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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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Excellent Venue for music!

We visited Toronto to see kd lang at the Sony Center on Aug 31, 2017. The acoustics were very... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
via mobile
Great acoustics

Attended KDL Lang concert with a friend and thought the venue was great. Acoustics were fantastic... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Waterford, 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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  • Average11%
  • 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 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

Thank ungodly
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 8 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
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

Came here to see the Pokemon Symphony on Saturday for the first time. It was a great venue! Everything well signposted and very helpful and friendly staff. Drinks were a bit expensive ($5 CAD for a bottle of Diet Coke) but what else do you...More

Thank Tracey M
SonyCentreTO, Manager, Promotions at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Tracey, Thank you for your positive review. We love Pokemon Symphonic Evolutions and we are glad you enjoyed your time at the Sony Centre.

Reviewed 11 March 2017

We saw a show on the Canadian Stage. Nice, intimate venue with good views from everywhere I could see. Only downside is that the rows are a little too close together. Someone my height (close to 2 meters) has to sit a little sideways, which...More

Thank morl8tr
Reviewed 9 March 2017

The performance was in the St Lawrence Theater across the street from the Sony Center. The booth seating was very cramped for a wheelchair. The only family assist restroom was across the street at the Sony Center. In cold, rainy. snowy or windy weather that...More

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At the heart of Toronto, Downtown is the destination
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a strong student influence from the Ryerson University
Campus. As a result, the Downtown area is always in
flux: undergoing the construction of new facilities,
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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
18 February 2016|
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