Meridian Hall

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Performance History

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Meridian Hall, formerly known as the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, is a renowned performance venue located in the heart of downtown Toronto, Canada. It serves as a hub for a wide range of cultural and artistic events, including live performances, concerts, theater productions, and more. Originally opened in 1960 as the O'Keefe Centre, the venue has undergone several name changes and renovations throughout its history. In 2019, it was renamed Meridian Hall after a partnership with Meridian Credit Union. The building itself is an architectural marvel, blending modernist design with elements of International Style and Brutalism. Meridian Hall is known for its state-of-the-art facilities, including a large auditorium with seating capacity for over 3,000 people. The venue offers excellent acoustics, ensuring an immersive and enjoyable experience for audiences. Over the years, Meridian Hall has hosted a diverse array of performances, attracting world-class artists and productions from various genres. It has been a stage for symphony orchestras, ballet and dance companies, Broadway musicals, pop and rock concerts, comedy shows, and much more. The venue has played a significant role in Toronto's cultural landscape, serving as a platform for local talent while also welcoming international acts. Its central location and iconic status have made it a beloved destination for both locals and visitors alike, contributing to the city's vibrant arts scene. In addition to its performance spaces, Meridian Hall also houses the Meridian Arts Centre, which includes smaller theaters and rehearsal spaces. These spaces provide opportunities for emerging artists and community-based performances, further enriching Toronto's cultural fabric.}


Venue Info

Built: 1960
Venue Status: Still open
Seating Capacity: 3150

Location Info

1 Front Street East
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Other Names

  • Hummingbird Centre for the Performing Arts (1996)
  • O'Keefe Centre for the Performing Arts (1960)
  • Sony Centre for the Performing Arts (2007)

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