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The Grand Theatre

218 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
+1 613-530-2050
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Chantal Kreviazuk

Another great show. We have been enjoying the historic Grand Theatre for the 30 years we've lived... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2016
Tom H
,
Kingston, Ontario, Canada
via mobile
Wonderful venue, not a bad seat in the house...

This was our first visit to this charming theater. Although we were in the last section of the... read more

Reviewed 12 February 2016
Daryl W
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Kingston, Canada
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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, modern dance, theatre, variety, musicals, comedy and more. Open all year round, we look forward to welcoming you to this historic performing arts centre in the heart of downtown Kingston.
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  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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218 Princess St, Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed 12 February 2016 via mobile

Another great show. We have been enjoying the historic Grand Theatre for the 30 years we've lived in Kingston, and especially since the renovation. Kingston is so lucky to have such an eclectic group of performance theatres from local bars, the KRock, Queen's, the Isabel...More

Thank Tom H
Reviewed 12 February 2016

This was our first visit to this charming theater. Although we were in the last section of the balcony, it felt like we were center stage. Excellent acoustics and it didn't hurt that it was Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk. After this experience, my wife...More

Thank Daryl W
Julie F, Marketing Manager at The Grand Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi Daryl, thanks so much for your glowing review and for giving a shout-out to Raine Maida and Chantal Kreviazuk. We are announcing our new season May 20, so please check out the website at kingstongrand.ca to look at our line-up. We look forward to...More

Reviewed 6 October 2015

I thought I had reviewed this theatre some time ago but apparently not. My wife & I have been attending events at "The Grand" for man decades now and like the newer version as it is more comfortable with better sight lines. We attended a...More

Thank PJ M
Reviewed 28 August 2015

OK, I am a tall person. 6'-4". The last time I was there it was a tight squeeze for me. A few days ago we saw a show in the Baby Grand, which has a free-er seating arrangement and is a much smaller venue.More

Thank ketjap
Julie F, Marketing Manager at The Grand Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hello, we agree that some of the seats in the balcony are tight for taller people. The next time you are interested in attending a show, please feel free to come to the theatre and ask to sit in a number of seats to find...More

Reviewed 14 March 2015

A lovely intimate theatre. Fabulous sound. Not too big. Comfortable chairs. Quote a lovely place to take in a show and lots of parking connected behind it.

Thank Sunsequitur
Reviewed 7 March 2015

We attended the Jann Arden concert Mar 6, 2015. I had never been to this theatre and was very impressed. Our seats were comfortable and there was an intimate atmosphere in the theatre. Great location with parking garage right behind the theatre and lots of...More

Thank Peter d
Julie F, Marketing Manager at The Grand Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2016

Hi Peter, thanks so much for the positive feedback. Jann Arden is a Canadian music legend, and I am so glad that you enjoyed her performance. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Currently in this theatre and can not move an inch within my seat. I have had more leg room in planes then this place. Not worth the money.

2  Thank Kathryn L
Reviewed 1 March 2015

Attended a lecture/slide show of Ethan Russell, photographer to some of the great Rock Musicians of the 60s and 70s. No question this talented and humble man had a front row seat/ticket to the events most of us only wish we could have attended. Mr....More

Thank Lantana1953
Reviewed 13 December 2014 via mobile

My husband and I went to the grand to see the nutcracker. It was wonderful. The theatre is old but it is charming and provides a decent venue for ballet. The parking garage in the back is very convenient and easily accessible we had no...More

Thank Kellymeisch
Reviewed 28 November 2014

nice location, plenty of covered parking in the rear. large lobby. theatre was clean and comfortable. visited for the Kingston symphony which had a large screen on stage for visuals. acoustics is nice.

Thank steve c
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Dona M
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I visited the theater for Country Music Christmas in 2015 and The Nylons Farewell Tour in 2016. The theater is not huge, and that is one of the things I like about it. I think all seats are good, but for the Christmas show... More
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