Toronto Theaters and Performance Arts
Toronto may be famous for its international film festival but its theater and performing arts scene continues to receive the spotlight and the highest accolades. Diverse and grand productions showcase at The Royal Alexandra Theatre and the sleek Roy Thomson Hall alongside smaller innovative theater houses like The Canon. Toronto theater-goers consistently praise the range and excellence from small troupe performances to blockbuster Broadway shows that come through the city.
Canadian Opera Company
227 Front St E, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.416.363.6671
This Toronto opera company has plans to expand its stage to accommodate larger, more ambitious spectacles which draws local Toronto opera aficionados and American audiences.
Elgin & Winter Garden Theatre
189 Yonge St, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.416.314.2901
Built in 1913, this double-decker Toronto theater’s opulent gilding and hand-painted frescoes makes this one of the most beautiful theater complexes in Canada. Toronto theater-goers are treated to international and local productions.
Famous People Players Dinner Theatre
110 Sudbury St, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.416.532.1137
Toronto theater-goers enjoy a dinner/theater combo with delicious food and a stage that captures the imagination with visual effects and life-sized celebrity puppets. Great for a first date or an anniversary.
National Ballet of Canada
470 Queens Quay W, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.416.345.9595
The ballet is a passion among Toronto visitors showcasing spectacular, international performances throughout the year.
Roy Thomson Hall
60 Simcoe St, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.416.872.4255
A Toronto theater that boasts of truly magnificent acoustics with a setting that creates an unusual feeling of intimacy between audience and performers even though there are more than 2,800 seats, none more than 107 ft from the stage.
The Canon Theatre
244 Victoria St, Toronto Ontario Canada, tel.800.461.3333
A restored Toronto vaudeville theater that displays the grace of an earlier age that has hosted a slate of Broadway productions and will host Mel Brooks’ The Producers in the near future.
The Princess of Wales Theatre
300 King St W, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.800.461.3333
This Toronto theater was originally built to mount the lavish production of Miss Saigon and the artist Frank Stella painted 10,000 square feet of interior and exterior murals.
The Royal Alexandra Theatre
260 King St W, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.800.461.3333
This Toronto theater, lovingly restored to its original Edwardian glory, showcases some of the biggest theatrical spectacles of the year.
The Second City
56 Blue Jays Way, Toronto Ontario Canada; tel.416.343.0011
This Toronto landmark concert hall is a favorite among musicians for its flawless acoustics--Canadian chanteuse Diana Krall as a huge fan.
Theater reviews written by Sonja Pecavar.