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art explored

Take a deep dive into our 20.21 season with engaging conversations, gatherings, tastings and social events, inspired by the artists and themes of the season productions.

Subscribers get exclusive, discounted early access to Art Explored events. Book your package now to unlock these events!


Pre-Show Chats

Check the season calendar for dates.
Join us for a half-hour conversation between industry leaders and artists as they speak on engaging and challenging topics inspired by works in our season. Chats begin 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Tickets: Free

Post-Show Talkbacks

Check the season calendar for dates.
Stick around after the performance to participate in a stimulating discussion with the cast and creative artists moderated by members of the Canadian Stage artistic team and special guests.

Tickets: Free

Brickworks to Gasworks: A Creative Walk

Saturday, October 3 (10:30AM – 12:30PM) | Evergreen Brickworks
Bring your walking shoes! Discover the colourful and storied history of two of Toronto's most beautiful industrial sites of the 19th century, now cultural community landmarks. Artists will guide and creatively animate your journey from Evergreen Brickworks, winding through the Don Valley in its early autumn magnificence, to Canadian Stage's Berkeley Street heritage buildings. After the walk, enjoy a lunch break followed by a matinee performance of Fairview. Tickets include the walk and a ticket to Fairview.

Tickets: $50 (includes walk and a ticket to Fairview)
Subscribers with Fairview tickets: FREE (booking required)

A Splendid Brunch

Saturday, October 24 (11:30AM – 1:30PM) | Bluma Appel Lobby
A special Saturday morning tête-à-tête with Artistic Director Brendan Healy. Over A Thousand Splendid Suns-themed brunch, join Brendan and guests for an intimate Q&A about the 20.21 season programs and his vision for Canadian Stage. For donors and subscribers.

Donors & Subscribers: $50

Prop Shop Spirits

Friday, November 6 (6PM - 7:30PM) | Berkeley Prop Shop
Prop Master Mary Spyrakis leads a tour (over killer cocktails) of Canadian Stage's famous prop shop. Housed in the 19th-century stables of Consumer Gas, the shop is a hive of theatre history (and more than a few theatre mysteries). Each ticket includes two drinks. 19+ event.

Tickets: $25
Donors & Subscribers: $20

A Dickens DIY Ornament Making

Saturday, December 5 (6PM – 7PM) | Berkeley Prop Shop
Get in the holiday spirit with prop master Mary Spyrakis. Weave, bend, fold and decorate festive ornaments in a professional prop shop. Craft your dream decorations and, above all, have fun making DIY gifts or decorate your own home.

Tickets: $25
Donors & Subscribers: $20

Art Talks: Olivier Choinière & Brendan Healy

Tuesday, January 12 (6:30PM – 7:30PM) | Berkeley Rehearsal Hall
Join Brendan Healy for an intimate conversation with Siminovitch Prize-winning Quebec playwright Olivier Choinière about his play Public Enemy, the highs and lows of translating works, and the current Quebecois theatre-making scene.

Tickets: $20
Donors & Subscribers: Free (booking required)

Art Talks: Sandra Laronde

Tuesday, February 2 (6:30PM – 7:30PM) | Berkeley Rehearsal Hall
Red Sky Performance Artistic Director Sandra Laronde explores the challenges and opportunities of maintaining Indigenous performance traditions in today's increasingly diverse world.

Tickets: $20
Donors & Subscribers: Free (booking required)

Brunch & Dish with Brendan

Saturday, February 20 (11:30AM – 1:30PM) | Berkeley Rehearsal Hall
Come chat with Brendan Healy about his favourite Toronto shows of 2020 and get an exclusive sneak peek at the selection process for the next Canadian Stage season. An intimate get-to-know-you with Canadian Stage's Artistic Director.

Donors & Subscribers: $50

Spirits & Spaces: Sake Tasting & Music

Saturday, March 6 (3:30PM – 5PM) | Bluma Appel Lobby
Beautifully paired with Crazy Camel, try a fresh take - and taste - on an ancient tradition as experts guide you through variations of Japan's nihonshu, better known as sake. A fun social event, the tasting will be accompanied by acclaimed Japanese music ensemble Ten Ten, led by acclaimed Aki Takashashi. 19+ event.

Tickets: $35
Donors & Subscribers: $20

Paradise Songs: Louise Pitre & Friends

Thursday, March 11 (7:30PM) | Berkeley Rehearsal Hall
Join Tony Award Nominee (Mamma Mia!) Louise Pitre and friends for a fun and intimate cabaret full of songs inspired by heaven and hell. In a casual theatrical speakeasy, be transported to paradise with one of Canada’s most formidable musical theatre legends.

Tickets: $30
Donors & Subscribers: $15

Summer Art Party

Saturday, June 12 (6PM) | 26 Berkeley St.
Bid adieu to the season – and bonjour to summer with drinks - with live music and a few surprise events in our beautiful 19th-century courtyard. A casual evening for artists and audiences to chat and raise a glass for some end-of-season fun.

Tickets: Free (booking required)