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CAA Theatre

Occupying company

Mirvish Productions

Seating Capacity

700

General Manager: Ron Jacobson

Address

651 Yonge Street
Toronto, Ontario

The site of the CAA Theatre (formerly known as the Panasonic Theatre) has a long history in Toronto entertainment. Originally a private residence, built in 1911, it became a theatre – a cinema, called “The Victory” – in 1919. It changed its name in 1934 to “The Embassy” and, in the years since, has been known as “The Astor”, “The Showcase” and “The Festival” (as which it was the premier venue of the Toronto International Film Festival in the 1970s). The Festival became a legitimate theatre in 1993 when it was renovated, renamed “The New Yorker Theatre” and re-opened with the off-Broadway production of Forever Plaid.

In 2004/2005, the original building was demolished (only its facade preserved) and rebuilt, from the ground up, as a new, state-of-the-art live theatre and concert venue. It re-opened as “The Panasonic Theatre” in June, 2005, under the ownership of Live Nation. A new partnership between CAA and Mirvish Productions was formed on December 1, 2018 to include renaming the theatre the CAA.

In January, 2008, the theatre was purchased – along with the nearby Canon Theatre and other Live Nation properties – by the company Key Brand Entertainment. Mirvish Productions announced on August 26, 2008, that it had completed the purchase of both the Panasonic and the Canon Theatre from Key Brand.

At 651 Yonge St., just south of Bloor St., the CAA Theatre (formerly known as the Panasonic) is in the heart of downtown Toronto, within walking distance of the boutiques and galleries of Yorkville, the fashionable shopping of Bloor West and Church Street, the Royal Ontario Museum and the campus of University of Toronto. (mirvish.com)


Recent and Upcoming Productions

Oslo February 9th, 2019 – March 3rd, 2019
Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience – A Parody by Dan and Jeff June 13th, 2018 – July 22nd, 2018
Fun Home April 13th, 2018 – May 20th, 2018
King Charles III February 10th, 2018 – March 4th, 2018
Salt-Water Moon October 12th, 2017 – October 29th, 2017
Butcher March 25th, 2017 – April 9th, 2017
My Night With Reg February 10th, 2017 – February 26th, 2017
Fight Night November 4th, 2016 – November 20th, 2016
Graeme of Thrones October 11th, 2016 – October 23rd, 2016
Disgraced April 3rd, 2016 – April 24th, 2016
Seminar November 14th, 2015 – December 6th, 2015
Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike March 15th, 2015 – April 5th, 2015
Cannibal! The Musical February 10th, 2015 – March 1st, 2015
Buyer & Cellar November 12th, 2014 – November 30th, 2014
The Boy with Tape on his Face October 1st, 2014 – October 19th, 2014
Julie Madly Deeply September 30th, 2014 – October 19th, 2014
Dead Metaphor May 20th, 2014 – June 8th, 2014
The Musical of Musicals: The Musical! December 18th, 2013 – January 12th, 2014
God of Carnage November 23rd, 2013 – December 15th, 2013
Puppet Up! – Uncensored October 22nd, 2013 – November 3rd, 2013
Dancing With Rage March 5th, 2013 – March 24th, 2013
Clybourne Park February 12th, 2013 – March 3rd, 2013
Without You December 13th, 2012 – January 6th, 2013
Spank: The Fifty Shades Parody November 14th, 2012 – November 18th, 2012
Bloodless: The Trial of Burke and Hare October 9th, 2012 – October 28th, 2012
Potted Potter February 14th, 2012 – April 8th, 2012
2 Pianos 4 Hands October 29th, 2011 – January 5th, 2012
Ghost Stories April 1st, 2011 – May 29th, 2011
Wingfield Lost & Found January 12th, 2011 – January 30th, 2011
A Jew Grows In Brooklyn April 28th, 2010 – May 16th, 2010
Cloud 9 January 19th, 2010 – February 21st, 2010
My Mother’s Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding November 7th, 2009 – April 11th, 2009
We Will Rock You July 16th, 2008 – June 28th, 2009

Current Staff

Ron Jacobson General Manager
Marie Holowaty Front of House Manager
Wade Sheedy Head Technician

Former staff

Kevin McCarthy Maintenance Manager