Both the Four Seasons for the Performing Arts and the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre are open for tours during certain times of the year. Find out how you can get a behind the scene glimpse of the Canadian Opera Company.
Tour the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing ArtsStep behind the curtain of Canada’s first and only purpose-built opera house and walk in the footsteps of its greatest stars. With your backstage pass, you will have the opportunity to see wardrobe and wig rooms, stars’ dressing rooms, the orchestra pit, green room, ballet rehearsal studio and much more!
Duration: 90 minutes
Tickets for public tours can be purchased in advance, either online, or at the FSC Box Office (145 Queen St. W.), Monday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets will also be available on the morning of the tour, starting at 10 a.m. at the welcome desk located in the main lobby.
Tour the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre
Tours of the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, the COC's headquarters, offer behind-the-scenes insights into the many individuals who work together to bring an opera to the stage, from the costume and wig departments to the music library and props shop.
Group Size/Duration: Groups of 25 – 30, approximately
Availability: Select weekdays year-round
Fee: $65 per group of 30
Location: Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 227 Front St. E.
Booking: Submit an inquiry form online or contact Education at 416-306-2392. Requires two to three weeks notice from time of initial inquiry.
Students explore the creative departments at the Joey and Toby Tanenbaum Opera Centre, 2007. Photo: COC