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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

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Address: 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1, Canada
Phone Number: 416-363-8231
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Description: 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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awesome theatre

Went to watch a production of Sleeping Beauty by the National Ballet of Canada. Seats were very comfortable and very good view. The only seats I would avoid are the seats in the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
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Saint John, Canada

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Although this venue is suppose to have amazing acoustics the actual interior looks like it came from Ikea. The exterior is certainly not iconic and would never ever be considered one of the worlds better opera houses. It is a shame that given to opportunity to create a truly beautiful building in the same vein as other great opera houses... More 

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Saint John, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Went to watch a production of Sleeping Beauty by the National Ballet of Canada. Seats were very comfortable and very good view. The only seats I would avoid are the seats in the rings closer to the front (to the stage) as you end up sitting sideways so have to have your head turned sideways all the time to look... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

It's a great theatre with some excellent social spaces if you are attending a social event. However, it has 5 floors and any seat above 2nd floor can't really hear the show properly. You can still hear it but lack of theatre experience. I would recommend only sitting in the orchestra if possible. Last time i check they sell cheap... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

The hall, seats and sets were magnificent and a credit to the late RB. The female voices predominated in this season's Barber while the males struggled to project over a spirited orchestra. You don't go there to eat but the flimsy oyster packs and their tired, unimaginative contents are very Y class.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Saw The Barber of Seville - wonderful - lots of laughs, seats are comfortable, leg room is great! Get rush seats - worth it!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The interior is welcoming and warm with a lot of wood and glass. Wide stairways lead to the upper seating levels. The auditorium is intimate with all seats being fairly close to the stage. Acoustics are fine.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

COC has assembled a cast of Wagner singers that could not be bested anywhere today for its revival of Die Walkure. When the lead tenor became ill before Saturday's performance the cover went on & probably operatic history was made. Issacach Savage sang the role of Sigmund in a beautiful heldentenor voice with even tone and clarion top notes that... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This venue is absolutely stunning. Very clean and the architecture is beautiful. Sometimes it can get quite busy but that is to be expected. All of the performances I have seen were also so amazing and well put together. As with most places in the city, food can get quite expensive but if you anticipate that ahead of time, you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to see the Nutcracker. This was a top notch performance!! The costume's were beautiful, the lighting, the music everything was so magical!! I would highly recommend. We were able to park under the theatre, a little expensive, but worth it as we didn't have to go outside.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

What a fabulous venue the Four Season Centre is! It is even better than the online pictures. Our seats were clean and the chairs comfortable. The performers were top notch and the costumes amazing. Timing was very close to the published schedule. The only negative was the high price at the snack bar. Otherwise, it was a terrific evening.

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