Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front St. E1 Front St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada
Seats (approximate): 3167
Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts is Canada's premier performance venue and an historical and cultural landmark in Toronto. As Toronto's only mainstream civic theatre in the heart of downtown, it is the largest performing arts venue in Canada with a capacity of 3,187 seats. This theatre is operated to benefit the people of Toronto and to celebrate the cultural diversity of the city, adding to the entertainment excellence in Canada. The Hummingbird Centre has a glorious and prestigious history from its opening in 1960 with Richard Burton and Julie Andrews in Camelot to current day presentations as diverse as Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Radiohead, Shaolin Warriors, 12 Girl Band, Burn the Floor, Riverdance, La La La Human Steps, Irving Berlins White Christmas and David Copperfield. The Centre also continues its dedication to programming for families and young audiences by bringing quality children's shows to the theatre each season. With Broadway musicals, comedy, fundraisers, speakers and concerts, the Hummingbird Centre's objective is to be relevant to Toronto's increasingly diverse population as well as appeal to visitors from across the border and around the world.