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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


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 Kate Brown
Starring Daren Herbert

Written by Anthony Newley and Leslie Bricusse Stop the World - I Want to Get Off features an Everyman whose rise to success is countered by the instability of his private life. The musical features several mega-hit songs, including "What Kind of Fool Am I?", "Gonna Build a Mountain" and "Once in a Lifetime". And although it was written as a large-scale work, TIFT’s version will feature one actor, Daren Herbert, who will play every role, including the leading man Littlechap and all the women in his life. The production will involve projections, through which Herbert will act opposite many versions of himself.
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.

Girls' Night Out

Onstage Performance Group
JUne 17 - 21, 2015
June 17, 7:30pm
June 18, 7:30pm
June 19, 7:30pm
June 20, 2:00pm
June 20, 7:30pm
June 21, 2:00pm

In this murder mystery, four women, on their way to an evening at the theatre, stop for dinner at the establishment owned by the ex-husband of one of four. Between the salad and entrée, he ends up dead. Each has a reason to wish him dead; perhaps one did more than wish. Perhaps it was one of the other guests? Only unwinding the plot will tell which one is the murderer!!!

Reserved Seating
All Seats: $20.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

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.

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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