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1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

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1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

Year opened: 1960
Capacity: 3191

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The Sony Centre for the Performing Arts was originally opened as the O'Keefe Centre in 1960. The venue has hosted a wide variety of national and international performers and shows. It is the largest soft-seat theatre in Canada. Designed by Peter Dickinson, the unusual architecture is an example of a mid-twentieth century Modern arts venue, and it has been named a heritage building by the City of Toronto. The venue has been renovated in order to restore its distinctive features, and was re-opened in 2010.

Upcoming Highlights

  • Soweto Gospel Choir

    Dec 4, 2015

  • 2Cellos

    Feb 13, 2016

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Opens Mar 04, 2016

  • Bonnie Raitt

    Mar 15, 2016

  • The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses

    Mar 19, 2016

Soweto Gospel Choir

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December 4, 2015

Heralded as one of the most exciting groups in World Music in recent years, the two-time Grammy Award-winners return for a US tour. Known for their distinctive African gospel sound, vivid dress and vibrant performances, the group has completed several international tours, performed at prestigious concerts and events, and won two Grammy Awards.


February 13, 2016

The overnight sensations 2Cellos have delighted many audiences the world over, with their unique and energetic performances of popular hits, from Nirvana to Kings of Leon. When their rendition of Michael Jackson's Smooth Criminal went viral, they broke through and ended up catching a gig supporting Elton John on his tour.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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March 4-5, 2016

The 56-year old AA American Dance Theater has performed for an estimated 23 million people in 48 states, as well as 71 countries on six continents. Often engaged as an ambassador for modern American dance, the troupe saw its first such engagement in 1962 as part of John F Kennedy's south east Asian and Australian tour. Whilst its repertoire is known primarily for its jazz influences, chief creative director Robert Battle has added to the dances by welcoming collaborations with other eminent choreographers, which reflects the company's ever-expanding body of work.

Bonnie Raitt

March 15, 2016

Singer/guitarist Bonnie Raitt did not begin to win the comparable commercial success due her until the release of the aptly titled 1989 blockbuster Nick of Time. Her tenth album, it rocketed her into the mainstream consciousness nearly two decades after she first committed her unique blend of blues, rock, and R&B to vinyl. More than just a best-selling artist, respected guitarist, expressive singer, and accomplished songwriter, Bonnie Raitt has become an institution in pop rock music with 16 albums and nine Grammy Awards.

The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses

March 19, 2016

A total must for video game and music fans, Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses is a concert programme and four movement symphony recounting the classic Zelda stories. Experience The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, The Legenda of Zelda: The Wind Waker, The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and the Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past as a live orchestral performance.

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