The tall, rectangular "performance chamber" is shaped in the traditional "shoebox" design found in some of the most renowned 19th-century European halls, such as the Tonhalle in Zurich, the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam and the Musikvereinsaal in Vienna.
Centennial Concert Hall is located on Main Street in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and owned and operated by the province.
Since its official opening by Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on 31 May 1969, the NAC has realized many of the aspirations that informed its founding. Under the musical directorship of Mario Bernardi, it developed a 46-member orchestra with an international reputation.
Founded in Montréal in 1893, the mission of the Société d’opéra français was to showcase seasons of operas and plays at the Théâtre français, located at the corner of Sainte-Catherine and Saint-Dominique streets.
Massey Hall is Canada’s oldest and most venerated concert hall. Opened in 1894, it was the home of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir until 1982.
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Roy Thomson Hall. 2,630-seat Toronto concert hall, located in the block bounded by King, Simcoe and Wellington streets. It is managed by The Corporation of Massey Hall and Roy Thomson Hall and is home to the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) and the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir.
Most 18th- and 19th-century structures have not survived fires and demolition. However, some travellers and residents left brief descriptions of these early buildings.
Queen Elizabeth Theatre. 2,575-seat theatre, home of the Vancouver Opera, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra (1960-77), and Ballet British Columbia, and administered by the City of Vancouver.
Place des Arts, Montréal's major performing-arts complex, consists of 3 halls. Salle Wilfrid-Pelletier, originally named Grande Salle when it opened in 1963, is the largest, with a seating capacity of about 3000.
Queen's Hall. First hall in Montreal expressly constructed for concert use. It was built in 1880 on the northwest corner of Ste-Catherine and Victoria streets. The auditorium seated 1159 and was equipped with an organ.