Dancock’s Dance – February 1 – 5

Photo of performers in the BallroomDancock’s Dance
a play by Guy Vanderhaeghe
(adapted by Drew Carnwath & Sam Rosenthal, with original music by Paul Humphrey)

Tickets: $30
Available online: http://dancocksdance.brownpapertickets.com 

February 1 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 2 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 3 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT
February 4 @ 7:30 – SOLD OUT
February 5 @ 2:00 – SOLD OUT

DANCOCK’S DANCE is an exciting new piece of immersive theatre from the creative team behind 2016’s smash hit HOGTOWN: THE IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE (which made the ‘must see’ and ‘top ten’ list for Globe and Mail, Toronto Life, NOW Magazine, among others).

World War One soldier John Carlyle Dancock returns from France shell-shocked and haunted by the sins of war. He is also judged unfit for society, and so is committed to an insane asylum, trapped by his own conscience and by the rigid rules of authority. In his struggle to survive, Dancock manages to find redemption and deliverance – and the possibility of love – when he connects with a fellow inmate, the mysterious Dorothea Gage. 

In this groundbreaking production of Guy Vanderhaeghe’s play, THE HOGTOWN COLLECTIVE re-imagines Dancock’s Dance with original music and dance. This immersive show takes place in Toronto’s historic Campbell House Museum, transforming it into the mystifying asylum. Audience members are once again invited to experience the play from room to room in the newly-converted asylum, brought to life with powerful performances and eye-popping set & lighting design. Dancock’s Dance will leave you breathless, thanks to the stark lyricism of Vanderhaegue’s poetry. It will also redefine the possibilities of what theatre can be, and what theatre can do.  Audiences will lose themselves in Dancock’s Dance, and discover an unforgettable evening.


STEREO LIVE returns with Fire & Grace!

STEREO LIVE – the underground, cross-genre chamber series – is still one of musical Toronto’s best-kept secrets. This November, STEREO LIVE celebrates its third season with the Canadian premiere of Toronto/California duo FIRE & GRACE. The violin-guitar pair will perform their stunning contemporary classical and folk arrangements.

EDWIN HUIZINGA, internationally acclaimed violin virtuoso, and WILLIAM COULTER, Grammy-winning master of the steel-string guitar, bring a dazzlingly fresh, unique sound spanning genre and tradition. On November 16, FIRE & GRACE will fill the Ballroom at Campbell House with breathtaking skill and delicate expression. STEREO LIVE Artistic Director Edwin Huizinga promises that “the journey will take you from a Prelude by Bach to an Irish reel, from a tango by Piazzolla to a Spanish love song, from a Vivaldi movement to a Balkan dance tune. Expressive and compelling melodies, spirited and graceful rhythms, and imaginative arrangements unite this diverse music. Our project traces the fire and grace that connects classical, folk, and contemporary musical traditions from around the world.” The duo will also release their debut album through Roaring Girl Records on November 11, 2016.

With an indie edge, warm, welcoming vibe, and world-class polish, STEREO LIVE features dynamic stars of classical, rock, bluegrass, and more, over its annual three-concert run. The series was founded by violinist EDWIN HUIZINGA, an international baroque and classical violinist who has established himself as a singular fixture in Toronto’s music scene, sharing the stage with some of Canada’s most famous indie rock bands, foot-stomping bluegrass pick-ups, and leading international orchestras.

Date: Wednesday, November 16
Time: Door opens 7 pm, Show begins 8 pm

Tickets: $25
Available at http://stereolive.brownpapertickets.com

HOGTOWN takes over Campbell House!

The Hogtown Collective and Campbell House Museum present Hogtown: The Immersive Experience, July 6-August 28, http://hogtownexperience.com


Fresh from a successful, sold-out run in January, HOGTOWN is a site-specific multi-storied musical set in 1920’s Toronto. It boasts a cast of over 30 actors, featuring some of the city’s brightest stars including David Keeley (URINETOWN, ASSASSINS, MAMMA MIA, ROCK OF AGES), Gabi Epstein (ONCE, FUNNY GIRL, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF), and Lori Nancy Kalamanski (MY MOTHER’S LESBIAN JEWISH WICCAN WEDDING, e-DENTITY, GLADSTONE VARIATIONS).

Price: $39-$45
Dates: July 6-August 28 (Tuesday-Saturday at 7:30pm and Saturday & Sunday at 2pm)
For more information: hogtownexperience.com
For tickets: hogtown.brownpapertickets.com

Some of the gentlemen of Hogtown

Jerome Bourgault as Thomas Foster, Dov Mickelson as Tracy Doyle, and Allan Price as Lol Solomon

Please note, there will be no tours of the museum on weekends throughout the run of Hogtown because of the matinee performances.

December Events

We have a number of great events this December at Campbell House!

December 13 – Yuletide Revels

Photo of Campbell House with Christmas Tree at night
Door opens at 1:30 pm, performance begins 2 pm
Tickets: $25
http://yuletiderevels.brownpapertickets.com or call 416-597-0227 x2

Experience the mirth and merriment of a Victorian Christmas vocal concert hosted by Robert Missen, featuring soprano Allison Arends, baritone Michael York and pianist Wayne Strongman. Special seasonal refreshments will be served. 


December 14 – A December Restorative

The Johnson Family Treasury: A Collection of Household Receipes & Remedies, edited by Nathalie Cooke + Kathryn Harvey
7 – 8:30 pm
Discussion by Nathalie Cooke at 7:30 pm.
Free Admission

A special event in celebration of The Johnson Family Treasury: A Collection of Household Recipes and Remedies 1741-1848! This new publication, based on a manuscript found in an archival collection, contains recipes for foods and other restoratives, plus remedies for a range of human ailments, reflecting a time when “every man was his own doctor.” Sample some sweet treats, check out a remedy for insanity, and hear a brief discussion of the book’s treasures by Professor Nathalie Cooke.
Admission is free but space is limited. RSVP to: shannon@campbellhousemuseum.ca


December 16-20 – Elizabeth-Darcy

Kate Wernberg and Hallie Burt in Elizabeth-Darcy

Photo by Dahlia Katz

Evenings December 16-19: Door opens 7:30 pm, show starts 8 pm
Matinee on December 20: Door opens 1:30 pm, show starts 2 pm
Tickets: $20
http://elizabeth-darcy.brownpapertickets.com or call 416-597-0227 x2

The critically acclaimed Elizabeth – Darcy is returning “home” to Campbell House for what is becoming a seasonal tradition!
This is a love story. This is a comedy. This is two women playing all the parts. This is the Jane Austen you love with a squeeze of lemon. This is you moving through a historic home with the story. This is you getting caught up, swept away, laughing out loud.