The Magic Hour | FAQs

The Magic Hour  |  FAQs

Have some questions about The Magic Hour experience? If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for here, please contact or

Q: What happens if I arrive late?

A: This is a timed experience that runs every 3.5 minutes, so if you arrive late we will do our best to fit you into the next available slot. If you can’t wait for that, we can rebook your ticket for you for $4/ticket.

Q: How Accessible is the Experience (Stairs, how much walking?)

A: The Magic Hour is a walk-through event that includes three flights of stairs. As such, it is not  accessible to individuals who use mobility devices. Audio and recorded spoken word feature heavily in the show and are not captioned within the experience. Visual elements are often not described. To discuss opportunities for access to the content, please contact

Q: Audience advisories: are there flashing lights or haze in The Magic Hour?

A: This show contains HAZE EFFECTS, FLASHING LIGHTS, and COVID-19 related content. Audiences must be able to walk up and down MULTIPLE STAIRCASES and some rooms may be HOT or contain SCENT.

Q: Do I need to wear a mask?

A: Masks are mandatory. While there are no performers, there will be ushers and volunteers throughout helping you navigate through and for their safety, Presentation House Theatre requires masks to be worn indoors at all times.

Q: Can two people see the show at the same time?

A: The show is designed for solo experiences, however, we can accommodate “tandem” audiences of two people at once. The reduced price for tandem participants reflects the fact that the experience is optimal as a solo traveller.

Q: What ages are appropriate for the Magic Hour?

A: Magic Hour is best experienced by ages 10+. Please note there is some swearing. Parents can use their discretion in bringing children. Children under 10 must be accompanied by an adult.

Q: Is there anything around the theatre to do before or after The Magic Hour?

A: There is! Bring a picnic blanket and set up on the expansive PHT grounds before or after your ticket time, or venture through Lower Lonsdale/Shipyards district, which is full of restaurants and shops, including some staff favourites: Minemura Sushi, LIFT Bakery, and Steetcar Brewing. Other experiences include a public art trail, craft brewery “ale trail”, and curated Indigenous experiences.

Q: Is there parking?

A: Yes! PHT has a parking lot and there is street parking available.