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Step into a world where wonders await in every corner of every hall. In the architecture and the applause. In the stories celebrated on our stages.

Explore the 2024-2025 Season

Meher Pavri with Neil D’Souza in Why Not Theatre’s Mahabharata (Shaw Festival, 2023). © David Cooper
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A ballet forged across generations

Kimiko’s Pearl sheds light on a dark chapter of Canadian history – the internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II. For the ballet’s creators, this story is deeply personal.

  • Sama-sama sala-sala web interview

    Digital tapestry weaves together culture, history and community

    Christine Mangosing shares the meaning and symbolism of her artwork sama-sama * sala-sala, which is featured on the Kipnes Lantern during… Christine Mangosing shares the meaning and symbolism of her… Christine Mangosing shares the meaning and symbolism of her artwork sama-sama * sala-sala, which is featured on the Kipnes Lantern during Asian Heritage Month.

  • The composer stands on the Southam Hall stage, surrounded by microphones and recording equipment. New album

    Exploring imaginary folklore with Gabriel Dharmoo

    Recorded in Southam Hall with a host of talented musicians, Vestiges d’une fable invites listeners on a journey of exploration and discovery.… Recorded in Southam Hall with a host of talented musicians,… Recorded in Southam Hall with a host of talented musicians, Vestiges d’une fable invites listeners on a journey of exploration and discovery.

  • Jukebox Lunch Concerts free

    Jukebox Lunch Concerts

    Join us on Thursdays at noon for a series of free concerts in our sunny public spaces. With a great selection of Canadian musicians, Jukebox is… Join us on Thursdays at noon for a series of free concerts… Join us on Thursdays at noon for a series of free concerts in our sunny public spaces. With a great selection of Canadian musicians, Jukebox is the perfect way to refuel for the rest of your day.

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