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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

Address: 145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
Phone Number: 416-363-8231
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Ranked #28 of 266 Activities in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Performances, Ballets, Operas, Theaters, Sightseeing Tours
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Owner description: 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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Ottawa, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I attended Manon performed by The National Ballet Of Canada. Was impressed by both the venue and performance. Great sightlines and acoustics make for an enjoyable experience. I have just seen Ballet performances, however would like to return and see an Opera. Highly recommended experience.

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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

We are regular subscribers to the Canadian Opera Company at the Four Seasons and the occasional patron of the Canadian National Ballet at the same venue. I must say the COC has improved tremendously since we joined in the 2001 when the opera was held at the Hummingbird Centre. The Four Seasons Centre is centrally located with excellent restaurants around... More

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Fredericton, Canada
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43 reviews 43 reviews
3 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

This is a wonderful venue; pleasing appearance but more importantly wonderful acoustics. We saw Madama Butterfly. We are not opera experts but have been enjoying performances at this venue because of the surtitles and the excellent information made available on the Canadian Opera Company site. Very enjoyable experience.

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Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
32 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

This was my first visit - and my first Opera. Madama Butterfly. We took the train in and hopped on the subway. The subway goes right in to the building, so couldn't be easier to get to. The building has 5 floors of glass, so prior to the show and during intermission you can look out at the city. The... More

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

I recently went to go see Cinderella, the ballet in June. I have to say it was a wonderful experience! We sat in the middle orchestra, row H and it was perfect! The seats were very large, much more comfortable than the Royal Alexandria. The people watching at intermission in the lobby and concession area was really fun, and the... More

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Burlington, Canada
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I spent Saturday afternoon attending the Opera Un Ballo Masqureo (A Masked Ball) at the Four Seasons Center in Toronto. This is one of the three times that I have been to this facility, the other two were for the Nutcracker Ballet and a dress rehearsal of The Barber of Sevillie. This facility is absolutely beautiful with many windows to... More

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014 via mobile

I went to the Four Seasons for an opera performance (The Masked Ball). Not only was the performance outstanding, the facility is quite beautiful as well. Here are a few key points.... 1. The centre is modern. The lobbies and mezzanines feature lots of open space, sharp lines, and glass. It is a grand space without any feel of a... More

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21 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

For the Opera. For the Nutcracker. Beautiful building, great acoustics. Wood, glass, warm and classy. Beautiful - oh wait, I said that already:)

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Concord, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Yesterday (December 31st) me and my husband and two our granddaughters (6&8 y.o.) visited Four Seasons Center for Performance Arts in Toronto for the Nutcracker ballet. Our tickets were at the first row of the fifth ring. When we got to our seats I was struck by how unsafe these seats are! The guardrail is hardly 70 centimetres of height... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

Went to a performance of The Nutcracker. The performance hall is beautifully designed both aesthetically and acoustically. There really isn't a bad seat. The production and set designs of The Nutcracker were very well done. A very enjoyable afternoon.

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