street parking around the theater, the parking lot they suggest is...More

Thank trainfan2000
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...More

Thank Vivienne w
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...More

Thank apples372
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 .

Thank PtboCan
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Just want to know if you can go when it's raining, is it covered?
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
I am bringing my parents to the cruise on Tuesday, August 18th. My elderly father uses a walker, and can only "do" a few steps. He also needs us to assist him in the washroom. We would like to do a cruise of 2-2.5 hours. Is this practical? Do you have handicap accessibility? Will there be a place for him to sit outside part of the time? Should we book now, or just show up on the date? Thank you for your assistance.
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