Kingswood Music Theatre

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Kingswood Music Theatre
Address9740 Jane Street
Maple Ontario L6A 1S6
LocationVaughan, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates43°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
OwnerCedar Fair Entertainment Company
TypeBandshell
Seating typeLawn seating
Capacity15,000
Construction
Built1982
Opened1983
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] The facility opened in 1983.

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 McLachlan.

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 notable artists and bands have played the concert venue, including Eric Clapton, Grateful Dead, Laura Branigan, David Lee Roth and Canadian rock musician Kim Mitchell, who won an award for ticket sales of over 100,000 tickets for his performances at the venue.

References[edit]

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