Box Concerts

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Live, outdoor concerts in Toronto

Box Concerts are joyful live performances that come to you. Our pop-up stage is traveling around the City of Toronto this summer, bringing music to your doorstep. Safely share in a magical experience with friends, family and loved ones, and fall back in love with much-missed live performances.

Box Concerts at The Bentway

Our travelling stage is setting up shop at The Bentway for our final three public performances of the summer. Sit on a picnic bench and enjoy opera in the late-summer sun at The Bentway’s Strachan Gate, 250 Fort York Blvd. Strachan Gate is located directly west of the Fort York Visitor Centre next to Green P Parking Lot #266. Tickets are free!

What is a Box Concert?

A 30-minute performance by leading talent, presented on a travelling stage that comes to you. Suitable for the whole family, and available for residences in the City of Toronto.

You can book a private performance for your street, or sponsor a performance for care facilities, retirement homes, and neighbourhood associations. To find out more about sponsorship, contact our Manager of Sponsorships and Philanthropy, Keith Fernandes.

Private performances $250 (+HST)
Sponsorship starts at $250

Our Box Concerts 2021 show: Homecoming

A musical traveller is coming home after a long time away. 

He’s confident, carefree, and charismatic during his show, which he’s performed all over the world. But as he steps from the stage his smile slips, revealing a deep turmoil. After a long time away from home, he hopes to deliver a final letter to the person who means the most to him, but will he be brave enough when the time comes?

Tenor Asitha Tennekoon performs this charming story of love and connection that brings opera and musical theatre together. Homecoming is written by Donna-Michelle St. Bernard with new original music by Benton Roark. Directed by Michael Hidetoshi Mori.

Song List

Brand-new songs, plus:

Waving Through a Window, Dear Evan Hanson (Benj Pasek and Steven Levenson)
Being Alive, Company (George Furth and Stephen Sondheim)
King of the World, Songs for a New World (Jason Robert Brown)
Pourquoi Me Reveiller, Werther (Jules Massenet)

How Box Concerts works

As of June 30th, outdoor gatherings are limited to 25 people. We will update audience limitations for both care home and private bookings in line with governmental restrictions.

Private Bookings
Box Concerts are simple to book and easy to organize. Read the Private concerts booking information, book your slot online and invite your friends and neighbours to sit out on their porches. It’s as easy as that. Box Concerts are only available to residences in the City of Toronto.

Care homes
Read the Care Home concerts booking information and contact Dona Arbabzadeh, Box Office and Sales Coordinator at boxoffice@tapestryopera.com.

Box Concerts is supported by the Frank H. Hori Foundation, J.P. Bickell Foundation, Metcalf Foundation, TO Live, Concerts in Care and Soulpepper Theatre. Photography by Dahlia Katz.

Box Concerts last 30 minutes



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