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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

  • Shaquille O'Neal All Star Comedy Jam: Bill Bellamy, Deon Cole, Tony Roberts & Robert Powerll

    Feb 12, 2016

  • 2Cellos

    Feb 13, 2016

  • Neil DeGrasse Tyson

    Opens Feb 24

  • Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Revelations

    Opens Mar 04

  • The Legend Of Zelda: Symphony of The Goddesses

    Mar 19, 2016

Shaquille O'Neal All Star Comedy Jam: Bill Bellamy, Deon Cole, Tony Roberts & Robert Powerll

February 12, 2016

Basketball legend Shaquille O'Neil presents this new instalment in the All Star Comedy Jam series. The all-star lineup includes headliner (and Shaq's cousin!) Bill Bellamy as well as Robert Powell, Tony Roberts and Dean Cole.

2Cellos

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.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

February 24-25, 2016

Astrophysicist, author and renowned science communicator with the flair of a stand up comedian, Neil DeGrass Tyson hosts a special performance where he will be discussing, among other things, the science and philosophy behind his update of Carl Sagan's immensley popular show, 'Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey'.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater: Revelations

March 4-5, 2016

More than just a popular dance work, Revelations has become a cultural treasure. This enduring classic is born out of the choreographer's "blood memories" of his childhood in rural Texas and the Baptist Church. Since its premiere in 1960, the ballet has been performed continuously around the globe, crossing barriers of faith and nationality, making it the most widely-seen modern dance work in the world.

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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