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Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts

145 Queen St. W., Toronto, Ontario M5H 4G1, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-363-8231
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Ranked #15 of 143 activities in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Ballets, Operas, Performances, Theaters
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.... more » 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. « less
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Burlington, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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92 attraction reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
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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87 reviews 87 reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Three weeks ago, on Wednesday evening October 30, I had a very enjoyable evening. I attended a wonderful performance of the opera "La Boheme", performed at the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The music was rich, with very melodious arias. I recognized some of them, which are probably well-known to many people. I heard... More

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Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This building is incredible! With a beautiful exterior with floor to ceiling glass walls it is just stunning. The accoustics are amazing and inside the theatre is just as beautiful as the exterior. The only downside for me was the seats I had were very uncomfortable to watch a stage production from. We were in the grand ring but on... More

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Guelph, Canada
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12 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

There are no bad seats in this theatre and the acoustics are superb. The performance of Lucia Di Lammermoor was outstanding with excellent singing, acting and orchestration. It was a memorable performance in a great opera house which is equal or superior to many older opera houses in Europe.

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Toronto
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

This is Toronto’s newest big theatre — the home to Toronto Opera (the C.O.C.) and Toronto Ballet (the National). As a theatre, it is technically excellent and so much better in facilities to stage a performance than any of its predecessors. The acoustics are superb, the seating is comfortable and there is usually good ventilation. The lobby is very good... More

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

The Four Seasons Centre is a gorgeous building. We saw Lucia de Lammermoor and were extremely impressed by the venue and the talent. My only complaint is that they did not accept anything other than cash or debit which is an inconvenience for us US folks who do not have the "chip" in our debit cards. I would suggest they... More

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