Toronto has no shortage of swanky restaurants, but if you want to ramp up the fun factor, it’s time to immerse yourself in a live dinner theatre show. Here are some top picks for live shows in Toronto:
Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament
Roll up your sleeves and hold onto your cardboard crown at Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, a dining experience that transports you back in time to a royal Spanish court of the Middle Ages. Myth and legend spring to life inside the eleventh-century-style castle setting where you’ll feast like Friar Tuck on a succulent four-course meal—without utensils. The fun really gets going when the serving wenches bring out the abundant platters of food and drink. This may be the only time in your life you’ll have the chance to rip a drumstick off a roast chicken with your bare hands and still be called a Lord or Lady.
Raise your mug (sloshing is encouraged) and cheer the six noble knights as they thunder into the arena on real horses to compete in a spirited two-hour extravaganza of jousting tournaments, heated battles, and daring displays of horsemanship. From your ringside seat you’ll be just steps away from the breathtaking clash of steel blades as these valiant warriors wage their sword fights and, when the majestic royal falcon takes flight, you won’t be able to resist joining in the crowd’s roar. This is dinner theatre on a truly epic scale.
Famous People Players
Step inside an imaginary world of iridescent light, music, and fantasy at the internationally acclaimed Famous People Players Dine & Dream Dinner Theatre. This dazzling, feel-good spectacle features developmentally challenged artists who create magical, glow-in-the-dark performances using black light, larger-than-life puppets, and fantastical costumes. Your evening starts in the dining room, a kaleidoscope of colour, dangling lights, and drapery, where you’ll be thrilled by a gourmet three-course menu specially designed by celebrity chef Christopher Woods for each season’s shows and holiday-themed events.
Then it’s on to the theatre space for the uplifting, Broadway-style performance. You’ll be bopping out of your seat as you swing and sway along to musical hits by Michael Jackson and Elvis or old-time Big Band orchestras. Smiles, laughter, coffee, tea, and dessert end the evening on a sweet note.
Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre
Laughs and intrigue are afoot in the interactive murder-mystery entertainment served up at the Mysteriously Yours Dinner Theatre. An elegant, multi-tiered dining room sets the stage for an evening of killer appies, savoury mains, just desserts, and plenty of red herrings as players mingle with diners, involving them in the evening’s fast-paced themed whodunit.
Think you have a knack for solving mysteries? Grab a pencil and paper to jot down clues, but be warned, there will be many a hilarious plot twist before the culprit is revealed. Who knows, they may be sitting right beside you. This is one of the most intriguing live shows in Toronto, and promises an evening full of surprises that will leave you puzzling for days.