VENUE TECH

The Opera House is a unique and intimate venue still holding all the charm of its original 1900’s vaudeville theatre architecture. For the past 25 years this landmark facility in Toronto’s downtown core has been host to some of the biggest, original and unique concert & special events in the area. Concerts from the legendary grunge band Nirvana and controversial rap superstar Eminem to special events as diverse as Charity Fundraisers to Snowboard Movie Launches.

The Opera House boasts 12,000 square feet with spectacular views from the balcony. Over the original stage is a gorgeous 35-foot proscenium arch and all modern lighting and sound equipment to compliment any performance. Seating can be arranged as general admission; theatre or cabaret style and some catering facilities can be provided.

The Opera House can be booked for feature film shoots, videos, commercials and television productions, comedy acts, DJ’s and MC’s local and international, corporate, special and fund raising events.

  • BOOKING INQUIRIES

    Please contact Athena Ellinas-Towers for all booking inquiries.

    Phone: (416)-466-0313 ext# 2
    Fax: (416)466-0917
    Email: athena@theoperahousetoronto.com

  • VENUE LOCATION

    735 Queen St. E, Toronto ON  (View Map)
    Main Intersection – (Queen St. E and Broadview Ave.)

    In the Heartof Riverside DistrictInfo On area: Riverside-to.com

  • ACCOMODATIONS / HOTELS

    Preferred rates available for our clients.

    Holiday Inn Express Downtown
    111 Lombard Street Toronto, ON M5C 2T9
    Phone: (416) 367-5555
    Email: whg4104s@whg.com

    Please mention the Opera House to receive preferred rates.

  • Load In / Parking / Shore power

    Loading: East side of building on Lewis Street

    Shore Power: Two connections available

    The Opera House is located at 735 Queen St. E at the corner of Queen and Lewis Street. Queen is a east-west artery through the city.  Lewis is a smaller side street that runs north only from Eastern Avenue at the south end, ending at Queen St. at the north end. You will need to access Lewis St from the bottom on Eastern Ave. and drive north to the top where the venue is located.

    Parking For Bus / Parking For Large Vehicles / Parking For Van w. Trailer

    Parking is on Lewis St on the east side of the venue.  Parking is on the street, not on the paved area beside the venue and please ensure that bus wheels are not on the sidewalk and that the emergency and loading doors are not blocked.   Please also ensure that the back of your bus and trailer do not block the leveled access to the paved area beside the venue.  This access is located at the south end of the building.  It is necessary to keep this clear so that vehicles can park in that area.  The bus nose should be positioned as far north on the street as possible.

    Ideally the front will line up with the pole that is a few feet south of Queen St.  You may park slightly further south if you cannot reach the shore power.  Only park as far back as necessary.  The closer to Queen St, the better.   Please arrive at your specified Load in time as advanced with your tour/ production manager.

    We have plug tie-in available for two buses. Power is left on for your convenience from our main panel. You may not run a generator on Lewis St.  It is a residential street.  It is very important that you have your driver pay attention to the parking instructions.  They are very thorough and specific but easy to follow.  If the bus is parked incorrectly, the driver will have to be called back to reposition.

    Parking For Van w/out Trailer

    We will meet you on arrival and help you position your van on the concrete parking pad beside the venue.  You will park parallel to the venue making sure that you have all wheels on the paved area and none on the sidewalk.  You van must not block the loading doors or the fire escape stairs.  The best place for the van is in the van-sized cut-out at the north end of the parking pad.   This space belongs to the venue and is legal parking provided you have followed the directions in this paragraph.  Vehicles may not idle any longer than is necessary or they run the risk of a fine.

  • DRESSING ROOMS

    Facilities are provided to performers under the stage.

    • 2 Two large dressing rooms under stage
    • 1 Shared Washroom with Shower
    • 1 Production office
    • 1 Make up room
  • CAPACITY

    Total Capacity 1072
    Sellable 900
    Main Floor Grill/ Café  25
    Main floor Standing  660
    Theatre Balcony  285
    Dressing Rooms 42

  • STAGE / RIGGING / BARRICADE
    STAGE
    • 45’ Wide x 22’ Deep x 4.5’ High (Width inside proscenium 26’)
    • Fly Gallery 50’ to ceiling - 40’ to grid
    RAMP
    • Steel Ramp provided for equipment load to stage deck
    DRUM RISER
    • 1 8’x8x18” Drum Riser ( 2 -8’x4’x18” sections)
    RIGGING
      • 4
      • 1 Ton Points downstage of proscenium only accessible with lift (not provided)
      • 4
      • Tour Rig 1/3 Ton Motors
        • 35 feet of 20” A Truss Upstage
        • 30 feet of 20” A Truss Downstage
      • 6
      • Fly pipes in fly gallery upstage of proscenium (100 lbs. Per pipe)
      • 2
      • House pipes on house left and right walls downstage of proscenium
    BARRICADE

    30 feet - 7 Sections with Starter. Available at Additional Charge,

  • POWER
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      • 2
      • 50 amp single phase (Tour Bus Power)
      • 1
      • 100 amp 3 phase panel (Stage Left )
      • 8
      • 15 amp u ground oulets (Stage Right)
      • 2
      • Tie In Panels (5 wire CAM LOCK)
        • 1 Audio
        • 1 Lighting
        • Each is 100 amp 3 phase
  • LIGHTING EQUIPMENT
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      • 20
      • RGBAW 15 watt LED par cans (9 Channel) –(DMX chart available upon request)
      • 10
      • par 64 as front fill/audience wash
      • 10
      • 200W beam moving lights (DMX chart available upon request)
      • 7
      • Martin MAC 250 Kryptons
      • 1
      • Strand SL 25°-50° Zoom ERS fixture
      • 8
      • American DJ 46hp LED Slimpar/ Accent lighting Proscenium and Front fill
      • 1
      • Strand Lighting 30x2.4kW dimmer rack
      • 1
      • Jands Vista S3
      • 1
      • Ultratec Radiance Hazer (water based)
  • GEL STOCK
    • Folder
    • Number
    • Par64 Cuts
    • Notes
      • Red
      • L113
      • 13
      • Red
      • L106
      • 25
      • 8 In rig
      • Red
      • L26
      • 16
      • Red
      • L164
      • 13
      • Red
      • R127
      • 18
      • Diff usion
      • Red
      • R27
      • 11
      • 2 In rig
      • Red
      • L019
      • 13
      • Purple
      • L126
      • 9
      • Purple
      • R54
      • 23
      • Purple
      • R349
      • 35
      • Purple
      • L148
      • 13
      • Purple
      • R39
      • 16
      • Purple
      • R128
      • 8
      • Diffusion
      • Purple
      • R59
      • 9
      • Purple
      • L181
      • 11
      • Diffusion
      • R119
      • 5
      • Diffusion
      • Blue
      • L119
      • 13
      • 10 In rig
      • Blue
      • R162
      • 13
      • Green
      • R122
      • 20
      • Diff usion
      • Green
      • R130
      • 16
      • Diff usion
      • Green
      • L139
      • 22
      • Amber
      • L104
      • 13
      • Amber
      • L101
      • 12
      • 8 In rig
      • Amber
      • G2003
      • 9
  • LIGHTING PATCH
    • Universe
    • Address
    • Fixture
    • Notes
      • 1
      • 1
      • Par64
      • Bar
      • 1
      • 6
      • Par64
      • US
      • 1
      • 7
      • Par64
      • US
      • 1
      • 8
      • Par64
      • US
      • 1
      • 9
      • Par64
      • US Blind
      • 1
      • 12
      • Par64
      • Drm
      • 1
      • 13
      • Par64
      • Drm
      • 1
      • 14
      • Par64
      • Leko
      • 1
      • 15
      • Par64
      • DS
      • 1
      • 16
      • Par64
      • DS Blind
      • 1
      • 17
      • Par64
      • DS
      • 1
      • 18
      • Par64
      • DS
      • 1
      • 19
      • Par64
      • DSC
      • 1
      • 20
      • Par64
      • DSC
      • 1
      • 21
      • Par64
      • DSC
      • 1
      • 24
      • Par64
      • Proc
      • 1
      • 25
      • Par64
      • FOH Red
      • 1
      • 26
      • Par64
      • FOH Blue
      • 1
      • 27
      • Par64
      • FOH OW
      • 1
      • 28
      • Par64
      • DSC Blind
      • 1
      • 30
      • Par64
      • Drm
      • 2
      • 1
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 18
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 35
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 52
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 69
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 86
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 103
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 120
      • Mac 250 Krypton
      • Extended Mode
      • 2
      • 300
      • 4 Channel Dimmer
      • SR ACL
      • 2
      • 304
      • 4 Channel Dimmer
      • SR ACL
  • LIGHTING PLOT
  • VIDEO

    Available at additional cost

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  • AUDIO
    STACKS & RACKS
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      • 8
      • ADAMSON, Y-10 – Line Array Cabinets (Ground Stacked)
      • 6
      • ADAMSON, 218, Twin 18” Subwoofers
      • 2
      • ADAMSON, LX10 Delay Speakers
      • 8
      • QSC, RMX 2450 Power Amplifiers (Low, Mid, High)>
      • 3
      • QSC, RMX 4050 Power Amplifiers (Subs)
      • 2
      • XTA, DP-224 System Crossovers
      • 1
      • Beringer, Delay Line
      • 1
      • QSC, RMX 1450 Power Amplifier (Delay Speakers)
    FRONT OF HOUSE
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      • 1
      • AVID SC48 VENUE
      • 1
      • Tascam CD burner
    MONITOR SYSTEM
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      • 1
      • Allen and Heath ML-4000 Monitor Console (40 CH, 12 AUX, 8 GROUP, 8 VCA)
      • 3
      • DBX, Driverack 481 System Crossovers
      • 1
      • DBX, Driverack Remote (midi controlled via console)
      • 12
      • CREST CA-9 Monitor Amplifiers (8 Mixes of 212 + Stereo Sidefill)
      • 2
      • WNSS WS-5 3-Way Active Sidefills
      • 2
      • Yorkville, SW1000 Sidefill Sub Loudspeakers
      • 8
      • WNSS-212, Bi-Amped Concert Series Monitor, 2 x 12”, 1 x 2”
        7 Additional WNSS-212 wedges available at additional cost
      • 1
      • Klark Teknik DN 360 EQ
      • 1
      • DBX 3231 EQ
      • 4
      • Dual Drawmer 201 Noise Gates
      • 4
      • Dual DBX 166xl expander/compressor/limiters
      • 1
      • Yamaha – REV 500 Digital Multi Effect
      • 1
      • Yamaha SPX 990
      • 1
      • T.C. Electronics, 2290 Delay Unit
      • 1
      • T.C. Electronics, D.Two, Multi Tap Delay

     

    MICROPHONES & ACCESSORIES
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      • 2
      • Beta 52
      • 3
      • ATM 25
      • 6
      • SM57
      • 5
      • SM58
      • 5
      • SM94
      • 4
      • Beta 56A
      • 1
      • E 835
      • 1
      • MD 421
      • 9
      • Countryman 85 Active DI+1 repair
      • 1
      • Passive Live Wire DI
      • 2
      • BRTB Canada passive DI's
      • 1
      • Radial JPC Stereo DI
  • IMMIGRATION

    Venue is EXEMPT of any border fees