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Sony Centre for the Performing Arts

1 Front St E | (at Yonge St.), Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2, Canada
+1 855-872-7669
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We were kind of expecting some skits like her regular shows. But listening to her respond in such... read more

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D and S B
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 11 October 2017
Toronto, Canada
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The Sony Centre, Toronto's first performing arts centre and one of the largest theatres in Canada, has played a defining role in the cultural life of Toronto for more than 50 years. Today, the Sony Centre's mission is to unite the global citizens of Toronto through great artistic experiences. The Sony Centre presents year-round programming including concerts, musical theatre, gala and fundraisers, family entertainment, comedy, and dance. The Sony Centre has also recently introduced community classes ranging from yoga classes to art lessons. It is truly where the world comes to play!
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  • Average10%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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1 Front St E | (at Yonge St.), Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2, Canada
+1 855-872-7669
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were kind of expecting some skits like her regular shows. But listening to her respond in such an honest way, right off the top of her head she answered peoples questions from her heart. The rerun videos were hilarious to watch again was so...More

Thank D and S B
Reviewed 11 October 2017

When you see it from the outside, you don't realize who big it is and who many people you can fit inside!

Thank ValvaMG
Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

Very nice facility. Saw a lecture there but would love to see a musical event. The aesthetics were impressive and looked like acoustics would be also.

1  Thank hinchesk
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

We visited Toronto to see kd lang at the Sony Center on Aug 31, 2017. The acoustics were very good. We sat center orchestra, Row U , and had a great sight line to the stage. Staff was very friendly, we enjoyed the show and...More

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SonyCentreTO, Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Hi there, Thank you for your positive review! I have forwarded your comments with regards to the beverages to our Food and Beverages department. Next time you visit the Sony Centre, please note that there are restrooms on each level. On the main level the...More

Reviewed 1 September 2017

Attended KDL Lang concert with a friend and thought the venue was great. Acoustics were fantastic and a must attend place. Staff courteous and helpful.

Thank margot4nier
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The acoustics in this place are the best to catch some live orchestral performances. Was recently here for the Harry Potter shows and it was unbelievable. Great music venue!

Thank Scott C
Reviewed 30 June 2017

It feels like this place is right out of the 1970's or something ... completely dated and uncomfortable. The TSO performance was excellent, but the centre itself is a pain. Just everything was frustrating, a small lobby, washrooms down a large flight of stairs (or...More

Thank jessibean
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Fabulous concert! Music was superb in addition to the movie (Harry Potter 1). Sat in the mezzanine and could see the orchestra and movie clearly. Worth every penny.

Thank Amy K
Reviewed 2 June 2017 via mobile

A nice place to watch a performance, even though it seemed to act more no-frills than a lot of other venues around the city. Convenient to transit and easy to access for seats. Intermission was a bit uninspiring though.

Thank Edward W
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We visited Sony Centre a few times, most recently to see Eifman's "Red Giselle" ballet from St. Petersburg. While we are now definitely sure that we are not fans of this ballet style, Sony Centre remains an OK venue to see an event downtown Toronto....More

Thank SubjectivelyObjectiv
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17 March 2017|
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Response from missyv678 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The Royal York is close to it. I hope that this helps.
22 October 2016|
Response from Katie M | Reviewed this property |
Hi Slaw, yes, you can see the stage, it's set up more like a mezzanine. That being said, I would not bring a little one and sit up there. They won't be able to grasp all of the details of the show being that far back. Good... More
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