Kingswood Music Theatre

Coordinates: 43°50′22″N 79°32′22″W / 43.839549°N 79.539331°W / 43.839549; -79.539331
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Kingswood Music Theatre
Address9740 Jane Street
Vaughan, Ontario, Canada L6A 1S6
Coordinates43°50′22″N 79°32′22″W / 43.839549°N 79.539331°W / 43.839549; -79.539331
OwnerCedar Fair Entertainment Company
Seating typeLawn seating

Kingswood Music Theatre was a 15,000-seat amphitheatre located at Canada's Wonderland in Vaughan, Ontario. Kingswood was open from May to September.[1] The facility opened in 1983. The last concert was in 2019[2] and was removed from the grounds in the fall of 2021.[3]

Kingswood was 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 in more populous and centralized downtown Toronto 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 Harry Belafonte, Johnny Mathis, Eric Clapton, John Denver, Bette Midler, Donna Summer, Laura Branigan, David Lee Roth, Grateful Dead, The Fugees, Cypress Hill, A Tribe Called Quest, Busta Rhymes, Simple Minds & The Smiths.

Canadian rock musician Kim Mitchell, won an award for ticket sales of over 100,000 tickets for his multiple performances at the venue.

Other notable artists and bands having played the concert venue include:

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