Toronto Centre for the Arts

The Centre for the Arts is an apt description of the function this cultural center plays in the provincial capital of Ontario. Toronto is the largest city in Canada and one of the most culturally diverse metropolitan centers in North America with many cultural events and things to do. The facility was officially opened on October 17, 1993, and has since played host to a number of Broadway sensations (before they went to Broadway), a whole host of internationally renowned artists, and permanently, to two resident orchestras, the Toronto Philharmonic and the Orchestra Toronto. The Toronto Centre for the Arts events revolve around theatre, concerts, art exhibitions, opera, and a variety of public functions and private events.

Getting Toronto Centre for the Arts tickets is easy. You can order one of three ways: at the box office, online, or over the phone. If there is an upcoming performance that you know you are interested in seeing, however, it is always best to purchase your tickets as far in advance as possible. Popular performances of shows such as Fiddler on the Roof, High School Musical, and Ragtime have all sold out multiple times. Big performances are some of the most alluring attractions that are held at the Toronto Centre fro the Arts. The premieres of several Broadway sensations including Ragtime, Fosse, and Show Boat were all first performed as Toronto Centre for the Arts events.

When you purchase Toronto Centre for the Arts tickets, you will likely be attending a performance in one of three theatres. The Main Stage Theatre seats upwards of 1,800 people and is utilized for the biggest events and performances staged at the hall. The George Weston Recital Hall seats 1,000 and is often used for recitals, opera performances, and mid-sized concerts, oftentimes of contemporary jazz concerts. The Studio Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts is an intimate setting that facilitates about 200 people and is ideal small play productions, cabarets, film screenings, and private functions.

Past Toronto Centre for the Arts events that are especially noteworthy include compelling performances by the likes of Art Garfunkel, Ravi Shankar, John Williams, Annie Lennox, Dave Brubek, Tito Puente, and Yo Yo Ma. The diverse range of events and performances staged at this complex reflect the cultural diversity that is evident in nearly every facet of life in the city of Toronto. On one night you might enjoy an intimate jazz concert, while on another an 80-piece orchestra with a full opera may be filling the acoustic space of the Main Stage Theatre, and still another might bring a night on the town to enjoy the city's nightlife.

Once you have purchased your Toronto Centre for the Arts tickets, you will be all set. The complex is conveniently located equidistant from two major underground stations (Sheppard and North York Centre) and there is plenty of ground level and underground parking. There are also a wide range of restaurants, bars and clubs, hotels, and cafes all within walking distance of this popular destination in downtown Toronto. Be sure to check in with Destination360.com for the latest tickets for the best upcoming and current shows at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. Just search tickets and enter the name of the performance.

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