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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

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Address: Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts 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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Very nice modern center centrally located

We had the opportunity to go se Tosca and it was a great production. We really enjoyed the theater as well as it is very modern and it is pleasant to walk around before the... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Palm Beach, Florida
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Palm Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had the opportunity to go se Tosca and it was a great production. We really enjoyed the theater as well as it is very modern and it is pleasant to walk around before the performance or at intermission.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is almost a building you could miss if you walked past it on the street. We booked tickets in advance from home, which was very straight forward. The building on the inside is very modern, with everything made of wood, good for acoustics. There were plenty of places to get drinks and programmes were included. The seats were comfortable... More 

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Carlsbad, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were here for an afternoon performance. The building and open spaces are flooded with afternoon light, even on a cloudy day. Brilliant.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A really spectacular hall with excellent acoustics. Comfortable seating, but centre orchestra seats are quite difficult to get to if you are not early. Subtitles are hard to see in the first 10-15 rows.

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Brantford, Canada
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We saw the Shen Yun 2017 Chinese performance in March. Beautiful show but the venue is just as good, seating are good but narrow, sight lines towards the stage are good, sound quality is good and decor in modern style. Large lobby area for intermission, they serve alcohol and beverages, pre-made sandwiches and cookies are available. Washrooms are clean, elevators... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Most recently, we visited to watch Tuckett's Pinocchio, performed by the National Ballet of Canada. The experience was absolutely great! The place is situated in a great, downtown location that is very accessible. The building itself is very accessible as well, and there are available assistants to aid visiting patrons, throughout. I really enjoyed watching the show-the acoustics, the lighting,... More 

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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The incredible music of Wagner is mated with the equally incredible voices of the principal singers in this production. The rather stark and sparse staging and use of contemporary "wall street" garb only accentuates this epic musical masterpiece. Simply wonderful even at a staggering five plus hours! There is no better venue for opera.

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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 8 February 2017

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.

Thank Tatiana K
Toronto, Canada
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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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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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