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1 Front Street East, Toronto, ON M5E 1B2

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ADDITIONAL INFO

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

  • Josh Groban

    Opens Sep 21

  • Chris de Burgh

    Sep 23, 2015

  • Bill Burr

    Sep 27, 2015

  • Twyla Tharp Dance

    Opens Oct 30

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

    Opens Mar 04, 2016

Josh Groban

September 21-22, 2015

With over 20 million records sold in the US, Josh Groban is arguably the most popular singer-songwriter in the country after hits from his five albums, including 'Closer' and 'Awake'.

Chris de Burgh

September 23, 2015

Long known as an advocate of romance, Chris de Burgh is instantly recognizable to millions around the globe as the balladeer behind the 1986 mega-hit 'The Lady in Red', a smooth paean to an anonymous woman that set pulses racing. But there is far more to the diminutive British-Irish star than just one tune, and now he launches a new tour of the world, with this very special North American leg, in support of his 19th album 'The Hands of The Man'.

Bill Burr

September 27, 2015

Having first gained notoriety for his recurring role on the second season of "Chappelle's Show," Bill Burr developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular on the "Late Show with David Letterman" and "Late Night with Conan O'Brien."

Twyla Tharp Dance

October 30-November 1, 2015

Multi-award winning Twyla Tharp celebrates 50 years in the world of dance as a visionary and innovative choreographer with a program of two New York premieres that display her hallmarks of humour, generous spirit and zeal, tied together with immaculate steps and decades of experience!

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.

September '15

Sep 19-20, 2015

Sep 29-Oct 1, 2015

October '15

Sep 29-Oct 1, 2015

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