First opened on Christmas Day in 1945, the iconic 200-seat Garrick Theatre in Bonavista Newfoundland was named after David Garrick, a pioneer in English Theatre during the mid 1700s. The building recently underwent a $1.6 million renovation to create a state-of-the-art, multi-use entertainment venue for live theatre, performance events and movies. The Garrick Theatre re-opened to the public on April 5, 2010 with Canada’s celebrated national touring performance of ABBA! The theatre is one of the province’s oldest surviving theatres and a treasured Newfoundland attraction. The Garrick Theatre was originally built and owned by John Bradley who donated the property to the Bonavista Historical Society in 2003.

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