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McPherson Playhouse

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McPherson Playhouse

3 Centennial Sq Victoria BC map
since 1914
Located in the heart of Old Town Victoria, the McPherson Playhouse has been the home of intimate theatre in Victoria since opening in 1914 as part of the Pantages chain of theatres found across North America. Evolving from its vaudevillian roots, the McPherson hosts a variety of professional, community and amateur events throughout the year. The 772-seat theatre continues to be one of the most impeccably maintained and finest examples of theatres from its era still standing in Canada today. The McPherson Playhouse was granted a heritage designation on October 25, 1995.
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Accessibility Notes

Special Accommodation
If a patron has a physical, or other barrier, that requires special accommodation for events taking place at the Royal Theatre or McPherson Playhouse please contact our Box Office at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121.

Wheelchair Seating
The Royal Theatre & McPherson Playhouse are wheelchair accessible on the main floor only. The Royal has 10 wheelchair locations and the McPherson has 8, which are located at the back of the main floor. In order to book the wheelchair seats for a performance, please contact our Box Office at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121.

There is no elevator at the Royal Theatre or McPherson Playhouse.

Assistance with Seating
If you require assistance in seating, particularly if you use a wheelchair or a walker, please arrive 30 minutes prior to the start time and our staff will be happy to assist you.

If you need to obtain a performance running time in order to book the Handydart, please visit the event detail page on our website as we update that page as soon as we receive the running time. If there is no running time listed please contact our Box Office at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 and they can endeavor to assist.

Hearing Assistance Devices
The Royal Theatre and McPherson Playhouse are equipped with Sennheiser Infra-Red Assistive Listening Systems. Patrons can be provided either a headset or a neck-loop and receiver for “T-Coil” equipped personal hearing aids, or cochlear implants. The receiver also has a 1/8" audio jack for those patrons who may prefer to use their own headphones. Please ask one of our theatre staff for more information.

Leisure Assistance/Access 2 Entertainment Passes
The Royal and McPherson Theatres is pleased to accept these passes for events taking place at the Royal Theatre or McPherson Playhouse. If you have one of these passes please contact our Box Office at 250.386.6121 or toll-free at 1.888.717.6121 to book your tickets. Please be aware that inventory is limited and tickets are booked on a first come, first served basis.

Venue Specs

Venue FormatTheatre
Liquor LicenseLicensed (minors allowed)
Capacity Notes/DetailsMain floor: 385, Lower Balcony: 179, Upper Balcony: 208
Has StageYes
Has Sound / LightingYes

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Address3 Centennial Sq

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