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Avon Theater

90 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
+1 800-567-1600
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Good place to see great theatre

The Avon has been around for a long time. It started as a movie theatre but was transformed into a... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ontario, Canada
HMS Pinafore

Not our first time but definitely the last for pinafore. Not sure how many times this can be... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Dave C
Ottawa, Canada
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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.
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  • Very good20%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“leg room” (23 reviews)
90 Downie Street, Stratford, Ontario, Canada
+1 800-567-1600
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Avon has been around for a long time. It started as a movie theatre but was transformed into a theatrical venue and has since undergone a complete redo to its current form. It is a comfortable place to see great theatre; all you need...More

Thank juliamsschneider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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.

Thank Dave C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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...More

Thank tonigoldfarb
Stratford F, Marketing Coordinator at Avon Theater, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...More

Thank operalover939
Reviewed 14 September 2017

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

Thank Marilyn P
Reviewed 13 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...More

Thank UncaPP
Reviewed 13 September 2017

All ways great performance, HMS Pinafore, magnificent scenery, actors, Love the olde world Theatre of the Avon, lovely memories too And annual PAL fund raiser in its 12th year, with silent auction This year the 2nd Beatles show, All you Need is Love, hosted by...More

Thank Carol Z
Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

The staff at the theatre were pleasant and helpful. The facilities were clean and well taken care of. Great production of HMS!! Great cast and choreography.

Thank dupester77
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Being used to London theaters, thought that outside would reflect the inside. So wrong. It is quite lovely, with all the requirements for a beautiful old theater. The place was packed to the rafters, with all age groups. Sat in a semi-obscured view seat. Whilst...More

Thank urnana
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

The show we saw was great and very professional, my only complaint was with the size of the seats in the balcony. Our knees were uncomfortably pressed against the seat in front of us, luckily the seats in the back row center were not full...More

Thank alawight
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Response from joyclub | Reviewed this property |
We parked very close by where there are meters but it is free to park there in the evening.