Massey Hall, Toronto
About Massey Hall, Toronto
Massey Hall, Toronto - Address, Phone Number
Address: 178 Victoria St, Toronto, ON M5B 1T7, Canada
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This historic performance arts theatre built in 1894 seats about 2700 people. Before the Roy Thomson Hall opened it was THE event venue of Toronto, more popular than even Eaton Auditorium. A mix of Palladian (exterior) and Moorish Revival (interior) architecture, the hall has seen performances by some of the greatest names in music - Dylan, Neil Diamond - and also appearances by Winston Churchill and the Dalai Lama.
Massey Hall Information
- Read the extensive FAQ on the attraction website.
- Check attraction website for upcoming shows.
Massey Hall Ticket Prices
- Tickets depend on the show but CAD 70-200 is a pretty standard price range.
Massey Hall Opening and Closing Hours
Times given here are for the box office. Actual show times will depend on the event.
- Mon-Fri: 9am - 6pm
- Sat: 12pm - 5pm
- Sun & Holidays: 3 hours prior to performance.
Shows usually start between 7pm and 8pm, but this could vary.
How To reach Massey Hall by Public Transport
- Subway 1; Streetcar 505; Buses 97, 320 stop Dundas
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Massey Hall, Toronto Reviews - Write a Review
5 stars for the venue, it's a classic, and I hate to lower my review but current trends indicate it's a venue in crisis in tone, execution and identity. First, the current drinks menu is beyond terrible. Ace Hill is the new beer sponsor. Ick. Worse, the security / management teams implemented a terrible system whereby they don't allow fans to move to the stage without a wristband -- late show gathering around the stage is a recent tradition that most of us loved, it is now gone. It's all in the name of 'fire codes' but it's not consistent. Some bands insist they allow this celebration and it happens. It seems more to be all about selling and retaining privilege for certain guests. It is not an accident this came into effect around the same time they started doing exclusive seat sales with American Express. I was very sad about the upcoming closure for renovations, this used to be one of my favourite venues, but, now, I am looking forward to the off-time so they can hopefully get their act together and restore this venue back to its former glory and back to a people's venue. To be clear, even with all these quibbles, I love the space itself, booking staff are incredible, the front-of-house staff is incredible (excluding security), but there is definitely a 'wrong direction' vibe I feel and it should be noted.
Beautiful venue with incredible acoustics. If you ever have an opportunity to see a band/performance here you won't be disappointed. Even with the obstructed views I'm never that disappointed!
Gorgeous older venue in the downtown - the acoustics are good but the cheap seats in the upper rows are the single most uncomfortable thing I've ever sat in! They must be vintage because they're super narrow with very little knee room and the aisles are jam packed, last time I caught a show here I had to scoot out to stretch my legs because I couldn't handle sitting down that squished any longer, so beware to the long limbed!
Neat atmosphere, great sound. Insanely uncomfortable chairs...Be warmed that upper gallery is very tightly packed. I liked the place, but the bar down 7 flights of stairs is dumb... the upper bar was closed during a packed show! The fridge was even fully stocked.
Historic building that takes you back in time. Entering the building itself is as much a thrill and awe as the performance you are about to see. The seats could be better, but you almost forget about it once the show starts
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