Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

“We are always on the lookout for the most exciting spectacles from our own backyard, and around the world, in order to represent the more than 200 cultures that co-exist in Toronto. The Sony Centre’s 51st season is a veritable round-the-world-trip with stops in Argentina, China, Cuba, India, Japan, Russia, Sarajevo, South Africa and Ukraine. We are Toronto’s cultural institution that represents the face of Toronto today.” -Dan Brambilla, CEO of the Sony Centre

The Sony Centre, Canada’s largest soft seat theatre, opened as the O’Keefe Centre on October 1, 1960, and has played host to a tremendous variety of international attractions and stars. The theatre, designated a historical site by the City of Toronto, recently underwent extensive renovations that restored the elegance and grandeur of the original O’Keefe Centre. Iconic features such as the theatre’s marquee canopy and York Wilson’s lobby mural “The Seven Lively Arts” were preserved. Restoration of the wood, brass and marble that were hallmarks of the original facility were undertaken, along with audience seating and flooring upgrades, new washrooms, and re-configured lobby spaces.

Audiences are invited to celebrate the Centre’s 51st Anniversary season in a revitalized and re-invigorated facility in downtown Toronto - a nexus of arts, culture and technologies, where everyone is welcome.

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts
1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2