Theatre

Mar 05 - Sep 01 2019
A letter that was never meant to be seen, a lie that was never meant to be told, a life he never dreamed he could have. Evan Hansen is about to get the one thing he’s always wanted: a chance to finally fit in.
Jan 13-27 2019
Vice becomes virtue in Molière's timeless satire of religious hypocrisy - or is it the other way around? Falling under the spell of sly con artist Tartuffe, wealthy bourgeois Orgon risks his estate and his family to harbour the pious-seeming vagabond; but when their guest finally reveals his true colours, the household is thrown into chaos. Chris Abraham’s production presents Molière's dark comedy through a contemporary lens, deftly exploring how truth becomes blurred in the quest for power.
Jan 04-27 2019
Journeying across the vast expanse of the Arctic, beset by treacherous creatures wreaking havoc on his world, Kiviuq gathers strength from his ancestors and spirit guides as he defends his people and fights his way home. Music, drumming, dance, and storytelling combine in this thrillingly modern evocation of the legendary figure of Kiviuq: hero, seeker, wanderer. An Inuit Odyssey, performed in Inuktitut with English surtitles.
Feb 01-02 2019
Heralded as America’s Cultural Ambassador to the World, the company comes to the Sony Centre to showcase the vision of Artistic Director Robert Battle with programming that embraces the tradition of such beloved classics as Revelations and extends the legacy in dynamic new directions.
Feb 07-10 2019
A journey to the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, Selina Thompson’s solo show is about grief, ancestry, home, forgetting and colonialism. It’s about being part of a diaspora.
Jan 08 - Feb 10 2019
What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play That Goes Wrong, Broadway & London’s award-winning smash comedy! Called “a gut-busting hit” (The New York Times) and “the funniest play broadway has ever seen” (HuffPost), this classic murder mystery is chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania delivering “a riotous explosion of comedy” (Daily Beast). Welcome to opening night of The Murder at Haversham Manor where things are quickly going from bad to utterly disastrous. With an unconscious leading lady, a corpse that can’t play dead, and actors who trip over everything (including their lines), it’s “tons of fun” (HuffPost) and “comic gold” (Variety) – sure to bring down the house!
Jan 29 - Feb 10 2019
Highlighting the unexpected moments of joy and wonder in the face of hardship and injustice, The Tashme Project chronicles the experiences of the Nisei, second generation Japanese Canadians. Now in their 70s and 80s, they were children during the Second World War and subjected to Canada’s strict internment laws. The unique memories they share of interment and post-War resettlement offer a crucial and little known glimpse into Canada’s shameful wartime past, while offering glimmers of hope for the future.
Feb 06-16 2019
HOTEL is the story of a place and the travelers who come passing through it. A stopover where lives intersect, collide and juxtapose for a brief time to generate tales and memories. Acrobatics, theatre, dance and live music, will draw spectators into a colorful, timeless world. Avant-garde stage design, inspired by the elegance of the great hotels, will carry the narrative. All that remains is to enter through the lobby door and get swept away by the grandeur and poetry of HOTEL.
Feb 22 2019 (Friday)
Hailed by The Guardian as “a style-bending star,” South Korean vocalist Youn Sun Nah has a truly distinct story and a wholly innovative approach to music. Her refreshingly rich voice, which All About Jazz describes as “dramatic, sensual, and bluesy,” is a reflection of her varied musical background.
Feb 21-22 2019
Experience the return of the multi-Academy Award® winning 1984 motion picture, Amadeus on a vast HD screen while Mozart’s most celebrated works are performed live in-sync by a full orchestra and choir.
Feb 05-24 2019
Wild rice sparks a battle royal between a native farmer and a white cottager, whose increasingly bitter dispute becomes a microcosm for reconciliation. Told with warmth and humour, and encompassing issues of community, respect and ownership, Cottagers & Indians is a tale for our times – and a food fight for the ages.
Feb 21-24 2019
Pour is a work that explores the vulnerability and strength of women, uncovering the layers of pain we absorb in our bodies as a result of societies that do not support them.
Feb 21-24 2019
Choreographed by acclaimed Canadian dance artist Peggy Baker, who we are in the dark offers the immediacy of daring contemporary dance, supercharged live music, and sophisticated design elements from artists working with pigment, projection, and light. Jeremy Gara and Sarah Neufeld, both members of Grammy Award-winning rock band Arcade Fire, are joined on stage by seven extraordinary dancers in a work that explores and illuminates shifting identities, betrayals, secrets, and intimacies played out in the dark.
Feb 21-24 2019
An original musical by the prolific writing duo, Dick Clement and Ian La Frenais (responsible for the films The Commitments and Across The Universe, and the TV programme The Tracey Ullman Show), Jukebox Hero is a coming-of-age saga written to the music of FOREIGNER. This new Canadian production will be directed by Randy Johnson (the playwright and director of the Tony Award-nominated Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin), with musical staging and choreography by Tracey Flye (resident director of the Toronto productions of We Will Rock You and Once) and musical direction by Mark Camilleri (musical director for the the Toronto engagement of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax).
Mar 03 2019 (Sunday)
Holly Cole is a pre-eminent interpretative singer working between the poles of jazz and pop. Her unique interpretations are applauded as being highly musical, intensely original, sophisticated, witty and sexy.
Mar 03 2019 (Sunday)
We’ll Gather Lilacs in the Spring Again caused a sensation and Novello’s great musical ran for more than one thousand performances.
Feb 09 - Mar 03 2019
In 1993, in front of the world’s press, the leaders of Israel and Palestine shook hands on the lawn of the White House. Few watching would have guessed that the negotiations leading up to this iconic moment started secretly in a castle in the middle of a forest outside Oslo. Inspired by the true story of the back-channel talks, unlikely friendships and quiet heroics that led to the Oslo Peace Accords, Oslo is a deeply personal story set against a complex historical canvas, a story about the individuals behind world history and their all too human ambitions. At this cultural moment when finding common ground is paramount, "Oslo gives us hope" (Daily News).
Mar 16-17 2019
Sigma is a spectacular new cross art-form production in collaboration with Gandini Juggling and dazzling Bharatanatyam dancer and choreographer Seeta Patel. The production showcases exuberant rhythms, patterns and colours, celebrating the dialogue between the worlds of juggling, music and classical Indian dance.
Feb 28 - Mar 17 2019
As the prime suspect in a workplace accident, Floyd flees through the Rockies to escape the clutches of the RCMP. On his riveting journey westward to the Pacific, Floyd looks back on his childhood, meets some unlikely companions, and undergoes a startling transformation. A love letter to nature and critique of the devastating consequences of industrial expansion, Bears is a wild multi-disciplinary adventure.
Mar 21 2019 (Thursday)
The ever popular Kodo returns to Toronto after four years with a new show "Evolution". The drummers are noted for their strength, endurance and discipline in addition to the immaculate and virtuoso taiko drumming.
Feb 09 - Mar 24 2019
Set in the shipbuilding community in Tyne and Wear, UK, The Last Ship tells the story of a young man who returns home after seventeen years at sea. The tensions between past and future flare in both his family and his town. He finds that the local shipyard, around which the community has always revolved, is closing and no one knows what will come next, only that a half-built ship towers over the terraces of working-class homes. With the engine fired and pistons in motion, picket lines are drawn as the foreman and his wife fight to hold their community together in the face of the gathering storm.
Mar 29-30 2019
Ballet BC presents a diverse repertoire of Canadian and international work from the late 20th and early 21st centuries, and is a hotbed for the creation and performance of new works. Since 2009, they have developed a repertoire of more than 45 new works by acclaimed Canadian and international choreographers including William Forsythe, Cayetano Soto, Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Ohad Naharin, Crystal Pite and Aszure Barton among many others.
Mar 30-31 2019
Featuring Elizabeth DeGrazia, Marion Newman, and Theodore Baerg. Condemned by the Nazis, this masterwork’s acerbic politics and satirical themes merge with humanity’s search for happiness.
Feb 20 - Mar 31 2019
Cape Bretoner Dougie hasn’t seen his best childhood pal Allan in twenty-five years, so it’s no surprise that their reunion is a boisterous night of memories, laughter, drinking and dancing. But as evening becomes day, as the smiles begin to fade and the bottles sit empty, the old friends revisit other memories, uncomfortable ones that force them to confront the realities of who — and what — they really are.
Apr 05 2019 (Friday)
Brit Floyd, the world’s greatest Pink Floyd tribute show, returns to the stage in 2019 with its most ambitious and best production yet, a very special 40th Anniversary retrospective of Pink Floyd’s iconic rock opera, The Wall.
Apr 05-07 2019
Hot Brown Honey turns up the heat, delivering lashings of sass and a hot pinch of empowerment in the smash-hit that has taken the world by storm. Packing a punch of hip hop politics, the Honeys will make you laugh, cry, clap and shake what your mama gave you. This stellar posse of phenomenal women make noise as they defiantly smash stereotypes and remix the system. Fighting the power never tasted so sweet. *Suitable for ages 15+ Performance contains adult themes, strobe lights, haze , smoke, loud noises, trigger warning VAW.
Apr 09 2019 (Tuesday)
Batsheva’s Ohad Naharin is known worldwide for his adventurous vision and distinctive choreographic voice. He is widely considered to be one of the great dance pioneers of his generation. Under Naharin’s direction for the past 27 years, Batsheva has become one of the world’s preeminent dance companies. Based in Tel Aviv, the eighteen dancers of Batsheva’s senior company are cast globally and are trained
 by Naharin in his original movement language he has coined “Gaga”. A signature
 of Batsheva’s dancers is their visceral physicality combined with the depth and consistency of their training— a quality that is at once raw and virtuosic.
Apr 12 2019 (Friday)
Since bursting onto the music scene in 2003, Hiromi has electrified audiences and critics east and west, with a creative energy that encompasses and eclipses the boundaries of jazz, classical and pop parameters, taking improvisation and composition to new heights of complexity and sophistication.
Apr 04-13 2019
The radiant Canadian superstar Measha Brueggergosman makes a triumphant return to Opera Atelier as Elettra in Mozart’s Idomeneo – the role which won her a Dora Award and international accolades. She is joined by a thrilling cast of Canada’s finest singers, including tenor Colin Ainsworth in the title role, mezzo-soprano Wallis Giunta as Idamante and soprano Meghan Lindsay as Ilia. Brimming with Mozart’s show-stopping arias, deeply emotional ensembles and spectacular dancing, Idomeneo tells the story of the Greek hero who is forced to choose between the life of his son and a terrible promise he has made to the god of the sea.
Mar 23 - Apr 14 2019
In the final scene of Ibsen’s 1879 groundbreaking masterwork, Nora Helmer makes the shocking decision to leave her husband and children, and begin a life on her own. This climactic event—when Nora slams the door on everything in her life— instantly propelled world drama into the modern age. In A Doll’s House, Part 2, many years have passed since Nora’s exit. Now, there’s a knock on that same door. Nora has returned. But why? And what will it mean for those she left behind?
Apr 03-21 2019
Based on the true story of Marie Joseph Angélique, an enslaved Black woman who was hanged for setting fire to Montréal in 1734, Lorena Gale’s award-winning 1998 classic draws a line from Canada’s relatively unknown past to our contemporary struggles with racism. Combining historical fact with a thrilling live score and an electrifying script, this musical play gives a vibrant account of Canadian Black history beyond the Underground Railroad.
Apr 23-28 2019
Enjoy the greatest waltz of them all in Lehar’s masterwork of love, comedy and romance.
May 02-04 2019
For the first time ever, audiences can rediscover the magic of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix™ while a live symphony orchestra performs Nicholas Hooper’s unforgettable score and Harry Potter™ soars across the big screen in high-definition.
Mar 26 - May 05 2019
The psychological destruction brought on by solitary confinement is at the heart of this wrenching and powerful new play. When 19-year-old Sid is transferred to a new prison, she finds friendship with Britt — but also forms a complicated relationship with the guard who seems to be watching their every move. Soon, it’s the guard who’s being watched, and this playful, theatrical, mysterious work heads toward its shocking conclusion.
May 08 2019 (Wednesday)
Starring the Bicycle, as muse, musical instrument, and agent of social change. Through a series of songs played live on a vintage bicycle, award-winning Toronto theatre artist and songwriter Evalyn Parry takes her audience on an innovative musical and theatrical journey about women, cycling and liberation. Inspired in part by the incredible true tale of Annie Londonderry – the first woman to ride around the world on a bicycle in 1894 – Parry spins a web of stories which travel deftly from 19th century women’s emancipation to 21st century consumer culture, peeling back layers of history to ultimately reveal a profoundly contemporary and personal heart to her investigation. Parry’s co-star is a vintage bicycle: suspended in a mechanic’s stand on stage, and connected to a variety of electronic effects, the bike is played – from fenders to spokes to bells – by percussionist Brad Hart, who conjures an astonishing array of sounds with this “iron horse”, creating a richly textured and utterly unique sonic accompaniment to Parry’s songs and monologues.
May 09-11 2019
Returning for their fourth anticipated Toronto engagement, the dramatic intensity and exquisite artistry of Eifman Ballet invites viewers into the brilliant mind and tumultuous struggles of the unparalleled composer, Tchaikovsky.
May 10-12 2019
Renowned for creating stunning work based in contemporary dance, film, performance art, music, and fashion, Seoul-based choreographer, Bora Kim, brings Thank You to North America for the first time. Toronto choreographer, Hanna Kiel, remounts her acclaimed work, Chasing the Path, tapping into her personal experience of loss, and asking how we move into the present while still mired in grief.
Apr 26 - May 19 2019
Next to Normal explores a suburban household affected by mental illness. With a gripping story and a surging contemporary rock score, Next to Normal is a raw depiction of a family in crisis trying to overcome the past.
Apr 16 - May 26 2019
Halifax, 1908: two Romanian Jews stand in line at Pier 21 in Halifax, would-be immigrants to an unknown country. Chaim’s entire family was murdered in a pogrom; Chaya lost her husband to fever and starvation. But the New World is giving them a second chance, and they embrace it to the fullest. Narrated by The Wanderer — part showman, part rabbi — this genre-bending rock concert/theatre hybrid stars Klezmer-folk sensation Ben Caplan and is inspired by the real-life story of Moscovitch’s great-grandparents.
May 04-26 2019
A scathing satire about the portrayal of women in film and television, three friends take us on a whirlwind tour of an upside-down world there women are the hunters, not the hunted; the heroes, not the victims; the subjects, not the objects, all while gazing at the semi-nude Beautiful Man. You’ll never watch your favourite binge-worthy shows the same way again.
Jun 01-02 2019
Breakin' Convention is an awe inspiring weekend of exceptional performances from world champion b-boy and b-girl crews to cutting edge street dance companies - live on stage. In addition, spilling off stage and taking over the whole building, dance workshops, graffiti, DJs, and freestyle sessions make Breakin' Convention an unforgettable experience for the entire family. Breakin’ Convention is curated and hosted by U.K. hip hop pioneer Jonzi D.
Jul 16 - Aug 18 2019
Waitress tells the story of Jenna – a waitress and expert pie maker, Jenna dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life.
from Feb 03 2015 to Feb 28 2021, 10:30 PM
Every Saturday the DJs at Tallulah’s spin your favourite top 40, house, pop and hip hop with the city’s fiercest queens working the stairs.
from Feb 17 2015 to Feb 28 2020, 08:00 PM
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from Feb 17 2015 to Feb 28 2020, 07:00 PM