Discover more about the Four Seasons Centre.
The Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room is the glass-enclosed main
lobby of the Four Seasons Centre. It enjoys a special relationship with
the city that surrounds it, reflecting the open and inclusive nature of
City Room was designed to take advantage of a shared experience with
the outdoors. The specially manufactured low-iron glass walls allow
daylight or the evening glow to add to the mood of the room.
Experience a connection to the city outside from within the City Room. Learn more about attending a free lunchtime concert at the Four Seasons Centre, or take a building tour.
The Grand Ring level features the Henry N. R. Jackman Lounge. This room offers a stunning view over the gardens of Osgoode Hall through a two-storey glass wall. It also features washrooms, coat room, a private bar and lounge area for members of the President's Council. Learn more about becoming a member today!
The Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre is a focal point of the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, with its windowed wall allowing for natural lighting and a view of University Avenue.
Linking Rings 3 and 4, the amphitheatre provides seating for 100 patrons to enjoy pre-performance talks, informal concerts and other events. Additional seating and standing locations give this space even more functionality.
Learn more about attending a free lunchtime concert in the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre.
Spanning from the Grand Ring to Ring 4, the glass staircase provides
easy access to the upper levels of the Four Seasons Centre and allows
patrons to enjoy a panoramic view of the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City
Suspended bridges overlook the Richard
Bradshaw Amphitheatre and the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room,
providing gathering places for audience members to listen to
pre-performance chats and mingle with others.
The Lower Lobby can be accessed by stairways located on either side
of the doors to the auditorium, or by elevators on the south side of
the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room.
servicing the Orchestra Level are located on either side of the south
elevators. The coat check and Patron Services are also located on this
The Four Seasons Centre’s auditorium is designed to engage every audience member with the performance on stage. In dramatic contrast with the transparency of the Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room, R. Fraser Elliott Hall is completely isolated from all external sound and light to provide the audience with the best possible theatrical experience.
The multi-tiered balconies and horseshoe shape of the auditorium are based on the design of the best European opera houses—to showcase the glory of the human voice, the richness of a full orchestra, and to provide the overwhelming sense of a collective experience.
No matter where you choose to sit, all sightlines have been optimized for both opera and ballet. Learn more about seeing a performance in the R. Fraser Elliott Hall, or take a building tour.
The Orchestra Level is on the same level as the main entry to the
building and Box Office, and for patrons, their first view of the
spectacular Isadore and Rosalie Sharp City Room.
Three large elevators carry patrons to each Ring, with the elevators on
the south side of the building also descending to the Lower Lobby. The
Grand Staircase starts on this level and ascends to the Grand Ring.
This level features a centrally located bar, a retail kiosk and a
Within R. Fraser Elliott Hall, the
Orchestra Level has the largest capacity of seating: 20 rows on the
orchestra floor, and five more in the Orchestra Ring (the elevated
seats along the sides and rear of the Orchestra Level). There is both
wheelchair-accessible and transfer-arm seating. Loose seating is
featured along the horseshoe sides.
The Grand Ring is accessible by one of three large elevators, or by a gentle promenade up the majestic Grand Staircase. It is home to 21 boxes, a lounge area, bar, a private lounge accessible to members of The President’s Council, and washrooms on the south side. This level also marks the starting point of the translucent Glass Staircase, which elegantly rises to Ring 3 and Ring 4.
The Grand Ring offers an unparalleled opera and ballet experience and is comprised of boxes of two, six, eight or 12 assigned seats in either one, two or three rows, with the following features:
Take advantage of this unparalleled seating experience. Learn more about seeing a performance from the Grand Ring level.
Accessible from the Glass Staircase, elevators and other stairways,
Ring 3 features the striking Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, a bar and
lounge, and a private lounge for Friends of the COC.
Within R. Fraser Elliott Hall, Ring 3 is composed of five central rows
with two rows on the horseshoe sides. It has both wheelchair-accessible
and transfer-arm seating on the aisles of the top row. Loose seating is
featured along the horseshoe sides. Seats closest to the stage are
accessed by a short flight of steps from the Grand Ring.
All seats in the R. Fraser Elliott Hall (including those on the
horseshoe arms), have been tested for unobstructed views of the stage.
Ring 4 is accessed from the Glass Staircase, as well as elevators,
and features the top entrance to the Richard Bradshaw Amphitheatre, and
two public lounges with bars.
Inside the auditorium,
Ring 4 is composed of five central rows with two rows on the horseshoe
sides. It has both wheelchair-accessible and transfer-arm seating on
the aisles of the top row. Loose seating is featured along the
horseshoe sides. Seats closest to the stage are accessed by ramp from
Ring 5, the top level of the Four Seasons Centre, is accessible by three elevators and by stairs leading up from Ring 4.
There are eight rows in Ring 5 of R. Fraser Elliott Hall. This level
features continental seating, a continuous row with aisles on each
side. To make it easier to pass seated patrons, each row on this level
enjoys more legroom. Within the auditorium, all seats are accessed by
The final two rows of Ring 5 are reserved for patrons under the age of 30. Learn more about getting $20 tickets.