Brantford's Sanderson Centre

The Sanderson Centre has been a Downtown Brantford entertainment destination since 1919. Its magnificent design and architecture represents our remarkable past and reflects the evolution and growth of our heritage and culture today.




Motivation, Movement & Music = A Mental Health Wellness Journey Starring JOAN MINNERY - Inspirational Powerhouse

Starring JOAN MINNERY - Inspirational Powerhouse A Musical Motivational Story of how one woman’s crusade to a healthier lifestyle inspired a community and transformed her personal journey into a self empowerment revolution. 

Musical Performances by: Bill Minnery, Alicia Skoretz, The Waistliners Dance Team, Brad Bridges, Taya Humpartzoomian, Kyra Humpartzoomian, Christina Harper, Ashley Leblanc, Claire Collins, Morgan Whitcroft, Victoria McCulloch, and Special Motivational Guest Deb Steedman.

Date: Fri Sep 29 7:00 PM
Pricing Info: $20.00





In this solo show, stand-up comic and actor Ali Hassan (Man Seeking Woman, Odd Squad, CBC Radio’s Laugh Out Loud) delivers a bitingly funny piece of work on flunking out of Sunday school, ingesting forbidden fruits, and becoming a cultural Muslim. The show is a refreshingly hilarious antidote to our increasingly troubling global climate, delivered by this mainstay star of television, film, radio and stage. Warning: some language content.

Date: Tue Oct 3 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $35.00





Jann Arden

JANN ARDEN is a singer, songwriter, broadcaster, actor, author and social media star. The celebrated multi-platinum, award-winning artist catapulted onto the music scene in 1993 with her debut album, Time for Mercy, featuring the hit single "I Would Die for You." A year later she had her international break-out hit "Insensitive." She has written three books, the most recent being the number 1 bestselling memoir, Falling Backwards. She is much in demand as a public speaker, and a favourite frequent guest on CBC's Rick Mercer Report and a guest host on CTV's The Social.

Date: Sun Oct 8 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $68.00 / $58.00





Barenaked Ladies has partnered with Plus 1 so that $1 from every ticket goes to support MusiCounts and putting musical instruments into the hands of kids who need them most.

GOLD VIP PACKAGE - $215.00 plus ticket cost

1 Premium Reserved Ticket
•  Invitation to Exclusive Preshow Soundcheck Viewing Access
•  1 Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
•  1 Barenaked Ladies USB Charger
•  1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket
•  1 Signed Barenaked Ladies 8 x 10 Photo
•  1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall of 2017
•  1 Commemorative VIP Laminate
SILVER VIP PACKAGE -  $115.00 plus ticket cost
1 Premium Reserved Ticket
•  Barenaked Ladies Branded Dish Towel Set
•  1 Market Specific, Commemorative Event Ticket
•  1 Digital Preorder of the new Barenaked Ladies Album, Fake Nudes, due for release Fall of 2017


Date: Thu Oct 12 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $60.00 / $50.00 Plus 1




Pipe Up We’re Here

Get lost in the sights and sounds of our forefathers—the bold combination of uniforms and traditional dress and the stirring notes that awaken the beauty of the past and capture the sheer depth of pride and power that made Canada the country it is today.   Pipe Up is a stunning collaborative musical interpretation unlike any that has come before it—a musical journey that is history in the making. 

Date: Fri Oct 13 at 2:00 PM, Sat Oct 14 at 7:30 PM
Pricing Info: $42.00




A Musical Tribute to The Highwaymen

Perhaps the greatest Country Music singing group in history – The Highwaymen traveled the world performing Country Music hits to millions of fans. Watch in amazement as Bob Gill, Jim Yorfida & Guy Mellanson emulate their heroes – Waylon, Johnny & Willie with hit after hit that will keep you clapping, stomping your feet and singing along.  These 3 are backed up by their excellent 5 piece band.  You will be amazed as each song, one hit after another is sung and performed with precision just as if you were seeing the original group performing.

This musical Tribute is full of upbeat, honky-tonk hits like Ring of Fire, Dukes of Hazard, On the Road Again & many more.
A piece of music history to enjoy for sure!

Date: Wed Oct 18 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00






A must see for Beatles fans! The quintessential number one hits from 1964 to 1970, and includes a special grand finale of hits by the Beatles as solo artists. ONES is a note perfect performance by Canada’s own 11-piece “all-star” band that have shared stages with Loverboy, Burton Cummings, Randy Bachman, the Monkees, James Brown, and the National Ballet. Thrill to an amazing screen show and narration by Q107 radio personality Al Joynes.

Don’t miss ONES, the ultimate Beatles musical experience.

Date: Fri Oct 20 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00




Derek Bond Entertainment and Diamond Entertainment present In The Mood

24 first-class performers on stage and Glenn Miller’s legendary music authentically recreated... This jam-packed and dynamic showcase of professional musicianship is headlined by “Canada’s King of the Clarinet” Ross Wooldridge directing the highly acclaimed 17-member Galaxy Orchestra with vocals by songstress Robin Lea, heart-throb Ian Jutsun, plus harmonies by The 4 Debonaires.  You’ll instantly recognize such hits as: In the Mood, Moonlight Serenade, Pennsylvania 6-5000, Chattanooga Choo Choo, A String of Pearls, At Last, American Patrol, Tuxedo Junction, Little Brown Jug and others. Presented by Derek Bond Entertainment in association with Diamond Entertainment.

Date: Thu Oct 26 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $43.00




Fatty Legs

This show uses music, dance, and narration to tell the story of one little girl’s experience in “Indian” Residential School. Based on a true story, it brings to light great suffering while celebrating the deep strength of a child who refused to be broken by her experiences.  Performed by Xara Choral Theatre and Sarain Carson-Fox. Based on Fatty Legs by Margaret Pokiak- Fenton and Christy Jordan-Fenton, artwork by Liz Amini-Holmes, published by Annick Press.

Date: Tue Nov 7 7:00 PM, Wed Nov 8 10:00 AM, Wed Nov 8 1:00 PM
Pricing Info: $35.00 / $12.00




Classic Albums Live presents Rush - 2112

2112 is the sound of young men becoming world class musicians. It was the album that echoed out of passing cars, school parking lots and Massey Hall. Rush were unusual. They were their own thing. They have added two extra guitarists, a keyboard player, an orchestral percussionist and a standalone singer. It takes a small army of musicians to take on what the lads are capable of. We honour the legacy of Rush the only way we know how; note for note - cut for cut.

Date: Thu Nov 9 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00 or Classic Albums Series Price: $30.00




Buffy Sainte-Marie

Buffy Sainte-Marie’s critically-acclaimed album, Power in the Blood, begins where it all started more than 50 years ago, with a contemporary version of “It’s My Way,” the title track of her 1964 debut. Its message, about the road to self-identity and the conviction to be oneself, still resonates with the singer-songwriter, activist, educator, visual artist, and winner of countless awards (Academy Award, JUNO Awards, Polaris Music Prize, and Golden Globe, among them).

Date: Sun Nov 12 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $55.00 / $45.00




An Evening with Elvis and Tom featuring Tim Hendry and Lou Nelson

This is the Las Vegas Show they never gave. A chance to re-live two of the biggest names in entertainment - Elvis Presley and Tom Jones. They are backed up by their amazing big band - The Yes Men.  Tim “E” is a World Champion Elvis Tribute artist. Considering how many try to portray “The King”, it’s quite an accomplishment.

Lou Nelson, as Tom Jones, is considered one of the best in North America and thus has appropriately earned the nick name - “The Voice”.  “ THE DREAM TEAM “ show will sell out quickly. Reserve your tickets now!!

Date: Tue Nov 14 2:00 PM, 7:30 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00




Walters Family Christmas

Join the thousands of people who make this entertaining show a Christmas Tradition! Family harmonies, humour, fiddle- playing and well-loved Christmas songs make this an enchanting holiday show.  

Direct from their own dinner theatre in Bright, Ontario, The Walters Family will present a timeless Country Christmas performance.  This show will definitely put you in the Christmas Spirit so get your tickets early for this yearly sell-out performance.   18th outstanding season at the Sanderson Centre.

Date: Thu Nov 16 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $38.00





Order of Canada recipients Sharon Hampson and Bram Morrison have been pre-eminent in all aspects of family entertainment across North America as the trio “Sharon, Lois & Bram”.  Beginning with their iconic ‘ One Elephant, Deux Elephants ‘ , three song-books, 6 national TV specials, 65 episodes of The Elephant Show, and 52 of Skinnamarink TV they are true icons with over 3 Million Albums worldwide. There will be singing!

Date: Tue Nov 21 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $25.00 




John McDermott Christmas

John McDermott is an international recording star and household name – known as much for his successful musical career as for his commitment to veterans’ causes. In concert he never fails to enchant audiences with his beautiful voice, festive holiday renditions, and tasteful remembrance tributes. Though time and travel have introduced McDermott to a wealth of new material and experiences, he manages to incorporate that diversity into his performances while retaining the beguiling sense of humour that endeared him to audiences from the beginning. 

Date: Thu Nov 23 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $45.00




Fortunate Ones

Juno nominated, Canadian Folk Music award winning indie folk duo from St. John's, Newfoundland, consisting of Andrew James O'Brien and Catherine Allan.  Don’t miss this blissful duo in our intimate main lobby as their Folk/Pop duo weaves HOPE, HARMONY AND HEART. 

Date: Fri Nov 24 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $25.00




The Men of the Deeps - Christmas in the Mine

The Men of the Deeps, Cape Breton’s beloved choral ensemble, celebrates its fiftieth anniversary with its very first solo Christmas tour. North America’s only coal miners’ choir will provide its usual audience-winning combination of songs and stories from the mines, specially written songs by Nova Scotia songwriters, as well as joyous selections for the festive season. 

Date: Thu Nov 30 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $45.00




Classic Albums Live presents Pink Floyd –The Wall

Remember when you used to listen to an entire album? Classic Albums Live does, CAL will be performing Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' - note for note, cut for cut. "This is one of the greatest albums of all time," says series producer, Craig Martin. "We're going to great lengths to faithfully recreate every sound and every note. This is sacred music and we're going to play it with the respect it deserves” including full orchestration and a Children's Choir. We don't take the 'note for note' credo lightly."

Date: Fri Dec 8 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00




Canada’s Ballet Jörgen: The Nutcracker

Featuring choreography by Bengt Jörgen and the timeless music of Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, this holiday favourite continues to delight audiences of all ages. Jörgen’s vision of a distinctly Canadian Nutcracker is set in Algonquin Park – where Klara meets lumberjacks, Mounties and woodland creatures in her dream journey, and dancers perform against 20th Century landscape paintings by the Group of Seven and other Canadian artists. Audiences continue to return to The Nutcracker, A Canadian Tradition year after year to experience the magic of the holidays.  Photo credit: Lawrence Ho

Date: Sun Dec 10 7:30 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00




A Christmas Carol

Experience Scrooge’s magical, musical and mysterious journey in search of the true meaning of Christmas. Tiny Tim, the Cratchits and a host of colourful characters will delight and entertain your whole family in this classic Dickens Holiday ghost story! Complete with a wonderful concert filled with all your Christmas favourites to send you home filled with Christmas spirit! This stage adaptation of the Dickens tale is refreshing and poignant — and suitable for all ages. Come and rediscover the spirit, laughter and heart of the Holidays!

Date: Sat Dec 16 7:00 PM
Pricing Info: $44.00




Underwater Bubble Show

After another long day of work Mr. B finds himself transported in a colourful world called Bubblelandia: a place to watch and to marvel but above all a place to daydream.  Seahorses, starfish, mermaids, clown fish and others carry Mr. B in this journey where fantasy becomes reality.   Let your mind run wild and relieve the everyday stress!  Millions of bubbles of all shapes and colours along with foam waves and other surprises will immediately swallow and transport you into this universe of joy and freedom.

Date: Sat Dec 30 6:00 PM
Pricing Info: $42.00




Gord Bamford

Australian-born & Alberta-raised, Gord Bamford stands as one of the most decorated artists in Canadian country music with an impressive 24 Canadian Country Music Association (CCMA) awards, multi JUNO nominations and the only two-time winner out of Nashville’s Country Music Association (CMA) receiving the 2013 & 2015 CMA Global Country Artist award.  His distinctive sound and songwriting ability defines Gord Bamford as one of country music’s best neotraditional artists.

Date: Wed Jan 31 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $45.00 / $38.00




Classic Albums Live presents Fleetwood Mac - Rumours

Rumours is the hardest album for CAL to perform. That’s quite a statement but they’ve got it covered.  CAL wants the floorboards of the Sanderson Centre to moan along with them on this album. They would love to see the ushers singing along.  Everyone in the audience has owned a format of this album. If ever there was a definition of a Classic Album - Rumours is it. Classic Albums Live is the modern day symphony. Don’t miss it!

Date: Sat Feb 10 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00   Classic Albums Series Price:  $30.00




Rosanne Cash with John Leventhal

Singer-songwriter Rosanne Cash and her collaborator, musical director, guitarist and husband John Leventhal present an acoustic evening celebrating her prolific and deeply-rooted catalog of music. Her collection of American roots songs encompasses sounds of the blues, gospel, folk, country and rock which together take the audience on a rich journey. Rosanne Cash, a four time Grammy-winner and a member the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, has recorded fifteen albums and has charted twenty-one top forty country singles, eleven of which reached number one.

Date: Thu Feb 22 7:00 PM
Pricing Info: $65.00 / $55.00




Fred Penner

From the small screen to the live stage; from writing songs to composing scores acclaimed family entertainer, singer/songwriter, composer, actor, writer, author, TV host and keynote speaker Fred Penner comes to Brantford.  Don’t miss this seasoned performer’s ability to blend his considerable talents and awards from the past 25 years on our stage. 

Date: Sun Feb 25 2:00 PM
Pricing Info: $30.00




Tom Cochrane and Red Rider

Multi- Juno award winning, Tom Cochrane has cemented his place as a Canadian music icon and his music has stood the test of time.  He will take the stage with his band Red Rider, offering a passionate, crowd-pleasing performance.

Date: Thu Mar 15 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $60.00 / $50.00




Kim Mitchell

"I'm just doing my Rock N Roll duty, creating a buzz, buzz, buzz, some say I'm in it for the money, but I'm in it for the love, love, love."  That's Canadian Rock icon, Kim Mitchell's personal mission statement.  Experience LIVE Mitchell's performance of numerous  hits, including "Go For Soda", "All We Are" , "Patio Lanterns" , several classics from his early days as leader of Max Webster, and even a couple of newly recorded tracks!  It's guaranteed to be an evening you won't soon forget!"

Date: Wed Apr 4 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $45.00




Classic Albums Live presents Led Zeppelin 1

Classic Albums Live has put together the greatest Led Zeppelin band in the world. They finish their 2017 - 2018 series with one of the greatest albums ever made Led Zeppelin 1 with Good Times Bad Times, Dazed and Confused and Communication Breakdown. Note for Note, Cut for Cut.  Don’t miss it.

Date: Thu May 17 8:00 PM
Pricing Info: $40.00    Classic Albums Series Price:  $30.00