Grand Theatre London

Grand Theatre London

There’s no business like show business and no theatre quite like Grand Theatre London. This professional theatre company puts on multiple shows every year from September to May, along with a selection of theatrical events like behind-the-scenes, backstage tours and meet-and-greets with artists.

Initially, the Grand was an opera house that staged road shows and vaudeville acts. Over the years, it has gone on to host famous artists such as Brent Carver, Louise Pitre, Jessica Tandy and William Hutt. Today, it is the ideal destination for art and entertainment in London.

Two women in side balcony seats facing the curtain and stage at the Grand Theatre London.

Grand Theatre London | Damian Dudek

How to get to Grand Theatre London

Location: 471 Richmond Street, London

By transit: The Grand is located in downtown London, just north of the Dundas and Richmond intersection. London Transit, VIA Rail and Greyhound provide regular service to the city. 

By car: The Grand Theatre is easily accessible by vehicle and there are free and paid parking options nearby.

Know before you go

The Grand Theatre provides American Sign Language interpretation, assisted hearing devices and accessible seating for guests with wheelchairs. Certain plays include screens that display the play’s dialogue and sound effects as text.

Enjoy a 10% discount by using your ticket stub at participating local businesses on the day of your performance.

Things to do at Grand Theatre London

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Enjoy live theatre

From solo theatre performances to quartets and gospels, the Grand hosts weekly live shows catering to a wide variety of artistic tastes. Check the calendar to see what’s coming up.

Tour backstage

Enjoy a backstage tour of the Grand Theatre. Explore the costume and props shop, hear stories from actors who’ve graced the stage and learn about the resident ghost, Ambrose Small.

Listen to a public talk

Led by a theatre host, Tea Talks are held every Wednesday before the Spriet Stage matinee. Sip on free tea and engage in interesting conversations on the production you’re attending.

Join a live discussion

Join artists and creative team members for “AfterWORDS,” a panel discussion held every Wednesday after performances. Grab a drink, settle in and mingle with performers and artists.

Host a private event

Rent the Spriet Stage, Auburn Stage and lobby or the Drewlo Lounge for a memorable event. These spaces provide the perfect backdrop for weddings, parties and corporate functions.

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Grand Theatre London

Interesting facts about Grand Theatre London

Grand Theatre London’s centrepiece, the Spriet Stage, seats 839 guests. The stage is known for its proscenium arch design, one of the last remaining in Canada. It features original artwork by the famous muralist Federick S. Challenger.

The Grand operates a High School Project, a theatre program that provides theatrical mentorship to high school students in the area. Each year, these students show off what they’ve learned by putting on a show on the Grand’s main stage. This is the only project of its kind in North America.

Accessibility features

Accessible entrances/exits

A sufficiently wide, hard surfaced,  unobstructed path, no steps or equipped  with ramp connecting to a public  entrance or exit and identified by signage.  Automatic door openers, adequate  manoeuvring room in front of door.

Accessible parking

At least one identified, reserved parking  space with a safe, clearly marked  accessible route from the designated  parking area to an accessible building  entrance.

Accessible seating

Reserved space with a clear view of the  event/activity for someone who is seated,  good sound quality, and adequate  manoeuvring room for a mobility device.

Accessible washroom

An accessible washroom stall has  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, sink with  knee clearance, and lever handles or  automatic sensor faucets. 

Assistive listening devices available

Assistive listening devices are available  for rent or free of charge. 

Elevator access

Elevator access to all public floors with  adequate manoeuvring room to enter  and exit the elevator.

Information available in alternative format

Accessible formats (e.g. for menus,  brochures, etc) and communication  supports are provided in a timely manner  upon request at no extra charge in  consultation with the person making the  request.

Service animals welcome

Service animal can be identified by visual  indicators (guide dog or other animal  wearing a vest/harness); or  documentation available from a  regulated health professional to confirm  the animal is required due to a disability. 

Support persons welcome

Support persons are welcome to provide  services or assistance with  communication, mobility, personal care,  medical needs or access to facilities.  Please check with the organization about  entry fees, if applicable.

Universal washroom

Separate, individual washroom with  adequate manoeuvring room for mobility  devices. Includes grab bars, transfer  space, accessible door latch, accessible  sink with knee clearance, easy-to-use  faucets and adult change table. 

Wheelchair accessible

Unobstructed path through public  hallways that are wide enough to allow  people using wheelchairs and other  mobility devices to move easily through  the building. 

Wheelchair and/or mobility devices available

Wheelchairs and/or mobility devices are  available, free of charge, or for rent. 

Last updated: May 17, 2024

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