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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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11:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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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Great Venue - Some Improvement Opportunities

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
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London, United Kingdom
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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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London, Canada
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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Alexandria, Virginia
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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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Toronto, Canada
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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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Mississauga, Ontario
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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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Ottawa, Canada
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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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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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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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