Queen Elizabeth Theatre (Toronto)

Queen Elizabeth Theatre is an auditorium on the grounds of Exhibition Place in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It originally opened in 1956 and was renovated circa 2010, now seating approximately 1,250 for concerts and other stage events. The building also houses the Fountainblu Banquet Centre, with 5,500 square feet of indoor meeting space.

Queen Elizabeth Theatre
View of Queen Elizabeth Theatre south facade
LocationToronto, Ontario, Canada
Coordinates
OwnerCity of Toronto
OperatorBruno Sinopoli[1]
TypeTheatre with stage, banquet facilities
Capacity1,250
Construction
Built1956
Renovated2010
ArchitectPeter Dickinson
Website
Official website

Box offices for events are located at the entrance of the building. The theatre is situated in the Queen Elizabeth Building, which also has an administration building and an exhibition hall.

One music reviewer describes the theatre in these terms: "From a listening standpoint, the Queen Elizabeth Theatre boasts near-perfect sound, but its stateliness makes it better suited to a lecture or a play than a rock show."[2]

The owner of the building is the City of Toronto. Since 2006, it has been operated under a long-term lease by Bruno Sinopoli, the owner and operator of the Mod Club in Toronto.[1]

References

  1. Young, Diane (July 27, 2010). "Lease for the Queen Elizabeth Fountain Dining Room" (PDF) (pdf). City of Toronto. Retrieved September 19, 2016.
  2. Tavener, Scott. "Ron Sexsmith, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto ON, May 17". Exclaim.ca. Retrieved May 20, 2012.
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