The Ernest Balmer Studio

Tapestry Opera Access


  • Support persons accompanying a visitor with disabilities receive a free ticket to Tapestry Opera shows. The visitor with a disability pays regular admission, and the support person’s ticket is free. Tickets must be booked in advance to guarantee availability. If you require more than one support person, please contact us. Contact the box office to book tickets for visitors with disabilities accompanied by a support person. 
  • Service Animals are welcome. Please notify the box office when booking your tickets.

Surtitle screens

Most of our performances have surtitle screens so audiences can read what is being sung. We will make it clear on our website when our performances won’t have surtitles. 

Contacting Box Office about access

Email Dona Arbabzadeh, Box Office Coordinator: boxoffice@tapestryopera.com

Ernest Balmer Studio Venue Information

The Ernest Balmer Studio is our venue in the Distillery Historic District in downtown Toronto. The studio is located on the third floor of 9 Trinity Street, which can be accessed by elevator.

  • There are multiple wheelchair spaces. Please notify the box office when booking your tickets.
  • Audiences are welcome to bring assistive devices such as crutches, walkers or canes to the venue. 
  • There is elevator access. Turn off Trinity Street into Case Goods Lane. Enter the Artscape Studio Building, which is the second building on the right. Enter the building (there are power-assisted doors and a ramp) and turn left towards the elevators. Take the elevator to Floor 3. Exit the elevator and turn right. Follow the hallway across the bridge and past the Dancemakers Studio until you reach the Ernest Balmer Studio on your left. 
  • There are washrooms directly opposite the Ernest Balmer Studio with one accessible stall. This stall has a handrail and door that opens outwards. Please note this washroom does not have power assisted doors.
  • Wheelchair and mobility accessible parking is visible on this map. There are 5 accessible spots on Distillery Lane.
  • The historic streets inside the Distillery District are made of cobblestone and are naturally uneven in some locations.

From March 31 2022, the Ernest Balmer Studio will not be accessible via the elevator in 15 Case Goods Lane. The only route to the studio is via three flights of stairs from 9 Trinity Street.

Access improvements and feedback

What can we do to improve your experience? What are we missing, what would you like to see us offer, how can we improve, and what other information would you like to see on our website?

You can give us feedback in the following ways:

Email info@tapestryopera.com
Phone (416) 537-6066