David Mirvish announced additional shows and new details about his 2015-16 theatre season. Consisting of seven shows in the Main Subscription and three shows in the Off-Mirvish Subscription, the season also has eight shows that will be presented outside of subscription. In total, Mirvish will produce and/or present 18 shows in four different theatres – The Royal Alexandra, The Princess of Wales, The Ed Mirvish and The Panasonic.

“The focus for our new season is The Audience,” explains Mirvish. “No, not the play that starred Dame Helen Mirren in London’s West End and on Broadway, although that is an excellent play for which I was a producer. When I say The Audience I mean the actual group of people who attend theatre.

“Our belief is that theatre without an audience is not theatre; it’s just a rehearsal. The reason theatre has survived more than 2,500 years is because something magical happens when, in one space, you put together a group of people performing a story to another group of people listening and looking. That exchange of energy between the live performers and the live audience is something that cannot be replicated by any film, TV show, Webisode, video game or any other kind of technical entertainment that may be invented in the future. Theatre will endure for another 2,500 years.

The Main Subscription Season, which begins on September 22 and concludes in July 2016, consists of, in chronological order: MOTOWN, THE MUSICAL; RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN’S CINDERELLA; GASLIGHT; THE JUDAS KISS; IF/THEN; A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER and MATILDA, THE MUSICAL. (Full description of each show is below.)

The Off-Mirvish Subscription consists of three plays, in chronological order: SEMINAR, BIGMOUTH and DISGRACED.

The shows that will be presented outside of subscription are, in chronological order:

  • UPSIDE DOWNTON • Sept 30 to Oct 18 • Panasonic Theatre
  • DIRTY DANCING • Nov 24 to 29 • Ed Mirvish Theatre
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA • Dec 8 to Jan 23, 2016 • Princess of Wales Theatre
  • TRACES • Dec 15 to 27 • Panasonic Theatre
  • Disney’s BEAUTY AND THE BEAST • March 1 to 6, 2016 • Princess of Wales Theatre
  • RAIN: A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES • March 15 to 20, 2016 • Princess of Wales Theatre
  • RIVERDANCE • May 17 to 29, 2016 • Princess of Wales Theatre
  • RETURN TO GRACE • May 31 to June 12, 2016 • Ed Mirvish Theatre


The 7-show Subscription is priced from $145 to $679

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL – September 22 to November 1, 2015 – Princess of Wales Theatre

Rodgers + Hammerstein ’sCINDERELLA – December 1, 2015 to January 10, 2016 – Ed Mirvish Theatre

GASLIGHT – January 16 to February 28, 2016

THE JUDAS KISS – March 20 to May 1, 2016

IF/ THEN – April 12 to May 8, 2016 – Princess of Wales Theatre

A GENTLEMAN’S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER – May 25 to June 26, 2016 – Princess of Wales Theatre

MATILDA THE MUSICAL – Begins July 2016 – Ed Mirvish Theatre



SEMINAR – November 14 to December 6, 2015 – Panasonic Theatre

BIGMOUTH – January 19 to February 7, 2016 – Panasonic Theatre

DISGRACED – April 3 to 24, 2016 – Panasonic Theatre

For more information about subscriptions and the new season:

416-593-4225 • 1-800-771-3933


To purchase non-subscription tickets:

416-872-1212  • 1-800-461-3333



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