The first Thursday of every month
Next event: April 2, 2020, 9pm–11pm
Location: Amsterdam Bicycle Club
There’s a bar in Toronto where you can hear live opera—for free—with a pint in hand: this is AtG’s Opera Pub.
About Against the Grain Theatre’s Opera Pubs:
Running the first Thursday of every month, AtG Opera Pub nights are improvised, wild nights that offer up your favourite beer on tap with a side of operatic arias and ensembles, performed by both established and emerging opera talent. Free admission, discounted pints of beer. It’s the perfect introduction for newbies and a welcome break for opera vets who you want to see something “a little different.”
Placing opera inside a bar put Against the Grain Theatre on the artistic map of Toronto and, since then, the company has grown into an operatic force in Canada. Yet even while creating new works for the Banff Centre and Harbourfront Centre Theatre, Against the Grain has maintained its monthly opera pub night…offer[ing] patrons one more chance to have a pint alongside some of the city’s best singers.—Toronto Star
Duration/What Time Should I Show Up?: Musical performances begin at 9pm and wrap by 11pm. We perform 3–4 sets of 15 minutes and take a break between each set to refresh our drinks and chat with the audience.
1) You can arrive super early and enjoy dinner/drinks before the show (and try to grab seats and a table). Doors at 7:00pm for the Livestream — it’s usually standing-room-only after 8:00pm.
2) Join us for the late-night set, starting at 10pm, and ending around 10:30pm/11pm. More seats and tables become available at this time.
Photos by Darryl Block