Want to add some drama to your next event? In this venue profile, we’re taking a look at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Opened in 1993, this venue is home to some of Toronto’s finest theatrical and orchestral performances, and could be the locale of your next big bash! With three theatres and a shared grand lobby, the Centre provides four spaces that are as distinct as the productions and events that they’ve played host to.
The acoustically sublime George Weston Recital Hall is a one-of-a-kind North American performance venue modeled after Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Vienna’s Grosser Musikvereinssaal.
The majestic Main Stage Theatre has seen the world premieres of Show Boat, Ragtime and Fosse, and was recently home to a wildly successful two-year run of Jersey Boys.
Part futuristic, part Bauhaus – The Studio Theatre is the most contemporary room in the Centre. This modern and versatile theatre provides the perfect ambiance for a variety of occasions. Event Coordinator Derek Genova had this to say about the space:
The Studio Theatre is the most flexible of our spaces. Using a riser system, we can set up the seating in any way the client requires, including removing the seating altogether to form a reception space. This is ideal for theatre performances and private receptions, but has also housed wrestling competitions, graduations, recitals and fundraisers.
Joining the three theatres is The Lobby, whose musically-inspired architecture provides an original backdrop for large gala events and other elegant occasions. After an evening in this luxurious space, your guests will be singing “Oh, What a Night!”.
All photos courtesy of Toronto Centre for the Arts.