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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. Take a virtual tour!

Upcoming Events

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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.

A Perfect Princess Party

The City of Barrie presents
March 18, 2017
Showtimes:
2:00pm
The Mady Centre transforms for A Perfect Princess Party.  Join 3 Princesses as they perform well known songs from classic Princess movies and mingle with everyone in attendance. There will be delectable sweets and treats for everyone.  Costumes are encouraged and Princes are most welcome.
 
Please note that this event is seated at cabaret tables with 4 seats per table.
General Admission
$30.00
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

An Evening with Martin Barre

Presented by Violet's Venue
April 13, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm

Martin Barre has been the guitarist of Jethro Tull for 43 years, his sound and playing having been a major factor in their success. Album sales have exceeded 60 million units and they continue to be played worldwide, representing an important part of classic rock history.

Martin’s guitar playing has earned him a high level of respect and recognition; he was voted 25th best solo ever in the USA and 20th best solo ever in the UK for his playing on 'Aqualung'. His playing on the album ‘Crest of a Knave’ earned him a Grammy award in 1988.

As well as numerous Jethro Tull albums, Martin has worked with many other artists including Paul McCartney, Phil Collins, Gary Moore, Jo Bonamassa and Chris Thompson and has shared a stage with such legends as Hendrix, Fleetwood Mac, Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin.
 
As Jethro Tull are taking a long break from touring, catalogue. His band is a total commitment to give the Tull fans and a broader audience the chance to hear tracks not performed for many years. The band includes top musicians from a similar background. Martin has put together a band to play the "classic" music from the Tull.
Reserved Seating
$88.50
Purchase tickets online or contact the Box Office: 705-739-4228 or 1 Dunlop St. West.

Girls Nite Out (Part of the Women About Town Series)

Presented by the City of Barrie Theatres
April 21, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm
An all-star evening of stand-up comedy and improvisation!  Elvira Kurt performs her stand-up act in the first part of the show, followed by the improvisation group - Girls Nite Out, consisting of some outstanding Second City alumnus: Jennine Profeta, Karen Parker and Leslie Seiler under the musical direction of the talented Kevin Baker.  Elvira joins in the improvisation for the last part of the show.  Grab a group, or just grab a friend, for this very special comedy evening
General Admission
Single: $38.00
All 3 shows: $99.00 (Shows are Girls Nite Out, Spin and From Judy to Bette)
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.

Spin (Part of the Women About Town Series)

Presented by the City of Barrie Theatres
June 9, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm
Inspired by the incredible true tale of the first woman to ride a bike around the world in 1895, this epic cycle of songs and stories explores the early connections between bicycles, advertising, and women’s liberation.
   
Award winning author, singer/songwriter, and theatre maker Evalyn Parry takes audiences on a musical journey from the dawn of the bicycle in the 19th century to her own experiences riding her bike through the streets of Toronto and Montreal. Parry’s co-star is a vintage bicycle – suspended on a mechanic’s stand and outfitted with microphones and sound equipment.
General Admission
Single: $38.00
All 3 shows: $99.00 (Shows are Girls Nite Out, Spin and From Judy to Bette)
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.

From Judy to Bette: The Stars of Old Hollywood (Part of the Women About Town Series)

Presented by the City of Barrie Theatres
September 29, 2017
Showtimes:
7:30pm

​Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Lucille Ball, and Betty Hutton – trailblazers who refused to be “just another ingenue” during the golden age of cinema.  An evening of scandalous headlines and marvelous melodies by critically-acclaimed Toronto performer Rebecca Perry.  Rebecca takes to the stage to look at the lives of the ladies who broke convention and started something bigger, perhaps, than even they knew. With this affecting show, Perry shows that she not only creates her own marvelous characters, but beautifully inhabits the characters – perhaps even larger still than her own – that inspire her.

General Admission
Single: $38.00
All 3 shows: $99.00 (Shows are Girls Nite Out, Spin and From Judy to Bette)
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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