Theatre

Jun 20 - Aug 05 2018
WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle. Long before Dorothy arrives, there is another young woman, born with emerald-green skin—smart, fiery, misunderstood, and possessing an extraordinary talent. When she meets a bubbly blonde who is exceptionally popular, their initial rivalry turns into the unlikeliest of friendships…until the world decides to call one “good,” and the other one “wicked.”
Aug 09 2018 (Thursday)
Mamma Mia is a 2008 American musical romantic comedy film based on the 1999 musical of the same name, based on the songs of successful pop group ABBA, with additional music composed by ABBA member Benny Andersson.
Jul 10 - Aug 12 2018
The multi-Tony winning The King and I dances its way out of New York for a much anticipated national tour in 2016. The latest revival of Rogers and Hammerstein's classic musical captures all the old-school Broadway magic of the original, while draping it in a whole new level of opulent finery. It's a brilliant new staging that is guaranteed to sweep you off your feet! Based on a true story, The King and I traces the blossoming romance between an English governess and the King of 19th Century Siam. Part love story and part culture clash comedy, the show contains some of musical theatre's greatest numbers, from Shall We Dance to Getting to Know You, to I Whistle A Happy Tune.
Jun 28 - Sep 02 2018
Now in its 36th season of outdoor theatre magic, Shakespeare in High Park presents adventurous adaptations of two of the Bard's most popular and enduring works. The tragic romance of Romeo and Juliet and the frolicking comedy of A Midsummer Night's Dream immerse you in tales of rebellious love in the face of authority — the best way to spend a summer night in Toronto.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 07-16 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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, 07:00 PM
from Feb 17 2015 to Feb 28 2020, 08:00 PM