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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


Shakey Shake and Friends

Theatre by the Bay
July 7 - 18, 2015
July 7, 11:00am
July 7, 2:00pm
July 8, 11:00am
July 8, 2:00pm
July 9, 11:00am
July 9, 2:00pm
July 10, 11:00am
July 10, 2:00pm
July 11, 11:00am
July 11, 2:00pm
July 12, 11:00am
July 12, 2:00pm
July 14, 11:00am
July 14, 2:00pm
July 15, 11:00am
July 15, 2:00pm
July 16, 11:00am
July 16, 2:00pm
July 17, 11:00am
July 17, 2:00pm
July 18, 11:00am
July 18, 2:00pm

Directed by Tom McGee

Romance! Adventure! Puppets! Acclaimed children’s theatre troupe Shakey-Shake and Friends presents a playful retelling of Shakespeare’s great comedy As You Like It in the tradition of The Muppets. Kempenfelt Kelly is really nervous about his date, so it’s up to his best pal Simcoe and the rest of the gang to show him a REALLY outrageous love story: by performing As You Like It! Utilizing Shakespeare’s text, As You Like It…A Puppet Epic! is a great introduction to the play for audiences young and old. “It might just instill a lifelong love of Shakespeare in its audience.” – Mooney on Theatre (Toronto).

General Admission
All Seats: $13.68
Babes in Arms must purchase a ticket for this performance.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

As You Like It

Theatre by the Bay
July 7 - 18, 2015
July 7, 8:00pm
July 8, 8:00pm
July 9, 8:00pm
July 10, 8:00pm
July 11, 8:00pm
July 12, 8:00pm
July 14, 8:00pm
July 15, 8:00pm
July 16, 8:00pm
July 17, 8:00pm
July 18, 8:00pm

Directed by James Wallis

July 8th to July 18th, 2015.
 Escape this July with Rosalind and Orlando to the forest of Arden, a place of magic and romance. Shakespeare’s classic comedy features fast-paced comedy, music, poetry and, of course, professional wrestling. Come see one of the most celebrated plays of the last five hundred years brought to life by Barrie actors.

General Admission
All Tickets: $24.98
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.


Brookside Music Association
July 31, 2015
July 31, 7:30pm

Wendake/Huronia featuring the Toronto Consort - Located at the First Baptist Church, 550 Grove Street East, Barrie
This concert commemorates the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Champlain in the region of southern Georgian Bay. Featuring the renowned Toronto Consort, the Brookside Festival Chamber Choir and First Nations singers and drummers, the program will include “Wendake/Huronia”, a new work by the distinguished Canadian composer John Beckwith which was commissioned by Brookside Music Association with funding by the Ontario Arts Council to mark that historic event.  “Wendake/Huronia” is a truly unique celebration of the Wendat culture. The program also includes the performance of 17th century French music by The Toronto Consort and First Nations singing and drumming.  

General Admission
Adults: $35.00
Students: $12.50
Children under 13: Free (Contact the box office)
This performance is located at the First Baptist Church, 550 Grove Street East, Barrie
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

North Sea Gas

Presented by Theatres@ Barrie
September 12, 2015

Going for over thirty years and stronger than ever! One of Scotland's most popular bands, North Sea Gas entertains with guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, bodhran, whistles, banjo, and great vocals featuring tremendous three part harmonies.

Enjoy a 3 Course Scottish Themed Dinner at the Local Gastropub before the show! Limited amounts available to purchase with tickets! Call 705-739-4228 for more information.
Reserved Seating
Show Only: $25.00
Dinner at the Local Gastropub and Show: $58.90. (Gratuities not included) Tickets are limited - use promo code GASTRO
If you have purchased Dinner and Show tickets, please call the Local Gastropub to make seating reservations at 705-252-9220.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Barrie International Comedy Festival Package

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 14 - 20, 2015
Please check individual event for time and venue.

ON SALE JULY 2, 2015 at 10:00am

Access to the best seats and a 15% discount! Pick 3 or more events and save!

To purchase a pack, click on 2015 TIFT Comedy Season on the left side menu. Click on the event(s) that you would like to attend, and click ADD to selected events. Ensure that the drop down in number of events matches the selected number of events in the “selected events’ window. A minimum of 3 events must be selected to move forward. Select the performance from the drop down and click next. Enter the number of subscriptions (packages) that you wish to purchase and Click Buy Now Using Floorplan. Seats must be selected manually for all shows at the Georgian Theatre. Click Add to Shopping Cart Now! The discounted price is automatically applied. Please check that you have selected the desired shows and note the venue. No refunds for purchasing errors!
Reserved Seating
Price varies by event and venue.
For questions or assistance with purchase, please call the box office at 705-739-4228.
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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