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McPherson Playhouse
The Mac
McPherson Playhouse, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 04.jpg
Address 3 Centennial Square
Victoria, British Columbia
V8W 1P5
Coordinates 48°25′43″N 123°22′00″W / 48.42861°N 123.36667°W / 48.42861; -123.36667
Owner The Royal and McPherson Theatre Society
Type Theatre and concert hall
Capacity 772
Opened 1914

The McPherson Playhouse, known as The Mac, is a theatre and concert hall in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Part of the Centennial Square complex on the north side of downtown Victoria, adjacent to the intersection of Pandora and Government streets across from the CTV Vancouver Island studios and the Victoria City Hall, it was originally built as a Pantages Theatre in 1914. In the 1960s it was donated, with supporting funding for its renovation, to the people of Victoria by Thomas Shanks McPherson. It became part of the Centennial Square redevelopment, finished in 1965. Renovations preserved and refurbished the Neo-Baroque auditorium but added a modern lobby and various technical improvements.

The theatre hosts professional, community and amateur events year-round and is operated as a licensee/rental venue, under the administration of the Royal and McPherson Theatres Society, which also manages the Royal Theatre. The theatre has one large balcony and two sets of boxes, and has a total capacity of 772.

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