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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.

Upcoming Events

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Shakey Shake and Friends

Theatre by the Bay
July 7 - 18, 2015
Showtimes:
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
Showtimes:
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.

Wendake/Huronia **AT FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH

Brookside Music Association
July 31, 2015
Showtimes:
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
Showtimes:
8:00pm

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
Showtimes:
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.

Dr. Joe MacInnis

presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 14, 2015
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Physician-Scientist, deep-sea explorer, author, member of the Order of Canada, recipient of seven honorary doctorates, Dr Macinnis studies leadership in high-risk environments, has worked with the US Navy, the Russian Academy of Sciences, the Canadian Forces, Director James Cameron, and has advised the team which discovered the RMS Titanic. 

 
An Illuminating Conversations event

 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!

General Admission
$20.00
Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events!
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Best of Ivanka

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 16 AND 18, 2015
Showtimes:
4:00pm

Whooo Hooooo!  The Best Of Ivanka!  (And we mean the VERY BEST of Ivanka!).  That perennial Barrie favourite is finally returning!  Join Ivanka as she tackles the BIG issues facing us all - aging, dieting and of course - unleashing your inner pantyhose Goddess!  WARNING: "senior" topics will be discussed.  Those with an aversion to Polident be warned!  Please Note:  The bar will be opened and Metamucil Shooters will be served! 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!

General Admission
$43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Lunchtime with Lorne Elliott

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 16, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

An examination of writing and performing comedy by creator, stage performer and producer LORNE ELLIOTT. How to research and choose themes and ideas that will fit and be relevant to an audience and then run with it and shape it. This presentation is to be an interactive session with the audience.

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $16.64
Lunch available, but not included in ticket price.
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Five-Minute Fringe Fest

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 17, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

So you think you’re funny? Five minutes can be a long time. This is a chance for budding comics, public speakers, and other preforming artists to take the Park Place Theatre at the Mady stage, and show what they can do. Only open to 10 performers from the Barrie and Simcoe county area, who will be selected by lottery. To perform, please submit your name and a brief synopsis of your act to submissions@TIFT.ca

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $16.64
Lunch available but not included in ticket price <br>
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Lorne Elliott

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 17, 2015
Showtimes:
4:00pm

 A long-time host of Madly Off in All Directions, Lorne Elliott speaks through his humor about being Canadian. His concert titled "CHASING THE BIG SILLY" is a show of his own creation made of lively stories, songs, poems and monologues with a strong backbone of excellent humorous writing, powerful imagery of the shared human experience which make the audience recognize themselves and put into words what they feel.  The themes chosen, well in keeping with the average person preoccupations these days is a way of exploring what really counts: the continuous figuring of the world by the thinking human. He calls this exercise  "blowing some jazz" as it has the quality of immediacy and of going out on a limb, but coming from an experienced writer/performer it always ends up feeling right, if at all somewhat outrageously dangerous.  The performance is suitable for ages 9 and up. 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
$43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Comedy Quiz

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 18, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

How ​many sitting Prime Ministers appeared on Corner Gas?  What was the name of the UK Sitcom that was directly connected to a man dying of laughter? How well do you know your comedy? Teams of four compete in the ultimate comedy trivia showdown. Ultimate glory and moderate prizes and await the winners. Formatted as a game show, so players and observers will all have a great time. To enter a team, please submit your interest to: submissions@TIFT.ca 

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $16.64
Lunch available but not included in ticket price. <br>
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

The NFB Short Film Fest

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 19, 2015
Showtimes:
12:00pm

A  selection of the best comedic short films from the 75 Year history of the NFB, including short films starring Eugene Levy and Buster Keaton. In partnership with the Barrie Film Festival.

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
$16.64
Lunch available but not included in ticket price. <br>
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Chris Gibbs

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 19, 2015
Showtimes:
2:00pm
From England, the Land of William Shakespeare, to Canada, the Land of William Shatner. Chris Gibbs visited Canada in 1995. Since then he's moved to Canada permanently, married a Canadian, and made a Canadian. He's met a Canadian who apologized for saving his life, been given more advice on bear avoidance than anyone could possibly need, and has spent more time than strictly necessary wondering what it really means to 'drop your accent'.

In case it's not clear, this is a stand-up comedy show about Canadians, by someone who isn't one.
Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!

General Admission
 $43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Gavin Crawford: "Friend" "Like" #Me

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 19, 2015
Showtimes:
8:00pm

Gavin Crawford of This Hour Has 22 Minutes, takes you on a hilarious journey through the outrageous world we live in and the characters we love and love to hate!  This Guy Does A One Man Show And What Happens Next Will BLOW YOUR MIND!!!! --or at the very least you'll laugh. Canada's top character comedian Gavin Crawford comes to Barrie for the very first time with his all-new one man show, Gavin Crawford: "Friend" "Like" #Me. You'll be humblebragging you saw this show to all your distant high school friends.

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
 $43.76
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

TWO

Presented by Talk is Free Theatre
September 20, 2015
Showtimes:
2:00pm

Created by Cameron Fraser and Sarah Peterson, Two is an unbridled multidisciplinary show centered around a young couple’s evolution from a budding romance through to an established relationship. Combining physical comedy, acrobatics, dance and object manipulation, TWO offers a lighter side to the ups and downs of love, lust and peanut butter sandwiches.

Access to the best seats and 15% off when you buy 3 or more events HERE!
General Admission
$43.76
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 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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