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St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts

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Address: 27 Front St E, Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B4, Canada
Phone Number: +1 416-366-7723
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We were in the Jane Mallett Theatre for an Opera in Concert performance. It was okay, though a fully staged production would have been better. There's no way a piano can replace... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 December 2014
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Toronto, Canada
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Buffalo, NY
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

The Hannaford Street Silver Band calls this home and even has its name on the building. This is a well-deserved honor, as this British-style brass band (no French horns, of course!) plays some of the most interesting and challenging music written for this up-an-coming genre. The British-style brass band is not what you think! With over 400 bands playing this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015

This play is a "must see". The script is terrific, the acting strong and moving,and the staging enhanced but did not take over the drama. The play was pretty much sold out with a high school group there, which meant for a noise-y and crowded theatre. Once the play began you could hear a pin drop. It's a movingly eloquent... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were in the Bluma Appel Theatre for a performance of Julie, an opera by Philippe Boesmans. The work itself was generally interesting and attractive, although it had some limitations. The theatre is first-rate. The seats are comfortable, the sightlines good, and as a whole the space is more appealing than the smaller Jane Mallett Theatre that is part of... More 

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Brantford
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 April 2015

Great venue. good comedian. The centre needs the get there stories straight on what food and drink can go into the auditorium. Buddy selling me my coffee says yes than I get down to our seats and lady says no.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

We were in the Jane Mallett Theatre for an Opera in Concert performance. It was okay, though a fully staged production would have been better. There's no way a piano can replace an orchestra. The space itself is nice, however, even though our seats felt a bit narrow. Leg room was sufficient, and our view of the stage was excellent.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2014

Saw Bill Frisell here and totally loved the venue. Smaller hall, very comfortable seats, staff were so friendly and helpful, not a bad seat in the place. You can enjoy a class of wine, sit back and listen to the music. For serious music lovers only. Close to transit and great restaurants - thoroughly enjoyed it!

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Toronto, Ontario
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

Nice theatre but beware of two things - the heat is too high and more importantly the second floor has no elevator - quite a deterrent in this day and age when things should be accessible to those with mobility issues.

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pickering
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2013 via mobile

Location great, atmosphere is inviting. Service was excellent...staff always there to assist. There wad a little cafe there but we didn't buy. The event we went to see was called sisters speak which was excellent. My only problem was the theatre was way to hot...I was sweating. And we.were just sitting down. My mouth was so dry...I just could not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

This is a great place to see a lot of international talent and great music. A must for theatre goers.

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Thank langtongirl
Toronto
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

The Bluma Appel Theatre is about 1000 seats. The programming is more artsy than formula musicals. The appeal is what's on the stage, smaller productions and often avant garde.

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