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Thousand Islands Playhouse

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Address: 185 South St, Gananoque, Ontario K7G 1A1, Canada
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+1 613-382-7020
11:00 - 22:00
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The most scenic theatre in Canada, the Thousand Islands Playhouse has two...

The most scenic theatre in Canada, the Thousand Islands Playhouse has two theatres on the banks of the St. Lawrence River, halfway between Toronto and Montreal, Canada. Featuring the longest decks in the region, The Springer Theatre is an intimate air conditioned vintage "canoe club" - and seats 360 with proscenium style seating. The Firehall Theatre is a heritage building with flexible seating open to innovative staging.

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Now an annual anniversary getaway

For the second year in a row, my wife and I have come to Gananoque to enjoy a play and get away for our anniversary weekend. This year we were lucky enough to be there for... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 June 2015
Ottawa, Canada
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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 2015

For the second year in a row, my wife and I have come to Gananoque to enjoy a play and get away for our anniversary weekend. This year we were lucky enough to be there for opening night. The play itself was just OK but the playhouse is a wonderful place, literally hanging over the St. Lawrence (you can even... More 

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Gananoque, Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

You will be pleasantly surprised with the quality of the shows here. I have not been disappointed yet. A very cozy room so your up close to the actors and they have to be good!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2014

We saw a production of 'Educating Rita' with a cast of two, they held our attention throughout with genuine English accents. The set, lighting and sound were all professional. Very high standard of theatre and the place was full.... amazing as they are playing most evenings.

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Kemptville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2014

Please check out the excellent packages with the Inn and theater. This is an area that is breathtaking and worth a weekend - or a few days - of rest, relaxation and a live performance. Well worth every minute.

Thank RCanard
Spencerville, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014 via mobile

Went with my wife to the afternoon show on Saturday to see Educating Rita. The interior of the building is impressive solid oak. The balcony overlooking the St.Lawrence river is breathtaking. The option to enjoy a beverage before the show and during the intermission of the show was delightful. There is not a bad seat in the playhouse. The staff... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Only two actors and they were great, so much dialogue and they did wonderful. The location is beautiful, right on the water.

Thank Barb L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2014

Great view from outside Play was pretty good but saw the Michael Caine version Saw a musical in the summer which was great All seats have good vision to the stage and the tickets are very reasonably priced.

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Langley City, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2014

A last minute whim took us to the playhouse and we were glad we went. The price was a little high for a small production but the play was fun.

Thank Pam R
Brockville, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2014 via mobile

Went to see an evening performance of "Waiting for the Parade". Wonderful performance by all of the actresses. The venue is gorgeous. Intermission out on the patio overlooking the water was lovely. For some reason the theatre was overheated though. And some students filled a few rows ahead of us. Often we found ourselves craning to see around the folks... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Always an exciting line up of shows - a great mix and a really attractive venue (how can you go wrong with a balcony overlooking the 1000 Islands). Very friendly front of house staff and box office staff. Comfy seats in the Springer - and the Firehall is always offering up something new and different. Go for a matinee and... More 

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