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Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

1 Front St. E1 Front St. E., Toronto, ON, Canada
Seats (approximate)
3167

ABOUT THIS THEATRE

Description
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 Berlin’s 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.
Memphis
Dec 13, 2011 - Dec 25, 2011
Music by David Bryan; Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by David Bryan, Joe DiPietro
Musical Original
Camelot
Jun 27, 2007 - Jun 30, 2007
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Annie
Mar 06, 2007 - Mar 11, 2007
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Revival Comedy
Bombay Dreams
Aug 15, 2006 - Aug 20, 2006
Music by A.R. Rahman; Book by Meera Syal, Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Don Black
Musical Original
Beauty & the Beast - Second National
May 16, 2001 - Jun 10, 2001
Music by Alan Menken; Book by Linda Woolverton; Lyrics by Howard Ashman, Tim Rice
Musical Original Comedy
Copacabana
Aug 01, 2000 - Aug 06, 2000
Musical Original Comedy
The Wizard of Oz
Jun 05, 1998 - Jun 28, 1998
Music by Harold Arlen; Book adapted by Robert Johanson; Book by John Kane
Musical Original Extravaganza
The King and I - 1997
Jul 22, 1997 - Aug 03, 1997
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Grease
Jul 08, 1997 - Jul 13, 1997
Musical Revival Comedy
Damn Yankees
Mar 12, 1997 - Mar 16, 1997
Musical Revival Comedy
A Chorus Line
Oct 29, 1996 - Nov 03, 1996
Musical Revival Drama
West Side Story
Jul 09, 1996 - Jul 14, 1996
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Fiddler on the Roof
Jun 18, 1996 - Jun 23, 1996
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Cats - Fourth National
May 21, 1996 - May 26, 1996
Musical Original
Cats - Fourth National
Mar 21, 1995 - Mar 26, 1995
Musical Original
Grease
Oct 18, 1994 - Oct 23, 1994
Musical Revival Comedy
Hello, Dolly!
Aug 23, 1994 - Aug 28, 1994
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
The Sound of Music
Jul 05, 1994 - Jul 10, 1994
Musical Revival Drama
My Fair Lady
Oct 26, 1993 - Oct 31, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival Comedy
Jesus Christ Superstar
Aug 10, 1993 - Aug 22, 1993
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
Camelot
May 25, 1993 - May 30, 1993
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Evita - 1992
Aug 18, 1992 - Aug 23, 1992
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Revival Drama
City of Angels
Jul 21, 1992 - Jul 26, 1992
Music by Cy Coleman; Book by Larry Gelbart; Lyrics by David Zippel
Musical Original Comedy
Cats - Fourth National
Jun 30, 1992 - Jul 05, 1992
Musical Original
Bye Bye Birdie
May 26, 1992 - May 31, 1992
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Michael Stewart; Lyrics by Lee Adams
Musical Revival Comedy
Grand Hotel
Oct 29, 1991 - Nov 03, 1991
Musical Original Drama
Cats - Fourth National
Jul 02, 1991 - Jul 07, 1991
Musical Original
Mame
Oct 23, 1990 - Oct 28, 1990
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Jerome Lawrence, Robert E. Lee; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Revival Comedy
Fiddler on the Roof
Aug 14, 1990 - Aug 26, 1990
Music by Jerry Bock; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Sheldon Harnick
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Starlight Express
Jul 17, 1990 - Jul 29, 1990
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Richard Stilgoe
Musical Original Comedy
Anything Goes
May 28, 1990 - Jun 03, 1990
Musical Revival Comedy
Peter Pan
Mar 20, 1990 - Mar 25, 1990
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
The King and I
Aug 22, 1989 - Sep 03, 1989
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Cabaret
Nov 01, 1988 - Nov 06, 1988
Music by John Kander; Book by Joe Masteroff; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival Drama
Me and My Girl
Jul 05, 1988 - Jul 31, 1988
Musical Original Comedy
Can-Can
Jun 28, 1988 - Jul 03, 1988
Music by Cole Porter; Book by Abe Burrows; Lyrics by Cole Porter
Musical Revival Comedy
West Side Story
Aug 04, 1987 - Aug 09, 1987
Music by Leonard Bernstein; Book by Arthur Laurents; Lyrics by Stephen Sondheim
Musical Revival Drama
Singin' in the Rain
Aug 26, 1986 - Aug 31, 1986
Musical Original Comedy
Dreamgirls
Jul 01, 1986 - Jul 20, 1986
Music by Henry Krieger; Book by Tom Eyen; Lyrics by Tom Eyen
Musical Revival
My One and Only
Mar 11, 1986 - Mar 23, 1986
Musical Original Comedy
Camelot
Dec 03, 1985 - Dec 15, 1985
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
La Cage aux Folles
Jul 02, 1985 - Aug 25, 1985
Music by Jerry Herman; Book by Harvey Fierstein; Lyrics by Jerry Herman
Musical Original Comedy
Zorba
Mar 12, 1985 - Mar 31, 1985
Zorba
Mar 12, 1985 - Mar 31, 1985
Zorba
Mar 12, 1985 - Mar 31, 1985
Music by John Kander; Book by Joseph Stein; Lyrics by Fred Ebb
Musical Revival
Sugar Babies
Dec 04, 1984 - Dec 16, 1984
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
The King and I
Aug 21, 1984 - Sep 16, 1984
Musical Revival ComedyDrama
Sugar Babies
Mar 01, 1983 - Mar 27, 1983
Music by Jimmy McHugh; Book based on traditional material written by Ralph G. Allen; Lyrics by Al Dubin, Dorothy Fields
Musical Original Revue Comedy Burlesque
Peter Pan
Nov 30, 1982 - Dec 19, 1982
Lyrics by Carolyn Leigh
Musical Revival Comedy
Evita
Jun 22, 1982 - Sep 05, 1982
Music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; Lyrics by Tim Rice
Musical Original Drama
The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
Nov 30, 1981 - Dec 19, 1981
Music by Carol Hall; Book by Larry L. King, Peter Masterson; Lyrics by Carol Hall
Musical Original Comedy
Annie - First National
May 19, 1981 - Jun 06, 1981
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
The Rocky Horror Show
Nov 04, 1980 - Nov 08, 1980
Music by Richard O'Brien; Book by Richard O'Brien; Lyrics by Richard O'Brien
Musical Original Comedy
Camelot
Jun 06, 1980 - Jun 28, 1980
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Revival
Man of La Mancha
Mar 14, 1979 - May 06, 1979
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Revival Drama
Annie - First National
Mar 20, 1978 - Apr 16, 1978
Music by Charles Strouse; Book by Thomas Meehan; Lyrics by Martin Charnin
Musical Original Comedy
Sherlock Holmes
Jan 14, 1976 - Jan 31, 1976
Play Revival Drama
Noel Coward in Two Keys
Mar 04, 1975 - Mar 15, 1975
Written by Noël Coward
Play Original ComedyOne Act
Noel Coward in Two Keys
Mar 04, 1975 - Mar 15, 1975
Written by Noël Coward
Play Original ComedyOne Act
My Fat Friend
Jan 13, 1975 - Jan 25, 1975
Written by Charles Laurence
Play Original Comedy
Good News
Jan 14, 1974 - Jan 26, 1974
Musical Revival Comedy
Gigi
Oct 16, 1973 - Nov 03, 1973
Music by Frederick Loewe; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Original Comedy
Lorelei
Apr 23, 1973 - May 12, 1973
Music by Jule Styne, Jule Styne; New Book by Gail Parent, Kenny Solms; Lyrics by Leo Robin; New Lyrics by Adolph Green, Betty Comden
Musical Original Comedy
Two Gentlemen of Verona
Jan 20, 1973 - Feb 10, 1973
Music by Galt MacDermot; Lyrics by John Guare
Musical Original Comedy
Man of La Mancha
Dec 13, 1971 - Dec 18, 1971
Music by Mitch Leigh; Book by Dale Wasserman; Lyrics by Joe Darion
Musical Original Drama
Coco
Mar 16, 1971 - Apr 03, 1971
Music by André Previn; Book by Alan Jay Lerner; Lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner
Musical Original
Play It Again, Sam
Dec 01, 1970 - Dec 12, 1970
Written by Woody Allen
Play Original Comedy