MIRVISH PRODUCTIONS PROVIDES BUS SERVICE FOR MATINEE-GOERS IN FIVE ONTARIO LOCATIONS

Mirvish Productions is taking a page from the Stratford and Shaw festivals and providing a direct bus service for its patrons.

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The Ed Mirvish Theatre is one of the drop-off and pickup spots for Mirvish Productions’ new out-of-town bus service, the Mirvish Express. (DAVID COOPER / TORONTO STAR FILE PHOTO)

Mirvish Productions is taking a page from the Stratford and Shaw festivals and providing a direct bus service for its patrons.

Whereas those theatre festivals bus people from Toronto to Stratford and Niagara-on-the-Lake and back, respectively, Mirvish’s service will ferry theatregoers between here and London, Woodstock, Kitchener, Morriston (just outside Guelph) and Milton.

The Mirvish Express is available for people attending Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday matinees beginning July 4, and will cost between $30 and $50 return depending on the pickup spot, although discounts are available for the first 500 who book in either price range. There are also special seven-trip packages for matinee subscribers.

The air-conditioned, wifi-equipped Great Canadian Holidays coaches will drop patrons at the Royal Alexandra, Princess of Wales or Ed Mirvish theatres in time for lunch with pickup at the theatres post-show.

See mirvish.com for a list of pickup points and to book, beginning Thursday.

by DEBRA YEO | Toronto Star

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