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the Performing Arts

Barrie’s Mady Centre for the Performing Arts, which includes the Park Place Theatre performance space, is a world class facility conveniently located in Barrie’s downtown and managed by the Department of Culture.

Upcoming Events


Smokey Joe's Cafe

Kempenfelt Community Players
April 30 - May 10, 2015
April 30, 8:00pm
May 1, 8:00pm
May 2, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
May 3, 2:00pm
May 7, 8:00pm (SOLD OUT)
May 8, 8:00pm
May 9, 2:00pm & 8:00pm
May 10, 2:00pm

Smokey Joe's Cafe is a musical revue showcasing 39 pop standards, including rock and roll and rhythm and blues songs written by songwriters Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller. The Original Broadway cast recording Smokey Joe's Café: The Songs of Leiber And Stoller, won a Grammy award in 1996.

General Admission
Adult: $27.38
Senior/Student: $22.38
Group 10+ Adult: $24.38 ea
Group 10+ Senior/Student: $20.38 ea
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Stop The World - I Want To Get Off!

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
May 21–30, 2015
May 21, 7:30pm
May 22, 8:00pm
May 23, 8:00pm
May 27, 7:30pm
May 28, 7:30pm
May 29, 8:00pm
May 30, 2:00pm
May 30, 8:00pm

Book, Lyrics & Music by Anthony Newley & Leslie Bricusse
Directed by Josh Epstein
Starring Daren Herbert

Set in a Circus ring, this allegorical musical is by one of Britain's foremost writing teams of the 50's and 60's. It features an everyman, Littlechap, whose rise to success is countered by the instability of his private life. Stop the World - I Want to Get Off! features several megahit songs, including "What Kind of Fool Am I?", "Gonna Build a Mountain" and "Once in a Lifetime."
General Admission
Single Tickets, evenings: $40.80
Single tickets, matinees: $37.41
Groups of 10 or more: $30.63 each
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Dr. Brad Dibble

Part of Illuminating Conversations. Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
May 25, 2015

Dr. Brad Dibble embraces the belief that it is our duty to leave the planet a little better than we found it. This has propelled him to write, in layman’s terms, Comprehending the Climate Crisis: Everything You Need to Know About Global Warming and How to Stop It. Dr. Dibble has also documented the link between cardiovascular problems and the changing environment. Explore the consequences of climate change and learn from his suggestions for lifestyle adjustments as Dr. Dibble explains how he "walks the talk."

General Admission
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Broadway Bound

The Melody in Me
June 6, 2015
June 6, 3:00pm
June 6, 6:00pm

Join The Melody In Me's Triple Threat Program as they present "Boradway Bound: a musical cabaret". The show will include selections from popular musicals including Cinderella, The Sound of Music and Wicked. Suitable for all ages!

General Admission
All Tickets: $15.00
PLEASE note that all people attending must have a valid ticket, including infants.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

About The Mady Centre

The Mady Centre has a versatile and flexible stage area using a system of stage lights and sound reinforcement for professional theatre, music, dance and other presentation formats.  Flexible seating capacity of 120 to 200 patrons, a sprung performance floor, artist's green room/lounge and performers dressing rooms with showers.  The theatre is also available for non-theatrical activities including seminars, workshops, presentations and conferences.  The theatre seating can be fully retracted to accommodate the use of tables and chairs for receptions.

Location: Downtown Barrie – 1 Dunlop Street West – at the corner of Bayfield Street and Dunlop Street

Driving Directions: Exit Hwy 400 at Dunlop Street – drive east on Dunlop Street to Bayfield Street

Parking: Many parking options available; please view the map

Box Office Hours:
Tuesday to Friday, 12pm–6pm; Saturday 11am–5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays.

Gift Certificates:  
To purchase gift certificates, please visit the Mady Centre box office at 1 Dunlop St W or call us at 705-739-4228.

Babes in Arms:  ALL patrons attending the Barrie Theatres must have a ticket, including infants. Please contact the box office at 705-739-4228 or for information regarding admittance or the suitability of the performance.

Telephone: 705-739-4228  Email:


Join other community supporters in raising funds for the Mady Centre For The Performing Arts!  You too can be a donor or volunteer by contacting the Department of Culture at or by telephone at (705) 739-4299.


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