Danforth Music Hall Theatre - Toronto, ON (72 Upcoming Events)

The Music Hall is a theatre on Danforth Avenue in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Originally constructed as a movie theatre in 1919, the building was first known as the Allen's Danforth, after its owner the Allen Theatre Chain. Promoted as "Canada’s First Super-Suburban Photoplay Palace", the theatre opened in the midst of both a building boom along Danforth Avenue and a boom in the construction of movie theatres following the First World War. Allen's Danforth opened on August 18, 1919.

Although the Danforth theatre was one of the jewels in the Allen chain, it followed the same general architectural style of all Allen theatres. Instead of the heavy ornamentation that characterized many cinemas of the period, the interiors were primarily intended to be spacious and comfortable, with muted and complimentary colors, and restrained classical plaster detailing. Building exteriors were symmetrical, typically containing both Palladian and Georgian Revival elements, including repeating low-relief classical ornamentation. The front façade of the Danforth theatre still features most of its original architectural features, including extensive patterned brickwork, opal glass windows and a marquee of chains. Stylized "AT" symbols, representing the Allen Theatre chain, also remain on the façade.

In 1923, the Allen chain was facing financial pressures, and most of its theatres were acquired by the Famous Players chain. The name of Allen's Danforth was changed to the Century, and was managed by Famous Players subsidiary, the B&F chain. The theatre remained a first-run movie house until the late 1960s, and subsequently served as a Greek language cinema known as the Titania Theatre from 1970 to 1978. The theatre gained the Music Hall name when it started featuring live acts in the late 1970s. Later it began showing second-run films, ultimately becoming part of Toronto's Festival Chain of repertory cinemas in 1998.

The theatre closed in 2004, and remained vacant for a year and a half. Age and neglect had taken their toll, and the building had almost deteriorated beyond repair. New owners acquired the theatre, retaining the Music Hall name, and renovated and restored it, including the installation of a new sound system and new seating. Now operating as a venue for live performances, the theatre was named the Performing Arts Centre of the year at the 2008 Canadian Music Industry Awards.

Thu
Aug 24, 2017
6:30 PM
Robert Cray Band
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$58.00
Fri
Aug 25, 2017
7:00 PM
Jonny Lang
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Toronto, ON
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$75.00
Sat
Aug 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Washed Out
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Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Mon
Aug 28, 2017
7:00 PM
Bonobo
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Toronto, ON
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$46.00
Tue
Aug 29, 2017
7:00 PM
Bonobo
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Toronto, ON
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$49.00
Thu
Aug 31, 2017
8:00 PM
The Minimalists
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$38.00
Tue
Sep 5, 2017
7:00 PM
UB40
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$58.00
Fri
Sep 8, 2017
6:30 PM
Nathan For You - Sneak Peek and Q&A
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$46.00
Sat
Sep 9, 2017
7:00 PM
The Lowest of The Low
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Toronto, ON
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$48.00
Sun
Sep 10, 2017
8:00 PM
Brockhampton
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Toronto, ON
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$37.00
Wed
Sep 13, 2017
6:30 PM
Conor Oberst
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$46.00
Thu
Sep 14, 2017
8:00 PM
Kali Uchis
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Fri
Sep 15, 2017
7:00 PM
Thee Oh Sees
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Toronto, ON
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$46.00
Sat
Sep 16, 2017
6:00 PM
Simple Plan
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Toronto, ON
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$59.00
Sun
Sep 17, 2017
7:00 PM
Alison Moyet
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$193.00
Mon
Sep 18, 2017
7:00 PM
Oh Wonder
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Toronto, ON
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$72.00
Tue
Sep 19, 2017
7:00 PM
Oh Wonder
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Toronto, ON
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$208.00
Wed
Sep 20, 2017
7:00 PM
Oh Wonder
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Toronto, ON
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$86.00
Mon
Sep 25, 2017
7:00 PM
Nick Murphy
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Toronto, ON
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$79.00
Tue
Sep 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Nick Murphy
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$42.00
Wed
Sep 27, 2017
7:00 PM
Thundercat
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$35.00
Thu
Sep 28, 2017
7:00 PM
Tash Sultana
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$60.00
Fri
Sep 29, 2017
7:00 PM
Poptone
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$46.00
Sat
Sep 30, 2017
7:00 PM
TroyBoi
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$26.00
Sun
Oct 1, 2017
6:00 PM
Front 242
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$40.00
Mon
Oct 2, 2017
7:00 PM
The Kooks
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$46.00
Tue
Oct 3, 2017
7:00 PM
Shady Queens: The Shequel
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$50.00
Wed
Oct 4, 2017
7:00 PM
Hanson
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$194.00
Sat
Oct 7, 2017
7:00 PM
Rezz
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$27.00
Mon
Oct 9, 2017
7:00 PM
Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$69.00
Tue
Oct 10, 2017
7:00 PM
Paul Weller
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$245.00
Fri
Oct 13, 2017
7:00 PM
Leningrad
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$184.00
Sat
Oct 14, 2017
7:00 PM
Scott Helman & Ria Mae
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Sun
Oct 15, 2017
6:00 PM
I Prevail, The Word Alive, We Came As Romans & Escape The Fate
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$42.00
Mon
Oct 16, 2017
7:00 PM
The Psychedelic Furs
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$68.00
Wed
Oct 18, 2017
7:00 PM
Lany
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$37.00
Fri
Oct 20, 2017
7:00 PM
Ilan Bluestone
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Mon
Oct 23, 2017
7:00 PM
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$57.00
Tue
Oct 24, 2017
7:00 PM
Trombone Shorty and Orleans Avenue
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$57.00
Wed
Oct 25, 2017
8:00 PM
RuPaul's Drag Race
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$187.00
Thu
Oct 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Vance Joy
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$95.00
Sat
Oct 28, 2017
7:00 PM
Chunk O' Funk Halloween Blowout
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$56.00
Mon
Oct 30, 2017
7:00 PM
Hamilton Leithauser
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Thu
Nov 2, 2017
7:00 PM
Louis The Child
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$25.00
Fri
Nov 3, 2017
8:00 PM
Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$69.00
Sat
Nov 4, 2017
7:00 PM
Lemon Bucket Orkestra
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$39.00
Sun
Nov 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Richard Dawkins
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$220.00
Mon
Nov 6, 2017
7:00 PM
Elbow
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$180.00
Tue
Nov 7, 2017
6:00 PM
Trivium & Arch Enemy
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$46.00
Wed
Nov 8, 2017
6:30 PM
Ilana Glazer & Phoebe Robinson
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$100.00
Wed
Nov 8, 2017
9:45 PM
Ilana Glazer & Phoebe Robinson
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$37.00
Thu
Nov 9, 2017
7:00 PM
Timber Timbre
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$37.00
Sat
Nov 11, 2017
7:00 PM
RL Grime
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$41.00
Wed
Nov 15, 2017
7:00 PM
Daniel Lanois
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$50.00
Thu
Nov 16, 2017
6:00 PM
Kamasi Washington
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$64.00
Fri
Nov 17, 2017
7:00 PM
Crystal Castles
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Sat
Nov 18, 2017
7:00 PM
Mura Masa
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Sun
Nov 19, 2017
7:00 PM
Revolting Cocks
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$38.00
Mon
Nov 20, 2017
7:00 PM
The Barr Brothers
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Tue
Nov 21, 2017
7:00 PM
Cut Copy
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$38.00
Wed
Nov 22, 2017
7:00 PM
Busty and The Bass
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$34.00
Sat
Nov 25, 2017
7:00 PM
Damien Escobar
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$55.00
Sun
Nov 26, 2017
7:00 PM
Diamanda Galas
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$44.00
Fri
Dec 1, 2017
7:00 PM
Wolf Alice
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$27.00
Tue
Dec 5, 2017
7:00 PM
Mogwai
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$38.00
Wed
Dec 6, 2017
7:00 PM
The Rural Alberta Advantage
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$32.00
Tue
Dec 12, 2017
7:00 PM
Alexisonfire
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$108.00
Thu
Dec 14, 2017
7:00 PM
Alexisonfire
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$264.00
Thu
Dec 21, 2017
7:00 PM
Serena Ryder
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$53.00
Fri
Dec 22, 2017
7:00 PM
Serena Ryder
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$53.00
Fri
Mar 23, 2018
7:00 PM
Nils Frahm
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$44.00
Tue
May 1, 2018
7:00 PM
Peter Hook and The Light
Danforth Music Hall Theatre
Toronto, ON
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$34.00
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147 Danforth Ave, Toronto, ON
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