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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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Great jazz concert venue

This was a great spot to catch a Concert . Beer or wine can be purchased and taken to your seat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Kevin B
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Great modern theater

Lisa Herbie Hancock at the Sony Center and it was a very wonderful theater. The sound and view was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
dfrisi
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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! Since 2015, the Sony Centre has been managed by Civic Theatres Toronto alongside the St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts and the Toronto Centre for the Arts.
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1 Front St E | (at Yonge St.), Toronto, Ontario M5E 1B2, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great spot to catch a Concert . Beer or wine can be purchased and taken to your seat! Great friendly staff.

Thank Kevin B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lisa Herbie Hancock at the Sony Center and it was a very wonderful theater. The sound and view was excellent. The theater has very high ceilings. We were in the 4th row, so the balcony seemed very high up and distance, so I don't know...More

Thank dfrisi
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

However the security was absolutely appalling. Security staff asked people to line up when they arrived...we were there 40 minutes prior to the performance & by 5 minutes before the scheduled performance the lines extended around both sides of the building & barely moved with...More

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CivicTheatresToronto, Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write in regarding your families experiences at the TD Jazz Festival - Herbie Hancock performance on Friday June 29. We at the Sony Centre strive to deliver an excellent patron experience and your comments are very important...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to see Herbie Hancock play. It was by far the worst sounding show I've been to. Especially the low end. I thought it might be the accustics where I was sitting. Nope, I walked to the back of the hall and stood beside...More

Thank Tony G
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CivicTheatresToronto, Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Tony, As mentioned via Facebook, the sound for this particular performance was mixed by the tour's sound crew. Hopefully the next time that you return you will have a better experience at the Sony Centre.

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Reviewed 7 June 2018

Were in a concert three weeks ago. It was mentioned on the tickets that doors open exact an hour before the start of the event for people who want to have some drinks inside the building. NOT TRUE! The door opened half an hour before...More

Thank 812yvonne
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CivicTheatresToronto, Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2018

We are very concerned to read this review. Please email our customerservice@sonycentre.ca address so that we can speak to you further.

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Reviewed 31 May 2018

My partner and I were attending a concert by The Decemberists tonight and we had to ask them to stop talking and to stop flashing their cell phone in front of us. It was very distracting. One of the women made a fuss and two...More

Thank Dennis P
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CivicTheatresToronto, Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 June 2018

Please email customerservice@sonycentre.ca so we can further discuss your experience

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Reviewed 13 April 2018

Well at least the twist part is accurate. I was there in April '18 and had my seat 62 Row J facing slightly away from the stage. There are annoying cup holders installed in a location on the seats in front of you that totally...More

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Reviewed 25 March 2018 via mobile

This place is amazing. Friendly staff. Has an elevator. This time around we saw Anderson Cooper and Andy Cohen. They were amazing. This place is senior friendly and if you want to see a show of any kind enjoy!

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CivicTheatresToronto, Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for taking the time to write your review!

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Reviewed 27 February 2018

It has been a very long time since I have been at the 'Sony Centre' or at any pricy dance performance. I thought The Mark Morris Dance Group would be worth the cost. The lowest advertised price didn't seem to be available so I sucked...More

Thank Merbalicious
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CivicTheatresToronto, Promotions Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Hello, thank you for taking the time to provide your review. We are sorry to read that your experience at Mark Morris Dance Group's Pepperland was sub-par. If you have not already, please feel free to email your feedback to customerservice@sonycentre.ca

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Reviewed 12 December 2017

This was our first time to the Sony Centre. My teenage daughter and I traveled from Buffalo, NY to see Evanescence last weekend. The venue is gorgeous, with bars on multiple floors, generous seating areas, etc. But that wasn't the best part. We had excellent...More

1  Thank Kristen11
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SonyCentreTO, Manager at Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, responded to this reviewResponded 1 February 2018

Hello Kristen, Thank you for taking the time our of your day to write your review and I apologize for the delay in our response to you. We strive to provide all of our guests with a fantastic experience and am so glad to read...More

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Roya I
28 February 2018|
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Response from CivicTheatresToronto | Property representative |
Hello, we are happy to offer free public wifi at the Sony Centre.
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Response from missyv678 | Reviewed this property |
Hi! The Royal York is close to it. I hope that this helps.
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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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