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.
Sep 29-30 2018
The Dybbuk takes audiences on a mesmerizing journey through Jewish folklore and the spiritual world. Blending comedy and tragedy, mysticism and psychology, the evocative work is awash in spectacular imagery, rich emotion, and theatrical magic.
Oct 03-05 2018
Experience a diversity of the best established and emerging dance happening in Toronto, across Canada and around the world at the 4th edition of Fall for Dance North (FFDN), Toronto’s Premiere International Dance Festival.
Oct 11-12 2018
For the first time ever in Canada, audiences will be able to experience Bond on the big screen accompanied by the power of a full symphony orchestra performing composer David Arnold’s thrilling musical score live and in sync to the picture!
Jun 09 - Oct 20 2018
In the hands of internationally renowned director Robert Lepage, Shakespeare’s drama of the clash between populism and elitism in ancient Rome becomes a powerful tragedy for the 21st century – a visually stunning production unlike any you’ve seen on a Stratford stage before.
Sep 25 - Oct 21 2018
In a remote countryside cottage, two retired scientists live a seemingly quiet life in the aftermath of a devastating catastrophe at a nearby nuclear power station. When an old friend and colleague unexpectedly turns up at their door, they soon discover the shocking reason for her visit, forcing them to confront their responsibility for past actions and to make a difficult choice about future generations.
Oct 18-21 2018
In his highly-anticipated final solo performance work, world-renowned dance artist Akram Khan (DESH, TORO) unearths the experience of Indian colonial soldiers in the First World War. Over 4 million Indian men were mobilized for the conflict, but if they did return home their stories were never told. Separated from their own histories, homelands, and countrymen, they became xenoi (foreigners). With text from acclaimed Canadian playwright Jordan Tannahill and movement that shifts between classical kathak and contemporary dance, XENOS reveals a story of loss, hope and human redemption.
Oct 26 2018 (Friday)
Goran Bregović and his world-famous Wedding and Funeral Orchestra deliver the undeniably original voice of a unique land to the Sony Centre stage for one night only.
Jul 31 - Oct 27 2018
To prevent a potential tyrant from gaining control of the state, men of honour are willing to stain their hands with blood. But no one can foresee the twists of fate that follow the last twist of the knife, and the assassins' actions soon plunge their world into war.
Sep 18 - Oct 28 2018
The return of a Canadian theatre milestone! Djanet Sears’ rhapsodic blues riff on Othello whisks the tale off to Harlem, where a college professor leaves his grad student wife for a white colleague. The stinging abandonment leads to profound questions about love, loss, loyalty and race, played out over two centuries in a wide range of settings. An iconic work that packs as powerful a punch now as it did when it debuted over twenty years ago.
Oct 13 - Nov 04 2018
When Abdul’s cricket team want to end their losing streak, they decide to recruit his brother, Hasan, who is an expert all-rounder. But bringing Hasan from India to Canada will take more than just a plane ticket, and not all of the team agree with the cost. Alternating between Mumbai and Vancouver, this touching story follows these unforgettable characters as they discover that home can be found in a sport and unite family across nations.
Oct 16 - Nov 04 2018
The streets are heating up as young, rebellious leader Strat falls in love with Raven, the beautiful daughter of the most powerful man in post-apocalyptic Obsidian.
Nov 07 2018 (Wednesday)
Iconic Grammy and Latin Grammy Award winning singer Lila Downs is one of the world’s most singular and powerful voices, whose compelling stage presence and poignant storytelling transcend all language barriers.
Nov 06-11 2018
FOREVER TANGO features fourteen world-class tango dancers, one vocalist and an on-stage eleven piece orchestra, including the instrument of the tango, the bandoneon, in an evening that celebrates the passionate music and dance of Argentina. The dances, performed to original and traditional music, are the result of collaboration between each couple and director/creator Bravo. “The tango is a feeling that you dance,” says Bravo, “a story you tell in three minutes. It’s passionate, it’s melancholic. It’s tender, violent. You dance it with somebody – but it is so internal, you dance it by yourself. More than just a dance, the tango is music, a drama, a culture, a way of life.
Oct 30 - Nov 11 2018
To know where you're going, you need to have an origin. From our Berkeley Street Company-in-Residence Red Sky Performance (Backbone), Trace is a sumptuous new dance and music creation that explores Indigenous connections to ancestral beginnings. Inspired by Anishinaabe cosmology — our star and sky stories — Trace maps our history and our future evolution.
Nov 09-11 2018
Traditionally, men have dominated all facets of the hip-hop scene, but LOHHF changes this tradition and puts girls and women centre stage by offering workshops, performance opportunities, international artist exchanges and public talks to educate and create the next generation of women in hip-hop. Teaching and sharing these female perspectives is essential to the growth of hip-hop culture.
Nov 11 2018 (Sunday)
The dance drama “Julia Domna” portrays the active role of women through the ages. The show attempts, through a mix of drama, dance and expression to take the audience outside the framework of time and place to feel the depth of Arab history. It highlights the life of an Arab princess, Julia Dumna who meets with the Roman emperor, Septimus. They fall in love and agree to marry, but he is called to save the eternal city from the onslaught of German barbarians. Sadly, Septimus is assassinated which causes great grief to the heart of Julia Dumna and she returns to her family in Syria. The finale features a dance performance reflecting Arab culture ranging from the Atlantic to the Arabian Gulf.
Nov 16 2018 (Friday)
As a Trinidadian raised in a musical family, trumpeter Etienne Charles feels a deep connection to the Carnival traditions. At a young age he joined his father’s steel band, performing at Carnival fetes, and immersing himself in the folklore. He returns to his roots to celebrate the traditions that best exemplify Trinidadian culture. Inspired by the noises heard throughout the festivities, Etienne’s Carnival: The Sound of a People brings the celebrations to the stage.
Oct 11 - Nov 17 2018
Following a critically acclaimed and record-breaking world premiere run at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre this brand new musical biopic comes to you this season. Telling the story of the group behind some of Motown and beyond's biggest hits, expect to hear some of their greatest tunes including 'My Girl', 'Papa Was a Rollin' Stone','Just My Imagination' and more as the action unfolds. Follow the extraordinary journey that led The Temptations from the streets of Detroit to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Travelling back five decades, see how their signature dance moves and incredible harmonies helped them to rise to the top of charts. But it's not all singing and dancing - this moving and personal story will reflects their early friendship - and the betrayal that nearly tore them apart.
Nov 15-17 2018
Experience your favorite wizard all over again with the music of a live symphony orchestra and the magic of Harry Potter™ soaring across the big screen in high-definition.
Nov 14-18 2018
Internationally celebrated choreographer Hofesh Shechter's (Political Mother) latest work is a spectacularly bold and ambitious production featuring ten dancers and six musicians. At once comic, bleak and beautiful, Grand Finale evokes a world at odds with itself, full of anarchic energy and violent comedy. Filtering this irrepressible spirit, Shechter creates a vision of a world in freefall: part gig, part dance, part theatre and wholly original.
Nov 21 2018 (Wednesday)
The Musical Stage Company’s signature concert features the hit songs of these two pioneering female singer/songwriters, interpreted by stars from Stratford, Shaw, Broadway and London’s West End.
Nov 22-23 2018
Songs of the Free will include South African classics as well as freedom songs and gospel music much loved by Mandela for whom the choir had the privilege of performing in front of multiple times. SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR is an awe-inspiring 20 member ensemble that thrills audiences worldwide with their stunning blend of African gospel music, spirituals and American popular music. Earthy rhythms and rich harmonies sung in six of South Africa’s 11 official languages are combined for a moving performance which uplifts the soul through the music and dance of South Africa.
Nov 14-25 2018
An artist, his mother, a scholar, and a creepy guy with a moustache – We Keep Coming Back is a real life story of a Jewish mother and son who decide to visit their pre-Holocaust familial home in Poland. On their quest to discover their lost history, Michael and Mary find new friends, love, and an unexpectedly vibrant cultural revival. An intimate and humorous look at how confronting trauma and preconceptions can sometimes lead to the discovery of something beautiful and transformative.
Nov 01-25 2018
FRIENDS! The Musical Parody is the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons TV’s Friends, celebrating the wacky misadventures of your favorite group of 20-something pals as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990s Manhattan. It’s a seemingly typical day at New York’s only coffee shop, Central Perk, until an unexpected runaway bride with beautiful hair enters the picture and kicks the whole gang out of second gear!
Oct 16 - Nov 25 2018
A hot button play for our times! Isabelle, a young tenure-track professor, tests the limits of free speech by encouraging her students to contribute to an unmoderated discussion group. When an anonymous student posts offensive comments and videos, Isabelle must decide whether to intervene or to let the social experiment play out. Soon, the posts turn abusive and threatening, leading Isabelle and her unknown tormentor to engage in a high-stakes game of cat-and-mouse that not only have Isabelle questioning her beliefs, but fearing for her life.
Dec 04 2018 (Tuesday)
Her unmistakable vocal prowess, improvisational virtuosity, and vocal style has led her to record and perform with the likes of Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, the Chicago Symphony, the Berlin Philharmonic, and has become the first creative chair for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.
Dec 07 2018 (Friday)
6 Guitars is a pitch perfect blend of music, comedy and characters. A single performer portrays 6 different guitar playing characters each sharing their own style of music. As the show unfolds, audiences are treated to great songs from each genre that showcase breathtaking musicianship. This sonic feat is done not merely with just one performer but just one guitar as well.
Dec 07-16 2018
The multi award-winning, international sensation blows back into the Great White North just in time for the holidays! Returning to Toronto for the first time in two decades, the scruffy, disarming troupe of clowns will take audiences on a spellbinding adventure, unleashing full-throttle madness amidst enchanting, contemplative moments, before roaring to its legendary finish. For more than 25 years, millions of audiences around the globe have rediscovered a sense of childlike amazement through the spontaneous and magical antics of this timeless & dazzling spectacle.
Nov 27 - Dec 16 2018
Ice cream, rollercoasters, the smell of old books — as a mother battles chronic depression, a child creates a list of everything that makes life worth living. As time passes and the list grows, what began as a naive attempt to deal with tragedy becomes an epic chronicle of life's small joys. Staged in an in-the-round setting, this touching, funny and intimate solo piece charts the lengths we will go for those we love.
Dec 07-16 2018
Returning to Toronto for the first time in two decades, the scruffy, disarming troupe of clowns will take audiences on a spellbinding adventure, unleashing full-throttle madness amidst enchanting, contemplative moments, before roaring to its legendary finish.
Dec 16 2018 (Sunday)
In what is now an Art of Time Ensemble tradition, TO ALL A GOOD NIGHT is an alternative holiday concert with the best wintery tunes, holiday songs, and readings, to present a broader range of sentiments and styles than you're likely to find at any other seasonal concert.
Nov 07 - Dec 16 2018
“Whatcha doin’, Marshall McLuhan?” That’s what the world wanted to know back in the 1960s, when Canada’s internationally renowned professor-turned-prophet started to sound the alarm on the effects of technology on the human body and spirit. But after a lifetime of warning us all about the hazards of modern life, McLuhan suffered a stroke that robbed him of his ability to speak. What it couldn’t do, though, was stop this deeply religious man from trying to finish his magnum opus: a last desperate attempt to save our souls — and his own.
from Dec 28 2018 to Jan 02 2019
Die Fledermaus is an operetta composed by Johann Strauss II to a German libretto by Karl Haffner (de) and Richard Genée. “Champagne’s delicious bubbles” set the stage for the Waltz King’s greatest hit.
from Nov 28 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Based on the hit film, this hilarious new musical follows Dewey Finn, a wannabe rock star posing as a substitute teacher who turns a class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, bass-slapping, mind-blowing rock band. This high-octane smash features 14 new songs from ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER, all the original songs from the movie and musical theater’s first-ever kids rock band playing their instruments live on stage.
from Nov 20 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Willy Wonka is opening his marvelous and mysterious chocolate factory...to a lucky few. That includes Charlie Bucket, whose bland life is about to burst with colour and confection beyond his wildest dreams. He and four other golden ticket winners will embark on a mesmerizing joyride through a world of pure imagination. Now’s your chance to experience the wonders of Wonka like never before – get ready for Oompa-Loompas, incredible inventions, the great glass elevator, and more, more, more at this everlasting showstopper!
from Dec 11 2018 to Jan 06 2019
Through a unique, riveting mix of theatre, circus, dance, music, and acrobatics, Réversible is dedicated to a generation who forged the world that we live in today and whose stories might hold the key to a better tomorrow. Be prepared for moments of pure grace, yielding to rushes of adrenalin, as a cast of multi-talented performers travel through time and space. It will give you goose bumps!
Jan 19 2019 (Saturday)
This Is That Live – Hosts Pat Kelly and Peter Oldring offer audiences a brand new version of their hit touring live show for the 2019 season. The show is in two acts: the first half is a mix of the duo performing new and fan-favourite material from their award-winning radio show. In the second half, they turn the writing responsibilities over to the audience and improvise brand new stories on the spot.
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.
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.
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!
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.