THEATRE & PERFORMING ARTS IN GREATER TORONTO AREA
Toronto is home to some of Canada's finest theatre, ballet, opera and music. Head to downtown Toronto to catch Broadway's latest blockbuster, or explore an independent theatres or performing arts venue in Mississauga, Markham, Oakville, Richmond Hill or Pickering. Toronto is only 2 hours from Stratford or Niagara-on-the-Lake's famous regional theatres too.
Ballet and Opera
The National Ballet of Canada, with its former international ballet star Karen Cain as artistic director, is world-renowned. Toronto theatre lovers also enjoy riveting performances by the Canadian Opera Company.
The Greater Toronto Area's Theatres & Performing Arts
You will find theatre in Toronto to suit every taste and budget. The Toronto Fringe Festival and Soulpepper showcase new playwrights and plays that are often thought provoking. Lighter entertainment includes a host of laughs at Second City or a fun night out at a murder mystery dinner show.
Broadway Shows in Toronto
Toronto is lucky enough to see many shows that arrive straight from Broadway. Mirvish Productions brings the top plays to its iconic theatres and attracts thousands of tourists and residents annually. And for those interested in the history of theatre, the last operating double-decker theatre in the world, the Elgin and Winter Garden Theatre, offers backstage historical tours to consumers.