Toronto Theatre Guide: Performing Arts and Live Theatre in Toronto

A list of What’s On on Stage in Toronto during Summer 2018: Stage Shows, Ballet, Opera, Broadway, Musicals, comedy, dance and more.

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What’s On on Stage in Toronto in Summer 2018

13 Feb

Royal Alexandra Theatre, 260 King Street West, Toronto

February 13, 2018 To January 20, 2019

$69 to $225

After a sold-out, standing-room only Toronto engagement before heading to Broadway, Come From Away returns due to overwhelming demand! It’s been called the “edge of the ...  »

27 Mar

The Second City Toronto, 51 Mercer St, Toronto

March 27, 2018 To July 31, 2018

416-343-0011

Starting at $27

The Second City crashes into the modern world in this brand new comedy commute down the hyper-conscious highway. An all-star cast weaves in and out of the ...  »

24 May

The Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre Centre, 189 Yonge Street, Toronto

May 24, 2018 To July 15, 2018

1-855-985-5000

Ticket prices range from $29-$159

This thrilling production, created by internationally acclaimed Broadway choreographer and director Josh Prince, returns Grease to the streets of 1950s Chicago and incorporates the most beloved songs ...  »

26 May

Artscape Wychwood Barns, 601 Christie Street, Toronto

May 26, 2018 To July 1, 2018

416-368-8031

$20

This highly acclaimed adaptation brings new life to Stevenson’s classic through virtuosic performances and big laughs. Coming fresh off of 4 Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations, the ...  »

07 Jun

Lower Ossington Theatre, 100A Ossington Avenue Toronto

June 7, 2018 To August 26, 2018

$54.99 - $64.99

Enter a world of pure imagination as Roald Dahl’s timeless story of the world-famous candy man comes to chocolate-covered life! The delicious adventures experienced by Charlie ...  »

13 Jun

CAA Theatre, 651 Yonge Street, Toronto

June 13, 2018 To July 22, 2018

416-872-1212

$29.95 - $99.99

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jef Returning to Toronto for a fourth time, Potted Potter The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody ...  »

20 Jun

Ed Mirvish Theatre, Victoria Street, Toronto

June 20, 2018 To August 5, 2018

$29 to $149

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in. WICKED, the Broadway sensation, looks at what happened in the Land of Oz…but from a different angle.  Long before ...  »

28 Jun

High Park Amphitheatre, 1873 Bloor St W, Toronto

June 28, 2018 To September 2, 2018

416.368.3110.

PWYC or $25

Now in its 36th season of outdoor theatre magic, Shakespeare in High Park presents adventurous adaptations of two of the Bard’s most popular and enduring works. ...  »

04 Jul

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St E, Toronto

July 4, 2018 To July 5, 2018

$72.39 - $128.39

Death-defying magician, David Blaine is taking his mind-blowing show ‘David Blaine Live’ on the road this spring and summer with a new round of 36 North American tour ...  »

04 Jul

Ralph Thornton Centre Betsy Swift Community Kitchen, 765 Queen St East, Toronto

July 4, 2018 To July 14, 2018

416-966-1062

$13 General Admission

The first and only Toronto Fringe show in Leslieville! Your $13 ticket to Kitchen Sink Drama includes four short plays performed in a kitchen with a free serving ...  »

04 Jul

Various Venues, Toronto

July 4, 2018 To July 15, 2018

Free & Ticketed Events

The 30TH ANNUAL TORONTO FRINGE runs July 4 to 15, 2018, with live performances at venues across the city, and featuring Toronto’s largest pop-up patio, POSTCRIPT at the Scadding ...  »

06 Jul

Theatre Scarborough, 3600 Kingston Road, Toronto

July 6, 2018 To July 21, 2018

$20 to $24

Scarborough Theatre Guild presents The Importance of Being Earnest Oscar Wilde’s classic is a delight right from the first cucumber sandwich! Two bachelors, Jack and Algernon, ...  »

06 Jul

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles Street West, Toronto

July 6, 2018 To July 8, 2018

$28-$38

On the grand and opulent scale of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast arises another epic production at Wavestage; THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME plays a limited ...  »

10 Jul

Princess of Wales Theatre, 300 King St W, Toronto

July 10, 2018 To August 12, 2018

$59 to $139

Two worlds collide in the Lincoln Center Theater production of this “breathtaking and exquisite” (The New York Times) musical, directed by Bartlett Sher. One of Rodgers & ...  »

11 Jul

Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge, 46 Grand Ave S, Cambridge

July 11, 2018 To July 21, 2018

1-855-372-9866

$27.00 - $46.00 + HST

Grab your poodle skirt, pull on your bobby socks, and get ready for fun with a rock ‘n’ roll musical celebration featuring classic hits of the Baby ...  »

13 Jul

Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St W, Toronto

July 13, 2018

(416) 978-8849

$25

Wahala means trouble! Wahala Dey O! is a Nigerian adaptation of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. Visualise Chaucer’s merry pilgrims 600 years on, transposed to present-day Nigeria with ...  »

17 Jul

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St E, Toronto

July 17, 2018

 1-855-872-SONY (7669)

$47.14 - $190.89

Daniel Howell and Phil Lester are two of the world’s biggest YouTube stars. From producing their own comedy videos, they have gone on to present a ...  »

18 Jul

Vermont Square Park, 819 Palmerston Avenue, Toronto

July 18, 2018 To July 22, 2018

(416) 516-6030

Pay what you can

Experience the stories of a neighborhood unfold through an enchanting evening of dance and music in the award winning Porch View Dances: Real People Dancing In Real ...  »

20 Jul

Royal Botanical Gardens - the Arboretum, 16 Old Guelph Road, Hamilton

July 20, 2018 To July 29, 2018

9055271158

$15

What if you could travel back in time? What would you see and who would you meet? Royal Botanical Gardens, in association with The Players’ Guild of ...  »

21 Jul

Beverly Glen Park, 75 Beverly Glen Blvd, Scarborough

July 21, 2018

Free

This is a celebration of Chinese dance from different parts and different historical periods of China. The public can enjoy performance, take part in workshops for people ...  »

25 Jul

Casa Loma, 1 Austin Terrace Toronto

July 25, 2018 To August 29, 2018

416.923.1171

$30

Just for Laughs Comedy at the Castle New this year, Casa Loma will present Just For Laughs Comedy at the Castle featuring live comedy performances on Wednesday ...  »

26 Jul

Revival and The MOD Club, Toronto

July 26, 2018 To July 29, 2018

$15 & up

The Toronto Burlesque Festival has been tantalizing audiences with top quality burlesque from our city, our nation and beyond since 2008. The festival offers a unique opportunity to ...  »

03 Aug

Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front St E, Toronto

August 3, 2018 To August 4, 2018

$64.39 - $244.39

American Utopia Tour HOW MUCH Tickets : $64.39 – $244.39 + charges How to get tickets? Buy Online Phone: 1-855-985-5500 / 1-855-872-SONY (7669) In person at venue boxoffice and Ticketmaster ...  »

03 Aug

Berczy Park, 35 Wellington St E, Toronto

August 3, 2018 To August 26, 2018

Free

A group of professional actors will perform Much Ado About Nothing on weekends in August. Take centre stage in this immersive theatrical experience that is unique in ...  »

05 Aug

Withrow Park, 725 Logan Ave, Toronto

August 5, 2018 To August 12, 2018

416-504-6429

Pay-What-You-Can

Dusk Dances is an enchanting outdoor dance festival that brings high quality urban, contemporary and traditional dance to Withrow Park. Audiences are invited to enjoy works by ...  »

09 Aug

Hamilton Family Theatre Cambridge, 46 Grand Ave S, Cambridge

August 9, 2018 To August 26, 2018

1-855-372-9866

$27.00 + HST - $46.00 + HST

Following wildly successful runs in St. Jacobs, Grand Bend and Penetanguishene, Norm Foster’s new hit comedy comes to Cambridge with big laughs and an even bigger ...  »

09 Aug

King's Wharf Theatre, 97 Jury Dr, Penetanguishene

August 9, 2018 To September 1, 2018

1-855-372-9866

$27.00 - $46.00 + HST

Get ready for something big with Hairspray, the musical-comedy phenomenon that inspired a major motion picture and won eight Tony® Awards, including Best Musical. It’s 1962 … the ’50...  »

09 Aug

Prairie Drive Park, 121 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough

August 9, 2018

Free

The Forest for the Trees is a physical theatre/dance hybrid which explores the shadows. When a woman escapes from hiding, an unknown world awaits her and ...  »

13 Aug

Royal Botanical Gardens - The Rock Garden, 1185 York Boulevard, Hamilton

August 13, 2018 To August 31, 2018

9055271158

$10-$70

The historic Rock Garden provides the perfect atmosphere for a night of inspiring theatre under the stars. Don’t miss out on this highly physical and creative ...  »

15 Aug

St Jacobs Country Playhouse, 40 Benjamin Rd E, Waterloo

August 15, 2018 To September 1, 2018

1-855-372-9866

$27.00 - $46.00 + HST

From the pen of Ray Cooney, the master of British Farce, comes a gleeful, Olivier® Award-winning comedy that will have you doubled over in laughter. Richard Willey, ...  »

15 Aug

Huron Country Playhouse II, RR1, 70689 B Line, Grand Bend

August 15, 2018 To September 1, 2018

1-855-372-9866

$27.00 - $46.00 + HST

This winning courtship comedy about chance encounters and fresh starts is a racy recipe for relentless laughter. Sarah, a turkey farmer, has just left her husband and ...  »

16 Aug

Memorial Park, 22 Little Avenue, Etobicoke

August 16, 2018

Free

The Forest for the Trees is a physical theatre/dance hybrid which explores the shadows. When a woman escapes from hiding, an unknown world awaits her and ...  »

22 Aug

Drayton Festival Theatre, 33 Wellington St S, Drayton

August 22, 2018 To September 1, 2018

1-855-372-9866

$27.00 - $46.00 + HST

Grab your poodle skirt, pull on your bobby socks, and get ready for fun with a rock ‘n’ roll musical celebration featuring classic hits of the Baby ...  »

08 Sep

Prairie Drive Park, 121 Pharmacy Ave, Scarborough

September 8, 2018

Free

Parks N’ Wreck will host its third annual, free outdoor event, gathering Toronto streetdancers and local residents at Prairie Drive Park. Free workshops, dance battles, cyphers, and ...  »

09 Sep

Aki Studio, Daniels Spectrum, 585 Dundas Street East, Toronto

September 9, 2018 To September 30, 2018

$15-$30

When William, a modern-day Métis music student, is handed a 1918 opera about Creek/Cherokee Mezzo Soprano Tsianina Redfeather, he learns more than just an aria as ...  »

12 Sep

St. Jacobs Schoolhouse Theatre, 11 Albert St W, Saint Jacobs

September 12, 2018 To December 23, 2018

1-855-372-9866

$27.00 - $46.00 + HST

Listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as America’s longest running play, Shear Madness continues to delight audiences with its unique blend of madcap improvisation ...  »

14 Sep

Toronto Centre for the Arts Studio Theatre, 5040 Yonge Street, Toronto 

September 14, 2018 To September 15, 2018

18559852787

$21-$45

THE NAKED BALLERINA is a production that takes audiences on a compelling, heart-stopping journey to the dark side of the soul. It’s an outrageous, funny, sometime ...  »

19 Sep

Town Hall Opera House, 87 Broadway, Orangeville

September 19, 2018 To September 23, 2018

519-942-3423

$22 to $44

A loving and humorous look at rural life in story and song. Dan Needles is a familiar face to Theatre Orangeville audiences, having penned the entire Wingfield ...  »

23 Sep

Harbourfront Centre, 235 Queens Quay W, Toronto

September 23, 2018

Free

The Word On The Street is a non-profit organization that celebrates Canadian reading, writing, and champions literacy primarily through a free, annual outdoor festival. Each September, in ...  »

29 Sep

Various locations, Toronto, ON

September 29, 2018 To September 30, 2018

Free

For one sleepless night, the familiar will be discarded and Toronto will transform into an artistic playground, offering a series of exhilarating contemporary art experiences in unexpected ...  »


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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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