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“HMS Pinafore”
Review of Avon Theater

Avon Theater
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Stratford
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Located in the heart of downtown at 99 Downie Street, this one-time vaudeville theatre has been rejuvenated but still retains its old world charm. The theatre offers special access seating on the orchestra level. This location has limited metered parking and Special Access spaces are located on George and Downie Streets. For Motor Coaches/Buses, please do not load/unload or park in front of the theatre. Loading zones are available on the north side of George Street.
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Not our first time but definitely the last for pinafore. Not sure how many times this can be reprised and be fresh and relevant. Very rushed performance. Highlight definitely the honorable member of parliament. He was great. Uneven voices overall but the music was excellent.

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Reviewed 26 September 2017

This is a very big beautifully restored theater--look around for nice lights and decorations. The areas before you go to your seats in the theater are quite modern on each level, with several chairs and couches for use while waiting, and good restrooms on two of the levels.. The orchestra level waiting area connects by just a few steps to an attractive theater gift shop you'll enjoy visiting.
We saw a play at the Avon again this summer and to save money, we again chose seats several rows from the stage and quite far over on the left side. Yes, center seats are more appealing, but can be quite expensive. However, even side seats are comfortably well padded, with sufficient leg room, and still provide good views of the stage.

Thank tonigoldfarb
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Stratford F, Marketing Coordinator at Avon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much for your review of the Avon Theatre. We are so glad that you enjoyed your entire experience! SF

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Reviewed 21 September 2017

We've always liked the Avon with its classic proscenium-arch stage. The play today showed the theatre at its best. The School for Scandal is a favorite play of ours, and this production was delightful, with excellent performances from Geraint Wyn Davies, Joseph Ziegler and Tyrone Savage among others. Go see it if you have the chance; you won't regret it!

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Reviewed 15 September 2017

Hilarious must see play in beautiful Avon theatre in heart of downtown close to restaurants/shopping, site seeing, gardens

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

We arrived 20 mins before curtain raising. Patrons moved well, we were in the balcony, and found our seats well enough. Others that had difficulties had them solved quickly and very courteously. The overall experience and the surroundings were top notch. The only beefs were with the access to the washrooms in the balcony, only 1 regular door that was for entry and exit, made for a tight passage. The access to the balcony also only had one real access, though the stairs were wide, another would be realyy beneficial. All in all very good experience.

Thank UncaPP
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