Performing Arts and Live Theatre in Toronto

A list of  most of the performing arts events happening in Toronto & GTA during July, 2017.

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Everything Is Great Again

Trump is in the White House and O'Leary is on the rise. Are we reaching the era of peak a$$hole? We're still trying to figure this all out, but we know laughing helps! The Second City has created a deliriously funny show to help you forget that the world is ... More Details
When:

Tuesday to Sunday until July 2017

Where:

Second City, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto
How much:

$26-$50




The Second City’s House Co. Presents!

A new hilarious show every Friday at 8:00PM (excludes April 14th), featuring the Second City's House Ensemble! See some of comedy's most talented up-and-comers perform sketch and improv comedy in The John Candy Box Theatre. Featuring: Lance Byrd, Oliver Georgiou, Sheri Godda, Natalie Metcalfe, Jessica Perkins, Brittany Charlotte Smith, Jonathan ... More Details
When:

Every Friday  - March 24 to June 30, 2017 | 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM Excludes April 14th

Where:

Second City Theatre, 3rd Floor, 99 Blue Jays Way, Toronto
How much:

$8

Canada: The Thinking Man’s America

Join The Second City Touring Company for a comedic look at Canada’s 150th birthday! With sketches created and performed by Canada’s greatest comedic talents, laugh along at explorations of Canadian cliches and our... complicated relationship with our southern neighbours. We’re not too polite to brag about it: this will be ... More Details
When:

April 3 to October 23, 2017
Every Monday and select Fridays | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Where:

The Second City Toronto, 51 Mercer Street, Toronto
How much:

$20-$30

The Wizard of Oz

Experience the beloved family tale, in which a Kansas farm girl travels over the rainbow to discover the magical power of home! This classic story has entertained audiences for generations, and now you can share the magic with your family! The well-known score includes all your favourite songs: Over the Rainbow, ... More Details
When:

Fridays to Sundays, June 9 to August 27, 2017

Where:

Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue Toronto
How much:

$54.99 - $64.99

Confederation Part I: Confederation & Riel

VideoCabaret spectacularly conjures the era of Confederation in four tragicomic one-act plays, presented in two parts. Confederation – John A. Macdonald masterminds the deal-making that leads to the fireworks on July 1, 1867. In a Montreal hotbed of anti-confederationists, Wilfrid Laurier meets Louis Riel. Riel – Macdonald plans to turn ... More Details
When:

June 9 to August 19, 2017

Where:

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much:

$25 to $60

Odysseo by Cavalia

Cavalia is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. The company, founded by Normand Latourelle, has an expertise in the equestrian and performing arts, and is known for making the most of cutting-edge technology, multimedia and special effects, which allows for the creation ... More Details
When:

June 22 to July 23, 2017

Where:

White Big Top next to the Hershey Centre, Rose Cherry Place, Mississauga
How much:

$39.50 to $119.50

Confederation Part II: Scandal & Rebellion

VideoCabaret spectacularly conjures the era of Confederation in four tragicomic one-act plays, presented in two parts. Scandal – Business barons compete to own the hottest technology – the railway lines – and Macdonald is caught trading contracts for donations. Member of Parliament Riel is prevented by fanatics from taking his ... More Details
When:

June 23 to August 19, 2017

Where:

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, 50 Tank House Lane, Toronto
How much:

$25 & up

Beautiful – The Carole King Musical

BEAUTIFUL — The Carole King Musical tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most ... More Details
When:

June 27 to September 3, 2017 

Where:

Ed Mirvish Theatre, Victoria Street, Toronto
How much:

$50 & up




Vimy

A group of Canadian soldiers convalesce in a field hospital after facing the horrors of Vimy Ridge in this striking WWI drama from Governor General’s Award-winning playwright Vern Thiessen. As the soldiers battle with their memories of the past, a young nurse from Nova Scotia tends to their wounds both ... More Details
When:

June 29 to August 5, 2017

Where:

Young Centre for the Performing Arts, Tank House Lane, Toronto, ON, Canada
How much:

$32 & up

Shakespeare in High Park

Directed by Alistair Newton and Tanja Jacobs Canada's longest-running outdoor theatre event celebrates its 35th year with bold new takes on two Shakespeare classics. Get transported from the enchanted musical shores of Illyria, setting for the madcap comedy of mistaken identity Twelfth Night (or What You Will), to the divided ... More Details
When:

June 29 - September 3, 2017
King Lear: Tue, Thu, Sat | 8:00 PM
Twelfth Night: Wed, Fri, Sun | 8:00 PM

Where:

High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto
How much:

PWYC or $25

Deathtrap

Deathtrap

Scarborough Players Presents: Death Trap Famous Broadway thriller writer Sidney Bruhl used to have his audiences lined up around the block, but these days can only write box office flops. When the perfect thriller manuscript, the only copy in existence, arrives in the arms of one of his students, Sidney ... More Details
When:

June 30 to July 15, 2017

Where:

Theatre Scarborough, 3600 Kingston Road, Toronto
How much:

$19 - $22

Perfect 10 Comedy & SiriusXm: Canada Day Comedy

After selling out several shows in a row, and eight years of amazing stand up comedy! 'Perfect 10 Comedy' is back with SiriusXM to present a Canada Day Comedy Special. HOST: Daniel Woodrow [Just For Laughs | The Beaverton] Evan Desmarias [Edinburg Fringe Fest | JFL42] Nitish Sakhuja [ Border ... More Details
When:

Saturday, July 1st, 2017 | 10:30 PM - 12:30 PM

Where:

Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto
How much:

$10 -$15

David Blaine – On Tour

David Blaine Takes His Magic On The Road For His First-Ever North American Tour Having revolutionized modern magic and mesmerized audiences unlike any performer in history, magician, illusionist, and stunt artist David Blaine will embark on his first-ever North American tour, announced today. Produced by Live Nation, the 40-city tour ... More Details
When:

Tue Jul 4, 2017  | 08:00 PM@ Centre in the Square, Kitchener, ON
Wed Jul 5, 2017 | 08:00 PM @ FirstOntario Concert Hall, Hamilton, ON

Where:

Hamilton & Kitchener, Ontario
How much:

$35.00 - $95.00 + charges





Cast-To-Type Live Script Reads  – From Ontario, Arizona and Illinois

"Brownies”, “Just For Men” and “Wilma Deals” are the *Top 3* Official Selections in the Short Screenplay competition for the 13th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival. They will all compete for 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place awards for Best Short Screenplay at ReelHeART 2017. As part of their ... More Details
When:

Tuesday, July 4, 2017  | 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Where:

Woodsworth College, Saint George Street, Toronto
How much:

$10 - $15

Fancy Bits Theatre Presents: SORRY I CAN’T COME TO YOUR SHOW

An all female site-specific absurdist comedy performed in an apartment kitchen, about making art, making soup and feeling feelings ... More Details
When:

July 4th - 9th, 2017

Where:

393 CHRISTIE, 393 Christie Street, Toronto
How much:

$15

Death Meets Harlequin at Toronto Fringe KidsFest

A lively and thoughtful comedy with music, for anyone who is young at heart. Harlequin is a wide-eyed and mischievous dreamer who loves to chase butterflies and play his guitar all day rather than work at the strict routine of chores dictated by his father, the Doctor. Can a visit ... More Details
When:

July 5 to 16, 2017

Where:

George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Pl, Toronto
How much:

Free-$12

Cast-To-Type Live Script Read – “Fire Mountain” from Australia

Part Radio Play - Part Dramatic Live Read - Come Enjoy The Fun! One of the Official *Top 3* Selections in the Feature Screenplay for the 13th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival. "Fire Mountain" from Australia will compete for 1st, 2nd or 3rd Place awards for Best Feature ... More Details
When:

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Where:

Woodsworth College, Saint George Street, Toronto
How much:

$5 to $10

Toronto Fringe Festival

Toronto Fringe Festival has become the largest theatre festival in Ontario, showcasing 150+ productions every July at 30+ venues around downtown Toronto. Beat the July heat with 160 shows, low ticket prices, and entertainment for all audiences! ... More Details
When:

July 5 to 16, 2017

Where:

Various Venues, Toronto
How much:

Free & Ticketed Events




Brain Storm

One woman dealing with a brain injury, another communicating with the spirits, and the neurosurgeon who's convinced that consciousness supersedes death, BRAIN STORM is a physically arresting and visual theatrical journey which asks the question: are our brains magic or machines – or both? Who is it for? all-ages HOW ... More Details
When:

July 5 to 15, 2017 

Where:

Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Ave, Toronto
How much:

$10-$12

Pillow Talk: A Sketch Comedy Revue

Making its debut at the 2017 Toronto Fringe Festival, Pillow Talk is an honest and strange sketch comedy show about three people who just can’t get it right. Featuring graduates of the Second City Conservatory Program, Adam Martignetti, Charlotte Cattell and Olivia Brodie-Dinsdale have come together to create an original ... More Details
When:

July 6 to 15, 2017

Where:

Theatre Passe Muraille, 16 Ryerson Avenue, Toronto
How much:

$12

Cast-To-Type Live Script Read – “Jagged Edge” from Toronto and Richmond Hill

Part Radio Play - Part Dramatic Live Read - Come Enjoy The Fun! One of the Official *Top 3* Selections in the Feature Screenplay for the 13th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival. "Jagged Edge" from 2 Two Toronto and Richmond Hill Screenwriters will compete for 1st, 2nd or ... More Details
When:

Thursday, July 6, 2017 | 11:00AM to 1:00PM

Where:

Woodsworth College, Saint George Street, Toronto
How much:

$5 to $10

Cast-To-Type Live Script Read – “The Wonderful” from New Hampshire, US

Part Radio Play - Part Dramatic Live Read - Come Enjoy The Fun! “The Wonderful” is one of the Official *Top 3* Selections in the Feature Screenplay for the 13th Annual ReelHeART International Film and Screenplay Festival. “The Wonderful” from New Hampshire, US will compete for 1st, 2nd or 3rd ... More Details
When:

Friday, July 7, 2017 | 11:00AM - 1:00PM

Where:

Woodsworth College, Saint George Street, Toronto
How much:

$10 - $5 for Seniors

Guild Festival Theatre presents “She Stoops to Conquer”

She Stoops to Conquer is the classic comedy about a whip smart young woman coming of age over the course of the hilarious mistakes of a night at her father's country manor. Set against the backdrop of Guild Park's gorgeous Greek-columned Theatre, with costume & set designed by this year's ... More Details
When:

July 12 to August 13, 2017

Where:

Guildwood Park, 201 Guildwood Parkway, Toronto
How much:

$15

Holodeck Follies

The Dandies boldly go where no one has gone before: Holodeck Follies – Canada’s only Star Trek parody for Trekkies and non-Trekkies alike! The Dandies improvise a new Star Trek episode based on audience suggestion and interaction. SPONTANEOUS STAR TREK COMEDY IN TORONTO “Holodeck Follies is one of the funniest ... More Details
When:

Friday, July 14, 2017 | 08:00 PM 

Where:

Comedy Bar, 954 Bloor St West, Toronto
How much:

$10-$15

Othello – Bard’s Bus Tour 2017

Driftwood Theatre Group presents William Shakespeare’s OTHELLO For its 23rd annual Bard’s Bus Tour, Driftwood Theatre presents Othello. William Shakespeare’s blistering tale of race, jealousy and revenge is set against the backdrop of Canadian history, when in 1974 Canadian soldiers are caught in a life or death struggle on the ... More Details
When:

July 14 – August 13, 2017

Where:

Various Venues, Ontario
How much:

PWYC

Ricky Gervais: Humanity

Considered one of the most influential British comedians since Charlie Chaplin, (received the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for Excellence in Comedy 2016 BAFTA/LA) Ricky Gervais is returning to stage with his first stand-up tour in seven years: Humanity. 2016 has been a busy year for Ricky Gervais, with the cinematic ... More Details
When:

July 14 to 16, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where:

Massey Hall, 178 Victoria St., Toronto
How much:

$65.5 - $79.5

Flooded – a show and sail around the Toronto Islands

NORTH AMERICA presents FLOODED. Abstract physical theatre and a summer sail. It’s pelvic ridiculousness on a boat. Conceived & Directed by: Ara Glenn-Johanson Featuring and in collaboration with: Hayden Finkelshtain, Melanie Leon, Duncan Rowe, & Nicole Wilson For seven evenings, in between Fringe and Summerworks, we’ll embark on an hour-long ... More Details
When:

Every night July 19-25 | 6:30 PM

Where:

The Pirate Life Boat, 333 Lakeshore Blvd., Toronto
How much:

$25.00

Toronto Burlesque Festival

Toronto Burlesque Festival

The Toronto Burlesque Festival has been tantalizing audiences with top quality burlesque from our city, our nation and beyond since 2008. Now in our tenth year, we celebrate our Diamond Anniversary season of events. We invite you to immerse yourself in our seductive world. Come learn the tricks of our ... More Details
When:

July 20th - 23rd, 2017 

Where:

Revival and The MOD Club, Toronto
How much:

$20 & up

Live Dudes – Sketch Comedy Show

Another amazing sketch comedy show with a stacked line up, featuring: Live Dudes, O Dat Dum, and more! Come check out what the critics are talking about. Who is it for? adults HOW MUCH Tickets : Adults - $10. How to get tickets? Buy Online Phone: 4165516540 At the door: Cash ... More Details
Where:

Comedy Bar, 945 Bloor Street West, Toronto
How much:

$10

Brendan Schaub

Brendan Schaub is LIVE in this one man show "The Big Brown Breakdown" brings comedy, UFC and everything in between. As real as it gets is an understatement. If you like the number one rated sports podcast "The Big Brown Breakdown" then you'll love the live show experience ... More Details
When:

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 7:00 PM

Where:

The Phoenix Concert Theatre, 410 Sherbourne Street, Toronto
How much:

$30 - $40

Bob Saget

Robert Lane "Bob" Saget is an American stand-up comedian, actor, and television host. His television roles include Danny Tanner on the ABC sitcom Full House (1987–95) and its Netflix sequel Fuller House, and hosting America's Funniest Home Videos from 1989 to 1997. Saget is also known for his adult-oriented stand-up ... More Details
When:

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 8:00 PM

Where:

How much:

$35 - $45

4th Annual Toronto International Youth Dance Festival

We are a youth-oriented dance festival, featuring dance schools local and international. Our 3-day event consist of an opening ceremony on the first day (July 28), competition the second (July 29) and closing/award ceremony the third (July 30). We want to showcase the variety in dance, which often mirrors the ... More Details
When:

July 28 to 30, 2017 

Where:

Nathan Phillips Square, 100 Queen St W, Toronto
How much:

Free

Mimi’s Suitcase: A Multilingual Comedy Drama

A multilingual tour de force, Mimi’s Suitcase is the true story of a displaced teenager who returns to her native Iran from her adopted Spain in the midst of the 1980s Iran-Iraq war. This involuntary uprooting awakens engaging questions about identity, language, culture and homeland in this hilarious and heart-warming ... More Details
When:

July 29 to 30, 2017

Where:

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay West, Toronto
How much:

$35

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    1. patricia dignan

      is kinky boots at the centre for performing arts june 16th or not?

      March 2, 2016 at 5:25 PM
      1. todocanada (Listing owner)

        Until May 15th (as of now!) at Royal Alexandra Theatre.

        March 2, 2016 at 5:48 PM
    2. Lisa

      Oraltorio got an amazing review/ interview on CBC radio on May 10. What was the point of this unless the run will be extended!?

      May 11, 2016 at 7:36 PM
    3. Just Saying

      This page has problems with titles and descriptions – repeated descriptions under different titles (in September 2016 anyway)

      September 21, 2016 at 10:29 PM

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