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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

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Downtown West
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Address: 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1, Canada
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+1 416-363-8231
11:00 - 18:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 18:00
Sat 11:00 - 16:00

Canada's first purpose-built opera house was completed in 2006 and is the...

Canada's first purpose-built opera house was completed in 2006 and is the home of the Canadian Opera Company and the National Ballet of Canada. Highlights of the Four Seasons Centre include the world's longest freespan glass staircase and a horseshoe-shaped, European style auditorium featuring phenomenal advancements in modern engineering and acoustical design. Facility tours are available. For upcoming opera and ballet performances, visit the Canadian Opera Company and The National Ballet of Canada websites.

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Magic Flute

Yesterday we were visiting Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to listen to Mozart opera Magic Flute. The stage of the performance was excellent, The singing was... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Tatiana K
Toronto, Canada
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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Yesterday we were visiting Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts to listen to Mozart opera Magic Flute. The stage of the performance was excellent, The singing was beautiful, and the atmosphere was fun. The theatre itself is worth seeing. It is a piece of modern architecture art with excellent acoustics. Strongly recommend to visit.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

I finally got to see a performance at the Four Seasons Centre, in this case the Nutcracker, and can say I was thoroughly impressed with the facility. Great sight lines and great sound, so there can be no distractions from the performers. Let me begin by complementing the orchestra for a wonderful rendition of the music. I am not in... More 

Thank chris g
Nova Scotia's Bay of Fundy and Annapolis Valley, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

My husband and I went to see the Nutcracker performed by the National Ballet of Canada and its students. We both really enjoyed the performance. I think my husband was surprised he enjoyed it as much as he did. Everyone did a great job and the costumes were fantastic. The tickets were pricey but there really isn't a bad seat... More 

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Barrie, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

Visited the Four Seasons Centre for the first time to see the Nutcracker on New Year's Eve. Wonderful and bright lobby, hard to find washrooms, beautiful hall, loved the hardwood floor. Great sound from the orchestra pit at row K, 7th row. Much better than the old O'Keefe Centre/Sony Centre that the ballet and opera used prior to 2006. Great... More 

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Brampton, Canada
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

We went here to check out our chances of getting 4 tickets to the Nutcracker performace. Although in their website they said that the Standing Room only is to be sold at 11 am (when the box office opens) on the day of the performance, it guarantees only 60 tickets for standing room. Here is my suggestion: SInce anyway there... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

It was another great performance of The Nutcracker by the National Ballet of Canada. The center is easy to access and laid out in a simple manner. Although it would be nice to have more seat for story time, the attendant did a good job at in ensuring everyone's safety. The amphitheater is modern and lens itself well for this... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Nothing to complain about other than the lack luster catered food. The sandwich was dry and cold but the cookie was good. Prices for food seemed a little high ($15 for a small sandwich, water and cookie). The staff are very helpful and attentive.

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Halifax, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016

Amazing views from the Gold Wing. The Nutcracker has become an annual Christmas tradition. Easy to navigate the multiple floors and never have to wait in line for a beverage.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

The relatively new Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts is miles ahead of the old venues in Toronto. Easily accessible walking if you are staying downtown or by public transit. You don't, in fact, have to go out in the rain if coming by TTC subway. The acoustics are good whether you're in the expensive or inexpensive seats. There's... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

This modern theater maintains the essence of all opera houses: the lobby has plenty of balconies overlooking the common areas to people-watch other opera-goers. Underneath fogged glass staircases are plenty of bars serving wine and refreshments, plus large windows to watch the city. Inside the U-shaped theater, the acoustics are incredible. Even though it seats 2,000+ people, the theater feels... More 

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