Ed Mirvish Theatre
Ed Mirvish Theatre
4.5
About
The Ed Mirvish Theatre began its life in 1920 as a combination vaudeville and motion picture theatre in the Pantages theatre circuit. With its original 3373 seats, it was the largest cinema in Canada and, with its lavish interior - designed by the great theatre architect Thomas Lamb - the most elegant. David Mirvish officially renamed the iconic building The Ed Mirvish Theatre on December 6, 2011.
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Neighbourhood: Downtown
At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination for cheap eats and fast fashion. Cut through by hip and trendy Yonge Street, the vibe here is young, with a strong student influence from the Ryerson University Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities, with fresh retail spaces and pop-up cafes. Home to Toronto's largest indoor shopping mall, a number of vintage cinemas, and a healthy nightlife centered on the area's Distillery District bar and clubs near the East End, it's both an easygoing daytime spot and a popular party place after sunset. It also features some of Toronto's best outdoor landmarks, including Yonge-Dundas Square and the Nathan Phillips Square: perfect for a concert, a skate, or a relaxing sit-down.
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  • Dundas • 3 min walk
  • Queen • 4 min walk
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AncalagonTheBlack
Ottawa, Canada655 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
The seat cushion width was 15” and the width between the arms was 16”.

The good quality of the performance was completely ruined by being permanently uncomfortable in a seat that was too narrow. Clearly the theater is maximizing bodies in seats to maximize revenue

They will be getting no more revenue from me as I will not be returning.
Written 23 November 2023
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Elaine M
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Family
Mom and daughter attended To Kill a Mockingbird and were thoroughly impressed with the cast and the set design and for their second show last night, off without a hitch and so enjoyable! I loved the book by Harper Lee and was so impressed how the messaging of racism and community forgiveness was such a strong message in the show. They nailed the story and received a standing ovation. Richard Thomas as the !star was a perfect pick for Atticus and Melanie Moore as Scout was spot on! All the cast were brilliant in their roles.

Staff at the CAA Ed Mirvish Theatre from coat check to pouring wine were efficient and friendly. During intermission they even had a bathroom attendant waving us in the open cubicles to speed the line up. Very much appreciated. Only poor comment is that the seats are narrow and no individual arm rests.

Thank-you for a lovely show and experience!
Written 23 November 2023
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Doug B
Toronto, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Thoroughly enjoyed "In Dreams" - a moving, original story featuring the songs of Roy Orbison. The performances are excellent, with a mainly British cast supporting American Lena Hall. a past Tony winner recently named UK Theatre Award "Best Performer in a Musical" for the In Dreams premier in Leeds this summer. Orbison was renowned for the emotional intensity of his songs. Playwright David West Read has skillfully woven about 20 of these songs into his story of a band singer facing newly-diagnosed cancer in the company of former band-mates and regulars at a Mexican-American restaurant that also hosts memorial services. The sets, costumes, choreography, and musical direction are all first-class and contribute to an outstanding production that earned a well-deserved standing ovation. Planning to attend again during this run at the Ed Mirvish Theatre.
Written 16 October 2023
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Beth S
South Lake Tahoe, CA475 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
This is a well-designed theater period you can hear and see live performances no matter where you sit in the theater period
We saw in dreams and enjoyed it. We saw In Dreams and thought the production was well done.
Written 6 October 2023
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Traveller
Toronto, Canada12 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
Went to see “In Dreams” that used the music from Roy Orbison. I think he would be turning over in his grave if he witnessed the hack job done to his music. The storyline was thin at best and some characters were there just to fill out the cast, not that they added anything to the plot. Orbison’s music was screamed, screeched and wailed. Very poor tribute to an extraordinary songwriter and performer.
Written 1 October 2023
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Carol C
Sterling Heights, MI193 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Couples
Saw "In Dreams" at this Theatre. It was a spectacular show with an amazing cast! It featured songs of Roy Orbison. One of the best shows we have seen, much better than expected!
Written 1 October 2023
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P B
San Antonio, TX1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
There was a time when late patrons had to wait to be seated so that the other patrons were not disturbed. Although there is a warning this would occur, it is ignored by the staff. I was also shocked to see food products, etc., allowed in the theatre. I did not appreciate being struck in the back of the head with popcorn boxes and various food supplies as patrons returned to their seats. Seeing a live play has lost its glory. It has become an expensive version of a regular movie theatre! Tragic for those who love live theatre.
Written 15 July 2023
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Chaitanya
Cambridge, Canada1,208 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2022 • Friends
Went to see Harry Potter and the Cursed Child w/ my friend.
The theatre is great and creates a great atmosphere for the plays.

Great place to see plays and shows. Parking is tough to find due to theatre being in downtown. Need to ensure you get there 30mins before your show to account for parking and getting to the theatre.
Written 9 July 2023
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Fifer1961
Edinburgh, UK329 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Family
Looked amazing with it all laid out for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

Show was brilliant with my favourite bits being the dementors scenes and all the ones with Thomas Mitchell Barnet in them who did a masterclass in his performance of Scorpius Malfroy.
Written 27 May 2023
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TrumanEdmonton
edmonton15 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Solo
The Ed Mirvish Theatre is the perfect space to hold a show of this caliber with all the gravity defying illusions, stage flying, vertigo, and pyro. Add true Canadian talent to the mix, like ‘Albus Potter’, played by TVO host, Lucas Meeuse, brings a real special medicine to the heart of downtown Toronto, where diversity, community, and story captivate both young and old. A MUST see.
Written 2 May 2023
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