Join us for in-depth conversations and interactive workshops that take you inside the COC's 2018/2019 season!
All events are FREE but require a ticket. Register online or call COC Ticket Services at 416-363-8231 to reserve your spot.
It is our policy to overbook. In the event of reaching full capacity, your reservation may not guarantee admission. Unclaimed reservations will be released to a standby line 10 minutes prior to the start of the program. We recommend that you arrive at least 20 minutes before the event start time.
Thank you for joining us for an exciting 2018/2019 season! Check back in August to learn more about our 2019/2020 lineup.
How do I reserve a ticket?Tickets can be reserved by phone (416-363-8231) or online. Reservations will open on September 12, 2018 for the fall 2018 events. I’ve reserved my ticket. When should I arrive?
Doors open 30 minutes before the beginning of the event. We suggest you arrive 15-20 minutes early so you can get a seat! All unclaimed seats will be distributed to a stand-by line 10 minutes before the event begins.
What happens if tickets are sold out?Don’t worry! Just show up at the Opera Insights event early and join the stand-by line. 10 minutes before the beginning of the event, all unclaimed seats will be distributed on a first-come, first-seated basis. Do I have to reserve a ticket? Can I just show up?
Either! But reserving your free ticket is the most convenient way as it allows you to skip the stand-by line and go right in 30 minutes before the show. In either instance, remember to arrive early, as these events fill up quickly and all unclaimed seats will be released to the stand-by line 10 minutes before the event begins.
How much does it cost?All Opera Insights events during the 2018/2019 season are free. Do I need to know about opera to attend this event?No! All are welcome to Opera insights events. Whether this is your first or hundredth time to the opera house, this is for you. How long is the event?Every event is different, but they generally run 60-90 minutes. Where are Opera Insights held? Is it accessible?
Most Opera Insights events happen in the Four Seasons Centre, at the intersection of Queen/University Ave. (Osgoode TTC station) in either the Education Center located to the left of the box office at the exit of the Osgoode subway station, or in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre located on the 3rd floor. Both spaces are wheelchair accessible, and seating is reserved for any patrons who require special accommodations.
During the 2018/2019 season, both conferences will take place outside of the Four Seasons. Both locations are wheelchair accessible. Please reference the address located on the event listing for more information.
I need special accommodation to attend this event, who can I contact to make sure my needs are met?
Please contact the Box Office or [email protected] with your name, the date of the opera insights event you would like to attend, and the type of accommodation you require. We will make every attempt to meet your needs. Both the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre and the Education Centre are wheelchair accessible with adjustable seating. Seats are reserved at the front for those requiring special accommodation.
I have an idea for an Opera Insights event, who can I contact?We would love to hear your ideas and your feedback! Please contact [email protected]
Various Opera Insights events, 2015. Photos: COC