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Phoenix Concert Theatre

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Address: 410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto, Ontario M4X 1K2, Canada
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+1 416-323-1251

One of the oldest dance halls in Toronto, the Phoenix attracts an all-ages,...

One of the oldest dance halls in Toronto, the Phoenix attracts an all-ages, all-races crowd that includes straights and gays. As a rock venue, it showcases such artists as Screaming Headless Torsos and Patti Smith. On the weekends, it gets the crowds dancing with a mixture of retro, Latin, alternative, and funk.

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Great place to see a band.

Saw Big Wreck in February 2017. The show was excellent, and what made it so great was the excellent sound. We were in the VIP section upstairs which cut out much of the noise... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
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Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

1st visit to the Phoenix Concert theatre. Attended with my teenaged daughter and two of her friends for the Pentatonix concert. I was thoroughly impressed with how organized things were while we waited in line to enter, and his continued as we made our way into the concert theatre. Of most importance to note was how helpful & friendly the... More 

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Saw Big Wreck in February 2017. The show was excellent, and what made it so great was the excellent sound. We were in the VIP section upstairs which cut out much of the noise - the sound was simply amazing. Comfortable place to see a show including seating if you wanted. And access to the general admission downstairs - which... More 

Thank Andre N
Colden, New York, United States
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Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Attended Drive by Truckers. Excellent atmosphere. Larger than it looks outside with plenty of bar space. Balcony seats excellent acoustics. Parking across street at city lot if you arrive early. Reasonable and would return there.

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Reviewed 17 January 2017

It's a great place to see a band live. Its small enough so that there isn't a bad spot in the venue.I saw James Vincent McMorrow here, came in last minute and was able to grab a drink quickly and a close spot to the stage. I hope to see another artist here soon!

Thank ilovedgreece
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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Small club with a balcony. Balcony has leather couches but the sound is terrible. Good sightlines though. Definitely not my favourite venue. Saw a show here a few years ago and I think I'd prefer to be downstairs but I'm 6 feet tall. My girlfriend appreciated being in the balcony for the sightlines alone.

Thank Mike A
Gainesville, Florida
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Reviewed 27 September 2016

Went to a small event at the Phoenix Center and I really enjoyed the flow of their event space. They have multiple areas inside that can be used to meet your needs for your event. As an example we had food service in one small area and then used the larger space and upstairs seating area for mingling and socializing... More 

Thank Echolynn
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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

By far my favourite concert venue in Toronto. Just the right size to see your favourite bands up close. Well shaped venue with good sight lines and good acoustics.

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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 June 2016

Very small and intimate, this place is great to see a band up-close. Drinks were good but it tends to be a nightmare trying to get out afterwards. Nearby parking but will need to pay/walk. Great place for music!

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Essex, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Phoenix is a shabby little "theatre" that has seen better days. But this makes for an awesome little music venue. We saw Bloc Party there and was surprised at how small the venue was (which I much prefer to pointless stadium and arena concerts - its smaller than Sheps Bush and Brixton academies). With small, easy to-get-to bars either... More 

Thank Dean H
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Reviewed 12 May 2016

Came in from Ottawa to see my favourite band Collective Soul preform at the Phoenix. Let me say first that the show was AMAZING. The boys really rocked it that night. The venue was good, the sound was good as were the site lines. And even though the show was sold out, the service at the bar was great. Would... More 

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