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Mady Centre for RSS
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. Take a virtual tour!

Upcoming Events

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The Wedding Party

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
December 1 - 10, 2016
Showtimes:
From the award-winning creators of the beloved play, I Claudia, Kristen Thomson and director Chris Abraham comes a new comedy about two families, a wedding, mistaken identities, and love, love, LOVE!
With their latest creation, The Wedding Party, they invite the audience to take a seat ringside on the big day, while an astonishing cast of the country's leading actors including Trish Lindstrom, Tony Nappo, Moya O'Connell, Tom Rooney, and Kristen Thomson herself, hit the dance floor, drink too much, and try to get along.
General Admission
Single tickets (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $37.50
Single tickets (Friday or Saturday): $40.80
Group or 10 or more: $34.00
Full Season (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $135.00
Full Season (Friday or Saturday): $145.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Home Alone - The Movie

Presented by Theatres@Barrie
December 17, 2016
Showtimes:
2:00pm

When Kevin's family left on their European vacation they forgot one minor detail: Kevin. Take a break from the Christmas rush and come down to the Mady. Delicious snacks available to purchase from Cravings Fine Food and Catering. 
 

Movie description: An 8-year old troublemaker must protect his home from a pair of burglars when he is accidentally left home alone by his family during Christmas vacation. 
 
 Rated: PG
General Admission
$6.90
PLEASE NOTE: All persons must have a ticket, including infants.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

The Libertine

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
January 5 - 14, 2016
Showtimes:

The Princess Bride meets The Three Musketeers meets the decline of western civilization in this ultimate retelling of the Don Juan story.

 
A satirical comedy-tragedy fit for the 21st century where materialism and physical pleasure rule the day. Hilarious and scorching, this 350-year-old play takes you on a ride from hedonism to hell, full of swash-buckle and bravado.
 
General Admission
 
Single tickets (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $37.50
Single tickets (Friday or Saturday): $40.80
Group or 10 or more: $34.00
Full Season (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $135.00
Full Season (Friday or Saturday): $145.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

2016 - 2017 Illuminating Conversations Series - Ian Brown

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
January 9, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Award-winning journalist - Maclean's, The Globe and Mail, host - TVO and CBC, author of The Boy in the Moon and Sixty. Ian brings insight and candour to his perspectives on life's challenges.

General Admission
Single Interview: $17.50
3 Interviews: $50.00
5 Interviews: $75.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

A Tribute to Peter Tosh

Presented by Black History Month
February 17, 2017
Showtimes:
7:00pm

Juno Award winner/Top Reggae Performer Lazo exudes a “feel-good” vibe through his combination of reggae riddims, beautiful melodies, conscious lyrics, and his uncanny ability to connect with his audience.  Lazo writes songs informed by his studies in history and political science (he holds a degree in Political Science from the University of Toronto), and his deep empathy for the human condition.

Lazarus J. Finn (Lazo) began his music career at 15 years of age with a band called Black Blood, whose very first album charted #2 and received extensive airplay in the Caribbean. Soon after immigrating to Canada, Lazo formed his own band, Unity, to showcase his original compositions. Upon relocating to Toronto, he created The Lazo Band, and released the well-received recording, “Satisfaction Guaranteed”. Lazo subsequently produced two solo CDs: “Something Real” (nominated for a Juno Award in 1995) and “Impetus”, for Washington D.C. based RAS records (Lazo was the first Canadian artist signed to that label).

In 2010, Lazo toured the United States and South America as a member of the world renowned Wailers, (Bob Marley’s original backup band featuring Aston “Family-Man” Barrett on bass, and the legendary Keith Sterling on keys.) The South American leg of the tour included African Reggae Star, Alpha Blondie.
 
In addition, Lazo fronts for Craig Martin’s Classic Albums Live: Bob Marley – Legend performing at venues such as Hard Rock CafeHouse of Blues, and theatres across the US and Canada. Craig recently commented to a fan, ” Lazo has always been an exception to the rule- I can’t control him, and yet I can’t see me doing the show without him.”
General Admission
$25.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Offline

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
March 2 - 11, 2016
Showtimes:

A young woman leaves behind a remarkable work of art with profound ramifications, inextricably linking the lives of those touched by it after she is gone.

 
Some of Canada's most exciting young talents have collectively created this exciting musical and theatrical exploration of what becomes of our personal and artistic legacies.
General Admission
Single tickets (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $37.50
Single tickets (Friday or Saturday): $40.80
Group or 10 or more: $34.00
Full Season (Wednesday, Thursday or Saturday matinee): $135.00
Full Season (Friday or Saturday): $145.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

2016 - 2017 Illuminating Conversations Series - Jennifer Podemski

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
March 6, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm

​Film and television writer, actress, producer, director, cinematographer. Appeared in The Rez, Degrassi: The Next Generation and Empire of Dirt. Jennifer works to strengthen Canada by helping native youth realize their potential.

General Admission
Single Interview: $17.50
3 Interviews: $50.00
5 Interviews: $75.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

We Walk the Line - A Tribute to Johnny Cash

Presented by WWTL Productions
April 22, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm

WE WALK THE LINE is a true Johnny Cash Experience. The concert is a musical tribute covering Cash's entire musical career from the 1950's at Sun Records to 2003 with the American Recordings label. The concert performance features Ward Cornforth as a 1960's era Johnny Cash with the signature "Boom-Chicka-Boom" sound of his long time touring band the Tennessee Three. The show includes duets performed by Johnny Cash with the late "June Carter.

Reserved Seating
Regular: $29.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

2016 - 2017 Illuminating Conversations Series - Alanna Mitchell

Presented by Talk Is Free Theatre
May 29, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Named best environmental journalist by Reuters (2000) - Articles - CBC Quirks and Quarks, New York Times, Canadian Geographic, author of Franklin's Lost Ship, Invisible Plastic, Malignant Metaphor and Sea Sick (book and play). Mitchell distills complex information in an engaging way.

General Admission
Single Interview: $17.50
3 Interviews: $50.00
5 Interviews: $75.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

The Five Points

Presented by Theatre by the Bay
July 19 - 29, 2017
Showtimes:

​What do you love about Barrie? What do you wish would be different? What stories live within the people of this city?

These are the questions Theatre by the Bay seeks to address in its new production, The Five Points.
Developed over the course of the year, and drawn from interviews from real people in our community, we will ‘hold the mirror up to nature’ as the ensemble investigate what it means to be a part of the city over 100,000 people call home.
 
Developed by Alex Dault and the Ensemble
Reserved Seating
Preview (July 19, 20 & 21, 2017): $30.42
Regular: $32.42
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

The Land of Make Believe

Presented by Theatre by the Bay
July 19 - 29, 2017
Showtimes:

From the team that brought the sold-out sensation, Adventure Island, comes a new production that is bound to be even more magical!

Featuring Theatre by the Bay’s Young Company, The Land of Make Believe is an epic adventure that is sure to have you and your family laughing, cheering, and signing all the way home!
Created by Mike Holland and Isaac Haig
Directed by Mike Holland
Choreography by Carla Tucker
Reserved Seating
Regular: $17.42
Groups of 10+: $14.42 (Available by contacting 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
 
Regular hours: Tuesday to Friday, 12pm–6pm; Saturday 11am–5pm. Closed Sundays and Mondays
 
Please note that the box office at the venue of the show is open from one hour before the performance until the intermission for ticket purchase and pick-up.
 

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 theatres@barrie.ca for information regarding admittance or the suitability of the performance.

Telephone: 705-739-4228  Email: theatres@barrie.ca

Fundraising

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 culture@barrie.ca or by telephone at (705) 739-4299.

 

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