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The Grand Theatre

218 Princess St.
Kingston, Ontario K7L 1B2
613-530-2050http://www.kingstongrand.ca

The Grand Theatre has been a prominent location in Kingston for over a century. It first opened in 1902, and is a historical landmark in Kingston which hosts the Kingston Symphony.

The Grand Theatre has had its ups and downs and was almost closed down in the 1960s, however it still prospers today and thanks to major construction early in this decade, it is now a much more appealing and beautiful venue which plays host to a wide variety of events.

The Grand Theatre is located downtown Kingston, and has a wide variety of events going on practically every day.

Upcoming Events

October 2019

Welcome to My Underworld

October 23, 2019 - October 27, 2019

Welcome to my Underworld is the combination of nine works that were written and performed by new Canadian dramatists woven into one play by two-time Governor General award-winner and Kingston native, Judith Thompson. Welcome to my Underworld is a beautiful odyssey that erupts with heightened, illusory and playful language, as it follows Willow, a 10-year-old girl, as she gracefully weaves from one unique story to the next in search of her truest self. Showings are: 23 Oct 2019 / 7:30…

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Josiah Henson: From Slave to Saviour

October 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Josiah Henson – From Slave to Saviour is a two act play starring Cassel Miles that is written and directed by Charles Robertson. From Slave to Saviour is an epic tale of courage and bravery in the face of unimaginable trials. The play tells the improbable story of Josiah Henson – a dynamic, driven man with exceptional intelligence and unyielding principles, who overcame incredible odds to escape from slavery and improve the lives of hundreds of freedmen through his long…

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The Jim Cuddy Band Countrywide Soul Tour

October 25, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Jimmy Cuddy Band is on tour in support of their new album, Countrywide Soul. Tickets are $61.08 plus fees for this event. For more information, please see the link below.

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Max Weinberg’s Jukebox

October 26, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Max Weinberg’s Jukebox invites the audience to create in real time the set list he and his four-piece group will play on the stage that night. A VIP Package is available to be added to the performance ticket and includes an artist meet and greet with a photo-op and one (1) autograph on a personal item of VIP guests choosing. For more information, please see the link below.

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November 2019

Happy Days

November 1, 2019 - November 9, 2019

Happy Days is the classic play written by Samuel Beckett. The show is coming to the Baby Grand Theatre from November 1st to 9th. Schedule: 1 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 2 Nov 2019 2:30 PM 2 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 3 Nov 2019 2:30 PM 3 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 5 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 6 Nov 2019 2:30 PM 6 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 7 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 8 Nov 2019 2:30 PM 8 Nov 2019 7:30 PM…

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A Symphony of Tastes

November 2, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

A Symphony of Tastes promises delightful tastes of local food, scotch, wine, and craft beer members of the Kingston Symphony serenade the guests. There will also be a silent auction with a number of exciting experiences for sale. Tickets are $100 per person. For more information, please see the link below.

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Rossini & Rock Stars

November 3, 2019 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm

Rossini & Rock Stars is a high energy and interactive concert experience featuring the rock stars of the classical world including Rossini, Beethoven, Estacio, and more. Ticket prices range from $10 – $20 for this performance. For more information, please see the link below.

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Johnny Cash Tribute Show

November 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The Man in Black starring Shawn Barker is a Johnny Cash tribute show coming to The Grand on November 6th. Shawn Barker has gotten raves for this show as he embodies the character and spirit of Johnny Cash in his performance. Tickets start at $45.89 plus fees. For more information, please see the link below.

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Matt Mays with special guest Skye Wallace

November 7, 2019 @ 7:30 am - 9:00 pm

Matt Mays’ Howl at The Night Tour heads to Kingston this fall. The show promises to bring together both sides of the Matt Mays concert experience as the show will start off woody and mellow and finish electric and stormy. Skye Wallace will be opening the show. Tickets start at $32.50. For more information, please see the link below.

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Mariachi Herencia de México

November 8, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Mariachi Herencia de Mexico is an ensemble of students from Chicago’s immigrant barrios. The group had a big hit with their debut album of traditional Mexican music which earned them a 2017 Latin Grammy nomination. They are heading to the Grand for a show on November 8th. Tickets are now available. For more information, please see the link below.

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Sinatra with Matt Dusk

November 9, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Sinatra with Matt Dusk is a charming and high energy tribute to the great Frank Sinatra. Matt Dusk will have you crooning and swooning to Frank Sinatra chart toppers as he pays homage to Ol’ Blue Eyes himself. Matt Dusk is an award-winning and multi-platinum selling Canadian crooner Matt Dusk. He’ll be performing new arrangements by Grammy Award-winning arrangers Pat Williams and Sammy Nestico, as he puts his charismatic signature on Frank Sinatra hits. Tickets start at $50.29 for this…

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The Sound of Music

November 14, 2019 - November 24, 2019

The classic musical, The Sound of Music, is coming to the Grand Theatre presented by The Kingston Meistersingers. The beloved musical story of Maria and the von Trapp Family will play from November 14th to 24th. Schedule: 14 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 15 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 16 Nov 2019 2:00 PM 16 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 17 Nov 2019 2:00 PM 21 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 22 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 23 Nov 2019 2:00 PM 23 Nov 2019…

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Derek Edwards – So Here’s the Thing…

November 15, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Derek Edwards is a four-time nominee, and winner of Best Standup Comic at the Canadian Comedy Awards, as well as a multiple Gemini nominee for Best Performance in a Comedy. He’s been called the funniest man in Canada and is coming to Kingston for a show on November 15th. Tickets start at $42.48 for this event. For more information, please see the link below.

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Howard Cable’s Big Band Hits

November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Canadian music legend Howard Cable is arranging a night of greatest Big Band hits that will be performed by the Kingston Symphony and multi-instrumentalist Harvey Kogen. Music played includes Benny Goodman, Duke Ellington, and Count Basie for this night of swinging tribute. Ticket prices range from $10 to $50. For more information, please see the link below.

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Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration

November 17, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Sesame Street Live! C is for Celebration features all your friends from Sesame Street including Elmo, Abby, Cookie Monster, Rosita, and Super Grover. There will be two showings, one at 1:00pm and one following at 4:00pm. Ticket prices range from $31.50 to $41.25. For more information, please see the link below.

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Decidedly Jazz Danceworks: Juliet & Romeo

November 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Decidedly Jazz Danceworks presents an innovative interpretation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. The choreography and original music switch up the pace and mood as the story progresses, while the charismatic narration is quirky, brilliant and perfectly compelling. Ticket prices range from $17.50 – $44.64. For more information, please see the link below.

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Danny Bhoy: Age of Fools

November 21, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - November 22, 2019 @ 9:00 pm

Scottish comic superstar Danny Bhoy is bringing his new show Age of Fools to Canada. The internationally-renowned and critically-acclaimed comic will bring his unique brand of observational storytelling to the Grand on November 21st and 22nd. Tickets start at $48.41. For more information, please see the link below.

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Burton Cummings – Up Close & Alone

November 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Canadian icon Burton Cummings returns to the Grand Theatre for his show. He will be performing his most beloved hits including: These Eyes, Stand Tall, No Sugar Tonight, and many more from his award-winning career. This show is sold out.

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Home for Christmas with Elvis

November 24, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Matt Cage’s heartfelt tribute to the King of Rock n’ Roll will bring the sounds of Christmas and Elvis classics to the Grand Theatre. He will be backed by the official band of the Collingwood Elvis Festival, The Casino Brothers. The show will aslo feature Will Chalmers, one of the world’s finest Neil Diamond tribute acts. Tickets are $49. For more information, please see the link below.

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Dan Mangan with special guest Ocean Potion

November 25, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Dan Mangan is a two-time JUNO award-winning & two-time Polaris Music Prize listed musician and songwriter, and he is coming to to the Grand Theatre on November 25th. Ticket prices are: Orchestra & Balcony – $39.50 plus HST & handling fee Upper Balcony – $34.50 plus HST and handling fee For more information, please see the link below.

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Huff

November 26, 2019 - December 1, 2019

Cliff Cardinal’s Huff is a wrenching story about how Wind and his brothers cope with the death of their mother and struggle with solvent abuse. Huff is haunting and insightful with appropriately timed comic relief, making for an truly innovative production. Schedule: 26 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 27 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 28 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 29 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 30 Nov 2019 7:30 PM 1 Dec 2019 2:30 PM For more information and tickets, please see the…

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FLIP Fabrique: Blizzard

November 27, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

FLIP Fabrique is a circus founded in 2011 out of Quebec. Their latest show, Blizzard, takes you on a crazy, poetic and gentle journey in the dead of winter. The show features outstanding visual poetry and it is expected to be a blow-away show. Ticket prices range from $36.50 – $51.42. For more information, please see the link below.

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The Legendary Downchild Blues Band

November 28, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Legendary Downchild Blues Band is embarking on their 50th Anniversary Tour. The legendary blues sextet was the inspiration for the band in the Blues Brothers and they promise the same type of high-octane performance. For more information, please see the link below.

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Quartette Christmas

November 29, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Canadian singer/songwriters Cindy Church, Caitlin Hanford, Gwen Swick and Sylvia Tyson make up Quartette and they are headed to the Grand Theatre for their Quartette Christmas show on November 29th. Tickets start at $42.04 plus HST and handling fee. For more information, please see the link below.

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Four by Four Holiday Show

November 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Four By Four’s “The Holiday Show” is an exciting tribute to the music of: The Beach Boys, The Beatles, The Bee Gees, and Motown. The show comes direct from Las Vegas and will be at the Grand Theatre on November 30th. Tickets are $59.50 plus fees for this event. For more information, please see the link below.

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December 2019

The Debaters Live Holiday Tour

December 1, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

The Debaters Live on Tour Holiday Special features two debates in the format familiar to fans of the popular radio show The Debaters. Steve Patterson brings two of Canada’s top headlining stand-up comics, DeAnne Smith and Graham Chittenden, for a night of comedy. Tickets start at $49.79 for this event. For more information, please see the link below.

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Barra MacNeils: An East Coast Christmas

December 13, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The Barra MacNeils – An East Coast Christmas is a musical potpourri of traditional MacNeil family favourites gleaned from Christmas ceilidhs, midnight masses and the general festive frolic that accompanies each holiday season. Tickets start at $50.88. For more information, please see the link below.

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February 2020

Mini Pop Kids: Bright Lights Tour

February 8, 2020

The Mini Pop Kids are back with their brand new ‘Bright Lights Concert Tour, performing songs by Ariana Grande, Shawn Mendes, The Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift, and more. Tickets are $57.48 plus HST and handling fee for VIP, down to $26.51 plus HST and handling fee. For more information, please see the link below.

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May 2020

All McCartney Live

May 21, 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

All McCartney Live is a world-class performance of the very best of the Paul McCartney Songbook. The show features International touring musician Ian B. Garcia of the Broadway show, “RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles” as he performs the best of Paul. Tickets start at $44.20. For more information, please see the link below.

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