A VIEW FROM THE STAGE OF CANADA’S LARGEST ‘SOFT-SEAT’ THEATRE

SONYCENTRE1    There are 3,191 soft seats in TORONTO’s Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 1 Front Street East.  The theatre, designed by architect PETER DICKINSON, opened as the O’Keefe Centre in October, 1960.  It served for many years as an opera house, ballet theatre, and host to a variety of international attractions and stars.  This theatre has been designated a Heritage Building by the City of Toronto.

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Opening night at the O’Keefe, October 1, 1960.  The Broadway musical “CAMELOT’ with Richard Burton, Robert Goulet and Julie Andrews was the opening attraction.  http://www.sonycentre.ca

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