Kingswood Music Theatre

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Kingswood Music Theatre
Address 9740 Jane Street
Maple ON L6A 1S6
Location Vaughan, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates 43°50′22″N 79°32′22″W / 43.839549°N 79.539331°W / 43.839549; -79.539331Coordinates: 43°50′22″N 79°32′22″W / 43.839549°N 79.539331°W / 43.839549; -79.539331
Owner Cedar Fair Entertainment Company
Type Bandshell
Seating type Lawn seating
Capacity 15,000
Construction
Built 1982
Opened 1983
Website
www.canadaswonderland.com

Kingswood Music Theatre is a 15,000-seat amphitheatre located at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario. Kingswood is open from May to September.[1] Opened in 1983, Kingswood hosted many "big-name" concerts.

Kingswood is an open-air theater with a covered bandshell and exposed lawn seats for the audience.[1]

On August 18, 1986 the reunion of Canadian folk duo Ian & Sylvia was filmed at Kingswood by CBC Television, with guests Gordon Lightfoot, Judy Collins, Emmylou Harris and Murray McLaughlan.

After the Molson Amphitheatre opened in 1995 and Air Canada Centre opened in 1999 the use of Kingswood as a music venue declined. Cultural festivals at the theatre became more prominent. The box office at the gates of Wonderland was removed because of the decline of the theatre as a music venue.

Many big artists and bands had played the concert venue in its heyday such as Eric Clapton, Grateful Dead, Laura Branigan, David Lee Roth and Canadian rock music legend Kim Mitchell, who won a prestigious award for ticket sales of over 100,000 tickets sold to his various multi night concerts at the venue.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kingswood Music Theatre - Frommers Review". Toronto Nightlife. New York Times. Retrieved 2009-07-12.